Friday, October 12, 2012
Today, let's take a look at Effeto Nudo (#04). If you want to know more about these new shadows and why they are unique, check out the coming attraction feature I published on September 24. If you would like to see the rest of the palettes I've featured to date, scroll down until you get to the first, #03.
Effeto Nudo (#04) offers "Armani's contemporary interpretation of the legendary Italian Claroscuro. A neutral bright beige highlights the lid with a stray beam of light, while the light matte and sandy taupe design the eye with Italian attitude. Specially designed for shaping the eye with shadows, the darker matte taupe warms up the finish with a touch of Mediterranean light. A rich tierra tone signs the magical painting."
Now, here's the real scoop. Every one of the shades in #04 is subtle and perfect for a natural look. I swatched each shade heavily with a sponge-tipped applicator and took my photos in full sun.
One thing I haven't mentioned in my prior features on the new Eyes to Kill Palettes is their amazingly long wear. I apply them early in the morning. When I get home from work, the colors on my eyelid look freshly applied. I'm impressed!
Finally, the eight palettes are available at Giorgio Armani Beauty's Web site. I have purchased my little collection of seven at both Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Just in case you're wondering, you will not see the names of these palettes on the box or compact - only online.
Top photo courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beauty; other photos by Best Things in Beauty