Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge!

by Paris B on · 77 comments

in Eyeshadow,Makeup,Product Reviews

The Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows are some of my favourite products and the one I find hardest to write a review on. For some reason, every time I try to, I fail or I just can’t find the words. Well I’ve had quite a few queries on these by now, so I thought its time I seized the bull by the horns, as it were, and tackle these glorious little pots of eyeshadows.

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When I started out a year back, I had 2. Since then, its grown to 9 shades which I’ve picked up over time. We do not get Giorgio Armani Beauty here in Malaysia as of now (they pulled out a few years back) so getting these have been an expensive affair involving dependancy on online swatches (thank God for beauty blogs!), willingness of friends to pick them up for me when they travel, travelling, and online shopping! icon smile Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge! For readers in Singapore (or those going to Singapore), rejoice! for GA is now available in DFS Galleria at Scotts Road.

The GA ETK as these are affectionately known, look like potted cream shadows but are in fact, powder shadows. It is rather like a hybrid between loose pigments and cream shadow where they have the strong, intense pigment of loose pigments, but apply like a cream and set like powder to last you pretty much all day long. Yes, they do last all day for me but do note that I have little trouble with creasing and fading in general. If you wear these over a base or apply them wet, the colour is much more intense. Worn on their own, it can be applied subtle or intense – your call icon smile Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge! Here are the colours I have and some general thoughts on whether they are worth the hype (yes!) and the price (ouch, but YES!)

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I would say that for the most part, those who dislike shimmer will not like the GA Eyes to Kill shadows. The colours are very shimmery although you can tone them down. I do not find them overly bling, the way some shadows can be, and I personally do not experience fall out either. I have read of people who do, so I would mention it for you to take note.

There are at least 15 permanent shades available and GA has been releasing limited edition colours over the past couple of years. On the bright side, the permanent colours are more than sufficient for you to start your own collection and the colours are unique and interesting enough to suit most people. Some of the limited edition colours that I have been observing online seem to fall short in one way or another. Its the curse of the limited edition tag, I swear.

I find that what makes the ETK special is not just the texture (I know many of you are already thinking about the L’Oreal Infallible shadows that have a similar formula) but the colours. For the most part, each pot of shadow has a complex blend of colours that is very unique and the resultant colour when applied on skin, is sometimes quite different from what you see in the pot. Also, due to the blending of the colours in the pot, you may sometimes get a slightly different hue or tone each time – love it, or hate it. I love it because this means you can quite easily just wear one colour on your lid and look like you actually took the trouble to do up your eyes. Perfect for lazy days, holidays, and when you just don’t have the time or energy to make too much effort.

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Each pot comes with a little lid that you can use to tamp back any loose powder and to prevent the powder from breaking up if you drop it or when you tote it around. Unlike the L’Oreal Infallible shadows I have, none of my ETK have ever loosened up in the pot, nor have they come lose even when I travel with them. It happens a lot with the Infallibles for me.

Here are the 9 colours I presently own. I will add on, I just know it and if I do, I’ll do a follow up post icon smile Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge!

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Top Row L-R: #1 Blast of Blue, #3 Purpura, #4 Pulp Fiction

Middle Row L-R: #6 Khaki Pulse,  #13 Black, #14 Antique Gold

Bottom Row L-R: #19 Silver Gold, #21 Obsidian Grey, #22 Ecailles

From what I understand, #1, #3, #4, #6 and #13 are permanent colours. #14 was supposed to be limited edition but I picked it up from the GA counter in Hong Kong where it was still on display so I’m uncertain if its limited edition or just limited edition in some countries. #19 was limited edition from Christmas 2011 and #21 and #22 are from the limited edition Bronze collection.

In pot, some of the colors look like tough ones to use and when they are new, I find that the colour is less intense than when you have had a good ol’ dig in. You can tell I’ve been digging in the first 3 shades a lot – I do wear them quite often icon smile Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge!

Here are the overall swatches of all 9 colours, with close ups and descriptions below.

