Parma (#08) offers a gradation from dewy lilac to an iconic amethyst powder. Two variations of lilac rose tinted with blue reflections remind of spring colors - from the sky at dawn to blooming flowers. The gradation goes into a sparkling mineral dust before ending in an intense amethyst violet, echo to the homemade eye shadows crafted by women in ancient Mediterranean civilizations.
I can't keep repeating all the superlatives that describe the new Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Palettes. I feel like a broken record. I have featured them here, here, and here. Please forgive me for posting these one at a time. It has been cloudy every day. Whenever I can grab a little sunshine, I swatch another one.
Parma surprised me a bit. Although I don't usually buy pink/lavender palettes, I was attracted to this one by the top three shades. I wasn't sure about the bottom shade, but I didn't take the time to play with it in the store. I knew I'd love three of the four shades - and I do. That was enough for me.
I swatched the shades heavily with a sponge-tipped applicator, and I took my swatch photos in very late-afternoon sun. I'm wasn't thrilled with my photos, which were dark, but I found one that would "do."
The collection still isn't available at Giorgio Armani Beauty's Web site, but you can buy it at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus for sure. I purchased mine at the Saks in Chevy Chase.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty