Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hard-to-kick habit

Sweet deja vu, haven't I seen this post before?

No, but close. I went to Neiman Marcus to scope out the new limited edition Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense shadows. As far as I know, they only have number designations (no name), and there are six of them from #24 - #29. You can see the colors on Armani's website.

I did swatch all of them in store, but the lighting there was pretty yellow, and I only had my iPhone. This is not a very good picture of them in real life -- the picture is far too warm and doesn't capture the nuances of each color. (For example, check out the differences of 25 in the hand swatch versus the arm swatch further below.) Nonetheless, here's the picture, but I'll try my best to describe them.

On the website, 24 and 25 look very similar, but 24 is a much more gilded dark brown color whereas 25 is a dark blackened gold. 26 is a pretty straight on gold with slight light brown undertones. 27 is actually a nice mix of maroon and pewter -- it sort of reminds me a much redder 4 Pulp Fiction. (27 was my second favorite of the bunch.) 28 reminded me of a slightly darker version of Urban Decay's Baked, a sort of orange-y/bronze color. Finally 29 was a frost-like light pink. I know it sort of looks flesh-toned here, but it's the pink companion to 10 Airy Jade.

I only picked up 25, but I think I will go back for 27. I didn't have a chance to do a face look with color, but once again, I compared the swatch of 25 against 13 Black. (If it's not obvious: 25 above, 13 below.) 13 is much more of a straight, almost matte black, but you can see the gold tones of 25. I'm not sure how it'll look on the eye, but I'll try to do a look with it later this coming week. I don't think I have a gilded black in my collection, or at the very least, I'm going to try to convince myself of that fact.

And second verse, same as the first: They are $32 each. The formula for the new shades are pretty much the same: smooth like butter with a little bit of fallout. (Check my prior ETK review for a general review on the formula.)