Those who are familiar with Armani are aware of the product revamps of their lipsticks and eyeshadows. When Armani first released their beauty line, there were 3 formulas of lipsticks: Shines, Sheers, Matte Silks. A new line of Mania Lipsticks was introduced several years ago. Now most recently ArmaniSilks and Lip Waxes have been launched. It appears the same revamp process is happening with the Eye Shadows with the Maestro Singles and Maestro Quads.
Many of the older shades have been discontinued, but not to worry – a good number of the shades have been re-introduced with the new-and-improved formulas, however many of them have different numbers.
The first Maestro Eyeshadow release occurred in 2007 with the release of 18 new shades. The next release was Spring 2008 released Maestro #19. Then in Holiday 2008, Armani skipped the numbers in between and released #37 a satin white and #38 a matte dark grey.
Finally within the last month, I found that Armani had released a number of new shades ranging from #20 to #36. See the original post HERE for pictures and descriptions, however, there were still some missing shades that Neimans and Saks had not received in their stock. Also, these have not yet shown up online anywhere. Both the Neimans and Saks stores near me did not yet receive testers, so if you don’t see a new unit out – ask the Armani rep, most likely they have the stock!
Just a week ago, I stopped by Saks and the Armani manager pulled me aside to show me some more new shades.
* Maestro #21 – shimmery dark blue (when compared to the other existing blues, this one is different from all the other existing shades, see a swatch HERE in the Smokey Eyes Series)
* Maestro #22 – this one has replaced the original #3
* Maestro #23 – this replaced the original #4
* Maestro #36 – matte buttercream which is most similar to the original #8, but brighter
Still missing in action: #24, 31 and 33 which I am sure will trickle in very soon. Just to recap – photo from the original post. Click HERE for close ups and more descriptions.
Coming next – comparison photos featuring the new revamped shades to the original formula.