First, Armani has created two limited edition three-color palettes. The first is Madreperla Harmony #1 (for face and eyes). You can use the three shades individually as eyeshadow, or blend them together as a face powder. The eyeshadows are softly shimmery/satin warm white, softly shimmery pale gold, and a satin pale khaki-gold. Together they make a gently shimmery pale gold highlighter (which my Armani sales associate likes, even on her African-American skintone. She focuses her brush on the lower half of the palette, because the “green” turns golden on deeper skintones).
This palette is sold as a regular black compact for $59, OR there’s a really exclusive edition with a mother-of-pearl lid. It’s a Saks exclusive, only 3,000 were made, and it’s $98.
The second palette is Madreperla Harmony #2, and though it’s “just” an eye palette, I wonder why it couldn’t be a face palette too. The eyeshadow shades are softly shimmery white, softly shimmery golden sand taupe, and a satin lavender. Together they make a silvery beige (especially if you stay out of the purple) that’s just barely frostier than the Harmony #1. This palette is only sold in the “classic” edition for $59.
There are three holiday Eyes to Kill Intense potted eyeshadows ($32). These are “damp powder,” loosely pressed, highly metallic eyeshadow, and they’re actually quite versatile. I swatched them at full volume, but they can be quite subtle when worn sheerly.
#17 is a cool, shimmering, sparkling silver. #18 is a shimmering, sparkling pale gold — and when I swatched it, I thought “this is my favorite”… until I swatched #19, a shimmering, sparkling paler gold, a white gold. It actually looks like 17 and 18 mixed together in the pot, a silver-gold mix.
And finally, there are four Gloss d’Armani shades ($28 each). Gloss d’Armani lipglosses are fairly sheer (I swatched these “heavily” to show the color, but they’re sheerer than they look here). They go on light and unsticky, then thicken on the lips for longer wear.
Beige 104 (beige?!?) is a russet brown-red. Pink 507 is mauve pink. Plum 603 is rum-raisin red-chocolate-brown. Plum 604 is the sheerest of the group, a blue-violet that my sales associate says is doing really well as a color-altering lipstick-topper.