Wednesday, 30 July 2014

NEW Giorgio Armani Organica Palette

Another quickie FOTDs post featuring Giorgio Armani Organica Palette from their fall 2014 makeup collection ‘Fade to Grey’, which very quietly launched in Taiwan last week. The collection is quite a full one from the brand, with 1 eye palette, 1 blusher, 4 liquid eyeliners, 3 lipsticks, 4 nail polishes, 1 Eyes to Kill Solo (#25 a matte bone shade), and 1 black felt tip eyeliner. I’m pretty sure everything is LE, except for maybe the felt tip liner.

Today I showcase the Organica Palette, which comprises 5g (0.177oz) of two beautifully shimmery metallic eyeshadows in total, one a lavender pewter the other an apricot beige. Both shades have a grey metallic tone to it that makes the overall palette lean cool. When swatched and certainly under indoor lighting, the silver is much more lavender toned than in the FOTD shots. 

Packaging wise, it’s the same as the patent black case as their LE palettes from previous collections (thus a bigger version of the new Eyes to Kill Solos), with a mirror and 2 double tipped sponge applicators hidden in the bottom compartment. Unlike many of their recent LE palettes, the Organica palette does not have an overspray layer of deceptiveness. The embossed lotus pod (I think) detail will slowly erode after some use.

I have to say, the quality and pigmentation of both shades is PHENOMENAL. These are perhaps the most silky smooth, buttery soft shadows I’ve come across in recent memory. I thought I had a good general idea of how pigmented the shadows were from swatching it at the counter, and on both FOTD occasions below I wanted to keep eye makeup minimal, so I used my trusty pigment-diluting Smashbox #7 brush to do a light sweep of colour across the lids. With the beige colour, this worked perfectly fine, and I was certainly very impressed at how intense the colour was given how little product I applied. The same goes for the silver shade, and then some. Just a tiny bit, and I had full on dramatic silver lids. It was so intense, I actually had to micellar and re-apply with even lighter application the first time I used it. I am able to wear this for a whole day without primer, but the beige shade does slowly disappear when my oils do their wrecking.

The two in-a-rush looks created with the Organica palette very much resembles my FOTD using the Cle de Peau 302 quad (more or less applied in the same lazy spirit of someone who hasn’t really woken up.) In person, I’d say the Organica is more dramatic, more metallic and obviously more properly grey toned. I would even describe it as looking more dirty, smudgy (but in a good way) and grungy than the CdP 302, which is cleaner and softer (at least from how I’ve been using both).

I’ve also had a quick play around with the new metallic liners, nail polishes and the lipsticks at the counter, and will follow up with a post of my thoughts and what I plan to (or have) purchase when time allows.

Has anything from GA’s fall lineup captured your interest?

Noodles :)


Sunny said...

Hey Noodles wow that's fast! I haven't even heard a PEEP about this collection, and chances are I'll have to wait until September to see it! This seems like a really really cool duo, and I love the looks you came up with! Will definitely be checking it out!

38noodles said...

Thanks so much Sunny :)
Yeah, I was really surprised to see this collection so soon! The metallic liners are really pretty too, I may need to pick up at least one of them.