Apr 142013

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Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette ($88), also called the Armani Bronze All-Over Palette, is built for luxury travel. This small, sturdy palette has a large bronzer and three beautiful shimmery peach-based shadows on the lower level.

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First up, the beautiful metallic overspray gives a lush, red-carpet glamor to the bronzer. Opening the palette for the first time is a breathtaking experience for those who love a luxury presentation.

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Close up of the Armani signature on the ridged top:

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Once the overspray is brushed away, a warm shimmery bronzer remains without the metallic drama:

Armani Summer 2013 Palette d1Here is Liz wearing the Giorgio Armani Summer Face & Eye palette’s bronzer on her cheeks, over Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 32 Rose Beige:

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Here are some comparisons with other bronzers in the same shade range. I found that Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye palettes bronzer was more shimmery than Tom Ford’s Gold Dust. It seems a bit lighter than Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons in #2 Naturel Blondes and Chanel Terra Ambre:

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The eyeshadow portion of the Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette includes three shimmery eyeshadow shades–a light pearly cream highlighter, a light shimmery peach, and a deep warm brown.

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To my eye, these colors are quite similar to the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Shimmer in Mirage. Two of the shades look identical, and the highlighter is certainly close enough to render Mirage duplicative if you already have the Armani Summer 2013 palette:

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On Liz:

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Eyes open:

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Overall, the Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette has a gorgeous presentation–the overspray on this is a stunner. Underneath, you’ll find a pretty, finely milled warm-toned bronzer. As you lift the bronzer, underneath you’ll find smooth, shimmery eyeshadow that is beautiful and wearable.

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  10 Responses to “Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette Swatches and Review”

  1. Love how this palette looks. That bronzer is very beautiful, and the natural eye colors are definitely right up my alley.

  2. Hi Amy, I can’t get over how gorgeous the bronzer is in the Armani Face & Eye palette! It’s interesting to see that the golden glowiness (even without the overspray) still translates into wear. The peachy color in the eye trio is gorgeous too — what a beautiful take on summer basics 🙂

  3. Great review! I was actually thinking of picking up Mirage. Which one do you prefer between the two?

    • If the bronzer works with your skintones, then the Summer palette is a more useful buy. Honestly, there is very little (if any) difference between two of the eyeshadow shades. But with the summer palette you get the bronzer (which is more versatile for traveling–the palettes are the same size, but they’ve packed an extra layer in for the summer palette which saves space).

  4. Oh this palette is stunning! I don’t think I would be able to pull off that much shimmer but it’s lovely to look at. 🙂

  5. Hi Amy, would you happen to know how this compares to the GA Bronzer #1? I find it does contain a bit of shimmer, but not enough for me to describe it as shimmery.

  6. I use Armani’s powder foundation which I love and I’m 100% sold on this palette. It looks lovely in your pictures and seems to be a good investment (for travel especially). I have to admit I’m patiently waiting for the Guerlain Four Seasons review. 🙂

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  8. The bronzer is so incredibly beautiful. I love the way the overspray looks but am always ultimately glad is goes away. The eye shadows are perfect for every day.

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