Giorgio Armani Eclipse Collection
To be brutally honest, I don’t think I have the best bits from the Giorgio Armani Eclipse Collection to show you – the pieces I have seem a little bit disjointed and not representative enough of the collection. I do always, always, with Giorgio Armani highlighters (above, the Eclipse Palette) wonder how they can justify £60. Although the Eclipse Palette is a mix of champagne and an ivory nude, they use the word ‘bronze’ with this and I cannot see why. If you love skin luminosity, it’s soft as anything and really does give skin a sheen, but I’m not convinced it looks like a £60 glow!
I’m on happier ground with the Eyes To Kill Liners (£26.50) – shown here in Minuit (blue) and Sunset. They’re light reflective, deep on pigment and dramatic, but I find them incredibly hard to use – they have a long wand with a tiny, very flexible brush on the end so a steady hand is required. I’d say if you’re not already good with liquid liners, don’t start here – if you are, then these will rock your world with their near-lacquer finish!
There are two other shades including a golden yellow colour, as well as three new eye tints, also golden, blue and purple.
Also within the Giorgio Armani Eclipse Collection are three new Nail Laquers (£20) – shown above in Rouge Eclipse with a subtle multi-dimensional finish. And, er, that’s it. I genuinely don’t think this is a good reflection of the look which is absolutely stunning and dramatic, but sometimes you just have to work with what you’ve got. I’d strongly advise trying to see it on counter or at Armanibeauty.co.uk where it looks more joined up and complete.