So what’s in Armani’s summer 2010 collection? Well in addition to the three new shades of Rouge d’Armani lipstick, there’s also the Bronze Mediterranean Palette ($85). This double-decker compact Â features four shades of eyeshadow (shimmery, iridescent gold/spring green, shimmery cerulean, shimmery bronze, and satin mint green) and a universal bronzer (it’s a bit more gold, and a bit more sheer than Armani’s #5 bronzer).
There are also three new Lip Shimmer lipglosses ($27). In terms of feel, these remind me most of Chanel’s Aqualumiere Glosses; they’re not at all sticky (they have a sort of cushiony feel), and they have a brush wand. 65 is fuchsia; 66 is berry jam; 67 is quite sheer, a strawberry/raspberry color.
But that’s not all. The summer collection was supposed to repromote two Eyes to Kill palettes from 2009 (1, neutrals, and 3, purples) and introduce two new palettes: 5 (blues) and 6 (bronze and pink). My counter didn’t get 3 back in, so I swatched 1, 5, and 6. Â (Does this feel like a math problem to you?)
Eyes to Kill 1 features matte black, soft white with tiny gold sparkles, and a softly shimmery cool brown. Eyes to Kill 5 includes a satin indigo, a shimmery cool grey, and a low shimmer sky blue. Eyes to Kill 6 is a softly shimmery peach, a softly shimmery baby pink, and a softly shimmery warm tobacco-sand.
For the curious among you, Eyes to Kill palette 2 was a trio of browns; 4 was russet and brown. The testers for these are no longer at my counter. All EtK palettes are $59 each.