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Left-Right: #1 Blast of Blue, #3 Purpura, #4 Pulp Fiction #6 Khaki Pulse #13 Black, #14 Antique Gold, #19 Silver Gold #21 Obsidian Gray and #22 Ecailles

You can tell on an overall basis, that barring #13 Black which is matte, the rest of the colours are all shimmer colours. In fact, other than Black, I don’t think there are any other matte shades in the collection. I bought Black by mistake actually, but it is such an intense black that I don’t regret it one bit. Perfect for lining and does not dry out the way a gel or cream eyeliner will, and so easy to smoke out or blend with other colours!

The shimmer is however, manageable in my view. It isn’t chunky glitter nor is it something that shines like a beacon in the dark. It is shimmery, but does a lovely job at enhancing your eyes with just one swipe of colour. You don’t even need to think about blending these with other shades – each colour can stand on its own quite perfectly well.

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Descriptions of colours are my own, and will be from left to right

#1 Blast of Blue – A deep navy blue shot through with golden shimmer and looks like stars in a night sky. Wear it on its own for best results, more intense closer to your lash line, and gently sheered out into the crease. This is an intense colour on its own.

#3 Purpura – In pot, it is a deep purple with golden shimmer but when swatched, it is a cool purple warmed up by the gold shimmer. The colour can be made deeper if you layer it on and although I don’t wear purple shades a lot, this one gets a lot of wear because I find it easy to handle. I don’t wear this colour too intensely because I can risk having that “punched in the eye” look if I’m not careful.

#4 Pulp Fiction – In pot, it is a strange combination of red and silver. Once applied on skin, it blends into a warm silvered taupe that is surprisingly wearable. I was afraid of picking up this one sight unseen but was convinced that it was one of the more special colours in the range. I will agree but I will also caution that too much can make you look tired so I tend to wear this as a light wash or blended with black for intensity and to deepen the colour.

#6 Khaki Pulse – In pot, it looks like a warm bronze, gold and black but when applied on skin, it blends into a warm bronze. I find that there is no khaki element in this one (I associate Khaki with brown-olive shades) so I’d put this as just a straight bronze. In terms of application on skin, I find this one the least complex in terms of colour and one of the less shimmery shades.

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#13 Black – A straight no nonsense matte black. The colour is very intense and I find this is excellent for use as an eyeliner the way you would use a gel liner. The best part is that this will not dry out and you can double task it for use as a shadow too! A mistaken purchase that I ended up liking a lot.

#14 Antique Gold – This one seems to be a mystery colour to me. I saw that it was limited edition but I picked it up with no problem at a counter in Hong Kong. In pot, the colour is bronzed gold and black and when applied, it is a lovely cool toned antique gold shade that is very easy to wear and flattering. I had problems wearing antique gold before because it tends to run warm but this shade has a slight cool tone. The black mixed in deepens the shade and makes it much more flattering than you expect and is perfect worn alone.

#19 Silver Gold – This was limited edition from Christmas 2011. In the pot it is literally a mix of gold and silver colours. In the swatch, it is an interesting warmed silver color that can be worn alone but also makes a lovely highlight shade. True to the metallic nature of the name, I find this colour a little more metallic. I don’t know if you can still get this but to be honest, its not a must have.

#21 Obsidian Gray – This is limited edition from the Bronze collection. In pot, it looks like a silvered gray and in the swatch, that is how it turns out. A medium toned silvered gray with blue tones and a metallic shine. I like wearing gray on my eyes so I liked this shade which I picked up online. You can easily wear this alone, or even paired with #19 or #22 for something interesting.

#22 Ecailles – This is also limited edition from the Bronze collection. In the pot, it looks like a blend of teal, silver and lilac colours. On skin, it is a silvered light blue with a metallic edge. I haven’t worn both #21 and #22 as I’ve just received them so I don’t have thoughts on how they wear just yet.

