With his heat ray vision, Superman has eyes to kill.
Medusa has eyes to kill (well, turn you to stone, but that’s basically the same thing).
And now, with new Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Liners (called Ametista, Oro Oscuro, Perla Nera and Quarzo on the website), we mere mortals can also have eyes to kill.
Shiny eyes to kill, because when I wear these liquid liners on my lash lines, I feel like I have shine for days, yo!
But it’s an unusual shine…
Starting at the finish
“Muted metallic.” That’s how I describe the finish. Mind you, it’s not as frosty or shiny as some metallic or glitter liners, like the kind you might see at Urban Decay or MAC, some of which reflect so much light that you can look like you’re wearing a costume if you go too far with them.
There’s no mistaking these for matte — that’s for sure — but the shiny finish seems softer to me, more diffused and more elegant than the finish that a lot of other shiny liners have.
Not everyone is gonna get the distinction. Like, El Hub, adorable yet clueless dude that he is, he probably wouldn’t get it. “What’s the big whoop?” he’d say. “They just look shiny to me.”
Now, if you’re the kind of guy or gal who carries eight different black liners in your makeup bag and can quickly rattle off their names and differences, you’ll probably appreciate these and their muted metallic finish.
As for the formula itself and the way these feel, one word: bomb. They’re sort of halfway between a liquid and a cream, almost like a watery gel, and it makes them easy to control, especially with the included, fine-tipped brush applicator. With it, I can easily draw skinny and thick lines with sharp edges in a single swipe.
Once on my lash lines, the formula fully sets in about 3-4 minutes (and then doesn’t move at all), which is enough time to play, like here, where I blurred out the edges on my lower lash lines for these pics.
Easily make a statement
For $34, these liners are kind of expensive, yeah, but I think they’re a great way to make a big statement with your eye makeup, without having to do a ton of shading and eyeshadow work.
One way I like to use these is by lining my upper and lower lash lines with one of them, and then adding a bit of a black liner on my water lines (usually, that’s MAC Smolder), before ending with a couple coats of mascara on my upper and lower lashes.
I might also wear a pair of big, sparkly statement earrings for more bling.
It’s a very chic look, and best of all, easy to knock out in a few minutes.
You can find the Eyes to Kill Liners in the Giorgio Armani Beauty fall collection. Peep them now at Armani counters and online.
PRICE: $34 each
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition; available now at Giorgio Armani Beauty counters and online (I’m not sure why they have different names on the website)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,