Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) Eyes to Kill Stellar ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with a black base and flecks of lighter blue, navy blue, and silver sparkle. It was one of the more sparkly shades in the range, which helped it twinkle and catch the light prettily. The eyeshadow felt like a cream-powder hybrid in the pot, as it squished as you might expect a cream to do, but it applied thin and dry like a powder would on my lid. It had opaque pigmentation but was harder to diffuse along the edges evenly as it seemed to have a patchiness to it I just couldn’t blend out along the edge. If I used a true powder eyeshadow of a similar or lighter color, I could get the two to mix and create a nice edge. It lasted well for nine hours with a touch of fallout at the end.
- Charlotte Tilbury Midnight Seduction (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
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- Tom Ford Beauty Night Sky (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
- Too Faced Midnight in Paris (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
- Revlon Neptune Star (LE, $4.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Tempete Bleu (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
- Dior Reveuse (271) (2016) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
- Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
- NARS Arcturus (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar).
- MAC No Taboos (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
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$36.00/0.14 oz. - $257.14 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be "ultra-pigmented" and "long-lasting" with a "gel texture and shimmery finish." (Of course, the brand then goes on to say that they have "buildable color with intense shimmer.") The brand recommends applying them with fingertips, which definitely work, but I was also able to use the formula with flat, synthetic brushes and get good (nearly equivalent) results.
The consistency was gel-like, bouncy as they described, and felt like a cream-powder hybrid, though definitely more cream than powder in feel--slight slip and "wetness" to the touch. It had more of a powder-like feel and movement to it once the product is applied to the lid/skin. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to opaque, depending on the shade, and most were blendable so they could be used as a wash of color if preferred. They lasted between eight and nine hours with little to no fallout.
As a FYI, they are not an actual formula dupe/true replacement for the Eyes to Kill Intense range (which has been discontinued).
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