To apply these, you can use a brush or fingers. I tend to use my fingers but if you plan to use a brush, use a natural hair brush. Remember that the ETK are not cream shadows and synthetic bristles can’t pick up the powder colours very well. So, use a natural bristle brush. With a brush, I find that the colour applies a little less intense if that suits your look. I tend to use my fingers because its quick and because I get good intense colour right from the get go, which is how I like it.

Based on my personal preference, I chose to pick up the more intense and more interesting colours in the range. There are some light shades too which I am not keen on and a very interesting shade #2 Lust Red which is a blackened red toned shadow that many people love but which I just can’t bring myself to experiment with.

Are these a must have? Well, if you have the funds, then try just one and see how you like it icon smile Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge! They are incredibly easy to use, have beautifully intense colours and are very long lasting. However, if funds are a problem (these babies are pricey) then no, these aren’t a must have – nothing really is – but it is a “nice to have” icon smile Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge!

In a nutshell

The Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows are an interesting pressed pigment powder shadow that look and apply like a cream but are in fact powder so there is no fear of it drying out. The formula is really very good and although most of the colours have shimmer they are all very wearable. For me, it lasts practically all day without fading or creasing (few formulas crease on me) and I experience no fall out. The product is easiest to apply with fingers and the best part is that many of the colours can be used alone because they are just complex enough. If you have the budget then yes, it is worth trying at least one and I will pick either #1, #3, #4 or #14 for your first because they are the more complex shades to me. I love these but then I guess you already knew that icon smile Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge!

Pros: Intense and complex colours, Can be easily worn alone, Excellent formula, Does not fade crease or fall out on me

Cons: Pricey, Not easily available if you don’t have a GA counter

Who will like these: Almost anyone, Anyone who likes intense eyeshadow colour with shimmer

Here’s just one picture of #3 Purpura worn on my lid to show you that the colour is a) wearable and b) not too intense or shimmery for the day. I applied this with my fingers.

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I just wore Purpura as a wash over my lid for the day, sheered out at the edges, and with liner and mascara. It looks a wee bit more intense in person but it pretty much stays this way all day. It doesn’t look that purple nor as shimmery right? Looks like a greyed purple, in fact and that is the beauty of these shadows – they just look different all the time! If you want it more intense especially for the evening, pack on the colour and the shimmer intensifies. One of the easiest shadows I have ever used.

Have you tried any Eyes to Kill Intense shadows? Is this something you might like?

If you think I might have missed a good colour, do holler at me icon smile Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge! The only thing I have noticed is that there is a glaring lack of green shades in the GA ETK collection. I think a lovely emerald shot through with gold shimmer would be quite perfect for this formula! If you want to see any one particular colour in action or in its own review please let me know and I’ll try to oblige icon smile Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge!

Paris B

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow Price: US$32/HKD220 Availability: Giorgio Armani counters (unavailable in Malaysia) with selected shades available online at Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadows : Absolutely worth a splurge! (aff)

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Teri August 27, 2012 at 8:44 am

Oh great, you are giving me serious lemmings now! I own two shades and I love them so much! They are suite easy to work with and add a lot of glam too. What I love is their colour range, it’s pretty unique! I seriously envy your stash, like whoa!


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Thanks Teri and sorry the lemmings crept up on you LOL! ;) Which are the 2 shades you have? I love these for everyday and for glam days too. So easy to work with!


Teri August 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I have 26 and 14. I had to get an antique gold ofcourse, love it so much! 26 is more like a bronze shade, it’s less complex, but I love it nonetheless :). I really want to add some purples and blues to the collection now!


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm

ahhhh #26 looks pretty! I’ll have to wait for more colours to be available online before I can pick up others :) Get #3 Purpura next – I think you’ll LOVE it :D


Sunny August 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

I have #3, #14, and #25, but I’m sure my stash will keep growing! I love to use #3 and #25 wet as a thick winged-out liner when I wear my glasses. It’s a perfect way of accentuating my eye shape a little behind frames! I also reach for these when I am really running out of time. Because of the complexity, I find it possible to get away with one single shade plus some eyeliner and mascara. I know that not ALL shades are stellar, but the good ones are SO seriously good!

