My goodness! The Giorgio Armani Color Ecstasy Palette is a thing of beauty! It’s such luxurious palette for World Duty Free travel exclusive that if you’re going anywhere remotely near an airoplane in the next few weeks, I’d recommend you look out for it. I love travel retail exclusives – they always seem really special for the very fact that they’re hard to get hold of. I’ve noticed that mini-fragrance sets that used to be only ever seen in duty free are now making it on to the high street – I’ll do a round up in another post but they’re such a great idea because they look so pretty and they’re the best size for just chucking in your handbag.
The top layer of the Giorgio Armani Color Ecstasy Palette contains six Eyes To Kill shadows and four lip colours – you’ve got everything covered off from a daytime, natural pink lip to a darker, red lip for evenings, and shadow wise, that is one good looking smokey eye in the colour selections.
On the bottom layer, I did have a slight fright because on initial sight I thought it was a black eye shadow, and could NOT understand why it was there with all those pale shades for the complexion! However, on prodding it, it turns out to be a sponge applicator! On layer 2 there are two concealers, a Cheek Fabric blush and a Luminous Silk Powder.
You need to be quite a light tone I think for this to work really well – it’s a risk for a brand to put base shades in a palette, but the powder is neutral in shade and I think you can do some blending with the concealers to get a more appropriate colour.
I was very impressed with the brushes (a lip brush and an eye brush) – they’re much better quality than you usually find in a palette set.
The Giorgio Armani Color Ecstasy Palette is the first exclusively TR palette that Giorgio Armani has done – what a great start!
You can find the palette at Heathrow T5 for £55.95.