Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

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Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a darkened pink-tinged champagne with a bright, metallic sheen.  This is the first Eyes to Kill Intense shade that I felt worked better wet than dry, in terms of color pay off, but I can see many falling in love with the sheerer, dry version for a quick wash of brightness on the lid (especially since these wear all day even without a base).

This is a product that lives up to its claims–it wears all day without budging, creasing, or fading–and blends as well on its own as it does with other eyeshadows (or on top of an eyeshadow base). Giorgio Armani describes the Eyes to Kill Intense formula as neither powder nor cream but a hybrid that creates a “smooth, lasting color film” that can be applied wet or dry.  Giorgio Armani explains, “Each shade is intensified with a second pigment for a multi-dimensional effect. In just one swoop, create a wet, shimmering smokey eye … Base color covers eyelid, and second pigment adds drama to the contour.”

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.

Though pricey, each shade comes with 0.14 oz. worth of product, which is a hefty amount (normal eyeshadow averages around 0.05 oz., no matter the price).  The only aspect I didn’t love was the little black stopper inside the jar (once you unscrew the black lid), because my longer fingers felt awkward grabbing it (so I just unscrew it upside down so it falls into the cap).

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It's an eyeshadow you can wear alone, as a base, or on a base, because it's budge-proof, crease-proof, and wears all day long. I felt like Champagne wasn't as pigmented dry as all the other shades I've tried have been, which was a little disappointing.











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Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow — Dry/Wet

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28 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Hmm… I don’t necessarily like having to use something wet to get the pigmentation I want, so I’ve finally seen one of these that I don’t want at all. Kind of a relief, actually.

  2. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Is this similar to the color of MAC Vintage Selection Paint Pot?

  3. alisha

    i have been watching you review these one by one, and I want all of them so bad!!! damn you christine damn you! lol

  4. Marieke

    Finally, we can tell the difference between wet and dry..!

  5. Reminds me of MAC Jardin Aires.

  6. Avatar of Cathy Angelcat47

    It’s a shame the color payoff and dimensionality aren’t as intense as the other colors reviewed.This color kind of reminds me of Benefit Cream Shadow Liner in RSVP.

  7. Beth

    I really love the look of these shadows. Do you plan to review Pulp Fiction?

  8. Avatar of Rebecca BeckBeck

    What kind of brush do you use to apply these?

  9. This color is gorgeous! I’m about ready to snag this entire line of eyeshadows, they’ve all been stunning… I wish I could see them in person! Unfortunately I haven’t been able to make it to a store with a counter that carries these.

  10. megan

    You’re killing me Christine. I don’t usually shell out that kind of money for an e/s but all the EtK shadows you’vre shown us are gorgeous. Maybe GA will have % off sale of something! A girl can only hope!

  11. Stephanie Marie

    I tend to stay away from pricier products, but every time you show these eye shadows, I fall in love with them! I want all of them, haha.

  12. Avatar of Heidi Heidi S.

    Gorgeous! It seems a bit pricey, but loose shadows last me forever, (and since this one is larger) so I may give it a try.

  13. Julie

    do you think this eyeshadow can be used to replicate this look?

    do you know of any mac shades that are better dupes of this eyeshadow? thanks so much!

  14. Carrie

    I finally hunted down a tester of these and I was amazed at just how shimmery the color was – it was pretty but -too- shimmery to wear during the day!

  15. I have this one and have no problem getting pigmentation with it dry. I love it.

  16. OMG! TDF! I love this shade.. it’s soo Katy Perry, no? :)

  17. this eyeshadow looks gorgeous!!!! but it definitely is a little pricey.. i didn’t even know that Giorgio Armani carried a makeup line, where is this sold? I cant wait to see the other eyeshadow colors on this line!

  18. Daisy

    I’m really falling in love with Sweet Fire and Copper/Black. Do you think you will be reviewing either of those colors?

  19. Alyssa

    Hi Christine! I purchased 3 of these shadows and I love them, thank you for your reviews, photos and swatches, you have opened my eyes to so many new products!! I was searching the internet about these shadows and I have noticed that there are 2 shades that some sites mention but, are not mentioned on nordstrom,com or the Giorgio Armani beauty usa website. They are #1 blast of blue and #3 Purpura. Of course, these shades look absolutely amazing and I cant find them but, do you know why there are not available? Its is maybe just not available in the US for some reason? Thanks!

  20. Liz

    I just bought this stuff recently, and I’d like to say that the picture of these swatches do not do this color justice. This stuff looks waaaay better in person, and shows more color dimensions.

  21. Tiffany

    Hey Christine, all of these Eyes to Kill shadows look amazing! Which two or three would you recommend trying first of the lighter colours?

  22. Jennifer

    When applying wet, do you use water or mixing medium? Thanks in advance!