I am generally not a fan of eyeshadow singles, as I am too lazy to find complementary shades to match… but if I ever do reach for a single, it is most likely one of Giorgio Armani’s Eyes to Kill singles. So, when I heard that the brand was launching a whole new range of vibrant colors in 3 varying textures, I was captivated.
“Women have always been afraid of wearing bright colors because they don’t find them in the right texture. In this new line, Eyes to Kill Solo, every shade has been custom-created in a wearable texture. It’s the perfect accessory for the face.”
— Linda Cantello, Giorgio Armani International Makeup Artist
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow range currently consists of 24 shades (the US only has 20 shades) in 3 different textures – matte, vivid & satin.
As the range has yet to launch in Singapore, I was unable to see them in person but relied on the swatches & kind advice from Sara of Color Me Loud. I wanted to pick 2 shades for my first try, and decided on the more colorful shades from the satin range – #20 Sapphire Spider and #23 Corallo.
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #20 Sapphire Spider Eyeshadow
Sapphire Spider is a striking medium periwinkle blue with some light blue shimmers. It feels satin smooth to the touch, and swatches very smoothly. It also has a lustrous finish, which shows up as a sheen where the light hits it.
Because this is such a bold color and I was wearing it to the office, I wore it simply on its own, applying from the lash up without blending too high, and just finished with black liner all the way around. I used THREE Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencil in 05 Eye Rock (reviewed here) as I felt the shimmers will complement that of Sapphire Spider.
This is one of those colors that is not available in the US. I got mine from Germany.
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #23 Corallo Eyeshadow
Corallo is a medium peach-coral with some muted peach shimmers. Similar to Sapphire Spider, it was had a satin feel and applies very smoothly. On me, it applied somewhat sheerer than Sapphire Spider, and took a few more layers to get the color to show up. However, I do believe this is the sort of shades that benefit from the ability to build up intensity as it has the potential to make your eyes look swollen if there is too much.
As my eyes were in fact somewhat puffy that morning, I used a light hand when applying Corallo, then added a random brown shade that was convenient and applied it to the outer corners to create some depth. Then I finished with black liquid liner winging further out to elongate.
Do note that Corallo is numbered #20 in the US.
I’m still experimenting with these, and will update if I find something new or have more exciting EOTDs to show. The 2 shades I have shown here may not be to everybody’s tastes, and are certainly loud even for me, but I do urge you to check out the rest of the offerings. Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Solos are amazing new formulas in the market, with intense pigmentation and some interesting complex shades. They are priced at USD32 each containing 1.7gm of product, and are available for purchase on Giorgio Armani’s US site.