Giorgio Armani’s 4-in-1 Multicolor Eccentrico Illuminator Face Palette Is Full of Surprises

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Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Face Palette

Wearing the new limited edition $88 Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Face Palette

Oh, boy. I’ve been procrastinating for the past 45 minutes. I don’t even know how it’s 6:45 right now. It’s like, I took these goofy-@ss pictures, watched 15 minutes of Flowers in the Attic on Netflix (so bad it’s good), played with the new MAC Masterclass Brushes for a second, did some swatching, and now it’s almost 7, and I have absolutely nothing written except for a bunch of crazy talk.

Whatever. We’ll just call this phase of the blog, “The ramblings of a crazy cat lady,” or “The eccentric ramblings, and occasional blush reviews, of a formerly somewhat sane woman with a penchant for felines.”

Anyway. This palette. Giorgio Armani. Holiday. “Eccentrico.”

I feel like that’s a metaphor for my life right now.

I walk around looking relatively normal…

Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Face Palette

But I feel like this inside…

Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Face Palette

YARGGGHHHH!

Yeah.

This looks like a pretty standard peachy pink highlighter when you open it. I expected something, I dunno, more like MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle, or a warm rosy gold like the new BECCA highlighter.

But then I brushed off the top layer, a very pretty golden overspray with a warm golden sheen finish, and all hell broke loose.

Which reminds me, I watched four episodes of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding yesterday, and the words “bling” or “bling-tastic” were spoken at least 15 times. I loved it. And those cray-cray dresses, OMG!

But enough about that. Back to the pan…

When I brushed off the overspray, I actually went, “SHUT UP!” Things got really, really interesting.

Was it $88 interesting? I don’t know, but stuff was hiding under that overspray — beautiful sections of bright, beautiful hot pink, white, orange and lavender, like totally frickin’ rad street art or something.

Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Face Palette

Well, I’ll be damned… I actually left bite marks on the palette. Crap. Anyway, there’s a pretty decent brush under the pan, not the usual throwaway kind. Good enough to do your cheeks in a pinch. Just swirl it around the pan, swish it on your cheeks and that’s that. I guess you could use something with a smaller brush head instead to grab the individual colors, but really, who’s got time for that?

I like Eccentrico because I think it’s beautiful, but I don’t know if it’s $88 beautiful. I mean, if I got it in my Christmas stocking one year, I would absolutely FLIP-THE-EFF-OUT. With that red lacquer packaging (unlike Armani’s standard black) and the product itself, it’s way sassy and cool. The pan starts off looking like a basic highlighter, but then you remove that top layer and get a crazy-looking pan of hot pink, lavender, orange and white.

And surprise! — they’re actually pretty wearable. No clown cheeks at all.

With this, it looks like you’re layering multiple products, but it’s actually just one. If I were trying to get a similarly glowing, very natural-looking effect without this, I’d probably start with a layer of highlighter and add a matte on top, to have some of the highlighter peek through the matte. Here, you get that same look from a single product. Easier.

But it’s $88. Sh*t is expensive. Really, you could find something similar, or otherwise improvise this look for less, but then you wouldn’t get the red lacquered cheese wheel. :)

Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Face Palette

Additional makeup worn in this look: Bobbi Brown Twilight Pinks Lip & Eye Palette (eyes), Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen (upper lash line), Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (water lines), MAC Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick (lips), Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara (lashes), MAC Brun Eye Shadow (brows)

Available now at Giorgio Armani counters and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Emmi Estero says:

    I LOVE the MAC Flat out Fabulous on you! And I am so glad you show me other ways to wear it (i thought bold lip color=toned down eyes).

    I am loving this Illumiinator by Giorgio Armani but it is a little pricey. Is there any dupes for this Illuminator?

  2. xuvious says:

    I’m seconding some comments but Flat Out Fabulous looks well, fabulous on you! (excuse the lame pun, I need coffee)
    I’m wasn’t sure what it would look like one me. My skintone is similar to yours, it’s on my wishlist now! ^_^
    xuvious recently posted … Just Swatches : Sigma Creme de Couture Collection

  3. Sylvia says:

    I know it has been said but damn, Flat Out Fabulous looks awesome on you!!

    The overspray is so pretty I wouldn’t be able to use it!
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  4. hanna says:

    This is so pretty on you!
    hanna recently posted … How to Wear Bows and Uggs

  5. Alice Ann says:

    The lipstick is lovely on you!

  6. Rachel P says:

    $88 is OUTTA CONTROL. Very pretty though! And can I say when I saw the “Eccentric” theme on this whole post, it reminded me of that American Idol audition (or maybe it was X Factor?) and there was an actual contestant named Eccentric and he came in growling and swiping like a panther, and he auditioned with an original song… every time I watch it, I double over laughing. You have to check it out- the whole audition plus before-and-after, not just his singing- if you can. So ridic.

  7. gio says:

    This is so pretty! I don’t think I’d have the heart to use it.
    gio recently posted … QOTW: Do You Always Wear A Base Coat With Your Nail Polish?

  8. The shimmer is quite subtle, like that! Though I’d never buy it for this price!
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  9. Pearl says:

    What do you think of the new MAC masterclass brushes? I love MAC brushes but im not sure about the new masterclass brushes. Does it perform better than conventional brushes?

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