Rest assured that when you wear Giorgio Armani’s Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette, you will not look like…
- You just won the 2013 Jell-O Wrestling World Championships
- You just crushed a can of PBR against your forehead
- You opened your eyes this morning and let out a 30-second-long barbecue potato chip-tinged burp that someone heard on the other side of town
Rather, when you brush the shimmery golden bronze highlighter on your cheeks and any combination of its three accompanying powder shadows on your lids, you’ll look more like you spent the day channeling Jackie O. on the Greek coast with a pair of Stephen Bonanno Palm Beach sandals, oversized glasses (of course) and a Lily Pulitzer shift dress.
Even if you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing with this two-tiered eye and face compact, you almost can’t go wrong because the long-lasting powders hug skin like skinny jeans hug hips.
They’re just plain easy to wear.
The golden peachy bronze highlighter in the top pan and the beige, brown and peach eye shadows in the bottom pan are like good pieces of jewelry that go with everything. You could dress ‘em up with RiRi Woo red lips and a body-con bandage dress, or dress ‘em down with your favorite Clarins gloss and a sundress.
The sky’s the limit.
And even if you totally botch that brown smokey eye you were going for (been there, done that about 1,622 times), don’t fret. You can buff it out with a few swipes of your MAC 217 (or something similar), as the soft powders are totally unlike magnets or the Borg (read: they offer very little resistance).
Seriously, even if you can’t blend for sh*t (don’t worry!), you could do a look with these that would make even the most seasoned makeup nerds recognize.
Now for the bad news…
The whole kit and caboodle costs twelve dollars shy of a Benjamin.
That’s $88, holy crap!
My spendthrift mom would probably pitch a fit in high-pitched Tag-lish (a made-up word I use to describe the language she speaks when she gets so mad that she unconsciously switches between speaking English and Tagalog) when she saw the price tag at a counter.
Eighty-eight bucks…? Tabs could get almost 100 cans of gravy for that.
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at Giorgio Armani Beauty counters and giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (taking into account the outrageous price; otherwise, a solid A)
From Gatsby to Catsby
SO frickin’ funny! This GQ.com slideshow of The Great Catsby almost made me spit out my coffee this morning.
That reminds me, I finally finished re-reading The Great Gastby! Just in time for the movie.
I’m trying to talk El Hub into taking me to see it tonight. Wish me luck!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,