I was very good on my holidays and hardly did any shopping at all, mainly as I had plans to spend some leftover money in Bangkok airport but as our connecting flight was delayed, we had a mad dash through the airport and as a result I had no time for shopping! Still, it was probably a good thing given the fact that Christmas is fast approaching and I still have rather a lot of presents to buy.
I did however have time for a quick mooch around Terminal 5 which is truly a fab place to shop for a beauty lover, and I sent hubby off to Dixons Tax Free to play with the technology so I could browse in peace. I headed straight for the Armani stand once I saw it as I had heard great things about the Eyes to Kill shadows and was itching to swatch a few.
I finally decided on 15, which is a gorgeous bronze / blackened gold depending on the light and how you view it. The pot is not dissimilar to the Chanel Illusions d’Ombre, which I also love, however the texture of the Eyes to Kill shadow is completely different as it is not a cream shadow, but it is not a pressed pigment either, it is something of a hybrid of the two.
The colour looks so vibrant in the jar and the amazing thing is that it looks just as pigmented when used on the eyes. I have been applying it with my finger and then blending it out at the edges for a wash of colour and I have found that even without a primer it lasts a good 8-9 hours, and with a primer 10 hours plus. This is a rarity for me as I have very oily lids and even the Chanel Illusions d’ Ombre crease on me after several hours, although many people have reported that they have found them budge-proof. I’ve also tried applying with a small dense brush but I’ve found it seems to work better applied with the warmth of the finger tips.
I am really impressed with this and will certainly be seeking out more. I only wish they were easier to get hold of in stores as although I purchase a lot online, I do sometimes like to try before I buy. If you like cream shadows but find they can crease easily, this will be a good option for you. They are not cheap but a little goes a long way and if you remember to screw the lid on tightly to stop them from drying out, I can see these lasting ages. A big thumbs up from me!
Price - £24.50
Where to buy – Selfridges