Giorgio Armani Quarzo, Ametista, Oro Oscuro Eyes to Kill Liquid Liner Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Liner ($34.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a new, limited edition formula that features four shades (three of which I have to share with you). The formula is supposed to “offer buildable intensity” with long-wear. They had fairly good color payoff in one pass, and the brush holds enough product to get a clean, crisp, opaque line across the lash line. It’s less “buildable” as it is able to be sheered out if desired. All three lasted around seven and half hours on my lower lash line before fading. This formula doesn’t flake away as some liquid eyeliners do, and they are slightly smudgeable even after they dry down. I love how unique the shades are, and I think they have a lot of depth in-person (less so in photos), but I wish they wore longer.

A quick note… I received these from Giorgio Armani, but the names on the boxes didn’t line up with the names provided in the press release or as listed on Giorgio Armani’s website (they may have changed names, or the boxes have an English translation). Per boxes, they are listed as Quarzo (2), Ametista (3), and Oro Oscuro (6). The names in the post reflect the names/numbering as they are listed on retailers’ websites and in the press release.

Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner ($34.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a metallic, mauve-taupe that sometimes is so reflective that it looks like a warm bronze and other times like a mushroom-y gray. It was a total pain-in-the-behind to photograph due to its seriously reflective finish. Guerlain Amber Silver (05) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, pencil. MAC Catch My Eye (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, grayer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Giorgio Armani Ametista (3) Eyes to Kill Liner ($34.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, bluish-purple wit gray and multi-colored shimmer (primarily teal). It also has a more metallic sheen that reflects a good bit of light back, which gives it a lighter appearance applied. I looked, but nothing that I’ve reviewed before seems to come close to the color of this eyeliner.

Giorgio Armani Oro Oscuro (6) Eyes to Kill Liner ($34.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brightened, olive green with warm, golden undertones and a metallic sheen. Sephora Collection Snakeskin Dress (17) (P, $9.00) is darker, less shimmery, pencil. Urban Decay Stash (P, $19.00) is much darker, pencil. MAC Forever Green (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, pencil. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Ametista (3) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Ametista (3) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Ametista (3) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Ametista (3) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Ametista (3) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Ametista (3) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Oro Oscuro (6) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Oro Oscuro (6) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Oro Oscuro (6) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Oro Oscuro (6) Eyes to Kill Liner

Giorgio Armani Oro Oscuro (6) Eyes to Kill Liner
Giorgio Armani Oro Oscuro (6) Eyes to Kill Liner

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Hi Christine,
Can you please review the new LancΓ΄me Graphic Eyes Artliner 24H, specifically in Chrome? From what I see online they have a similar vibe to these eyeliners…
Thanks!!

I grabbed Ametista which is on it’s way to me.. it looks amazeballs πŸ˜€ I should have picked up Quarzo as well. I like this type of liner on the lower lash line or just above black liner on the upper lid. It really has an opening effect for my eyes which are on the smaller side. Not thrilled however about the lack of longevity, but at least it does not crumble and flake.

I’m so used to most eyeliners just… sticking to the skin, then flaking away when you remove, but these feel more like liquid-to-powder in a way, since once they dry down, they do fade/smudge to a degree like pencils.

These are surprisingly easy to use for smudging, if desired. I’ve applied them with a pencil brush instead for a more shadow-like effect.

Totally understand! Especially with liquid since, like mascara, they go bad faster than other products (unless you’re really good about using a separate applicator and never double-dipping).

Lancome did some liners years ago that were in bottles that just had a cap, and a separate brush. I had the red, and since it wasn’t a shade I wore every day, I just used a metal tool to pull out a little at a time onto a palette. Yes, there was some “waste”, but I ended up having it for years, and it was better than having to toss out a nearly full bottle because it went bad. At this pricepoint, and for these particular shades, I think similar packaging should really be considered.

The shades are gorgeous but I very rarely buy liquid eyeliners due to pot life. two of these shade reminds of my gel pencils I have though. πŸ˜‰ One from GOSH and the other from Urban Decay.

LOVE the mauve-taupe and olive green! The bluish-purple is pretty as well, but I think it might be a bit to blueish silvery for my skin tone.

Btw, nice the Simpsons nails ;D

I don’t wear liquid eyeliner other than black most of the time, so these would be out of my budget. But these are gorgeous colours!

Hi Anne,

I only list dupes of products that I’ve reviewed/swatched, so maybe you could suggest if you know of some! πŸ™‚

Ok; Amethyst is darker than Quartzo, but Pink Opal over it could come close. Sterling is a bright, true silver.Orchid is a light lilac, so not as blue as the Ameritzo.

The colors are really pretty.. i loved the Quarzo and Oso oscuro and being a liquid liner i have expected them to last longer too.. but since they dry down to a pwder finish i am happy that they dont crackle up on skin like most of metallic liners πŸ™‚

Hi Christine! I’m new here, and so far, I love it! I have already recommended to several people. I’ve got to upgrade my eye shadows definitely. I have light olive/tan skin and green eyes. Which UD pallet should I buy first? Also, I sure wish I could see how you used these items close up. Thx so much, and keep up the great work!!! *****

Quarzo is stupidly gorgeous >__<

Why am I a total sucker for liners? It's not like I can even get GA here, but the lust is strong, I can tell you! πŸ˜‰

Also: awesome nail stickers are awesome πŸ˜€

So true πŸ™‚
I think I saw an interesting eyeliner at the YSL counter. I’m also very, very tempted by GA Fade to Grey eyeshadow, I think it’s called Fade to Grey. It’s a huge gold and grey-taupe-shimmer fantastic colour, I’m sure everyone knows the one.

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