Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is exactly as it sounds–it’s #17 and #18 mixed together. Even in the pot, you can see the pale yellowy gold with the grayish silver intertwined. Together, they create a metallic pewter that reads more silver than it does gold. When applied dry, it’s almost opaque, and when it’s applied damp, it’s more opaque with a more obvious metallic sheen. I thought it was just the tiniest bit sheer, but when I applied it to my lid (no base), it was opaque in one go. This was the best of the three new and limited edition shades released for the holidays. I couldn’t think of a dupe for it; it’s in the same color family as Urban Decay Maui Wowie and Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds but is much, much lighter. MAC Dalliance is more golden.

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). I tested out this shade for 12 hours, and it held up without creasing or fading.

The Glossover

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#19

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The most unique shade out of the three, and it's the best performing one, too! If you combine #17 and #18, you do get something similar to #19, but it depends on how you layer and intensify (since these are almost blended from the get-go, as compared to layering them individually).

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
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Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow on lid with #14 to darken the crease (very faintly) — this
was taken 9 hours later (totally forgot to snap photos earlier)

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 a dupe for it; it's in the same color family as Urban Decay Maui Wowie and Wet 'n' Wild Dancing in the Clouds but is much, much lighter.

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36 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Tabi Tabi

    I was checking swatches for this yesterday, since I was wondering what they’d look like together.

    Mac Retrospeck/UD Maui Wowee/Bobbi Brown Metallic Pewter are some of my all-time favorite eyeshadows, so this has just been ordered!

    LOL Thanks so much, Christine!

  2. M.

    Wow! I’m really starting to love gold/silver blends in polish and shadow.

  3. Nichole

    This is the one I was most interested in but I was worried it was too similar to Mac’s Dalliance from the Peacocky collection.

  4. Avatar of tzwiggy t_ziggy

    Similar to MAC Dalliance Mega Metal Eyeshadow?

  5. flyavsted

    I am soooo in love with this one!! Thank you for your review!!! <3

  6. Lulee

    i got this because i was hoping it was the eye-brightening shade, one-swipe-and-go shade. i hope it lives up to my standards.

  7. Nicole

    I need this! It’s so unique and lovely.

    Nordstrom is offering free shipping to Canadians right now, but you have to spend over $100 – and there’s my problem! There’s not many beauty items that are appealing to me this holiday. I could buy this eyeshadow, and I’m flip-flopping on Dior’s Couture Gold, but what else? I feel like I can’t justify such a small purchase. Gah! LOL.

  8. Nicole

    I was most interested in this shade, but was worried it was too close to Mac’s Dalliance. Is Dalliance darker?

  9. Avatar of evo Evo

    I totally want this. However when I went to Holt Renfrew a couple weeks ago, they told me they weren’t getting in any new ETKs. I hope there will stock left when I head to Vegas at Christmas.

  10. Avatar of Gracie Gracie

    These eyeshadows look that amazing 9 hours later??? I think I’ll have to buy number 14 to try

  11. Brittany

    I’m still yet to get one of these, do not know where to find them in Canada ! Beautiful eyeshadows!
    Speaking of eyeshadow, Christine when will you tell us about the UD Naked 2 Palette? Ive been going bananas searching for info all morning !

  12. Hend

    I’m in loooove with Giorgio Armani eyeshadows !

  13. This is so amazing! I can’t believe how unique it is! I was really wondering what the swatch was going to look like compared to the how it looks in the pan, but my goodness, it’s beautiful!

  14. This looks better on your eyes than just plain swatch on the hand.

    Always love gold and silver eyeshadows.

  15. Avatar of Anita Anita

    I desperately wanted to get this, but when I went on Monday they were already sold out. Unfortunately I went to the only place that stocks Armani make-up either in the whole of my country or at least my city and the surrounding area, so I’m out of luck this time. Pity, though, it looks amazing!

  16. anna

    i dont get it, why is number 14 not available?

  17. KC

    I was trying to take advantage of the 20% off sale, so I picked out #3,#15, and this one (#19) I can’t wait until these arrive, my first Eyes to Kill Intense eyeshadows! I was a little concerned about how this one would swatch, but I’m glad you gave it high marks. I do own Mac Dalliance, though.

  18. Christine I was going to walk away from this one but now I can’t. I have developed a weakness for these and I really need to wear this ASAP!

  19. Candy

    How do you apply these? I keep having trouble applying them with a brush and when I use my fingers it looks sloppy.

  20. Rachel S.

    Gorgeous! If only I could justify $32 on a single shadow haha!

  21. Vicky

    What brush do you use to apply it? I got a few Eyes to Kill eyeshadow and I cant find a good brush for it =/

  22. I was wondering, how does that compare to MAC Vanilla Pigment?? As I am looking for a Vanilla dupe with better staying power! Any help would be appreciated!!!