Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow Number 3 Purpura Review Pictures Swatches


I'm not sure what hold Taupe Eyeshadow has over me, but I'm OK with being possessed by it.  With 120 entries under "taupe" on this blog it stands to reason that I'm a bit obsessed.  Sometimes, however, my taupe shadow love starts to mess with my vision and I start seeing taupe in everything.  (Thankfully not lipstick...oh how I rue the 1990's brown lip fad with a passion).  Now I'm not saying that this eyeshadow is a pure TAUPE, but hot damn I see taupe in it!

The shadow is Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense shadow in #3 Purpura (Purple)  This is the 3rd Armani ETKI shadow I have purchased and it will not be the last.  I first saw this featured on Orange 2 LA blog. Diane made this shadow look taupe..and of course  HAD TO HAVE IT! The purple flecks combine with the gold flecks and make this amazing metallic purple grey gold taupe!


As a refresher, Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Shadows are a hybrid texture, which is not a powder, nor a cream, but acts like a smooth, long lasting color film. Each shadow has two different colored pigments to create depth and a multi-dimensional effect on the eye.  These shadows can be used dry with a brush or your fingertip or can be applied with a damp brush for an amazing foiled smokey eye look.  the soft, creamy, and intensely metallic pigment clings to you lids like second skin.  Armani suggests using your fingers or a specific Armani brush to apply this shadow and I agree that using your fingers is possibly the best method of application. Over a primer or base the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense shadow is long wearing, and crease proof.  According to Armani it is also sweat-proof and waterproof, but I have yet to test these claims.

But look at what happens when you combine the purple with the gold of #3 Purpura.


I know, right?  Amazeballz!  What's even better. this 4g/.14 oz pot of shadow will last a long, long time. Because it is so pigmented only a sweep of a clean finger over the surface is all you need for each eye.

I know this review is short. It's not for lack of great things to say about this shadow. It's simply because I don't have a large enough vocabulary to express how absolutely A-1, A-OK, ace, admirable, amazing, astonishing, astounding, attractive, awe-inspiring, awesome, brilliant, cat's pajamas, choice, cool, crackerjack, divine, dynamite, enjoyable, excellent, exquisite, fabulous, fantastic, fine, good, great, groovy, hunky dory, incredible, keen, laudable, magnificent, marvelous, miraculous, neat, out of sight, out of this world, outstanding, peachy, phenomenal, pleasant, pleasing, praiseworthy, prime, remarkable, sensational, something else, staggering, startling, stupendous, super, super-duper, superb, surprising, swell, terrific, too much, tremendous, unheard-of, unreal, wonderful and wondrous Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Shadow in #3 Purpura really is.  

Do you NEED this? Do fish need water? Do bears sh*t in the woods? Does your house cat plot to kill you every day? YES!  Of course you need this.  You need #3 Purpura as well as the 14 other colors from this range.  Not that I'm obsessed or anything.


36 comments:

  1. *Flutters Armani ETKI #3 covered lids at Laci*

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  2. You know I am trying not to buy more eyeshadow, right?

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  3. You know I don't care, right? LOL

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  4. LMAO at the above conversation! :) I have 2 Eyes to Kill (literally, hahaha) shadows and I NEED this one, but it was sold out on the website when I went to order it. It's gorg!!!

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  5. How does this compare to Chanel Illusoire? I took a look at this picture and instantly thought of it. But it might be more purple.

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  6. slgkag: :-) I know # 3 has been sold out off and on. I just managed to hit the Armani website when it was in stock again. You need to try again to get this.

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  7. styrch: It is nothing like Chanel Illusoire. It's a hard packed powder not a gel and the color is completely different. this is a purple that is warm b/c of the gold while Illusoire is a cool purple with silver shimmer. That being saud. Wearing the Armani ETKI #3 OVER the Chanel Illusoire is Awesometastic!

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  9. *waves the white flag*

    I guess this just means I won't be getting the Hourglass duo when Sephora's F&F rolls around.

    Oh who am I kidding? LOL

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  10. P.S. Nordstrom has it online. ;)

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  11. Strangely enough Illusoire and Purpura look almost exactly the same swatched on my skin. Maybe Purpura is a touch darker. I love them both though!

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  12. Elvira, you are my least favourite person in the entire world right now.

    Or maybe my most favourite.

    I don't know but this is REALLY PRETTY.

    D:

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  13. Jamilla: Thank you! And perfect for you too!

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  14. Laci: Good to know you can get this easily from Nordies!! Thanks!

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  15. AfricanOrchid: That's right! Heck Yeah!

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  16. Evelyn: Yes. different skin tones will make any shadow look different. Glad you commented about it tho. I'm very fair on the cool neutral side. How about you?

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  17. Rae // theNotice: I'm both. I am your worst enemy and best friend. This would look awesome on you....just sayin'

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  18. I'm so ashamed. I bought this when it first came out and haven't worn it. What am I waiting for? I guess it was your review to make me realize my life is lacking!

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  19. MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone): Marcia! I'm saddened to learn that #3 Purpura was neglected for so long. I am happoy to know, however, that my post about this shadow is a public service and has now made you realize the error of your ways!

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  20. PK ~ Would you say these are better in texture/color pay off than the purple version of the new fluffy metallic purple from Chanel in the pots? I did buy the Chanel purple version and still have it, but the green was too metallicy for me and I sent it overseas to a dear friend who is loving it more than I.

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  21. Bunny Masseuse: Humm. I would say that the purple from Chanel is less metallic than this Armani ETKI #3 Purpura. That has to do witht he pigment but also the glitter. for example. The white Armani ETKI is not as glittery as the Chanel gel shadow. I would say that if you are not fond of high glitter and metallic then you should skip this Armani one. ♥

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  22. I want all of the shadows in this collection!

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  23. evo: So do I. I don't need them but for some reason the ease of application and the beautiful metallic look is wooing me!

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  24. So pretty. It looks like Sparitual Sacred Ground lacquer in shadow form.

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  25. Love it!! I have Khaki Pulse but when I picked it up I was torn between it and Purpura...thank GOD I can't access G.A. cosmetics easily or I'd be running back to Holt Renfrew to pick this up! Looks great ;)

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  26. Hot! Man, between you and Joey I'm really lovin' taupes!!!

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  27. Gah, this is so gorgeous! I love how you can distinctly see both colors in the pan and it combines into one beautiful shadow.

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  28. So,so pretty on you.Brings out the lovely green in your eyes-on me it would look like a bruise! LOL! I have to take photos of my Guerlain palette I got at the duty free shop-it is so gorgeous.They are Elvira colors.

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  29. Great. Something else that I don't need that I am dying to buy.

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  30. I HATE YOUR DAMNED FACE!!! LOL

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  31. You know the makeup proverb: All roads lead to taupe! :-)

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  32. Purples and taupes are my go-to eyeshadow colors, and this looks AMAZING. I have to try it. Thank you!

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  33. I have the #3. It is the best most unique eyeshadow product ever. I totally agree that it is a warm purple. What other colors are considered "warm"? It has been said that there is a "cool" champagne and a "warm" one. Which is which? It is difficult to determine online. Thanks in advance for the help.

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