Giorgio Armani Purpura (3) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

The texture of these feels almost like a cream eyeshadow, but it has the thinness of a powder eyeshadow while retaining some of the blendability of the hybrid cream-powder eyeshadow.  It also works well with other eyeshadow (see this look using #6).  It’s almost like a really dense loose powder that’s been pressed down, because if you dig at it, it loosens.

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Giorgio Armani Purpura (3) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow #3
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%

Giorgio Armani Blast of Blue (1) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

The texture of these feels almost like a cream eyeshadow, but it has the thinness of a powder eyeshadow while retaining some of the blendability of the hybrid cream-powder eyeshadow.  It also works well with other eyeshadow (see this look using #6).  It’s almost like a really dense loose powder that’s been pressed down, because if you dig at it, it loosens.

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Giorgio Armani Blast of Blue (1) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow #1
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
99%

Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Melange Baked Metallic Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a mix of smoldering, blackened brown, khaki gold, bronze, and silvered white. When applied, it’s very much a black gold–it has that really dark black-brown color base with khaki and bronze shimmer on top. This shade applies much sheerer when used dry, while applied wet, it has much more intense color pay off.

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Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Baked Eyeshadow Melange
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%

Milani Fusion Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Fusion Baked Metallic Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a melange of plum, gold, and copper that turns into a medium-dark bronzed brown with a soft bronze sheen.  This is one of the downsides of baked eyeshadows, especially onces that are swirled with other colors, because it looks so interesting in the pan but when swatched, it doesn’t seem as nuanced.  It applied well both wet and dry, with the wet version darkening just a smidgen.

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Milani Fusion Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Baked Eyeshadow Fusion
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
93%

Stila Sparkle Liquid Eyeliners Swatches, Photos, Reviews

Stila’s Sparkle Eyeliners apply smoothly and evenly with excellent color payoff that requires no layering or build-up. I showed swatches of the very first stroke, then a second and third–never going back to get more product. The sponge applicator on these is thin and tapered to a dull point with enough give to easily maneuver around the curves of the lid but not so much that it is floppy. The formula is budge-, smudge-, and water-proof, as advertised, and removal went easily with both Lancome Bi-Facil and Make Up For Ever Sens’Eyes. As you remove, the product will flake off, akin to tube mascaras.

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Stila Sparkle Eyeliner