Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara

A couple of months ago I reviewed Giorgio Armani's Eyes to Kill Excess mascara and the time has come for me to lay out the verdict of the original version of this mascara - Eyes To Kill.

First let me say that I think the name and packaging of these mascaras is fantastic. You can find Giorgio Armani products sold at places like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus in the USA, or select Holt Renfrew department stores in Canada. Not sure where else in the world but I did see the brand at select Douglas stores when I was in Germany last summer. It's not a brand as readily available as other designer counterparts like Chanel or Dior.

Anyway, the Eyes To Kill mascara has had quite a few positive reviews so it had always been in the back of my mind to try. I have been using it for over 2 months now and while I do like it, it transfers on me... which means that I will not be repurchasing.
It's a shame since it really is a great product, I love the way the metal packaging feels - it's heavy and sturdy and easy to apply. The brush is a traditional bristle brush, which I like. Medium size so that it can get into the corners with ease.

It is a volumizing mascara. Not quite as lenghtening as the "Excess" version but it did give more thickness and the same amount of separation. It does offer more separation than Makeup Forever Smoky Lash, which is a "Holy Grail" mascara for me.
For some reason, and I'm not sure if it's just me, the formula of Eyes To Kill is more black than Eyes To Kill Excess.

left: one coat with Armani Eyes To Kill mascara
It holds a curl well throughout the day, but then again my lashes curl rather easily and I have never had an issue.
While it's a nice product it just didn't wow me and the fact that it transferred (keep in mind I do have oily eyelids and skin) is a dealbreaker for me. 
For the $30 price point, YSL mascaras deliver more punch in my opinion... or I can stick with my beloved Smoky Lash and Prestige My Blackest Lashes :)

I hope your week is going well and until next time! I've been a crappy blogger last month but I am hoping to redeem myself in May. Stay tuned.




  1. I have heard alot ot great things about this mascara and im waiting for my summer vacation to get it at duty free :)

  2. It makes your lashes look very pretty!

  3. I've heard amazing things about this mascara and I am itching to try it out. But I agree that the $30 price point is a bit of a turn off for me and I feel like I could find something better. Maybe I'll look into some YSL mascaras!


  4. 30$ is a pretty high price point for a mascara. I tend to stick with my beloved L'oreal Voluminous or Clinique High Impact mascara

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  5. I haven't had a tube of this in years - I remember it being one of my favourites but nothing beats the Chanel Inimitable Mascara. MUFE Smokey & Prestige are my 2 other favs so i have a feeling you would adore the Inimitable. Chanel counters do these great little sample tubes, you have to try and let me know what you think!

  6. Thank you for your review! I really wanted to try this mascara, but I'm also prone to mascara transfering onto my lower eye area. So I think I will skip this one, even though I love Giorgio Armani in general.

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  8. It looks good but i think i'll try the corrector first. Do you know if this mascara contains parabens?

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