Wearing Coral on Eyes: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Solo Eyeshadow #23 Corallo, Swatch, Review & FOTD

Today I am in holiday mood since we have holidays on Friday and Monday in Germany, so I would like to post about something fun. I thought why not "Coral On Eyes"?

We all wear coral on cheeks, coral on lips or on nails, but what about eyes? I would like to experiment with this after seeing how a peachy apricot may brighten up the look, so went for something more... Intense...

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Solo Eyeshadow #23 Corallo

You know how excited I was seeing the new Giorgio Armani Solos at the counter some time ago. These are not released all around the globe yet but I suspect that it will soon reach everywhere. You can see swatches of all the shades here. The range has some matte and some naturals as well as vivid shades which you don't see often at high end market. I first went with a safe choice and got #9 Tadzio to try out. I really liked that shade and wore it often since then. 

Then I figured out I was missing all the edgy shades in there. The decision was not that easy so I got #14, which was another safe shade. The third visit to the counter, I was determined to get something more fun. I was in a good mood, it was a sunny day and this happened...


Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Solo Eyeshadow #23 Corallo

#23 Corallo is one of the limited edition items in this range together with #22 and #24. It is definitely an interesting shade but not only that, it is vivid in a not overwhelming way, if that makes sense. All the other shades have some fine shimmer to them whereas Corallo's shimmer is even more subdued which makes it more wearable. Below you can see the shade I have at the moment but I already reserved two more, so stay tuned for more looks coming up. I will also post a look with #14 and #21 soon. Today it is all about Corallo.



Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Solo Eyeshadows #9 Tadzio, #14 Aurore, #21 Moon Jelly, #23 Corallo

Below picture shows how subtle Corallo's shimmer is. It is also very pigmented but not too much, again very balanced between the color and the shimmer. I am seriously loving this range and I can see me getting more and more shades along the way.


Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow swatches #9 Tadzio, #14 Aurore, #21 Moon Jelly, #23 Corallo

I would like to show you two ways to wear Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Solo in #23 Corallo. First is a bold look with coral all over the lids. I also deepened the crease just slightly by adding some matte brown from my Laura Mercier Artist's Palette as well as a dark brown liner from Urban Decay. Below I am also wearing Chanel Le Volume mascara.


Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Solo Eyeshadow #23 Corallo all over the lid

Since I am not that much experienced with coral on eyes, I experimented a little with different lipstick and blushers. Below I am wearing Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric #305 in Dolci, which I would like to review soon. It is a soft coral shade with not much yellow nor red, which I find to be fitting to this look. 

On the lips, I tried some coral shades, which I thought to be not that flattering. I really like a pink toned nude with this look. Below I am wearing MAC Woodrose from Proenza Schouler Collection (reviewed here).  As you see the resulting look is not something scary ;-) I  can even imagine myself wearing it for a business occasion. What do you think?


FOTD with Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Solo Eyeshadow #23 Corallo all over the lid

Alternatively if you think it is too much coral on eyes for you and you would like to wear it combining with a natural, below you can see Corallo combined Tadzio and used as an accent color. For this purpose, I like using Rouge Bunny Rouge Blender Brush (recently reviewed here) to get the color intensity. 


Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Solo Eyeshadow #23 Corallo as an accent color to #9 Tadzio

The eyes are again combined with soft peachy blusher and some bronzer as well as nude lips. It is more of a smokier look than the one above but at the same time you could classify it as natural eyes with a twist. This one might be easier to pull off if you haven't slept very well (redness in the eyes) or you have a bad skin day (blemishes on the face). 


FOTD with Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow #23 Corallo and #9 Tadzio

Final thoughts: I am loving coral on the eyes for this Spring/Summer. Thanks to Giorgio Armani for releasing something fun for those of us who like experimenting. #23 Corallo is listed as limited edition so check it out sooner than later.

At the moment #23 is sold out in Germany (as for now only Breuninger carries these new eyeshadows), they may restock soon though. As of today Douglas lists these as "item coming soon". This line should be released soon at other countries.

What do you think about the resulting looks, do you think you would wear them during the day?

27 comments

  1. Hey Sara, gorgeous! Sooo I had to get Tadzio the other day, but there are definitely more on my wish list! I think a hint of coral is very wearable and work-safe, but that's me ;)

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    1. Oh you got Tadzio!
      I am excited to read your review about that one, I am loving it.
      I wouldn't imagine wearing corals but this summer I changed my mind ;-)

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  2. You wear coral on the eyes really well! It's not an easy shade to pull off on everyone but you combined it with some really good shades :). Also, is this just me or is Moon Jelly an odd name or what? lol ^^

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    1. LOL Teri, it is odd lol.
      I just checked out, it is a type of electric jelly fish and the color is very close. I will post a picture of it with the post so that you can see ;-)

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  3. Wow!! Love the coral on you!! You've picked a stunning array of singles there, cant wait to see what more you do with them! Lol at Moon Jelly, I might need to get that because that name is so fun (and that it's so beautiful)

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    1. Moon Jelly is really stunning, especially once worn alone. I tried to combine it with other shades but its beauty got lost somehow. I will post about it soon, you may want to check it out ;-)

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  4. Ugh you make me lemm all these colors I know won't look good on me! LOL! This looks stunning on you though :-)

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    1. LOL Gummy, I am sure they would look nice on you too. I would never imagine wearing corals a few months ago, but i tried and it worked ;-)

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  5. this coral eyeshasow looks beautiful on you! but Tadzio is calling my name..:)

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  6. The coral is lovely and I have to say that "Moon Jelly" is the best name for an eye shadow ever. I think I need it just for that.

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    1. LOL, Kate, you are right. The name and the shade are both stunning, so definitely a must have :-)

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  7. You're really tempting me with all of these Armani shadows! They look lovely and you wear coral shadow so well :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Hi Jen,
      thanks! I am sure though most of us can pull this one off. It is a like a natural bright if that makes sense :-)

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  8. Those eyeshadows are stunning. your eyelids look like a sunset! beautiful application. I will test these next time I'm at Saks!!

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    1. Sunset! Yes this is what reminds me of that too. Let me know how you like them after testing out.

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  9. These four shades look wonderful -I love this coral for the eyes-something a bit unusual.

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    1. Yes, it is like having an insanely pigmented blush lol.
      I didn't think there is something unusual left that i tried but here we go...

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  10. I am really loving the look of those shadows, I can't wait until they are released here. I don't do too well with coral on my eyes but that looks gorgeous on you xx

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    1. Hi Clare, why not, have you tried?
      I could swear that wouldn't look good on me either. But I know you really like naturals, so maybe you like #10 or #9. I just got #10 too, it is a nude beige shade, it is stunning.

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  11. Corallo and Tadzio are really stunning together! I love the fact that it's a bold coral, that's what makes it special but why does it have to be LE? There are so many LE items I want it's making me pull my hair off! :(

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    1. I think they especially do these kind of shades in limited numbers because not many people buy them. But I am sure those will hang around for quiet some time. Armani limited edition items are easier to get hold of anyway, so take your time.

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  12. These are such stunning shadows! I need aurore!

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    1. I am wearing Aurora today, love it! It has some blue in it which makes it so different.

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  13. These look beautiful. May I ask if the new Armani eye shadows and the new blush (dolci) that you're wearing are paraben free? Many thanks. Anne

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    1. Hi Anne,
      I just checked those for you and yes they are both paraben-free :-)

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    2. Thank you. That's very kind of you. :-)

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