As you can imagine, I was more than a little impressed when my boyfriend arrived home one afternoon with a surprise for me. The Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in 5 Gold Blitz had taken up residence on my wishlist quite a while back but dropping $47AUD on one, albeit beautiful, single eyeshadow was a little too eye-watering. I was, however, more than happy to receive it as a gift. Boyfriend points to Josh, good work (I evened the score by buying him a video game he wanted a few days later, of course).
When Giorgio Armani Beauty write eyeshadow formula descriptions they make the big claims – 24 hour wear, waterproof and offering the long-lasting texture of a powder, with the smoothness of a cream. Sounds too good to be true? I’ve got to say, whatever they’ve put in these chic glass jars is working wonders.
Gold Blitz is just the best warm-toned bronze/gold. I’ve been happily patting this onto my lids whenever I get the chance to be a little bold because it is really one of those one shade wonders, the shade itself is interesting and multi-faceted enough to be popped all over the lid with a bit of definition in the crease before heading out the door.
It’s a loosely pressed powder, with a little presser in the lid (reminiscent of the L’Oreal Infallible shadows), but it genuinely does apply like a cream when you use your fingers to pat it onto the lid. With a brush, there can be a bit of fall out but still, that same pigmentation translates. The intensity of the colour does diminish if you get too excited with a blending brush, however, as I’ve tried to show in the swatches. Realistically, the fact that you can wear it bold and bright or slightly more sheered out and subtle just means that it’s even more useful.
The longevity claims hold true, as well, every time I’ve worn the shade I’ve been amazed with how it still looked perfect when I arrive home hours later. It does not budge.
Although I’ll be the first to admit that you don’t need this $47AUD eyeshadow, I can’t deny the fact that I love it. The formula does remind me a LOT of the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows so it’s worth checking them out if you’re interested in the product but not as interested in the price of the Giorgio Armani offering. I haven’t come across a formula that comes close in terms of quality. Definitely one for the birthday or late Christmas(?) list…