This post features product shots, swatches and first impressions of the new Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill 4 Color Eyeshadow Palettes. For more information about them and the technology behind these eyeshadows, please refer to this post.
There are a total of 8 palettes and in Part 2, I will be showcasing palettes 05 to 08. All swatches taken under natural sun light without flash, on dry arm – without primer (swatched once).
Hope this entry helps.
05 – Mediterranea: Gradation of Mediterranean blue from quiet spring dawn to fall storm sea.
This harmony begins with a luminous silver, tinged with a touch of blue that reminds the foam of the ocean. It travels into a light blue grey shade with shiny reflections. The vivid and intense Armani bleu de Prusse fights the coldness of blue and radiates like the sea when spring begins. The palette ends with the legendary Armani blue Marine, color of the sea prior to a storm.
06 – Boudoir: Gradation from dewy coral essence to intense Amazonian mahogany.
From a soft coral infused by light, color turns into a bright rosewood that enhance the skin tone & reminds the XVIII century luxurious discovery. A strong matte inspired by the hundred-year-old threes is strengthened by an intense mahogany liner gives strength to the eye.
07 – Saharan blush: Gradation from summer Saharan sky to hot sand brown.
Extremely glowing rose turns into an eggshell tone reminding the color of the sun reflecting on the Saharan landscape at sunrise. A bright rose that could be seen in the sky color the palette before ending in a hot brown.
08 – Parma: Gradation from dewy lilac rose to an iconic amethyst powder.
Two variations of lilac rose tinted with blue reflections remind spring colors from the sky at dawn to the booming flowers. The gradation goes into a sparkling mineral dust before ending in an intense amethyst violet, echo to the home made eye shadows crafted by women in ancient Mediterranean civilizations.
Each palette comes in irregular black polished double-decked oval compact featuring a mirror and two sponge applicators. The size and shape is easy to hold but may not be space savvy when it comes to storing. The compact features a magnetic closure which is convenient.
I like the sleek and modern casing. And I like the idea of having the applicators in a separate compartment.
If you compare this set of palettes to my previous post, you will know what I mean by those featured in Part 1 are more “me”. This set of fours consists of more playful and frosty shades which I don’t usually wear. But I must say, both 05 – Mediterranea and 06 – Boudoir are beautiful.
I like 05 – Mediterranea from this set because the blues are so vibrant and crisp.
07 – Saharan blush and 08 – Parma each has a gorgeous duo tone shade in there but I am not sure if I would purchase the entire palette for just 1 shade. Both of them contains light, frosty hues which I find hard to pull off on myself. But I reckon they will look great on fair ladies.
More thoughts on the formulation can be found at the bottom of Part 1.
The NEW Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Quads will be available exclusively at DFS Galleria Scottswalk from end December 2012. Retails at S$80 each.
Thank you for looking.