Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33), Blue Beetle (34), Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows

Here are the remaining three Giorgio Armani Kaleidoscope Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.), which number in six total (see yesterday’s post here), and they’re all limited edition for fall. All three were less intensely pigmented compared to the permanent range of Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows. Of these three, Silver Chafer (35) performed the worst, as it was sheerer and slightly loose and wouldn’t come together as smoothly as the other two did. I wore these three shades together, and I had minor creasing after twelve hours with Silver Chafer (35), but the other shades were completely intact with no signs of fading or creasing.

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Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow Scarab Violetta (33)
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Giorgio Armani Rose Popillia (30), June Beetle (31), Gold Hercule (32) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows

Giorgio Armani Kaleidoscope Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.) include six, limited edition hues. This post features three of them, as I haven’t yet tested the other three for wear yet. The consistency of these seems like a pressed powder initially, but the powder is not fully pressed, so it loosens as you sweep your applicator across it, so it is really a tightly packed loose powder–ultimately, easier to use than a true loose powder. If you apply them with a damp brush, the intensity and color stays throughout the wear, unlike some products that initially go on intensely but fade quickly. These are rated for 24-hour wear, which is beyond my testing limits, but I did wear them for 14 hours with no fading or creasing (both without a primer and with a primer). The texture seemed more finely-milled than past iterations of the ETK Intense formula, and all three were easy to blend and smooth out on the lid. Two of the three were somewhat sheerer when I initially swatched compared to many others I’ve tried (but I had no trouble building to opaque color when I applied to the lid).  Gold Hercule performed the best out of the three.

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Giorgio Armani Rose Popillia (30) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow Rose Popillia (30)
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Giorgio Armani #300 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #300 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a warm-toned, orange-red with a luminous sheen. It’s a lovely shade, but there are so many similar shades to this from all brands and price points, so whether this one captures your heart is really a matter of how many others have already done so. MAC Tomango is matte. Urban Decay Bang is similar. Maybelline Orange Edge is slightly redder. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin is also slightly redder. Maybelline Electric Orange is less red. MAC Sail La Vie is similar. MAC Morange is less red, more orange. Buxom Rogue is very similar. See comparison swatches.

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Giorgio Armani #300 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick #300
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%

Giorgio Armani #700 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #700 Flash Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a nearly colorless gloss with multi-colored micro-shimmer. It almost looked holographic, and it was a pain in the butt to attempt to capture any of its prettiness on camera. It’s very sparkly, glossy, and it shimmers with pink and blue and violet bits. There are plenty of shimmering, nearly clear glosses on the market, so for most, you’d really have to be a big fan of either clear gloss (generally) or of the Flash Lip Lacquer formula.

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Giorgio Armani #700 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Flash Lip Lacquer #700
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
93%

Giorgio Armani Beauty Kaleidoscope Collection for Fall 2013


The Armani world takes on multiple facets for autumn. It is a world seen through a kaleidoscope that augments tones and luminosity to create an intense collection of pure, sparkling, high-impact colors.

Face & Eye Palette ($88.00) (Limited Edition)

The black case, with its chic magnetic closure, conceals two tiers – one for the face and one for eye makeup application and is the perfect capsule for touch-ups at any time of the day. The palette opens to reveal a face powder in shades sprinkled with pearls for subtly metallic glints.The delicate eye shadow harmonies are then discovered: spellbinding colours that bring out the eyes in blue-violet and brown-green tones.

  • Palette No. 1 A Rosy Blush face powder and three eye shadows in Smoky Purple, Iridescent Blue and Satin Grey Blue.
  • Palette No. 2 A Light Pink Blush face powder and three eye shadows in Copper Wood, Iridescent Jade and Sea Green.

Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadow ($33.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Gold Hercule Gold-green
  • June Bettle Blue-teal
  • Rose Popillia Plum
  • Scarab Violetta Purple
  • Silver Chaffer Silver
  • Blue Beetle Blue

Rouge d’Armani ($32.00)

  • 300 Orange
  • 409 Red-orange
  • 410 Red
  • 610 Berry red
  • 611 Brown
  • 612 Plum

Availability: Now @ Giorgio Armani Beauty; August 2013 at Giorgio Armani Beauty counters and online retailers

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Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer ($59.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a warm-toned, darkened bronze-shimmered reddish-brown. It sheers out to a burnt sienna kind of color with a faint red and bronze shimmer that’s very, very fine so it’s hard to see on the skin (and gives off more of a sheen overall). MAC Stylish Me is similar when this is applied sheer. MAC Hidden Treasure is redder, not as warm-toned. MAC Stratus is more plum, less brown. See comparison swatches.

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Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer No. 12
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%