Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

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Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a darkened pink-tinged champagne with a bright, metallic sheen.  This is the first Eyes to Kill Intense shade that I felt worked better wet than dry, in terms of color pay off, but I can see many falling in love with the sheerer, dry version for a quick wash of brightness on the lid (especially since these wear all day even without a base).

This is a product that lives up to its claims–it wears all day without budging, creasing, or fading–and blends as well on its own as it does with other eyeshadows (or on top of an eyeshadow base). Giorgio Armani describes the Eyes to Kill Intense formula as neither powder nor cream but a hybrid that creates a “smooth, lasting color film” that can be applied wet or dry.  Giorgio Armani explains, “Each shade is intensified with a second pigment for a multi-dimensional effect. In just one swoop, create a wet, shimmering smokey eye … Base color covers eyelid, and second pigment adds drama to the contour.”

The texture of these feels almost like a cream eyeshadow, but it has the thinness of a powder eyeshadow while retaining some of the blendability of the hybrid cream-powder eyeshadow.  It also works well with other eyeshadow (see this look using #6).  It’s almost like a really dense loose powder that’s been pressed down, because if you dig at it, it loosens.

Though pricey, each shade comes with 0.14 oz. worth of product, which is a hefty amount (normal eyeshadow averages around 0.05 oz., no matter the price).  The only aspect I didn’t love was the little black stopper inside the jar (once you unscrew the black lid), because my longer fingers felt awkward grabbing it (so I just unscrew it upside down so it falls into the cap).

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Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow — Dry/Wet

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Giorgio Armani #8 $33.00/0.14 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Hmm… I don’t necessarily like having to use something wet to get the pigmentation I want, so I’ve finally seen one of these that I don’t want at all. Kind of a relief, actually.

It’s a shame the color payoff and dimensionality aren’t as intense as the other colors reviewed.This color kind of reminds me of Benefit Cream Shadow Liner in RSVP.

This color is gorgeous! I’m about ready to snag this entire line of eyeshadows, they’ve all been stunning… I wish I could see them in person! Unfortunately I haven’t been able to make it to a store with a counter that carries these.

You’re killing me Christine. I don’t usually shell out that kind of money for an e/s but all the EtK shadows you’vre shown us are gorgeous. Maybe GA will have % off sale of something! A girl can only hope!

I tend to stay away from pricier products, but every time you show these eye shadows, I fall in love with them! I want all of them, haha.

I finally hunted down a tester of these and I was amazed at just how shimmery the color was – it was pretty but -too- shimmery to wear during the day!

this eyeshadow looks gorgeous!!!! but it definitely is a little pricey.. i didn’t even know that Giorgio Armani carried a makeup line, where is this sold? I cant wait to see the other eyeshadow colors on this line!

Hi Christine! I purchased 3 of these shadows and I love them, thank you for your reviews, photos and swatches, you have opened my eyes to so many new products!! I was searching the internet about these shadows and I have noticed that there are 2 shades that some sites mention but, are not mentioned on nordstrom,com or the Giorgio Armani beauty usa website. They are #1 blast of blue and #3 Purpura. Of course, these shades look absolutely amazing and I cant find them but, do you know why there are not available? Its is maybe just not available in the US for some reason? Thanks!

I just bought this stuff recently, and I’d like to say that the picture of these swatches do not do this color justice. This stuff looks waaaay better in person, and shows more color dimensions.

Hey Christine, all of these Eyes to Kill shadows look amazing! Which two or three would you recommend trying first of the lighter colours?

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