Monday, February 15, 2016

Giorgio Armani Chinese New Year 2016 Highlighting Palette: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The product featured was provided for review.
For Spring 2016, Giorgio Armani has released a limited edition Chinese New Year Highlighting Palette ($98 CAD) to celebrating the year of the monkey. Pressed with the most adorable monkey design, this sheer gold highlighter is beyond luxurious! To see some more photos and swatches of this palette, click......
Giorgio Armani Chinese New Year Highlighting Palette
Packaging:
The Chinese New Year Highlighting Palette features a simple yet luxurious red and black compact with sort of an offset elliptical shape. The lid has a subtle translucent embossing of the Chinese character "fu", which means "fortune" or "good luck". The compact opens up to reveal the highlighting powder (8.5 grams), pressed with an adorable monkey outline. The powder lifts to reveal a bottom compartment that holds a mini powder brush.
Giorgio Armani Chinese New Year Highlighting Palette
Giorgio Armani Chinese New Year Highlighting Palette
Formulation:
This is a very subtle and sheer highlighting powder with a warm beige-gold tone.  I tried to swatch it on my arm but it barely registered on camera so I swatched it on my fingers in the photo below. The subtle shimmer/sheen it provides looks very natural, so if you are looking for an intense strobing highlight, this is not it. The powder is very finely-milled and the texture is super smooth and silky. To me, this honestly is more of a collector's item. I mean, just look at how cute that monkey is!
Giorgio Armani Chinese New Year Highlighting Palette
Availability:
Armani is available online and in stores at The Bay, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, and select Sephoras.
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