Want Eye Shadows To Die For? Giorgio Armani Helps With Eyes To Kill

Where have I been? I must be blind and deaf to have missed these gems. I got my hands on a couple of Armani Eyes To Kill Eye Shadows a few months back and they are awesomeness jam packed into a glass jar. I’m late in discovering these, but hey, better late than never.

 

As you’ve probably read before, the L’Oreal Infallible Eye shadows are always being compared to these. I’m not going into detailed comparisons, but with the obvious price difference, you’d expect these ETK to perform 5 times better. The packaging is definitely sturdy and luxurious, heavy glass jars. These ETK eye shadows are called hybrid, but based on my humble personal opinion, these are loose powders pressed into a jar. I find the texture of these eyeshadows to be rich and heavy, creamy and smooth, crazy pigmented and absolutely complex. The 2 eyeshadows featured below are #4 (left) and #24 (right).

 

 

#4, also called Pulp Fiction, looks like silver with red and purple sparkles in the jar. #24 Smokey Copper to me looks like black with gold sparkles, with hints of olive. There is no way in knowing what these colours really look like when worn by just looking at the jar. The composition of the colours is complicated and mysterious in a way. One must swatch it to know what the colour looks like. On my fair yellow undertones, #4 Pulp Fiction is a silvery grey with hints of reddish taupe. #24 Smokey Copper is a very dark blackened brown with gold accents. The golden olive tones I saw earlier is not translated onto my skin.

 

 

 

Here is a day time look I created with #4 Pulp Fiction on my lids, blended up and out and #24 Smokey Copper pressed onto my lash line for very natural definition. Once I have the time, I will post another FOTD with #24 Smokey Copper as focus.

 

 

 

These ETK eye shadows stay on my bare lids for at least 8 hours without fading or creasing. I have fallen head over heels for these babies. They are expensive, about RM100 (give or take) a pop and that aside, I’ve made up my mind to slowly but surely add more to my collection. These 2 are quite lonely at the moment šŸ˜‰

Have you tried these Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Eye Shadow? What is your favourite shade? Any recommendations?

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

  • Hanny Daforcena

    Eeeks, they’re just too pretty to even behold >.< *sighs* Yet another thing to save up for I suppose

    • Lily

      Definitely a must have šŸ™‚

  • Your eye makeup here looks gorgeous. I really want both of these now.

    • Lily

      Thanks Jenny! I got Pulp Fiction off StrawberryNet when there was 10% off all makeup promo. A good buy šŸ™‚

  • So great to hear that you love the etk! They really are amazing, and I love the complexe shades! You realaly picked two great shades, they are amazing on you!

    • Lily

      Aaw, thanks Teri. I have my eyes on a few other shades, just waiting for them to pop up online so I can grab them. LOL!

  • i agree, your eye makeup looks amazing! I always want one of these but it just seems like there is SO much glitter and I can’t seem to find the perfect shade for me. I’m starting to think it is just the counter testers, esp if they’re drying out, but argh! One day, lol! I do love the loreal ones, do you find the etk to be more glittery than the loreal infallibles??

    • Lily

      I have quite a few L’Oreal ones myself, and you’re right. They are less shimmery. I wouldn’t say glittery because the ETKs are so buttery smooth, there are no glitter chunks at all. I think it’s because ETKs are very pigmented. The composition of colours is definitely more complex than L’Oreal ones but they stay on so much longer on me. L’Oreal Infallibles crease on my lids.

      • You’re right, shimmery is a better word for both products! (It is nearly my bedtime haha!!) I’ll have to get myself to an armani counter sometime and give it a try… Thanks for your input! šŸ™‚

        • Lily

          Aaw, you’re lucky to be able to get your hands on them at the counter! I just rely on online swatches, and pray they are just as good šŸ™‚

  • These are so beautiful on you! I still don’t own any either–I’m just not sure how often I’ll actually wear them. They feel just a little too “one note” for me…and that one note would be “shimmery”

    • Lily

      I wouldn’t say they are too shimmery, but maybe it’s the flash that I used. They look very pretty worn on the lids. In real life, they are a few notches tamer than shiny bling.

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    Glad you love these! I have #3, #14, and #25. Even with all the stuff in my stash these are what I use very regularly!

    • Lily

      #14 is the elusive one in the US but abandon in Belgium right? That one is gorgeous!! #25 looks lovely too. These shades are my kind of shades šŸ˜‰

      • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

        Yup that’s the one! I don’t know why they make it so difficult for people in North America to get it. It’s such a pretty one that will sell well everywhere really!

        • Lily

          You know, I’m stalking strawberrynet just in case any of these shades pop up. So sad. LOL!

  • All of them!! LOL Ok not all of them, but get one of the Khaki and Bronze ones and #1 for sure. I think #1 is the most representative of the beauty that is the GA ETK šŸ˜‰

    • Lily

      #1 will be blast of blue. Which Khaki / Bronze would you recommend? I’m stalking strawberrynet! šŸ™‚

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