Holiday 2010 has been all about metal textures, shimmer and shine. To this season, Giorgio Armani adds the Gold Rush collection, which includes the Platinum Palette Sheer Shimmer Powder ($55). Although the name infers cool toned silver tones, in fact the palette imparts a soft candle lit glow.
The round, sturdy sleek palette uses the same design which draws me to reach for Giorgio Armani when I need an elegant product that fits into virtually anything and holds up through the roughest handling. Inside:
A close-up shows the beautiful texture of this palette:
The palette is roughly the same circumference as the Armani eyeshadow palettes, but is a solid pan of highlighting powder. In direct flash:
It’s safe to let the pictures do the talking to demonstrate how beautiful this palette is. The effect of this is subtle– here I’ve swatched it quite heavily over a base to bring out the color and shine:
Another, also applied heavily over a base to show the candlelight soft shimmer color:
Here’s a comparison between Giorgio Armani’s Gold Rush Platinum and Yves Saint Laurent’s Colorama Highlighter:
Do you need them both? No, unless you like the versatility of the different color choices. Both a beautiful, excellent quality palettes that give a soft, beautiful glow. Gorgeous.
Here is the ingredient list for the Giorgio Armani Platinum highlighter (click to enlarge):