Giorgio Armani #8 Champagne Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #8 Champagne Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32) is a pinked-champagne with a high metallic finish. It’s a beautiful shade that can be used as a wash of color on the eyes for a quick and easy every day look, and it also looks great on the cheekbones as a highlight. I think it’s a shade that can be both used at day or night, but it does sport a high metallic shine, so some might prefer it as a highlight/accent shade for the workplace rather than wearing it all over the lids.
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows are described as being an innovative hybrid texture that isn’t a powder or a cream. If you haven’t felt these yourself, they feel like an extremely finely milled pressed or compacted pigment. The silkiness of the shadow makes it almost feel like a cream, but it’s most definitely a powder. What’s lovely about them is that because of the smooth texture, the shadow applies smoothly like a cream, but because it’s a powder, it doesn’t crease like a cream eyeshadow would.
If you’ve tried the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows, you’ve had a little taste of the Eyes to Kill Eyeshadows because the texture is so similar. The Giorgio Armani shadows are just a bit silkier/less dry. Some people inquire if these are anything like the Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadows and they aren’t at all. The Illusion D’Ombre’s are more-so like a cream consistency.
Although the powder is pressed down, when you touch it, the formula flakes a bit, so to reduce mess and fall-out during application, I like to use my fingers. A sponge applicator also works well. If you want to use a brush, a dense brush will work best to pick up a good amount of product for opaque coverage (such as a concealer brush or something like the Sigma E60 Shader Brush, as fluffy brushes can create some fall-out and a lighter coverage overall).
Have you tried these? I’d love to hear your thoughts about them. Any favorites?
- Vibrant, metallic color
- Opaque pigmentation
- Easy to use
- Blends easily
- Really long lasting
- Lightweight, pretty packaging
- This particular color can be used on the cheeks as well for a highlight
- There is a little fall-out due to the soft crumbly texture.
- A bit expensive, but on the plus side, you get a good amount of product (0.14 oz for $32). Nars eyeshadows contain half as much product (0.07 oz for $24) and MAC eyeshadows contain a little over 1/3 the amount of product (0.05 oz for $15).
Price: $32, Giorgio Armani.