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.