Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Pretty in Pink Turns Silver!

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, metallic silver with a subtle blueness. ย It’s interesting how it looks pink and silvery-blue in the pot, but once applied, it’s this grayer silver but still with noticeable blue in it.

Recap:

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. ย 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. ย It also works well with other eyeshadow (see this look using #6). ย 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). ย 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 Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Moonlight (12) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow — Dry/Wet

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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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While this is a really pretty eyeshadow, the way it looks in the pot creates an unrealistic expectation! These shadows are really expensive so I think I would skip this one and go for one of the more unique colors.

Super amazing looking, but I don’t have that kind of money. Even though it’s a lot of product, I doubt I would finish the whole thing, or wear that one color often enough to justify it.

It’s pretty in the pan, but $32 for essentially a silver cream shadow it outrageous… I’ll just stick with a paint pot or a UD shadow pencil…

Like other posts have said, this is beautiful in the pan. It kind of reminds me of those color plates used to test for color-blindness…”Do you see the number 57?” LOL

It seems like what happens is the pink slightly alters the overall color (or the color of the blue), rather than acts separately.

This is so pretty but interesting. Where are the red bits? This is very expensive, if they could come out with a palette, I would get it. Despite the great reviews from most blogs, the only shade I would dare to get now is the black one as I am not sure if I would use the other shades. But then again, black is so boring. :/ By the way, since this formula is so lasting, did you have any unusual problems with removal?

These GA colors are so pretty!! I’m debating on using the darker colors of these as an eyeliner (I have insane oily eyes and nothing stays on)… do you think the GA colors or the new UD shadow sticks would make a better eyeliner for oily eyes?

I’ve definitely been keeping my eye on these GA pots ever since your first raved about them. The next time I pass by their counter, I’ll definitely want to check these out!

I don’t like the actual color it is (I’m not very big on blue or silver), but it’s soooo pretty in the pot *drool* I would like to hunt it down, take a super-high resolution photo of it, and wallpaper my room with the print. (Nope, not makeup-crazy, not at all.) I’m just wondering where the pink went…

Christine, thank you for all the Armani swatches! I don’t have a counter near me, but I definitely phone in my purchases based on your recommendations, and have fallen in love with their lipsticks. Just ordered the gold shade of this as well! love!

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn’t find the answer. I tried this for the first time today, first using UD’s shadow brush (which picked up very little) and then I tried with my fingers and it worked better. What brush do you use with this, or do you use fingers like me?

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