Thursday, June 9, 2011


As you may or may not know, Giorgio Armani cosmetics came out with a new range of eyeshadows called the Eyes To Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows. They are effectively a cream-powder hybrid. Super finely milled powder pigments that are so densely packed and soft that they feel almost like a cream.

Housed in a regular cream eyeshadow type glass pot with a screw-off lid, the eyeshadow contains two different shades of pigment, creating a dynamic unique shade when applied to the eyes.

Inside the pot, there is a plastic black 'stopper' that prevents the powder from making a mess (though tit would probably be fine without, since the powder is so densely pressed that you could probably hold the jar upside down without powder falling out).

These eyeshadows are available in 16 shades. I picked up shade #6, Khaki Pulse.

The 2 shades of pigment in this one are a coppery bronze and a khaki green. Excuse the middle part. I had already applied some to my eyes using my finger, which is why the pigments are mixed up in the middle.

Swatched on the hand, the pigments combine to create a bronze-khaki colour that is almost a duochrome when applied to the lid (think of MAC Club or Woodwinked and you kind of have the right idea).

I am still testing out different application methods to see what works best. So far I have tried applying it with just my finger and also with a brush (no primer/base). Blendability is okay, but not the best.

Keep in mind I was facing a large window and it was very sunny so the colour is slightly darker on the lids than what you see here. I was hoping the shadow would come off more bronze than khaki on me, but unfortunately it pulls more khaki. This means I will probably end up buying Illamasqua Ore pigment when I get to London (an intense bronze), as I initially hoped Khaki Pulse would be a dupe.

Priced at US$32 (or $250HKD) these are definitely indulgent, but you do get 3x the amount of a regular MAC eyeshadow, as well as a very high quality shadow with an interesting texture and unique colour.

Are you planning to treat yourself to any of these Armani Eyes To Kill Intense silk eyeshadows? xxx


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  2. I love the idea of it and I love how it looks in the packaging, shame it comes off more khaki because I get it would look gorgeous if it was more bronze in tone!

  3. I love the name of this product! I'd really love to try it, it looks amazing - sort of like MAC Paint Pots :) <3

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