It’s all too frequent that I judge a beauty item by what I see in the pan before I swatch it. Thoughts like “that’s too dark” or “that’s so plain” come to mind. I am finding though, even more frequently, that there can be such beauty that lies beneath something seemingly so average. Case in point, the Giorgio Armani Écailles Cheek and Face Duo- something I hadn’t paid much attention to because of the amazing-at-first-sight Eyes to Kill Silk Shadows (featured here) and the Écailles luxury shadow palette (shown here). I now regret that, and you will see why.
The duo contains a neutral pink that has brown tones to it and a pearl highlighter. It’s encased in Armani’s signature black packaging with a magnetic closure (a feature I enjoy). To truly see the way the light plays off these two colors you need to see it up close…
The powder is *so* finely milled. It’s the same texture as the Giorgio Armani bronzer that I love so much. The pair work well together and create an effortless glow to the cheeks.
See how gorgeous? Flawless, really. The lasting power is excellent. My skin leans oily and especially so in the humid summer months, but this duo lasts through an entire work day on me. I’m definitely impressed!
Of course, you need to see how it actually looks on so…
Also wearing: Eyes- MAC Nubile Paint Pot, MAC Jaunty shadow, MAC Nautical Navy liner. Lips- Fresh Sugar Rose balm.
This duo is limited edition so if it strikes your fancy you will need to act sooner rather than later. It retails for $59 and is worth every penny.