Eyes to Kill Intense: Airy Jade

Here is another look using the new Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense shadows (ETK).  I’m pushing the boundaries for my definition of ‘work appropriate’.  This look is bright and came close to drag in person.  The camera softens the colors a bit.  This look can look tamer by not taking the shadows up so high.

I used the same technique to apply this cream-hybrid shadow as I did with the Khaki Pulse look.  I scraped some of the product out using the back of my nail and placed it on the flat side of the hard plastic insert.  I dampened a small concealer brush (Sigma SS194) to apply the shadow to my lid.

I had no idea where I was going when I started this look out.  It turned out pretty cute.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Eyebrow Crayon – Spiked
Primer: NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Highlighter: Inglot #352 Matte
Crease: Mac Parfait Amour
Upper Crease: Mac Nocturnelle
Lid: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense No 10
Outer V: Mac Indian Ink
Upper Lashline: Makeup Forever – #6L (dark purple)
Upper Waterline: Inglot Gel Liner – #77 (matte black)
Lower Lashline: Makeup Forever – #6L (dark purple)Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil – 1999 (light plum)
Lower Waterline: Mac Chromographic Pencil – NC42/NW35
Lash Primer: Mac Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies – Very Black
Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #10
Blush: Tarte – Flush
Cheek Highlight: Giella – Eye M Glam

Get this look:

After priming my lid with Nars Shadow Primer, I applied Indian Ink to my outer corner and blended it into my crease using a Laura Mercier Eye Crease Brush.   (By the way, this brush is fabulous.  It is a cross between the Mac 217 and 219.)  I softened the outer edges and blended the color into my crease to about a third of the way in.  Using the same brush (cleaned off) I took Parfait Amour to the rest of my crease and fade the inside edges of Indian Ink.

Using the same Laura Mercier brush (cleaned off again), I applied Nocturnelle to the outer edge of the Indian Ink shade.  With a dampened Sigma SS194, I applied ETK No. 10 to my lid.  I used Parfait Amour to soften the edges of the blue shade.  With a short shader brush, I applied highlight shade, which is a very pigmented cream colored Inglot shade.

I applied a dark purple eyeliner using a Makeup Forever pencil.  This isn’t my favorite purple, but the formula is okay.  It looks dark, but doesn’t apply dark enough for me.  You can hardly see it on my lid, but the ETK shade is quite bright.  I tightlined using an Inglot matte black gel liner with a SS266 brush.  I had a hard time getting this product to wash off.  It took several attempts.

Today I’m using a Giorgio Armani foundation free sample.  The shade I got is too dark for me now, but may match me in the summer time.

INGLOT: Raspberry Blues

This look came so close to not being posted.  This is the first time a look has looked better in pictures that it did in real life.  This eye was a complete fail the first time and so I started over.  I was really irritated because the two looks I tried last weekend were hideous too.

I sincerely apologize for the state of my eyebrows.  I’m growing out my brows to try and lower my arch.  I think it’s too high so I want to see how a slightly flatter brow looks on me.  I’m also testing out a separate theory on growing out brows and eyelashes.


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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Base: Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Highlighter: Mac Shroom (not pictured*)
Lid-Inner Third: Fyrinnae Platinum
Lid-Middle Third: INGLOT #74 AMC
Upper Crease: Mac Tete-a-Tint (not pictured*)
Crease: Mac Texture
Lid-Outer Third: INGLOT #428 Pearl
Upper Lashline: Mac – Feline Kohl Pencil
Upper Waterline: Mac –  Feline Kohl Pencil
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay – Binge
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay – Midnight Cowboy
Lash Primer: MAC Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies Volum’ Express – Very Black
Cheek Highlight: Giella Eye M Glam

Get this look:

After applying the Primer Potion and Paint Pot, I put Texture in my crease with a stiff dome brush.  Texture is a pretty caramel shade with a slight sheet.  It is one of my go to shades for a neutral eye look.

With a flat shader brush, I tapped on the bright raspberry shade (#74).  I started on the outer edge of my iris and blended the color up to the crease and toward the inner corner.  The intensity of this shade is seen right away, but it can easily be blended out to soften the color.

I used the other side of the shader brush to apply the blue shade (#428) on the outer corner and with tapping motions, blended into the raspberry color and up to the crease.  I did experience fallout with this shade so tapping motions are key to reduce it a bit.

I repeated the tapping motions to blend the two shades and applying a light amount of color when needed.  With the edge of the shader brush for each color, I lightly applied the colors to my crease creating soft purple color.

I took another shader brush to apply Platinum to the inner corner and blended the shade into #74.  I took the same stiff dome brush used earlier to blend out the crease colors and Platinum.

* Run a search to find swatches of these shades.  Pictures can be found in my January posts.  I use these shades too often to swatch with every post.

INGLOT and a little R&R

I had five minutes left to my morning routine today to slap on some eye shadow and this what I came up with.

I wanted to try out some new goodies I got in the mail (holds head in shame).  Rock & Republic is a clothing line that had an expensive cosmetic line.  All of their products went on a ridiculous sale recently on Hautelook.  The sale was great ($8 for a shadow that originally cost $28!).  Ordinarily I would not have considered their products in the least.  The quality is really good and the size of the pan is a bit larger than Makeup Forever.


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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Primer: NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Highlighter: Mac Vanilla (not pictured)
Upper Crease: Mac Tete-a-Tint (not pictured)
Crease: Makeup Forever #137
Outer V: Rock and Republic – Wicked and Mac Carbon (not pictured)
Lid: INGLOT #28
Upper Lashline: Urban Decay – Zero
Upper Waterline: Urban Decay – Zero
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay – 1999
Lower Waterline: MAC – I Get No Kick
Lash Primer: MAC Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast
Cheek Highlight: Giella Eye M Glam
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – Flush 


Get this look:

I started out by putting my go to Tete-a-Tint on my brow bone to act as a transition color.  I then put Vanilla under my brow as a highlight.  (Pictures of these shades are in my earlier posts.)

I applied MUFE #137 in my crease and blended it up.  This shade is a pretty medium plum shade with a hint of mauve.  It has a slight sheen to the finish.  I darkened my outer crease with R&R Wicked which is deeper plum shade.  For this post, I formed my Outer V with Mac’s Carbon eye shadow (matte black).  To the naked eye, Wicked was dark enough for the look, but it wasn’t coming across well in photos.

For the lid, I applied INGLOT’s #28.  This shade looks so gray in the picture, but it isn’t.  It is a pale icy blue.  Once applied, it sometimes looks pale lavender depending on the light.  (This shade is in the first INGLOT palette in my INGLOT swatch post.  Once you view it around other shades, you can see the blue.)