Makeup Review: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eye Shadows in 2 Lust Red, 4 Pulp Fiction & 7 Sweet Fire

by PJ on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Intense Eye Shadows 1


According to Giorgio Armani‘s website, the Eyes to Kill Silk Eye Shadow (“Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadow” on the brand’s website) has a hybrid texture (between a powder and a cream) and provides smooth and lasting color. 16 shades are available (along with 2 limited-edition shades for holiday 2011), and today I am highlighting 2 Lust Red, 4 Pulp Fiction, and 7 Sweet Fire.

Eyes to Kill Silk Eye Shadow is a loosely-pressed powder eyeshadow. All the three shades reviewed here are well-pigmented and have a very good lasting power. 4 Pulp Fiction and 7 Sweet Fire are very smooth, silky, and blendable, while 2 Lust Red is relatively drier.


Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Intense Eye Shadow 2 Lust Red 2


2 Lust Red is an intense black with a velvety finish and flecks of pink-red shimmer. As an eyelining shade, the rich pigment glides relatively easily and creates intensity effortlessly. It is a good alternative to the usual black eyeliner, as the sparse pink-red shimmer adds a twist to the shade. Because this is definitely an eyelining shade for me (and not a shadowing shade), the fact that the powder is slightly drier and less blendable (than the other two) is not an issue for me.


Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Intense Eye Shadow 4 Pulp Fiction 3


4 Pulp Fiction is a medium-to-dark gray with a metallic finish, a hint of silver-toned sparkle, and a very minimal pink undertone. (Unlike the pink-red in 2 Lust Red, which shows up on the eyes as sparse shimmer, the pink pigment in 4 Pulp Fiction shows up as a very subtle (barely noticeable) pink undertone.) The silver-toned sparkle adds dimension to the overall finish.


Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Intense Eye Shadow 7 Sweet Fire 4


7 Sweet Fire is a berry-toned pink with a metallic finish. (There are spots of pink-plum but they look fairly similar to the main shade.) The finish is frostier than that of 4 Pulp Fiction, but the fine multi-hued shimmer prevents the finish from being overly flat.

I thought this shade might look a little too bright and too pink on my eyes, but it turned out to be more wearable than I expected. Despite the high-toned metallic finish, the color itself has a touch of softly muted look. Also, with the cool berry tone, the shade doesn’t give the eyes the irritated red-eyelid look. Among the three shades, I like this the most.

(The products featured in this article are provided by Giorgio Armani.)


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Ebontien Thursday, December 15, 2011

Armani must have the right idea in sending you these three because when I was first testing them out, I selected these three plus Moonlight 12 for the SA to apply on me and colours worked out wonderful, what with the silver, red, and pink undertones. You are absolutely right about the Sweet Fire. My best friend was with me when I was trying it and I saw her hesitate when I picked that colour but it surprisingly worked out much better for both of our skin tones (she’s pale skin with light brown hair as opposed to my darker colouring). I don’t know about you but did Pulp Fiction look a bit more taupeish to you depending on the lighting?


PJ Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hi Ebontien,

I agree that Sweet Fire is an intriguingly wearable shade. I am pleased it is working for you and your best friend!

I do think these three shades display the range of finishes of Eyes to Kill Silk Eye Shadows. All of them happen to have pinkness in them, and I like how the pinkness in Sweet Fire and the pink-red in Lust Red echo each other.

On my eyes, Pulp Fiction doesn’t look taupeish, but it might just be me. Even cool beiges can often look grayish on me, like the cool beige in Lunasol’s Ocean Scene Eyes in EX01 Shelly Ocean ( I think it is because of my warm-toned complexion. Some colors look cooler than they are against my skin tone.

When swatched on the back of my hand, it also looks grayish under natural sunlight as well as the warm-toned artificial lighting that I have. But I will continue experimenting…

Thank you for posting your comment again! :)


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