Eyes To Kill Intense: Blast of Blue

This is a simple look using Giorgio Armani’s Blast of Blue shadow.  I attempted to apply this shadow with a flat synthetic concealer brush by gathering some of the color onto the back of the little stopper, but it didn’t work out as well as some of the other Eyes To Kill shades.  This color was a bit more crumblier than the others I’ve purchased, which gave me a lot of fallout problems.  So I ended up using my index finger, which is what Armani wants, I just don’t want to for sanitary reasons.  This is a real nice and interesting shade.  It isn’t a blue with gold shimmer, the gold is infused with the blue.  The shade is prettier on my eye than when swatched.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Eyebrow Crayon – Spiked
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Gel
Base: Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Highlighter: Mac Vanilla
Crease: Mac Haux
Lid: Giorgio Armani Blast of Blue
Inner Corner: INGLOT #429*
Upper Waterline: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner – Perversion
Upper Lashline: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner – Perversion
Lower Lashline: Mac Pearlglide – Petrol Blue
Mascara: Clinique High Definition Lashes
Mac Prep and Prime – Lash
Foundation: Everyday Minerals Powder – Tan
Get This Look: 

I started off by applying Soft Ochre Paint Pot to my lid.  (A base isn’t necessary for these shades, but it is for the other shadows used.)  I dampened my lid with water and applied Blast of Blue all over my lid and a bit past my crease.  I then put the light blue INGLOT shade onto my inner corner.  To blend out the edge of Blast of Blue, I used Mac’s Haux with a Louise Young LY38 brush.  I also used a skin tone shade (Mac’s Soft Brown) to blend out Haux and tone down the paint pot.

After applying my highlight shade, I lined my upper lash line and waterline with Urban Decay’s Perversion.  I used Mac’s Petrol Blue on my lower lash line and smudged it out with a short shader brush.  Petrol Blue is a darker blue than the lid shade, which I didn’t like for this look.  So, I took a bit of the INGLOT shade and lightly applied it on top of the blue liner.

* See INGLOT Has Arrived article and The Swatch Bin for swatches.


Giorgio Armani has come out with two more Eyes to Kill Intense eye shadows (#1 and #3).  The new colors came out a little over a month ago.  The moment I found out I went on the hunt for them, but the shades weren’t available at my local Armani counter.  Of course it’s available online, but I didn’t feel like waiting for mail.  So, I talked myself out of buying them.

Then Armani had a Friends and Family sale (with free shipping) and that was all it took.  Thanks Armani!  Too kind.  Now Blast of Blue (#1) and Purpura (#3) are mine.   I know I have an addiction, I’m working on it.

Blast of Blue is a deep blue with intense gold shimmer, while Purpura is a deep red-purple with gold and silver shimmer.  The swatches of these colors were done over Urban Decay Primer Potion.  These shadows are more intense when used wet, which I will do in an upcoming look.

I’ve updated The Swatch Bin with these shades and a comparison of other colors I own.  Truthfully, I own nothing that comes close.  These colors are in a class by themselves.

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See this post for more information on Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense shadows.