Tickets, please! Please have your tickets ready. Now boarding for the Giorgio Armani Orient Excess!
Good afternoon! My name is Karen, and I’ll be your conductor today.
This is a holiday train. Before we leave Novato station, all tray tables and seat backs must be in the upright position. Fasten your safety belt, and please keep your new Orient Excess Palette Clutch ($100) in sight at all times.
A two-piece holiday set, the $100 limited edition Giorgio Armani Orient Excess Palette Clutch includes a lush, velvet clutch and a two-tiered palette with an illuminating powder and three powder eyeshadows.
Be advised that pickpockets are known to target passengers on the train, and thefts have been on the rise ever since this two-piece set arrived on Giorgio Armani counters (it’s also available online).
Management believes that a local criminal syndicate of crazy cat ladies is responsible. The CCLs have been targeting the set’s blue compact for two reasons.
First, the thieves are unable to resist the sumptuous design on the illuminating face powder; second, the three powder eyeshadow colors remind them of kitties.
The three eyeshadows on the shadow tier of the round palette are classic Armani. No fallout whatsoever, and they’re smoother than a tomcat lothario.
CCLs report that the shades look kind of like cat fur colors. The dark brown on the far left reminds them of a Havana Brown, the middle shade a Russian Blue, and the golden taupe on the far left evokes a Siamese.
According to one CCL, “The shimmery finish doesn’t emphasize the fine lines on my lids, either.”
When asked about the compact’s illuminating powder, the CCL replied, “It’s not my favorite. It’s very sheer, and I can barely see any sheen or shine on my skin. I dig subtle finishes, but this one’s a little too quiet…”
She did, however, like the clutch. “Totally cute!” she said. “But it’s small and doesn’t fit a lot. Just a compact, a lipstick and maybe your ID. You can forget about your phone though.”
Speaking as a part-time CCL who only moonlights as a conductor, the blueish gray shadow in the center totally reminds me of a Russian Blue in my neighborhood.
I may or may not have exclaimed, “Ooh, kitties!” the first time I put these shadows on my lids.
But enough about me! Let’s get back to business, shall we?
Tickets, please! Please have your tickets ready. Now boarding for the Giorgio Armani Orient Excess! 🙂
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Giorgio Armani counters with the rest of the holiday makeup collection
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B/B+ (I feel like the eyeshadows are on point, and the clutch, while tiny, looks super luxe, but the illuminating powder could benefit from a bolder finish.)
In somewhat related kitty news, I made a new friend last night going for a walk around my neighborhood. A friendly tortie girl was waiting for me at the top of some stairs. I walked right up to her and started petting her cheeks and her sides, and she meowed and circled my legs.
I’ve named her Elsa. 🙂
Have you made any new cat friends lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,