yet another belated review of my recent Giorgio Armani order, at least the one i'm talking about today is still available on douglas.de - if you order, don't forget to check frau-shopping.de for all the goodie-codes! shade #27 is one of six Eyes To Kill Silk Eye Shadows released with the Acqua Collection for summer 2012, i have already shown you shade #28 here.
the loosely pressed hybrid cream/powder eyeshadow crumbles house in a glass pot with a plastic stopper inside. i store my pots upside down to see the colour that's inside. it contains 4g of product and costs 32$/30€.
GA ETK #27 swatched heavily & sheered out
#27 is a mix of steel grey and reddish pink crumbles, as a result you'll get a complex smokey mauve with crystal flecks and tons of pink shimmer. this colour swatches with a strong pink tinge but turns to a mauvey taupe on my lids (it was a difficult task for my camera to capture the effect, it flashes between a taupe and dusty mauve in my swatches). i really like how it looks with my eye colour, the purple tinge only slightly contrasts the brown in my eyes but enough to bring it out. it's smooth and intensely pigmented with a highly metallic finish. i get the best pigmentation by using a firm, flat brush. fluffier or softer brushes don't always apply evenly and can cause fall outs. it blends out easily to a sheer glimmering veil (really beautiful effect). this is made for lazy people like me, it's creates a good portion of drama without the need of additional eyeshadows. the staying power didn't disappoint me - just like the other ETK Silk Eye Shadows i've used, it wears the whole day brilliantly without creasing or fading. luckily it's not like any of my existing grurples, it's shinier and more pink than any grey/purple cream- or powder eyeshadow i compared it to.
another winner from this line, i really love these hybrid shadows and can totally recommend them. used sparingly (for example as accent colour only on the center of the lids), they even look great on those who swear by matte shadows.
for this eye makeup i applied the eyeshadow all over the lid and on the lower lashline, a light champagne on the inner corner and purple eyeliner (forgot the combo, might be Max Factor Metallic Lilac with GA ETK #27 dabbed over it?).
on the cheeks some combo from Le Métier de Beauté's Blush Kaleidoscope and on the lips Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in #57 Imaginaire.