Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna (02) Eyes to Kill Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna (02) Eyes to Kill Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna (02) Eyes to Kill Eye Palette ($59.00 for 0.21 oz.) contains four eyeshadows in neutral shades that range from light to dark, frost to matte.  The brand touts their newer eyeshadow formula has richly pigmented, long-wearing, and crease-proof.  All four shades had good or better pigmentation, with the two matte shades falling a little short of full pigmentation–they did perform better with a soft, fluffy makeup brush when applied to the lid than merely swatched on the arm.  All four shades wore well, though, and lasted almost nine hours without any fading or creasing (no primer).  The texture of the last matte shade was a bit dry so it wasn’t as easy to blend as the other shades.

Terra Sienna #1 is a lightly silvered champagne beige with a frosted finish. The texture felt like butter and silk; incredibly dense and smooth with excellent color payoff. This shade worked well for brightening the eye as well as a highlighter (but I liked to mix it with a matte beige to tone down the finish). MAC Smoked Cocoa #1 is warmer. Urban Decay Missionary is a bit darker. MAC Snow Season is pinker. MAC Star Crystal is also slightly pinker. Urban Decay Verve is darker. See comparison swatches.

Terra Sienna #2 is a light-medium brown with a very subtle gray tinge to it. The finish is fairly frosted and shimmery, and there is a slight warmth to the undertone but it is almost neutral. It had great pigmentation, and the texture felt so soft and smooth when applied to the skin. LORAC Pewter is darker, less frosted. Bobbi Brown Sandy Rose is pinker. Urban Decay Wreckage is darker. Chanel Gri-Gri is similar but less frosted. MAC Vintage Selection is warmer, cream. See comparison swatches.

Terra Sienna #3 is a medium-dark, lightly warm-toned brown with a matte finish. It had good color payoff, and it was definitely a shade that is best applied with a soft, fluffy brush, as it catches and applies the most pigment. The texture was quite soft, and it was easy to blend out on the lid. bareMinerals Get Ahead is lighter. Kat Von D Wolf is a bit darker. Inglot #360 is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Terra Sienna #4 is a dark, neutral-warm brown with a matte finish. It had good color payoff overall, but the texture was slightly dry so it wasn’t as blendable as the other shades in the palette. Tom Ford She Wolf #1 is a touch lighter. bareMinerals Boardroom is similar. theBalm Matt Ramirez is warmer. MAC Dance in the Dark is cooler-toned. MAC Showstopper is slightly lighter. See comparison swatches.

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Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna (02) Eyes to Kill Eye Palette
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Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna (02) Eyes to Kill Eye Palette
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Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna (02) Eyes to Kill Eye Palette
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Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna (02) Eyes to Kill Eye Palette
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Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna (02) Eyes to Kill Eye Palette
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Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna (02) Eyes to Kill Eye Palette
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Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #4 Eyes to Kill Eye Palette

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13 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna (02) Eyes to Kill Eye Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Nicole Nicole

    Thank you for reviewing this lovely neutral quad. I appreciate the diversity of products you review, but I especially love your reviews of neutral-toned products, since I work in a conservative office environment, and those are the types of products I enjoy wearing. My local Nordstrom’s only carries a limited selection of high-end brands, and I often rely on blog swatches/reviews for my purchases. Thank you for all your hard work writing, taking photos, editing, etc. I love reading your blog. (By the way, are you planning to review any of the new Armani Rouge Ecstasy lipsticks? Hope so.)

  2. Beautiful but it is SO SIMILAR to so many palettes and single eye shadows that I already own so no point in buying this one (though if there were an Armani counter near me, I’d probably cave like a soggy tent and buy it).

  3. I love this palette! It is my go-to fall and winter. The colors are so blendable and walk the line of being not too heavily pigmented, but not sheer making it perfect for everyday. I sometimes use LMDB Corinthian with it or Water Sapphire to change up the look.

  4. This looks like a great, neutral palette – but nothing too unique either.

  5. Thank you so much for reviewing this palette. I’ve been lemming this particular quad for quite some time. I love the cocoa look to the darker shadows. I have so many eyeshadows in this range that I haven’t taken the leap. It’s great to know that if I do, the shadows live up to typical GA quality.

    • Definitely think if you like GA normally, you’ll be quite happy with the way this feels/works :) It’s “boring” but could be a great basic/neutral palette for someone who uses them often or needs this type of palette!

  6. Angela

    This or the #4 Eyes to Kill Palette?

  7. Avatar of Ellen Ellen

    The pinky browns look awesome on my hazel eyes, but the only palette I have with such colors is Bobbi Brown’s Desert Twighlight from last fall. Loved those colors, but only three or four out of the six in the palette had any pigment, and two of them were basic neutrals! Her palettes are well conceived but not very cost effective. This seems like every color is very usable . What may be neutral on some comes out as colorful on me, so this may be a nice option. I think they had a similar palette in the old formulation of the eye shadow, I don’t know how this one differs. I’ve seriously been considering never buying a pre-made palette again, and just put together ones with products that I know I will use repeatedly, from the many companies that offer such things now, like MAC, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay and I think even Laura Mercier, although I’ve never used any of her products. Have you ever made up your own palettes? Any suggestions on how to put together a good one? Thanks.

    • Hey Ellen!

      I really like the way Giorgio Armani does their palettes as they tend to work together quite well, but in general, making your own is a good way to go.

      I like to think in terms of combinations and purposes – where would I take this palette? Vacation, business?

      Also think about how to combine and mix shades to create new ones :)

  8. Gemma

    #3 & #4 look a bit dry on the hand swatch, sad for armani :(