Giorgio Armani • Eyes to Kill - Excess Mascara • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is my new favorite mascara. It was recommended by a make up artist and I really like it. One coat and I'm good to go!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This mascara is impressive. It gave my lashes good volume and they are still soft to the touch. My only problem is that it is not dark enough but it will do. I'm impressed that this is the first mascara that doesn't have a strong scent. I think I am leaning towards this one over YSL.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I've used & raved about the original Eyes To Kill mascara in the past because of its exceptional volumizing & lengthening abilities. Now I'm raving about the new Megan Fox's Eyes To Kill Excess mascara. IT'S EVEN BETTER!! This mascara does everything that the original one did but this one goes on smoother & smudges less. That's a beautiful thing! Just when I thought that I found the perfect mascara with the original, Excess comes around & blows the original out of the water. I'm so impressed with the new Excess mascara because this formula felt even lighter on my eyes & I had not one clump! I prefer this new formula over the original because it is more comfortable to wear with contact lenses. Most mascaras make my contacts sticky at the end of the day, but definitely not this Excess. I also wore this Excess mascara when I stayed out til 5:30am. My mascara looked just as good then as it did earlier that evening. This mascara even holds a curl to boot! Couldn't ask for more in a mascara.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My HG mascara. No clumps, no flakes, does not smudge and the best is the great length and volume it provides to your lashes. I have not given 5 lippies just because it is quite expensive and others like Loreal volumissime carbon black can also make a good job, but if you can afford it, it worths every penny!.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Gorgeous packaging, amazing volume/definition/length/curl, great black mascara. Everything about this mascara is amazing, I will definitely purchase again. It goes on nicely and doesn't flake and is just AMAZING, and I compared it to Dior, YSL, Lancome, ect. I could say this is the best I've tried. How I apply is just apply to each eye, then I go over them again when the mascara is semi dry, so it gives the ultimate volume effect. Go out and buy this!! It is great, just takes a bit of practice to get it perfect!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love this mascara blackest black you have ever seen this mascara has it all length volume curl it has got it all. LOOOOOOOOOOOve it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
How I wish I liked the product as much as the packaging. I've never seen a more beautiful mascara package. The grey embossed metal is beautiful. But....
For this price, I expect the formula to be better. Mascara is the only eye makeup I wear and at the end of the day, it looks like I've been wearing eyeliner that smudged. Little dots and flecks of mascara under my eyes every day. The formula seems too dry to me.
I bought it in black and the color itself is beautiful. Reflects light well, a glossy not matte black.
I probably will not buy this again. Alas.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Silver Eyes: Blue
Armaniís Eyes to Kill Excess might also be called the mascara to die for - itís a jet black volumnizing mascara that turns lashes from ingenue to star quality. Lashes appear to have a wet, patent-like shine that adds intensity and depth to the eyes. Your baby blues become sapphire; brown orbs become a smoky topaz.
The brush is unique; itís a thick outsize roller that separates, coats and texturizes lashes with an ebony sheen. Depending upon your application you can keep the color modestly subdued for day and raise the volume when the moon comes out.. Whatever works for you - just keep EYES TO KILL EXCESS MASCARA at the ready. Due to recent innovations in texurizing agents lashes remain natural and flexible even when youíve amped volume to the nth.
We love to wear this mascara with one of Armaniís new lipsticks - Rouge díArmani in #513 or #402 - perfect for those with fair skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love this mascara!! I normally refuse to buy a HE mascara esp when drugstore brands work better. I have used many HE mascaras in the past and have always been let down- so i stick to the cheaper ones (maybelline, max factor and rimmel). I saw the advertisement for this with the gorgeous Megan Fox (my girl crush) and was suckered in. I did do some research online before getting it- i didn't want to be disappointed.
I love how it makes my lashes look; so full and so dark. My lashes are quite long naturally but fair, i need a mascara to add volume and darkness and this mascara does exactly that. It is expensive but worth it. It is what i expected YSL faux cils and Diorshow to be. I will buy this mascara again and again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
It seems strange to give this a 3 lippie rating and then say that I would repurchase. Usually I only repurchase products that completely impress me or that I can't live without... 4 lippie and above. Otherwise my natural compulsion to try new things sends me in other directions. But I do reach for this often and it is a great alternative to the original Eyes to Kill. The original version is my favorite mascara of all time and the best I've tried yet. So of course I expected Excess to be even better. I'll try to review this as its own unique mascara, but the urge to compare the two mascaras is hard to resist.
My own natural lashes are dark brown with blond tips, long, straight, and decent to moderately full. I usually go for thickening and volumizing mascaras more than any other kind because I love a lot of drama and a false lash effect. I also tend to try every new mascara, especially high end ones.
Packing is the same sleek tube as the original Eyes to Kill, but with a shiny black patent finish. Wand applicator is the same too: slender shape, bristles in a spaced out, non-fluffy/bushy spiral configuration.
The first couple of times I used it I was ready to return it to Neiman Marcus. While it was a good mascara, it wasn't doing everything the GA advertisements claimed it would do. I have no idea why, or if I just wasn't applying it with my usual technique or what, but after the fourth or so time using it I ended up liking it a lot.
This is a thicker formula that somehow seems more wet and dense. It clumps my lashes together if I attempt to apply the same amount of coats as I normally do with my Eyes to Kill. The formula adheres to the wand more thickly as well. As a result it tends to coat my lashes and weigh them down very slightly, pulling out the curl a little. Two coats is more than enough to get a very full effect with a ton of volume and length. I'm actually impressed with how much length I can achieve. My lashes stay separated and look extremely glossy. Very healthy.
