Monday, April 25th, 2011

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Pretty in Pink Turns Silver!

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, metallic silver with a subtle blueness.  It’s interesting how it looks pink and silvery-blue in the pot, but once applied, it’s this grayer silver but still with noticeable blue in it.

Recap:

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).

The Glossover

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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.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow — Dry/Wet

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33 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I wish it showed up with some of that pink in there!

  2. Too bad the wonderful pink disappears :(

  3. While this is a really pretty eyeshadow, the way it looks in the pot creates an unrealistic expectation! These shadows are really expensive so I think I would skip this one and go for one of the more unique colors.

  4. I wish that bit of pink would show up better when it’s actually on! Bummer. :/ It’s gorgeous in the pot though.

  5. Queenie

    this is just too pretty! but pricy :(

  6. Sarah

    Wow this color is gorgeous! I’m curious to see what it looks like on your eyes, I have brown eyes also.

  7. Jazz

    I like it just for how it looks in the pan lol . but um 32 is a bit much for someone who is not working

  8. Alison

    Hmmm, I like the other Armani Eyes to Kill Instense colors better…..

  9. Ester

    Super amazing looking, but I don’t have that kind of money. Even though it’s a lot of product, I doubt I would finish the whole thing, or wear that one color often enough to justify it.

  10. Ana

    It’s pretty in the pan, but $32 for essentially a silver cream shadow it outrageous… I’ll just stick with a paint pot or a UD shadow pencil…

  11. Helen

    Like other posts have said, this is beautiful in the pan. It kind of reminds me of those color plates used to test for color-blindness…”Do you see the number 57?” LOL

  12. Kacee

    Is There a silver one of these shadows?

  13. Avatar of Heidi Heidi S.

    Pretty, but a bit deceiving…I wish the pink would show up :/

  14. Kelly

    Interesting that you can’t see any of the pink on the skin…

  15. Jess

    This is beautiful :-o

  16. serene

    This is so pretty but interesting. Where are the red bits? This is very expensive, if they could come out with a palette, I would get it. Despite the great reviews from most blogs, the only shade I would dare to get now is the black one as I am not sure if I would use the other shades. But then again, black is so boring. :/ By the way, since this formula is so lasting, did you have any unusual problems with removal?

  17. Kim

    These GA colors are so pretty!! I’m debating on using the darker colors of these as an eyeliner (I have insane oily eyes and nothing stays on)… do you think the GA colors or the new UD shadow sticks would make a better eyeliner for oily eyes?

  18. Pawsha

    I think I am in love……….with all of them….oh, I’m in trouble.

  19. Meredith

    I would love to see all the other colors Armani offers swatched – these look so beautiful…

  20. hisa

    I’ve definitely been keeping my eye on these GA pots ever since your first raved about them. The next time I pass by their counter, I’ll definitely want to check these out!

  21. I wish I could see how this looks on eyelids! Because he says the second pigment color is supposed to create a contoured look — does it actually do that?

  22. I don’t like the actual color it is (I’m not very big on blue or silver), but it’s soooo pretty in the pot *drool* I would like to hunt it down, take a super-high resolution photo of it, and wallpaper my room with the print. (Nope, not makeup-crazy, not at all.) I’m just wondering where the pink went…

  23. Anna Marie

    Christine, thank you for all the Armani swatches! I don’t have a counter near me, but I definitely phone in my purchases based on your recommendations, and have fallen in love with their lipsticks. Just ordered the gold shade of this as well! love!

  24. Karen

    Sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn’t find the answer. I tried this for the first time today, first using UD’s shadow brush (which picked up very little) and then I tried with my fingers and it worked better. What brush do you use with this, or do you use fingers like me?