Also, #14 is really only impossible to find out of the US (or North America in general). We don’t seem to have a shortage here, and I heard it’s entirely possible to find it in Taiwan now.


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I’ve never tried using these wet because I dislike it when the texture changes thereafter. Do you experience that, Sunny? I looked up #25 and that’s a gorgeous colour! I shall have to try to get my grubby paws on this one before it sells out – darn! :P Thanks for clearing it up about #14. I was looking up info and just so puzzled that people were reporting that it was so hard to find!


Sunny August 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Hey Paris, so far I haven’t experienced that problem and I’ve used them (especially #3 & #25) wet time and time again! I just dug them out to make sure, and I can’t even see where my wet brush has touched the surface and it swatches the same. #3 is SOOOO much better when it’s used wet. You should really try!

Yeah the story about #14 is really wacky. When I reviewed it I told the North American readers not to despair and rally any friends they have who live abroad LOL


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Thanks for the heads up Sunny! I will now try them wet :D Was always afraid to because was afraid of the texture changing :D


Gwen August 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Do you know where I can find GA counters in Taiwan? I’ve been wanting #14 for such a long time and it just so happens that I’ll be heading over to Taiwan in 2 weeks time!


Becca August 27, 2012 at 8:59 am

Eh, I am still pretty undecided about these. Not sure they’re worth the money for me…though the newest #27 is GORGEOUS and it’s the only one I’ve ever lusted for. I do wish that khaki one was really khaki too. If it had been, I might have gone for that one as well (I LOVE a good khaki shadow!)


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

#27 is a bit red for me but it does look lovely! I think you may like #14 to be honest, or that #25 that Sunny mentioned. I’m lusting after that one now :P


Catherine August 27, 2012 at 9:07 am

I own three Chanel Illusion d’Ombre shadows and I just dont use them so much plus after some months they kind of… shrank ? Im curious if these will shrink too, because these have so much more beautiful colours than chanels!


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Hi Catherine, if I’m not mistaken, Chanel is a cream/mousse shadow and shrinkage is expected. However, the GA ones are actually powder shadows. They just look like cream :) So they won’t dry out and thus no shrinkage! :D Its the reason I got one Chanel Illusion d’Ombre and stopped :)


Catherine August 28, 2012 at 4:02 am

I was absolutely sure its creamy :D God, now I feel like I need one.. or two… :P I will definitely inspect them more closely next time :D


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm

LOL yes, do check them out :D If you liked the Chanel (which I find too sparkly) you would LOVE these :D


Lily August 27, 2012 at 9:12 am

I bought my first one a month ago and these things don’t crease on my lids even without a primer on. That says a lot! Because of that, and the complexity of the colours, I’m eyeing others now. I’m eyeing obsidian grey which is available on strawberry net. So tempting!


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Ahhh welcome to the GA ETK club! :D Which colour did you get from them? I keep thinking I need more! /obsessed :P


Lily August 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I got #29. Online swatches make it look lighter but on me it’s actually black with complex shimmers. Maybe it’s because those swatches are done on darker skin tones. I like it very much nonetheless! And i hope i got the number right. Lol!


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I looked up #29 and its a pink! LOL But I have that problem remembering numbers too :D It sounds like a gorgeous colour though


Jacqueline August 27, 2012 at 9:19 am

I have bee literally hoarding these. I am so glad you like them too!


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Yay! Lucky you to have a counter in Singapore you can just go to, to get yours LOL! But guess that makes it harder on the wallet eh? ;)


Jacqueline August 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I try my best to stay away from the counter because if I happen to go there, I somehow end up much poorer. :)


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Its like a drug LOL!


Linh.C August 27, 2012 at 9:22 am

Hi Paris~ I’m a silent reader on your blog for awhile now. But I decide to comment today as the colour swatch you did on your arm is intensely beautiful. I don’t normally wear shimmering eye shadows. Though I’m seriously thinking about investing in those GA eye-candy :) Have you tried smokey eyes with these eye shadows ?? Do you think it would look too much ??