The rich pigment is amazing, a true black with no grey or dulling tones. It dries to a glossy, shiny finish that reflects light beautifully, a nice change from the numerous matte black finishes out there. One of my favorite aspects of this mascara (as well as the original) is how well it wears throughout the day. No smudging, not flaking, and no transfer onto my lids. It removes easily with my facial cleanser if I'm too tired to use my Shu Uemura Make-Up Remover.
There is a distinct fragrance though, much like Diorshow. That perfumey, rose tinged scent that you can never quite put your finger on other than to notice that it's indeed there. It's not off-putting but it seems more strong than in the original Eyes to Kill.
I do love how my lashes look when I use this... thick and intense. But the original is absolutely better and I still buy that one continuously, in every color available.
So why would I repurchase? Even with its flaws it's still a superior volumizing mascara when held up against others in the genre, including YSL Faux Cils, Diorshow, Chanel Inimitable Intense. If I hadn't ever tried the wonder that is the original Eyes to Kill, I would be thrilled with this mascara.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Absolutely love this; I have tired most high end mascaras out there (all Dior versions, Shu Uemura, YSL, Chanel etc.) and prefer this mascara over them all. I tried the original Eyes to Kill when it was released a few years back and much prefer this version. It is very dark, long-lasting and easy to remove with soap and water.
I find that two coats are enough to create fantastic volume, length and darkness--this saves me time in the morning!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I bought this based on the MUA reviews and had high hopes for it. As background, I am Asian with long but sparse and straight/downward growing lashes which are very resistant to curling. The only mascaras that held curls in my lashes were Tarte's Light Camera Lashes (my old favourite in Canada but unavailable in the UK) and Shu Basic. My current favourite is the Lancome Hypnose Drama (controversial, I know) as it gives me so much volume that it creates an eyeliner effect, despite not holding a curl and with occasional clumping (which can easily be combed out).
At the GA counter, I was told that the Eyes to Kill Excess was exactly like that - tons of volume, but without clumps while still holding a curl. So I thought, perfect, right? Unfortunately not. This didn't even achieve the same volume as Maybelline Volume Express, let alone the Lancome Hypnose Drama. The curl holding that everyone mentioned still escapes me, despite my having tried curling (i) before mascara, (ii) after mascara, (iii) between layers of mascara, and (iv) all of the above - the curl just dropped as soon as the mascara was applied. The hourglass brush made it very difficult to get to the base of my lashes, and the bristles didn't "grab" my thin lashes (which could've been because of the extra weight on the top of the lid). So the end result was similar to any non-volume mascara (drugstore or high end) even after 3 coats, although the consoliation was that there was no clumping.
As for the longevity, it lasted a few hours without smudging or flaking in dry African desert heat where I was test driving it, but there was some under eye smudging by the end of my 12-hour day. Removal was easy with Shu's cleansing oil.
All in all, I can't say that the mascara achieved what it claimed - or at least, there are mascaras out there that better achieve those those claims especially at that price (GBP23.50 so about US$37). Cool packaging, although the problem with makeup packaging is that nobody cares/knows what it looks like once you've left the house!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this mascara. If you check my profile you can see I have been a member for 10 years, as I am a true cosmetic junkie. I have tried every mascara on the market. From Maybelline to Sisley to YSL and everything in between. This is the best I have found for length, volume, no smudges and best of all, it holds curl!!! This is the first non waterproof mascara I have tried that holds a curl like this one does. Unlike other reviewers I prefer this one over the original eyes to kill, I think it is more dramatic. I have been using mine for over a month now, and I still have no clumps.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I wanted to try this out because I absolutely loved the regular eyes to kill mascara. This one I wasnt that impressed with. I feel its a bit too wet/liquidy than the regular eyes to kill mascara. I also dont like the brush. I really prefer standard shaped mascara brushes as they work the best for me but this one kinda looks a bit like an hourglass shape which kind of confuses me as to how best to use it. I mean I just brush the mascara on like normal but the brush in this formula is not as good as in the original eyes to kill. If you need to buy an Armani mascara go for the original eyes to kill
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is my new HG mascara! Love, love, loving it! I haven't tried the normal 'Eye to Kill' mascara so i can't make a comparison! But i have tried soo many rated mascaras over the years such as Chanel Inimitable, Lancome, YSL, Givenchy, Dior, Benefit and i've always had to wear about three mascara at once to give the desired volume, length, definition and curl effect! So even though this is the most expensive individual mascara i've bought to date (at 23 quid) it probably works out the cheapest cos i'm only wearing one mascara at any one time-I don't feel i need to wear any other mascara with this one!-cos even though it doesn't even cover all the desired effects above, it just simply makes me feel so confident and sexy without needing to be pretty! Its 5 star packaged, 5 star feeling, 5 star smelling (its perfumed). Forget Megan Fox, if angelina jolie was a mascara she would be this one!
EDIT: I've bought the original eyes to kill now and i still much prefer this 'excess' version!! I like a DRAMATIC eye and a geisha Japanese long eye rather than big popping out eyes, so the 'excess' is still the GA mascara for me. Though now liking both!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Mediocre mascara, not comparable to the original eyes to kill. I think that the original adds more volume, length, definition and does not move all day. The Extreme - despite its name - clumps, does not add volume and flakes VERY badly (I found pieces of mascara on my cheeks). After a few hours I got a panda eyes effect. If you are going for the rock chick look this is great as it smudges all over the places. More marketing than real difference from the original. Buy the original Eyes to Kill, that is HG.
** EDIT: I have been using this mascara for a while now and the formula has thickened a little bit. It has more staying power, but it still does not live up to my expectations and the original version of eyes to kill. I added a lippie as it is not smudging anymore (it is drying out) , but it is nowhere near the original. AVOID.