Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

#26 is More Dazzling Than It Lets On

Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is muted, golden bronze-brown with a golden shimmer-sheen. It’s warm-toned without reading too orange or too red. Urban Decay Chase is slightly redder. theBalm Seductive is similar, a little lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone has less shimmer. MAC Soba is a bit less warm. MAC Tempting is darker, more bronzy.

On the surface, it lacks some of the depth and interplay of colors that makes the formula standout in a sea of eyeshadows. In person, it’s a little different–yeah, the color is dupeable–but the finish is absolutely sparkling with winking shimmer and micro-glitter (it doesn’t even feel or look like glitter).  Very glitzy in a no-fallout kind of way; not sure it’s a must-have, because the color is still more common than uncommon, but it’s something worth swatching if you’re near a counter.

The texture is finely-milled, soft, and smooth.  The color payoff was good both dry and wet, though a little darker and smoother when applied wet.  I tested this shade on the inner half of the lid (with #28 on the outer half of the lid), and the wear was impeccable–no creasing, fading, or fall out over an eight hour period.

The Glossover

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product

#26

A+
Very glitzy in a no-fallout kind of way; not sure it's a must-have, because the color is still more common than uncommon, but it's something worth swatching if you're near a counter.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
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Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #29 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #26, #28 (8 hours of wear)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $32.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Urban Decay Chase is slightly redder. theBalm Seductive is similar, a little lighter. Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone has less shimmer. MAC Soba is a bit less warm. MAC Tempting is darker, more bronzy.

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13 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #26 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Sumer

    Very pretty .. I think the bobbi brown long wear cream shadow in sugar bronze or beach bronze would be a great dupe !

  2. Oooh I like it a lot. This is a shade I’d use a lot. 

  3. NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love it :(   

  4. yellowlantern

    It’s very pretty, but I’m starting to feel like too many ETK are some variation of gold or bronze…I want to start seeing more colors. That 28 is so gorgeous though, lovely rosey bronze. 

  5. This is pretty…but I feel like it’s not special enough to warrant spending the extra money. I’ll stick with the Infallibles on this one…

  6. Kristy Marshall

    #28???

  7. KK

    GORGEOUS!  I love glitzy eyeshadows but I feel like glitter and particles always fall out extra bad on me if it’s a powder shadow.  I need this!

  8. Nadalein

    I have it! I tried it on top of different cream eyeshadows and it is so beautiful. I tried it on Blackground paint pot from Mac and it is almost like ETK #25 and Mac’s paint pot Genuin Treasure.

  9. Avatar of artemis artemis

    VERY pretty and yummy looking! hehe

  10. Avatar of artemis artemis

    hehe, looks like i was talking about the 28 but the 26 is pretty too.