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Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is exactly as it sounds–it’s #17 and #18 mixed together. Even in the pot, you can see the pale yellowy gold with the grayish silver intertwined. Together, they create a metallic pewter that reads more silver than it does gold. When applied dry, it’s almost opaque, and when it’s applied damp, it’s more opaque with a more obvious metallic sheen. I thought it was just the tiniest bit sheer, but when I applied it to my lid (no base), it was opaque in one go. This was the best of the three new and limited edition shades released for the holidays. I couldn’t think of a dupe for it; it’s in the same color family as Urban Decay Maui Wowie and Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds but is much, much lighter. MAC Dalliance is more golden.

Eyes to Kill Intense feels and looks like compacted powder (which means it can be loosened, but it’s relatively solid and becomes more solid if you press on it, whether with a brush or the included presser). Giorgio Armani describes it as a hybrid, not a powder but not a cream–it feels more like a cream but looks like a powder. It’s a long-wearing eyeshadow whether you use it with or without a base (I achieved 24 hours of wear with #14 and over 12 hours of wear with numerous other shades). I tested out this shade for 12 hours, and it held up without creasing or fading.

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Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani #19 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow on lid with #14 to darken the crease (very faintly) — this
was taken 9 hours later (totally forgot to snap photos earlier)

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Giorgio Armani #19 $33.00/0.14 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I was checking swatches for this yesterday, since I was wondering what they’d look like together.

Mac Retrospeck/UD Maui Wowee/Bobbi Brown Metallic Pewter are some of my all-time favorite eyeshadows, so this has just been ordered!

LOL Thanks so much, Christine!

I need this! It’s so unique and lovely.

Nordstrom is offering free shipping to Canadians right now, but you have to spend over $100 – and there’s my problem! There’s not many beauty items that are appealing to me this holiday. I could buy this eyeshadow, and I’m flip-flopping on Dior’s Couture Gold, but what else? I feel like I can’t justify such a small purchase. Gah! LOL.

I was thinking it looks like Dalliance too and will be picking this up since mine broke! I love the Eyes to Kill formula. I only have one #5 but have been using it the most ever since I got it in April. Can’t stop going back to it!

I totally want this. However when I went to Holt Renfrew a couple weeks ago, they told me they weren’t getting in any new ETKs. I hope there will stock left when I head to Vegas at Christmas.

I’m still yet to get one of these, do not know where to find them in Canada ! Beautiful eyeshadows!
Speaking of eyeshadow, Christine when will you tell us about the UD Naked 2 Palette? Ive been going bananas searching for info all morning !

This is so amazing! I can’t believe how unique it is! I was really wondering what the swatch was going to look like compared to the how it looks in the pan, but my goodness, it’s beautiful!

I desperately wanted to get this, but when I went on Monday they were already sold out. Unfortunately I went to the only place that stocks Armani make-up either in the whole of my country or at least my city and the surrounding area, so I’m out of luck this time. Pity, though, it looks amazing!

I was trying to take advantage of the 20% off sale, so I picked out #3,#15, and this one (#19) I can’t wait until these arrive, my first Eyes to Kill Intense eyeshadows! I was a little concerned about how this one would swatch, but I’m glad you gave it high marks. I do own Mac Dalliance, though.

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