Eyes to Kill eyeshadow in #15 (left) and #16 (right).
Here are two new eyeshadows which are a part of Giorgio Armani Beauty's Gold Rush Holiday Collection. Not only are they new shades, but these are completely new formula's to Giorgio Armani's repertoire of gorgeous makeup products (Face Fabric foundation is my go-to-tube for when I need a quickie look). The website writes that the formula is composed of "an unprecedented association between binder elements and pearls that creates an exceptional luminosity depth and intensity of the eye color."
I found the texture to be similar to Bare Escentuals' Buxom Stay-There Eye Shadow (see my review here). It had that spongy, slightly wet to powder feel. But there was definitely more pigmentation and better buildability than the Buxom, which is saying a lot considering that those were pretty pigmented. Perhaps it's because the Giorgio Armani boasts about a high-resistance bi-polymer or the association between binder elements and pearls that creates an exceptional luminosity depth and intensity. Whatever it may be, these eyeshadows do "kill." Only negative is that they kill the wallet too. $32 per eyeshadow is steep!
Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow #15 and#16 are a part of the Gold Rush Holiday Collection. $32 each and available in three shades at http://www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
Eyes to Kill - 4g 0.14oz each.
#15 and #16.
A third shade #13 is also available (not purchased) which is a black.
Keep a lid on those Eyes to Kill.
#15 - A pewter and copper gold. Looks more copper in the pot with flecks of black. See the swatch below.
#16 - Silver flecked with black. Pretty in the pot, but straight up silver swatched.
Swatched dry with finger.
#16 applied wet on the left (with brush and MAC Mixing Medium), dry on the right.
#15 applied wet on the left (with brush and MAC Mixing Medium), dry on the right.
What do you think of these shadows? Are you interested in trying this texture? Is $32 too much for an eyeshadow even if it is long-wearing?