Giorgio Armani ‘eyes to kill’ Intense Eyeshadow in #27 (oxidized silver) is part of the limited edition Acqua Collection. In a variety of six shades these shadows “unveil a pearl blend that radiates four spellbinding colors. Each of the Eyes to Kill Intense Shades is based on a revolutionary technology that acts like a kaleidoscope, producing multidimensional colors. Neither a cream nor powder, this incredible hybrid formula acts like a colour suspension that delivers a dreamy, ethereal beauty to eyes with a 24-hour hold” (giorgioarmanibeauty.com)
After having continuously stumbled across these shadows for quite some time now, I finally decided to personally see what all the hype was about. I am so glad I have, because these highly pigmented shadows pack a punch! The ‘eyes to kill’ intense eye shadow from Giorgio Armani are a cross between a cream and a powder.I picked up two of these in shades #27 and #28, and found the formula to vary slightly between the two. This, #27, being the easier to work with.
These shadows provided intense color along with some depth created from the presence of the multi-colored sparkle. The intensity of color is greater than other cream and powder shadows that I am familiar with. The sparkle creates a gorgeous shimmering effect while still remaining tasteful and subtle enough for someone with my tastes, though not for daytime. The texture is spongy, and I found it best to apply the shadow to my lid using my fingertip for a greater intensity of color. I proceeded to apply the shadow outwards and under my eye using a firmer eye shadow brush. The shadow blended beautifully into my crease using a MAC 217. The formula was long-lasting, without fading, and smudge-free. Even after wiping the swatch on my hand away some color still remained. I expected some fall out from this shadow but did not receive any.
In the pan these shadows seem more multi-dimensional than when applied. Oxidized Silver #27 is a mauve shade with some amounts of red, blue, and silver shimmer. I simply adore this shadow and shade and love it for an evening look. The look is sultry with just the right amount of drama. This shade is makes green eyes pop!
wearing #27 on eyes
(also wearing Fresh Umbrian Clay Foundation in Rio Samba, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye in Medium, MAC blush in Blushbaby, MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua eyes liquid liner in Mat black, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina, MAC Cremesheen Glass in Fashion Scoop)
Have you tried the Giorgio Armani ‘eyes to kill’?