Aug 27, 2012

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eye Shadow #27.



yet another belated review of my recent Giorgio Armani order, at least the one i'm talking about today is still available on douglas.de - if you order, don't forget to check frau-shopping.de for all the goodie-codes! shade #27 is one of six Eyes To Kill Silk Eye Shadows released with the Acqua Collection for summer 2012, i have already shown you shade #28 here.




the loosely pressed hybrid cream/powder eyeshadow crumbles house in a glass pot with a plastic stopper inside. i store my pots upside down to see the colour that's inside. it contains 4g of product and costs 32$/30€.


GA ETK #27 swatched heavily & sheered out


#27 is a mix of steel grey and reddish pink crumbles, as a result you'll get a complex smokey mauve with crystal flecks and tons of pink shimmer. this colour swatches with a strong pink tinge but turns to a mauvey taupe on my lids (it was a difficult task for my camera to capture the effect, it flashes between a taupe and dusty mauve in my swatches). i really like how it looks with my eye colour, the purple tinge only slightly contrasts the brown in my eyes but enough to bring it out. it's smooth and intensely pigmented with a highly metallic finish. i get the best pigmentation by using a firm, flat brush. fluffier or softer brushes don't always apply evenly and can cause fall outs. it blends out easily to a sheer glimmering veil (really beautiful effect). this is made for lazy people like me, it's creates a good portion of drama without the need of additional eyeshadows. the staying power didn't disappoint me - just like the other ETK Silk Eye Shadows i've used, it wears the whole day brilliantly without creasing or fading. luckily it's not like any of my existing grurples, it's shinier and more pink than any grey/purple cream- or powder eyeshadow i compared it to.
another winner from this line, i really love these hybrid shadows and can totally recommend them. used sparingly (for example as accent colour only on the center of the lids), they even look great on those who swear by matte shadows.



comparison

Chanel Illusoire - L'Oreal Metallic Lilac - GA ETK #27 - GA ETK #4 - MUFE Aqua Cream #2

Chanel Illusoire - L'Oreal Metallic Lilac - GA ETK #27 - GA ETK #4 - MUFE Aqua Cream #2

Chanel Illusoire - L'Oreal Metallic Lilac - GA ETK #27 - GA ETK #4 - MUFE Aqua Cream #2



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for this eye makeup i applied the eyeshadow all over the lid and on the lower lashline, a light champagne on the inner corner and purple eyeliner (forgot the combo, might be Max Factor Metallic Lilac with GA ETK #27 dabbed over it?).
on the cheeks some combo from Le Métier de Beauté's Blush Kaleidoscope and on the lips Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in #57 Imaginaire.








together with my other ETKs: #1 - #2 - #3 - #4 - #6 - #9 - #27 - #28



14 comments:

  1. Another great colour! I seriously want all of them, they are one of my favourite eyeshadows, so pretty! I love the look you made with it, it's very wearable, without being ott or too glittery :). Also looove the purple wing!

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  2. What a complex and pretty combination of grey + red. I love red tones lately and ETK#27 looks gorgeous :)

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    1. i also had this eyeshadow phase few months ago - suddenly nothing could be red enough while i avoided anything reddish near my eyes for all these years ;D

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  3. I love cream eyeshadows, this tone it looks very chic and classic! I love it, thanks for sharing

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    1. thanks Silvia! i love those mid-tone ETK eyeshadows, they are so versatile!

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  4. This is the third review of #27 I've seen today--and I can't count how many in the last week! :P I think it's a sign--I need to just bite the bullet and get it already! It's SO gorgeous! And definitely agree with you on the lazy-girl wash of color--that's my specialty! :P

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    1. haha, so it was a good day to publish this review! NOT. XD
      so even more, thank you for still reading mine!!!
      it's really an amazing shade, you should definitely check it out!

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  5. nice color pay off. hope you could post a tutorial on your EOTD :)

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    1. thank you Anne! but i don't think a tutorial would be helpful for this eye make up, it's just slapping on the colour, blending the upper edges, lining the eye, dabbing some more eyeshadow onto the eyeliner - that's it. very simple, but it's the eyeshadow that makes the oomph ;)
      i don't do tutorials because my eye makeups are very minimalistic and simple, you just have to know your features and what shapes suit you, how high you can blend the colour to still have a bit of smokey but to look natural and not overdone. the rest is colour choice, right tools, etc.

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  6. Oh my, it seems gorgeous! thank you for swatching!

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    1. you're welcome, thanks for the nice comment!

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  7. wow are these dupes of maybelline tattoos.. looking so nice on your eyes

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    1. thank you Mahrukh! these aren't true cream eyeshadows like the Maybelline Colour Tattoos, they're rather powder eyeshadow crumbles that still contain some smooth, slightly moist texture making them a hybrid of both types. if you've tried the L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadows, these here are the same.

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