Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Here are the remaining three Giorgio Armani Kaleidoscope Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.), which number in six total (see yesterday’s post here), and they’re all limited edition for fall. All three were less intensely pigmented compared to the permanent range of Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows. Of these three, Silver Chafer (35) performed the worst, as it was sheerer and slightly loose and wouldn’t come together as smoothly as the other two did. I wore these three shades together, and I had minor creasing after twelve hours with Silver Chafer (35), but the other shades were completely intact with no signs of fading or creasing.

Scarab Violetta (33) is a medium-dark, cool-toned purple with a frosted, metallic finish. It has a slight smokiness to it, so it’s more of a muted shade of purple than a really vibrant violet. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and then applied damp, it was semi-opaque but still noticeably sheer. It was buildable on the lid, so I waas able to get more opaque color at that time. Dior Constellation #1 is warmer. NARS Flowers 3 #2 is grayer. Milani Purr-fect Purple is darker. MAC Water & Ice is similar. See comparison swatches.

Blue Beetle (34) is a medium-dark aqua blue with a frosted, metallic finish. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque, and then applied damp, it was mostly opaque but not fully. It was buildable, though, so I was able to get opaque color on the lid. Giorgio Armani June Beetle is lighter, less blue, more aqua. Urban Decay Shattered is less blue. Urban Decay Haight is brighter. L’Oreal Infinite Sky is more muted. Illamasqua Alluvium is bluer, darker. See comparison swatches.

Silver Chafer (35) is a light-medium silver with multi-colored shimmer and a metallic finish. It looks more dimensional in the pot than it is on the lid or skin–it looks primarily silver and not much else. It was sheer when applied dry, and them semi-opaque when applied damp. This one was looser and didn’t bind as well together as other shades. MAC Guise is slightly lighter, warmer. Guerlain Les Aquas #4 is less metallic. Giorgio Armani #17 is lighter, slightly cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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Scarab Violetta (33)

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Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
SIlver Chafer (inner lid), Blue Beetle (middle of lid), Scarab Violetta (outer lid)

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14 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33), Blue Beetle (34), Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. the look you created with this is so pretty! i need to try that color combo out!

  2. Holy crap..I think your eye look here is really beautiful!! I had to order a couple of these..the plummy and gold shades from a previous review as I’m liking the idea of sheerness. I plan to use these as layering shadows.. just to add a little extra special depth. I do have one regular line ETK in my collection that has a pretty horrible texture similar to the silver colour here. Number #29 comes to mind. When these are good, they are amazing, but when they are bad..well ugh just brutal to work with.

    • My guess is they’re intended to be ever-so-slightly sheer, but there was no real information/confirmation of such from GA anywhere, so I held them to the same standard as the permanent range. As a big fan of the ETK, I still loved these (personally) and don’t regret buying them. Silver Chafer is the only one I’m lukewarm on, but my feelings are like that more because it’s rather ho hum and I already have a silver ETK.

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    I liked the last trio more!

  4. I like the look a lot. All these colors are colors that I probably wouldn’t spontaneously get, but when I see them together like this I really do like them.

  5. These colors are so pretty!

  6. I’ve been waiting for your review of Blue Beetle ever since I swatched it at a counter. The colour is insanely gorgeous.

  7. Blue Beetle looks like MAC’s Tilt and Club had a gorgeous gorgeous baby. Maybe I should spoil myself just this once…

  8. If Ted Kord wore eyeshadow…it’d be Blue Beetle. Haha. I love the ethereal look you created with these three!

  9. Maribeth

    All six of these new ETK’s are beautiful. I saw them yesterday @ Nordstrom & swatched them all. I was torn between June Beetle & Blue Beetle, but chose Blue Beetle,as Blue Beetle’s color changes between dark blue, violet & a lighter blue depending on the light. I just love it! #30 is my next buy (next payday). Awesome product! I may purchase June Beetle too…

  10. Yer

    Where can I find these eyeshadows? I Live in the north America. They are absolutely gorgeous.