Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Overall & Round-up

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Overall & Round-up

These are all of the shades of Giorgio Armani’s Eye to Kill Intense Eyeshadows that I have.  There is one missing (14), which came out with 13, 15, and 16 for holiday in 2010–unfortunately, it was already unavailable when I started to review these shades earlier this year.  You can view all 15 in their full glory in the Swatch Gallery.

More UniqueBlast of Blue (1), Lust Red (2), Purpura (3), Pulp Fiction (4)

Good AlonePulp Fiction (4), Khaki Pulse (6), Sweet Fire (7), Champagne (8), Rock Sand (9),

Less Unique:  Gold Blitz (5), Sweet Fire (7), Champagne (8), Rock Sand (9), White Punch (11)

Temptalia’s Favorites:  Blast of Blue (1), Lust Red (2)), Purpura (3), Pulp Fiction (4), Khaki Pulse (6), Black (13)

Best Quality:  Blast of Blue (1), Lust Red (2), Gold Blitz (5), Khaki Pulse (6), Black (13), Copper/Black Grey (15)

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Leticia Centeno Avatar

Christine, have you ever tried Laura Mercier clear lip liner or any other clear one? I need to buy some lip liners (love MAC)but they are kind of expensive and I was thinking abt getting a clear one that would work for any color. Do you know if this kind of lip liner work?

Have you tried Cargo’s reverse lip liner? I saw pictures of it but didn’t quite like the way it looked… Do you like it?


Emeline Avatar

Thank you very much for that post, I’ve been navigating the site for these reviews for a while .
They’re lovely but so expensive, since I’m not terribly good with makeup and tend to favor nude shades (so you can’t see if I mess up XD) I think I’ll have to pass on these. At least they’re premanent!

Sara Avatar

I’ll preface this with “I rarely spend ‘real money’ on eyeshadows.” I never pay more than a few bucks for a single, or up to $10 for a palette – with the exception of UD’s BoS3 and Naked palettes, both of which I got on sale – and I plunked down the cash for the Lust Red shadow. This cheapskate does *not* regret that purchase at all. I don’t own any other colors like it, even including hundreds of indie shades, and it lasts like a mofo. I have used it as a liner on half a dozen occasions (can’t wait to try a smokey eye! somehow a smokey eye seems out of place in 100+ degree temps) on my upper lid and it looks gorgeous. And lasts! And lasts..and lasts. With and without primer it clings to my lids and doesn’t smear, streak, or fade.

Buy it. If you think it looks too “out there” for you, buy it and use it as a thick, lightly winged liner along the top lash line. You will not regret it. 🙂

Suselew Avatar

I have 3,4, and 15 and was a bit disappointed in them. The fallout is annoying due to the product being in chunks. The plastic press to keep the product compacted is just one more step in my makeup routine. The colors are more shiny than pigmented so for someone in their 50s you must be careful not to look like a disco ball. Colors 3 and 4 are so close to the same color on the lid that I regret buying 4. I just got Chanel’s new Illusion D’Ombre Creme Shadows and I prefer them far more than the Armani ones.

evo Avatar

i have 3 of these and love them! i want to get more.

i can’t remember if you had mentioned this but how do they compare with the new chanel pots?

Rose Avatar

I was able to see some of these shadows in action yesterday as a Giorgio Armani makeup model for a training session. If used properly, this product will go on AMAZING! I must say that I was impressed with the color pay off as well as texture. However, I had someone who was a bit all over the place with the colors so it looked a bit muddy to me. The G.A. line is a bit out of my price range, but they revealed a new foundation they’re working on and I must have it. I swatched it and it was so light on my skin that it gave coverage without feeling heavy or slick. Be on the look out for it!

Kimberly Avatar

Based on your reviews, I now own 2 of these…in: Purpura & Pulp Fiction!! I know they are expensive, but they are so stunningly beautiful. The color payoff is like no other. And it really does last all day and night…and with barely any fallout. This just might be my new FAVORITE eyeshadow!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! I think every girl should have at least 1 of these ;c)

Holta Avatar

Hi Christine, I’m so thankful for this very helpful post including the swatches in the gallery. Interestingly, your faves are mine as well 🙂

Laura Avatar

You read my mind, I was just trying to flip between all the pages to figure out which one I liked best, since I only have the budget for one, this round-up is awesome, thanks so much!

amazon_fashion Avatar

I must say, you really did a great job with the swatches. All the money cosmetic companies spend on advertising, they really suck when it comes to showing me the product. Your gallery of swatches (Armani and OCC lip tar) have really helped me purchase the right color. Great Job and Thank you.

Stephanie Avatar

I have 9 of these now and I find that I am using one or more everyday now. The color pay-off is amazing and after 9 hours of retail it looks like I just applied them (with or without primer). I have only been using them dry, but look forward to trying them wet!

Jackie Avatar

It seems that the #8 and #9 are just like the left side and right side of NARS Alhambra, isn’t it?

I wanna purchase one of the #5, #6 and #15 for they are all bronze-based and what’s the most important, they are costly. I’m Asian and have warm-toned skin, using MAC NC25-30. Which one do you suggest should I take?

Annie Avatar

Would it be possible you could do the review of these on youtube? I think that would give a better idea of the texture. It would be great to see the comparison in texture with Chanel Illusion d’ombre and not sure if you have Lancome Ombre magnetique eyeshadows 🙂

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