Giorgio Armani #10 Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Shimmer Palette
Giorgio Armani #10 Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Shimmer Palette ($59.00 for 0.212 oz.) is a warm-toned palette that features four shades of shimmery eyeshadows. The brand describes them as “iridescent, eye-catching colors” that are “crease-proof.”
#10 #1 is a light-medium beige with copper and champagne shimmer. It has subtle warm undertones and a pearly finish. Jasmine Sultana is less warm-toned. Cinderella Midnight Hour is lighter. L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant is more metallic, slightly more beige. Chanel Eclosion #3 is browner. It has good color payoff, and the texture is soft and silky smooth.
#10 #2 is a warm-toned, light-medium gold with a frosted finish. Chanel Pearl River #2 is lighter. Tarte Bellini is somewhat lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Sparkle ‘Til Morning #1 is a few shades lighter, less orange-y. Dior Couture Gold #2 is more metallic. It had good pigmentation and had a finely-milled texture.
#10 #3 is a softened, copper-shimmered orange with brow undertones and a frosted finish. Guerlain Turandot #1 is a touch lighter. Milani Gold Dust is very similar. Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #3 is more metallic. The color payoff was good, but the texture was a little powdery, even though it felt very soft.
#10 #4 is a medium-dark, warm-toned brown with a soft golden pearl. Flower Beauty Foxy Browns #2 is somewhat warmer. Wet ‘n’ Wild Sparkle ‘Til Morning #7 is more golden. MAC Mulch has a redder tone. Urban Decay Deeper is darker. It had so-so color payoff, which did appear to have better pigment when I applied it to the lid, but it was powdery as it was so, so soft.
This is a palette that performs better applied to the lid than it seems like it would when just swatched. The texture is very soft across the board, and as a result, two of the shades seemed a little powdery, but on the lid, there was no powderiness, excess product, or chalkiness. Everything looked soft, smooth, and almost as if it had melted to the lid. Those soft textures made blending effortless, and the shades blended into each other so easily. The palette coordinates well, and with the warmer toned shades, would tend to flatter warmer complexions the most (but there’s no reason cooler complexions who normally like golds and coppers on themselves should avoid it). When I wore the palette, all four shades lasted nine hours without creasing or fading (no primer), which was impressive.