Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, Swatches of all Shades

That was unexpected. Today I went to Giorgio Armani Counter to check bronzers and blushes and look what I have found.


Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles

I don't remember seeing promotion pictures of this range but Armani have done it before, I mean keeping it all secret and releasing a whole range. It was a very nice surprise, I remember counter manager telling me that they are expecting a new range of single eye shadows sometime last year so in the end it was expected but maybe it was me who was not informed. 

I played around with these for almost an hour and took some photos for you. I really liked the arrangement (above) of the shades like a wave. They are divided into three categories, matte, vivid and satin. I was a little confused that all bright purples, pinks and that acid green was classified as satin, not vivid. I even thought for a brief moment if they made a mistake while setting up the display. I don't think it is the case though because numbers increase and each category have different number of eye shadows.

Matte range: 6 eye shadows here. They are all very pigmented. Here are some photos and swatches.

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, matte range
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles #1, #2 and #3
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles #4, #5 and #6

Vivid range (as I said, I am very confused about this name) consists of 8 eye shadows, they are shimmery naturals. The range offers cool and warm shades as well as deep and light ones. All of them were very pigmented, #10 was a little less pigmented than the others. My favorites here are #9 and #14. Enjoy some swatches.


Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, vivid range
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, #7, #8 and #9
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, #10, #11 and #12
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, #13 and #14

Satin range (wouldn't vivid be more appropriate?) consist of 10 eye shadow singles. Isn't it great to see an acid green as a permanent shade of a high-end brand? What about those blush type of colors, #22, #23, #24? Bravo Maestro! 

Those were also very pigmented, a few of the shade were somehow a little drier in this category than the others. My picks are #15, #18 and #21. There was only one shade which didn't perform all that well, that was the orange one #24, was a little dry and less pigmented than the others. But all in all all thumbs up. Enjoy some more swatches. 



Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, satin range
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, #15, #16 and #17
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, #18, #19 and #20
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, #20 and #21
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles, #22, #23 and #24

Final thoughts: A very fun range from Giorgio Armani, which reminds me why I like his line of make-up so much. If you found the last releases of some other brands (!) a little boring, these are for you. Regardless of what your taste is, I am sure you can find shades you would like here. 

I picked up #9 Tadzio for the time being. I forgot to mention they all have unique names but it was not provided on the display. I will test Tadzio and let you know how it performs on the lids. If those perform as good as they swatch, I may need to get all of them. ;-)

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eye Shadow Singles contain 1.75 g of product and cost 32€ in Germany.

Which one is your favorite shade?

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    1. You are right, they are close but #9 is more saturated and deeper. I always wanted a "not so pale" Barley, this must be it.

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  2. Oh wow, thanks for the heads-up, Sara! I don't think I've even heard of these at all! I think 9 is my favorite, too. That and maybe 8!

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    1. 8 is also very interesting, I like the fact that they have matte shades but I don't know if I want them all over my lid, just yet ;-)

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  3. Oh these look really lovely pigmented! The colour range is very nice and it's greta to see some really bright shades in there as well. I have to agree on the confusing names tho, but hey, that won't spoil the fun! ^^

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    1. Hi Teri,
      Yes apart from just a few shades, all of the shades are pigmented and creamy. Lovely formula and the range of shades is very fun :-) those last shades remind me of your pink eye makeup for Guerlain lipstick post, which looked stunning on you.

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  4. OH MY HEAVENS! Those mattes look gorgeous, too.

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    1. Yes, right, not many lines have so many mattes to choose from. I think they nailed it with this release, fun and elegance at once.

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  5. Oh my goodness #9 is just gorgeous!!

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    1. Yes it is my favorite too, so came home with me :-)

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    2. I hope to see a review at some point then!

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  6. Sara, thank you for the comprehensive preview! No. 9, 10, 11, 12, & 22 are beautiful! These eyeshadows made their debut at the Armani Prive S/S 2014 show in late January. I believe No. 11 and No. 7 were the colors used on the models' lids.

    - Josie

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    1. Hi Josie,
      Thanks a lot for letting us know. I remember also seeing a green ETK pan at that show, I am waiting for it to hit the counters too. 11 and 7 are a little cool for my taste but with 24 shades to choose from, I am not complaining a bit ;-)

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  7. It's like stumbling into makeup heaven! I'm going to have to stalk the GA counter everyday until I get my fingers into these!

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    1. It was really a big surprise since I haven't seen promo or photos anywhere. GA US website doesn't show these either but I guess they will be there soon. Let me know how you like them after trying xox

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  8. Oh my gosh! Eyes to Kill you say? I say Wallet Killer!!! These are so stunning! 2, 5, 15, 22.......

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    1. I seriously almost left all my money there but then I could hold myself since there are discounts starting next week Tuesday, I didn't want to pay more for the same product. I might have to get 15 and maybe one from mattes... I must endure!

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  9. I didn't know about these either, your great in bringing us all the newest releases, these swatches are super helpful, I'll use this as my guide on what to order when they come out here :)

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    1. Hi Clare,
      I was so excited, I wanted to document everything, for you and also for myself because I don't like going to the counter and each time starting from zero. This way I also use this info to order online, since there are special offers from time to time :-) glad to hear that it is helpful for you too. Xox

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  10. Oh wow, these look perfectly pigmented and such a wonderful colour range. You've definitely piqued my interest! Thanks for the swatches :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Hi Jen,
      hope you can get your hands on one soon :-)

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  11. #17 and #23 look INSANE! Thanks / Ihatechu so much for bringing yet another new release to my attention :D

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    1. Exactly! #17 and #23! Love them both... I don't think I have any dupes to these lol.

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  12. Where did you find them, Sara?

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    1. Hi,
      these are released in Germany exclusive to Breuninger at the moment but Douglas is about to receive them as well. Since I don't know where you are located, it is hard for me to answer.

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  13. Absolutely agree that this is a great, edgy collection from a high-end brand. I can't wait to try these in person!!

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    1. I can't wait to see which of the shades you pick up. They are all so drool worthy, I am having hard time choosing one myself.

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  14. Oh, I see how you can get confused with the categorization, but I think they're categorizing it in terms of finish/formula, not color intensity/vibrancy. Based on your swatches, I'd say the Vivids are highly reflective with shimmer, sheen or frost; whereas the Satins and Mattes are just that, satins and mattes! I hope that helps.

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    1. Hi Chris,
      Actually at the counter I swatched them they already recategorized it and put the bright shades in vivid category. I don't care very much about the naming though, the shades are to die for. ;-)

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