Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a silvered gray with darker gray sparkle. I was worried that it would resemble #12 too much, and while they’re similar (and unless you wear a lot of silver, you don’t need both), they’re not dupes. #12 is bluer, lighter, and much more metallic (go figure), while #17 is more neutral and gray with a subtler silver sheen and shimmer. It almost looks pink-tinted in comparison. MAC Misty was the closest shade I could think of, but it’s pinker and lighter.

The pigmentation was good but not great with this shade; when it’s applied dry, it’s semi-sheer and definitely has some silver sparkle fall out, while when it’s applied damp, it’s smoother and holds together better with more color payoff, there’s still a smidgen of fall out. ¬†Even though it’s not a dupe for #12, I would have loved to have seen a shade they hadn’t done before instead!

Eyes to Kill Intense feels and looks like compacted powder (which means it can be loosened, but it’s relatively solid and becomes more solid if you press on it, whether with a brush or the included presser). Giorgio Armani describes it as a hybrid, not a powder but not a cream–it feels more like a cream but looks like a powder. It’s a long-wearing eyeshadow whether you use it with or without a base (I achieved 24 hours of wear with #14 and over 12 hours of wear with numerous other shades).

The Glossover

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#17

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This is one of my least favorites from the Eyes to Kill Intense range; it just doesn't have the same oomph as many other shades do. The sheerness in both the dry and damp swatches is not what you'd expect from this formula, and the fall out, though fairly minor, is a drawback, too.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
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Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $32.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

I couldn't think of any!

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16 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #17 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Laura R

    weird, it looks almost peppery or dirty compared to #12!

  2. t_zwiggy

    So disappointing!

  3. The color is pretty, but I can see what you mean when you say it lacks oomph.

  4. This one seems a tad bit too expensive for me, since the pigmentation isn’t that great…

  5. M.

    I’d really like to see more of these eye colors on your actual eyes. You have very versatile coloring. :)

  6. Christine

    Christine you are the BEST! I was just about to purchase this via Nordstrom’s website and really love the shade now after seeing your pics. Will you be reviewing any of the other shades from this particular line? There’s a gold shade and a mixed gold/silver shade. As always, thanks and Happy Holidays!!!

  7. This one looks AWESOME! But it’s too expensive for me… I will ask Santa!

  8. A good dupe for this but with better pigmentation and more affordable is L’Oreal Color Infallibles in 015 Flashback Silver. Only ¬£6.99 in the UK.