Monday, April 23, 2012

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow in 20 Obsidian Black and 23 Madre Perla - Review, Pictures, Swatches

Just released if the Bronze 2012 Color Collection from Armani Beauty. 4 new Limited Edition shades in the popular Eyes To Kill Intense formula. Today I bring you two of those colors, #20 Called Obsidian Black and #23 called Madre Perla.

As you can see from the extreme close up above these shades are multifaceted, multidimensional colors.  I have reviewed the excellent quality of these shadows HERE and HERE. With a base, they last 12 or more hours, without a base up to 6-8 hours.  Yes. This formula is that WONDERFUL.

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret.  As much as I love Chanel and all things Chanel. I find that the Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Intense is far superior to the Illusion de Ombres cream to powder shadows that Chanel offers.  Don't tell anyone. It will be our little secret.

As usual the Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Shadows come in a small glass pot with a black screw on lid and an under cap to make sure the shadow is protected.  I lost the under cap to one pf my other shadows and have not noticed it "drying out" or any change at all in it.  So it won't be the end of the world if you misplace one...but I recommend keeping it if anything to keep any loose powder from gunking up the actual lid of the product.

OK. So here are the 2 colors I picked up.

#20 Obsidian Black.
This is a black based shadow with a generous amount of teal and aqua blue mixed in.  The result. a gleaming black based multi dimensional color.  Similar to the color found on the lid of the Armani Limited Edition eyeshadow quad or the underside of a black mother of pearl button, or the inside of a dark seashell.  Simply loverly.

You can wear #20 alone on the lid for a deep tealish-blackish smokey eye or as a crease color.  You can apply it wet for more intensity or dry for a softer look.  The powder is as expected with this formula. Soft and smooth and almost creamy.  It applies like a dream using your fingertips, a brush or sponge applicator.  There seem to be no wrong way to apply it.

#23 Madre Perla
This white based shadow with iridescent green and pink mixed in makes this the seasons MUST HAVE.  Not only could you wear this as an eyeshadow but you could apply a little to your upper cheek bones and temples for a truly ethereal look.  The colors in #23 are hard to capture.  The shade radiates green and pink and lavender and sometimes light blue. 

If any of you are familiar with the age old Dior Moonray Quint, this Armani #23 is all of those colors mixed together.  A fairytale of iridescent shades that one could imagine a forest sprite or garden nymph leaving as a trail behind them.  This one is truly stunning.

Do you NEED this?  YES!  You need this eyeshadow.  If you have never purchased one before I recommend that you do so now.  If you are particularly in love with the colors i have shown you today, please remember that they are limited edition and won't be around forever.  I purchased these at Neiman Marcus the day they came in.  I'm sorry it took me so long to actually post about them.  Let's just say that I was under their spell....(code for being a slacker).  Try calling Kathy Shoreman at 571-533-4972 if you want to make a purchase over the phone.  Seriously tho, if you are in love with the colors above I suggest you move fast since they are limited edition.  However remember they are $32 USD a piece.  But you don't mind eating PB&J sandwiches for lunch and dinner for the next few weeks do you?


  1. OMG. These are SO PRETTY. If only I didn't just get a new car...

  2. WOW! I was so looking forward to seeing how these swatched and they did not disappoint. Why oh why do I have so many things I need right now. I really didn't need to add two more to the list. *sigh*

  3. Yow! That is one awesome smokey eye. I will now have to track these wallet is already cringing!

  4. Beautiful, E!!! I need that Obsidian. What a complex and gorgeous color!!

  5. I swear if I don't get these in my life now, I will die.

  6. Both are amazing colours. Bah, now I want them! May have to trawl the internet for these, since I can't afford to buy them here in Australia.

  7. I really did not need to know about these. Because now of course I have to spend another $64 on eyeshadow.

    I really do think these eyeshadows are worth it. I have several of them, and I use them constantly. They never crease or fade, a little goes a long way, and I expect they'll last forever.

  8. your absolutely right. I NEED this! But I need to save for it, lol. I dont usually spend that much on shadow but....i may have to make an exception

  9. I haven't bought any MU in a while but I just ordered madre perla. I have loved the pink/green iridescent combo since I was 3 years old. This is mine!

  10. Wow. Thanks for inspiration. That looks so lovely. I definitely need to study your eye and re-create that wing, if only I had the right brushes. ;)

  11. It's always worth not eating for make up. It's like a two-for-one package deal-- lose a couple of pounds AND get a new product ;) (I'm joking, but only sorta....)


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