Giorgio Armani • Eyes to Kill Intense #6 Khaki Pulse • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
This product was a splurge for me. I really wanted to try just one of them since I'd heard so much hype about the formula and the wonderful, multifaceted amazeballs colors.
I chose khaki pulse because I love these olivey-bronze-green colors. This is the type of shade I gravitate to because it is slightly more interesting than a plain ole neutral, but not crazy enough to get you thrown out of the office. It looks great as a smoky eye on my brown eyes.
This is my favorite type of product because you only need ONE shade to make an amazing look! I am not the type to blend 8 different colors and carefully place each one for an elaborate look. I like to pick one amazing color and let it do the talking, so this is perfect.
I like to use fingers to apply and then a 217 to blend out any edges, but I'm sure you could use a brush for application. The color is beautiful and metallic but not glittery, which I love. I can create a gorgeous look in a minute or two with one product, and THAT makes it worth the money to me!
This IS expensive though. While I love the one I bought, I would not personally rush out to collect them all unless I saw another color that I had to have, something I would wear regularly. I chose a neutral shade because, if I spend this much money, I want to be able to wear it all the time, not twice a year.
Overall, I love mine and am happy with my purchase. If you find a great color you will use regularly and have a bit of money to splurge, these are beautiful!! If you love unique shades and textures with multi-dimensionality and want something less expensive, Fyrinnae is a great choice at a fraction of the cost.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have 4 GA ETKs at the moment (#3 Purpura, #6 Khaki Pulse, #9 Rocksand and #14 Gold Spirit) and Khaki Pulse is my favourite. It is a gorgeous golden-olive shade which brings out brown eyes and complements warm skin tones (I'm an NC20 for reference). It is also the one of the least shimmery shades.
Although it isn't as complex as some of the other GA ETK shades, it is lovely on its own and that's how I usually wear it (no time in the mornings!) with just a black or dark brown eyeliner.
The GA ETK formula has got to be one of the best on the market. In terms of its claims, I can attest that it is indeed waterproof, sweatproof, crease proof and long wearing!
It lasts from when I put it on at 6.45am, survives a high impact cardio (sweat much!) gym session & shower without need for touch up until I take it off at about 8pm. Note: I do use a primer - NARS smudge proof.
If you're looking for a long wearing,good quality eyeshadow and don't mind abit of shimmer I highly recommend purchasing this!
PS. Some comments mention difficulty applying these eyeshadows. I use the MAC 239 brush or the Shu Uemura Natural 10 brush and both work well. Any natural haired flat brush should do.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm aware that the shade is named "Khaki Pulse", but this appeared as an olive green on my lids. Its the weirdest thing, it shows up beautifully on the back of my hand as a khaki shade. I guess this product is just not for me. I will not repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a lovely khaki-antique gold that works very well as a single wash of color on the lids or blended with other shadows. I love the soft creamy feel of ETKIs and the fact that you can so easily use them wet or apply them with fingers. This lasts all day for me and, from the look of swatches, seems to be a dupe for Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
Top quality formula. Very long-lasting and would probably last 24 + hrs when used with a good primer. You can use it dry or wet. It's ideal for a quick one-shade eye color look for the daytime. Expensive but well worth the money. It's one of those shades that is flattering and classically beautiful on all skin tones.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is such a beautiful bronze/green/gold shade smooth looking like a sheet of metal. The texture is smooth and pigmented but a bit messy because it comes in a pot. I think applying with fingers is best. Most of the time there is no fallout in application and never fallout after that. It stays put if I put on right after washing eyelids with nothing underneath. I am fair and cool-toned and I think it works on any skin tone warm or cool. It is slightly dark on me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My everyday color for "look at me" eyes. I like a lot of color on my eyes and this makes them stand out. I love that I can apply in the morning and it's still perfect by the evening. Love the formula. Kinda expensive but this will last forever.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a very pretty shimmery bronze that I tend to wear to work. I have brown eyes and it works very well with that color, and also on hazel and green (tried it on my friends).
It is very pigmented and very longlasting; it never creased in 12 hours but it did fade a bit.
I apply these with a brush (because I dont want to stick my fingers in the pot) but then do any necessary blending on my eye with my fingers.
The armani eyes to kill are so pigmented and multifaceted that I dont think I have to add another color.
I just do one wash of this across the lid, add some mascara and my eyes are good to go.
If you do have oily lids or any discoloration I would always recommend Mac's paint pot that matches your skin as a base under any eyeshadows.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
i love that this color is multi-dimensional. in some lights, it looks as if i have a smokey eye going on, and other times it looks like a natural color that adds more depth to my eyes. i swatched this on my hand also and i am normally clumsy, and it hasn't smeared. i applied this over 6 hours ago as well. i find that this is best applied with fingers rather than a brush. when i use this wet or dry it provides the same pigmentation, which is very good because it proves how intense it shows up on skin. i've tried comparing this to many other colors but none have come close. therefore i'd purchase this again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Excellent product: it is not a powder and it is not a cream.Very easy to apply/blend, whether with your fingers or with a brush. Very pigmented. It is shimmery, but not disco ball diva like awful Nars eyeshadows. The packaging is a little bit messy (glass pot) and the price is very steep (£24.50). A little goes a long way. It does not crease and does not smudge. No fall out of glitter on my cheeks. Great for hazel eyes and for a natural office look. You can apply powder on top for a more intense effect. 4 lippies because of the price: far too expensive.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Blue
This is AMAZING!! bought 3 colors from the eyes to kill intense and love them all. Very pricey however a little goes a long way. Extremely pigmented, doesn't crease and lasts for hours and hours even on a humid sweaty day!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I purchased this product in Khaki Pulse and Pulp Fiction after reading rave reviews from various beauty bloggers. I am sad to say they are both truly disappointing, especially given the price. Both colors crease and fade terribly after only a few hours, even used over primer. I have far cheaper shadows that last me all day. Given the price, I would have expected the formulation to last longer. The colors are beautiful when first applied so it is a real shame.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I could not stop myself thinking about it after reading about it on Temptalia. Bought it the next day and it did not disappoint me at all. It's a CRAZILY BEAUTIFUL cool bronze colour that I just simply love to death. It's long lasting, stays put well. (Though with my oily eyes, it's still a good idea but put a base underneath) The shimmer is delicate and fabulous. Blends well with other powder shadows as well (have not tried with other cream shadows yet). Because of this, I also got #4 and #13. But this is still the best.