Eyes To Kill Intense: Lust Red

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Here is my first look using the new Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense shadows (ETK).  It was interesting using my fingers to apply this potted shadow.  The only time I use my fingers for eye makeup application is smoothing on primer.  I found it challenging to maintain control like I can with a brush.  Next time I try these shades out I will put on the ETK shades first then my crease colors to blend out.

I really like this red color.  I hadn’t planned on buying this shade because I haven’t had much luck with red on black colors.  (Evil eye glare at Mac’s Beauty Marked and Fyrinnae’s Monarch Butterfly.)  This is the first time a shade like this appears nicely on my skin versus a dull pointless black.  Unfortunately, Lust Red looks somewhat brown on my eyes in the pictures.  To the naked eye, you can see the soft black with a strong red shimmer. Click here for a swatch of Lust Red; here for Sweet Fire.

UPDATE:  I tried out Lust Red again using a damp small concealer brush (synthetic).  The revised look isn’t a carbon copy of the original post.  I didn’t use Sweet Fire, but used a pale Inglot pink (#29) to blend out.  The Inglot shade was also applied to my inner corner.  I applying this shade with a brush helps the red shine through a little more.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Eyebrow Crayon – SpikedMaybelline Great Lash – Clear (brow gel)
Primer: NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Highlighter: Mac Girlie (not pictured*)
Crease: Mac Swiss Chocolate (not pictured*)
Lid: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense No 2
Inner Corner: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense No 7
Upper Lashline: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner – Perversion
Lower Lashline: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense No 2 & 7
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner – Asphyxia
Lash Primer: Mac Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies – Very Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Tan
* You can run a search to find swatches of these shades in earlier posts.

Get this look:

Even though a base is not supposed to be necessary, I used on anyway because I needed a base for the crease and brow colors.  I used a Mac 217 to put Swiss Chocolate in my crease.  This shade is a little darker than my skin tone, but has a red undertone.  I used a flat shader brush to apply my highlight shade and to blend it down to my crease color.

ETK No 2 color (Lust Red) was concentrated on my lid and blended up.  It was virtually impossible to get a nice edge to my outer corner (sharp or rounded) using my fingers.  I used a piece of paper to create an angle for the outer edge.  I took Sweet Fire (ETK No 7) and put it in my inner corner and along the edges of Lust Red to help with the fade.  I also lightly patted a shimmery white shade to the tear duct area to help it stand out more.

I took a short shader brush and attempted to apply No 2 and 7 on my lower lash line.  These shadows are immune to brushes, but I haven’t given up.

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2 comments on “Eyes To Kill Intense: Lust Red

  1. Jamie Richardson says:

    Hi, I was looking at your Armani Eyes to kill swatches and I saw your comment about the brushes and how they don’t work well with these shadows… I felt the same way until I tried using my Mac 252 or 242 with them, and have found great success with those brushes and these shadows. Keep up the great work with your blog!!

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