I'm not going to do a lot of talking about this particular eye shadow since I have done in-depth reviews on two other colors (pulp fiction #04 and champagne#08 ) here and here.
I purchased this directly at giorgioarmani.com because it is not yet available in stores or at the stores online counterparts.
What is there to say about this color except for out of the three Giorgio Armani silk shadows I own, this one is my favorite. The color is so regal looking and the gold flecks keep the color from falling flat.
The swatch, I apologize is not the best. I am home alone with my daughter and I took the picture myself (I mean how hard is it to hold the camera and take a picture? Kids these days! I kid, I kid). I just want to stress that the color in the pan is different from the swatch. In the pan the color may come off as being scary, dark but it swatches into the most beautiful purple with lavender and gold highlights. If worn dry, I think the color would be suitable for conservative work environments and would really set off hazel and/or green eyes.
I just love how blendable these colors are and how well they stay put on the eye without creasing. I still need to experiment and see how these apply wet on the eye. I did do a swatch that is both wet and dry to demonstrate the color intensity and payoff.
|The stomper holds the shadow together since it leans more powdery than creamy|
|This is a dry swatch|
|A dry swatch|
|The dry swatch is on the bottom and the wet swatch is on top.|
Retails for $32.00 USD for 0.14 oz. and can be found at high end retailers everywhere (Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, etc.) and found online at giorgioarmanibeauty.com.
Isn't Purpura gorgeous? What is your favorite purple shadow?