The New Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette Makes Me Wanna Be a Billionaire…So Freakin’ Bad

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Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

Wearing the new Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette on my cheeks and eyes

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.


Giorgio Armani Bronze All-Over Palette Face & Eye Summer Collection 2013

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.

Giorgio Armani Bronze All-Over Palette Face & Eye Summer Collection 2013 closeup

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.

Giorgio Armani Summer Collection 2013 Face & Eye Palette

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.

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette swatches

Swatches from the left: the beige, peach and brown eye shadows; and the peachy bronze highlighter

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.

Dayum, Gina!

Eighty-eight bucks…? Tabs could get almost 100 cans of gravy for that.


PRICE: $88
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at Giorgio Armani Beauty counters and
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (taking into account the outrageous price; otherwise, a solid A)

From Gatsby to Catsby

SO frickin’ funny! This slideshow of The Great Catsby almost made me spit out my coffee this morning.

MEOW, Catsby!

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,



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  1. Sabrina says:

    This palette is so gorgeous on you!

  2. Agata says:

    The palette looks beautiful on you. I love your hair and your top.

    So me and my hubby and another couple were supposed to go see the Great Gatsby tonight. I got all made up and yet…we didn’t go 🙁

  3. OMG!!! I looove your hair!!… I want something like you have. love the color.

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  4. That palette is gorgeous on you! It’s kind of the perfect little palette of neutrals! And it looks so pretty on you! I’ll have to check it out in person.
    I should re-read Gatsby! It’s been over 25 years since I’ve read it!
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  5. evo says:

    I can’t wait to pick this up! I prepaid for it at Holt Renfrew and it’s suppose to be released at the end the month.
    Your mom would have more colourful words when she finds out how much it costs in Canada. LOL

  6. Lulle says:

    Wow, you looks absolutely stunning wearing this palette! Sadly, I have never tried Armani makeup yet – the price tags don’t help – but their palettes are always very tempting!
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  7. Liz says:

    Karen you look gorgeous in these pictures! Love it! You’re making me want a tan!

  8. Margherita says:

    Karen, you look beyond gorgeous in these photos. 🙂

  9. Julie says:

    Looks beautiful! Too bad the pricetag is so high…
    I saw Gatsby tonight, thanks for sharing, that was cute 🙂

    – Julie ♥

  10. Gowthami says:

    ohh i love these shades…
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  11. Christine says:

    OMG! Stunning! The hair, the makeup…..absolutely beautiful! The style and colors suit you perfectly. And the finishing touch that completes the look….false eyelashes! They are so easy to apply and wear yet they make every eye look more polished and elegant. You should definitely wear these whenever you wear shadow. When you can look this good every day, and they are so inexpensive and easy to apply, why keep these for special occasions only?

  12. Laurane french girl :) says:

    You’re so pretty on these pictures ! Your hair is amazing !

  13. xuvious says:

    That slideshow made me crack up so many times! xD
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  14. Lennie says:

    You look absolutely stunning. You got that Jackie O aura all right!

  15. Teri says:

    I love this palette, it looks so amazing! The bronzing powder is just really the centre of attention here. Also, I love you hair so much in these pictures! That is some serious volume going on there!
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  16. Danielle says:

    Wow this makeup looks great on you! This is definitely my taste lol.. nothing too over the top.
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  17. Sunny says:

    I do like how this palette swatches and looks, but 88 bucks for something that I most probably have dupes for is a little over the top… I might just admire its beauty on pictures!
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  18. Chelsea says:

    I’m late (been at my parents’ with limited internet all weekend!), but you look amazing, just glowing!

  19. ellesy says:

    oh my lord, this makeup look is superb on you! i bought this on a whim at the giorgio armani counter today (i had a gift card) and prayed for good reviews. it’s $95 here in canada but i think i’ll keep it as the swatches are absolutely beautiful and i know it works with my skin tone. i love foolproof products and i’m happy to read that this is one of them! 🙂

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