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Hi hi Linh! Thanks for delurking :D If you go with some of the deeper shades, and blend with a black shadow, you can easily smoke them out without looking too much. I wore #1 paired with black in this evening look here for reference :)


Ilka August 27, 2012 at 9:29 am

I love these babies, and really really want the #14 one, but it’s really impossible to find :(


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Sorry to hear that :( Maybe you can try looking online? Or if you have friends headed to Europe, Sunny reports that its easy to get there or in Asia.


Jennifer August 27, 2012 at 9:45 am

All the colour swatches are so beautiful! I for one, love shimmer, haha, so these GA ETK felt like they are up my alley. For this quality and superb colour, the price is justified perhaps lol. Yeah, I was thinking I should try the L’oreal ones first, almost there but not quite there :)


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I love shimmer too *high 5* The L’Oreal ones are a good place to start to see if you like the texture. The colours are markedly less complex and exciting but still worth taking a look at :)


Hanny Daforcena August 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

Oh be still my beating heart! The colors are so pretty and lovely! However, due to my budget, I think I’m better off waiting for the Loreal Infallible to come to Malaysia heh heh heh. Hope these don’t disappear anytime soon!


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm

No no! Cannot be still else you won’t be around to enjoy more lovelies! ;) I honestly do not know if L’Oreal Infallibles will come in. I keep asking and am told all the time no :( I hope you get to try them some day – they are lovely too! I don’t think these GA ones are going anywhere. They are GA’s bestsellers! :D


peach_ August 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

Such eye candy! Really like purples on you, Paris. :D I love how differently some shades swatch. GA is somewhat difficult to obtain in Japan, too, since we only have a single counter in the country as far as I know. Is it an easy trip from Malaysia to Singapore for shopping?


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Thanks Peach! I love the complexity of the colours too. Singapore is about 4 hours by road from KL so it isn’t terribly far but its not somewhere I’d head to for just a day either (hotels are terribly expensive there!). I haven’t been down in a while :(


peach_ August 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Oh I see! I thought they were a lot closer! Definitely too long for a day trip. I need to brush up on my Malaysian geography, apparently. >_<


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Not to worry! I wanted to do Tokyo-Kyoto-Tokyo in a day and after looking at the logistics and distance, realised that it was madness. I somehow had the impression it was nearby and I took Japanese geography in school! LOL!


beetrice August 27, 2012 at 11:19 am

You just had to post this up! LOL…first Taupe Grise, now this?? PB, have mercy on my wallet! :P


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

HAHA Friends share good things! :D


Charlotte August 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I’ve been wanting to get those for the longest time everrrr! Still contemplating if I should, $_$


Paris B August 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I suggest trying to see them in real life and testing them for yourself before you decide. Its an expensive item and one you really MUST love or it won’t be worth it :)


Applegal August 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

The swatches are goooooorgeous! I was wondering where’s the blue in Blast of Blue until I looked back at the photo of the colour in the pot. Very tempting, though I think I’m more interested in seeing the transition from pot to skin than wearing it. I wouldn’t know how to dab such intense colours on my eyes!


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm

The good thing is, they aren’t all THAT intense once you sheer them out so you can wear them as a wash of colour as I do on normal days :D Too much to wear them too intensely daily hehe… Blast of Blue is a lovely shade if you ever decide to take the plunge ;)


gio August 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

The colours look gorgeous! I’ve been lemming these forever but I don’t have a GA counter near me and I’m a bit hesitant to buy these online without swatching and testing them first due to the high price tag. But should I come across them when I travel, I’d definitely check them out. :)


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Definitely only buy them after you’ve tried them, Gio. Its too expensive a mistake to make! :)


shusheshe August 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I love these but not loving the price. ;_;


Petrina Alescna August 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I love this! I only have 1- #5 but I do wear it quite a bit esp when I’m in a hurry as its the only thing that will not crease on my very oily lids!!


