Armani announced four, new limited collection colours for summer 2012. The first being a soft blue that reminded me a lot of Airy Jade and the second appearing rather dull and grey in its pan, I could completely focus on the real highlights of this collection, a blackened, shimmery teal named 'Obsidian Black Seaweed' and an iridescent, silvery white called 'Madre Perla'. As usual both of them look different in the pan from what they swatch like. Most swatchers aren't able to catch Armani's duochrome/iridescence and sparkles perfectly in a picture, which is why I wasn't fond of any of the colours at first. I already missed out on the Christmas shades (mainly because Armani messed my order up) and still regret not getting them because Armani eyeshadows are something special.
Despite being a fan of using desert-dry eyeshadows, I always apply my ETKs damply to get the best out of the colours. Especially the glitter particles stand out when using the wet method and there's absolutely no fallout, thank god for that because 'Obsidian Black Seaweed' is a heavily pigmented shade and can easily mess up anyone's flawless foundation. 'Madre Perla' works best as a highlighter in the inner corner of the eyes and/or on the browbone. Basically, one can use wherever they want, but I specifically ordered it as a highlighting eyeshadow.