In a world where fashion designers seem to jump from brand to brand, there is something reassuring about a Giorgio Armani collection. The famed Italian fashion designer remains steadfastly committed to quality and craftsmanship and continues to refine his keen eye for texture and colour. He was the first one early in his career to introduce “greige”, a combination of grey and beige that became his signature. He’s also been a fan of navy and cool blue shades incorporating them regularly into men’s and women’s fashion collections and limited edition beauty offerings.
For several years now, Mr. Armani has offered women the opportunity to recreate the beauty look from his Spring/Summer 2017 runway show in Milan.
This seasonal makeup collection emerged after many of his most devoted customers commented at his shows that they would love to have the Armani Runway look. So Giorgio and Linda Cantello, Armani’s International Makeup Artist, collaborate on a carefully edited capsule collection. It’s only available in very select stores in small quantities.
This Spring, Armani celebrates charm, a sense of elegance and sensuality. The collection is referred to as Charmani: the lightness of the body. You’ll notice the fashions are a multicultural melange in a fusion of prints, silhouette and hypnotic palette of blues and purples with touches of white, greige and red.
Linda Cantello has created a sensual beauty look in harmony with the Giorgio Armani fashion show. A pure, natural complexion is set off with highlighter in sand and champagne tones to create the brand’s signature glow. Electric blue enlivens a smoky eye. Nude lips are coated with sheer, shiny gloss. Even more exciting is the print that tops the collector palette and the sachets that hold the eye tint and ecstasy lacquer. It’s the exact same print from the Armani spring fashion collection seen on the catwalk.
The Armani Runway Palette
This special collector palette contains a bronzing powder, three shades of eyeshadow: cobalt blue, deep black and pastel pink. The pink hue can also be used as a highlighter. It comes in an Armani print fabric pouch.
Eye Tint in Cobalt Blue
This vibrant blue eye colour instantly makes eyes ‘pop’. You can update a classic smoky eye with a hint of the this blue.
Ecstasy Lacquer in Rosy Nude
Linda wisely keeps the focus on the eye in this sophisticated beauty look. So the lips are kept nude with a hint of rose. It’s an ideal everyday nude gloss.
Giorgio Armani Beauty is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com