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I find these perfect in a hurry simply because they are just so easy to use! (and always look good ;) )


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

sadly me neither :(


Gwen August 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

These had me eating cheese sandwiches everyday for a month!
I’ve got #3, #6 and #9 (Rock sand). So glad you love #3 as well – gold and purple is such a fab combination.
#6 on me actually looks olive. I think I’m a similar skin tone to you (NC20?) so maybe its just inconsistencies in the amounts of different pigments across pots?
I’m actually quite disappointed with #9 :( Its the only one out of the three I have that I experience fall out with. Plus I find it far too sparkly to use, certainly not day time/work appropriate :( Personally I seem to find the over sparkles an issue with the lighter shades – would love to know what you think.
Am currently very tempted with #1 but am worried it might be too obviously and unnaturally blue.


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Aww Gwen what a sacrifice! :D You chose pretty colours though. I think sometimes different lighting makes the colours look different or sometimes, even the subtle differences in our skin tone. I did find that the lighter shades looked and felt chunkier and they also looked less special so I decided to skip most of them. As for #1 its not too blue, to me. Its a very deep blue but the intensity depends on how much of the blue you end up picking up :)


UB August 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I am still contemplating whether to buy or not. Don’t get me wrong I love GA makeup. I own mostly lip items and mascaras but always shied away from the pots. But after this post, I sure will go and check it again.


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I love their lip stuff too – GA has amazing makeup :) I think its worth taking a look at the shadow pots – they may not be to your exact tastes (in which case you could save a mint! ;) )


S. Drama&Makeup! August 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I’ve never tried them but I think I will, they’re so beautiful.
The only thing that stops me it’s their availability. In my city they’re available only in one shop and I really can’t stand the snotty sales assistants that work there… I guess I’ll have to face my fears, I totally need Purpura! xx


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Oh S I hate it when that happens too! Snobby sales assistants really put me off and I tend not to want to give them my business. What I usually do is brave the store once, try the product and then buy online HAHA!


Sukie August 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Now that you have reviewed them and given your stamp of approval…. Dear me! =D I really like Purpura and Blast of Blue as they look so pretty and complex in the tub!


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Those two are super gorgeous colours! Check them out at duty free, if you fly out of Heathrow – I have seen the GA counter there :)


Syen August 27, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Hi dear! Yes, I LOVE these ETK too. I have #4 and #14. JUST AWHSUM!


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Eeks! 2 very lovely shades yay! :D


Jyoan August 27, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Only have one. It’s actually not easy to pick up an ETK here because many of them are perpetually sold out. Those that are left are the lesser-liked colours.

Only one counter is just not enough.


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Oh darn is that the case? If so, I’m sort of doomed because I’ll never know what is there :( But still, 1 counter is better than none (here :( )


Callie August 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

Somehow, there are some shades which are somewhat similar to Naked Palette. Everyone’s talking about how pricy this thing is. Exactly how much is it per pot?


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I’m not sure about the similarity to the Naked palette but I don’t doubt it since that palette did cover most of the neutral colours available :) The texture far trumps any powder shadow I know of though :) The price is as per the info at the end of the post – US$32 or HKD220


jk August 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Lovely colors but not available in Malaysia? I am saved for the moment! ;-D


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

LOL Indeed! I think I heard your wallet breathe a sigh of relief ;)


Callie August 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Hmmm… I guess yes it’s expensive. However, if you buy a color which is versatile and the one that you love, I guess the money will be well spent! I’m in Singapore so I guess I’m doomed. I was looking for the Infallibles (hope I got the spelling right) just last night and boy am I glad I couldn’t find them! I think the colors from GA is MUCH better than the Infallibles. I’m getting poorer by the day… ^^


Paris B August 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I hear the L’Oreal Infallibles are very hard to find in Singapore (we don’t get them here in Malaysia) but some of the new colours are very pretty. Quality wise they are a little less complex than GA but of course, the price makes a huge difference too ;)


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