Giorgio Armani • Eyes to Kill - Excess Mascara • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'll always go back to using eyes to kill but recently, I've decided to try the excess and brought no. 1 Black and no. 3 Blue. So far, it has not smudged and I love how it holds up as well as it gave me length and volume to my short spare straight lashes. I would definitely recommend this mascara. My HG.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I love the container (which has great weight to it) and the smell (I find it identical to Lancome mascaras smell). But it flakes by the end of the day and it does not give me any volume. It does separate my lashes (which are pretty long to beging with) and color them black. That's all. Will not repurchase
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my HG mascara. There isn't a single thing I would change! It's that great! I have long sparse eyelashes and this mascara is the best. It makes my eyelashes longer and thicker without clumping. I can put two coats of this on with cils booster Xl underneath with no problems at all. The packaging is super chic and heavy. I get compliments all the time, and people think I'm wearing falsies! Seriously you have got to try this mascara. I have tried so many but keep coming back to Giorgio. On a side note the giorgio armani maestro foundation is amazing as well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This mascara is a 3.5 for me - I LOVE the packaging, and the mascara is a deep glossy black, but the effects are less stellar than Diorshow, Diorshow Exces and Clinique High Impact, so I wouldn't rebuy. At first I was impressed, but after using a few times I've realised that this doesn't actually do much for lengthening and doesn't build amazing volume either. I'm actually using it up for work and it's ok but it's definitely not HG material for me. Having said that, a friend tried this and loves it so each to their own!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I think this is a great mascara. I have very long lashes so I just need volume and this mascara fits the bill. The only downside is that it stings my eyes with excessive sweating. On days that I am going to the gym, I switch to a different mascara.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
OK, I am old... and I only write a review if I feel everyone should know not to spend their money on such trash!! Clumps, Flakes, just plain awful!! Do not waste your money unless you really need to impress someone, but, then again, who do you really need to impress with mascara???? It's going back ASAP, LASH EXACT is the only mascara worth buying.... OH, by the way, I have purchased every,and I mean every, mascara any one could buy!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is the first cosmetics product I have purchased from Giorgio Armani and I'm very impressed. This mascara does an excellent job of separating lashes but also adding a lot of volume and length. Before this, I purchased Benefit they're real mascara and wasn't overly impressed so I purchased this and it is much better for my eyelashes. I would definitely recommend.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a great mascara. It's a glossy black formula which combined with the brush, gave me long, separated lashes with some volume. No problem with smudging or flaking and holds my curled lashes all day. Removal is a breeze too. Price is comparable to other departmental brands and packaging is classy and minimalistic. This is now one of my favorites aside from YSL Faux Cils and Diorshow Iconic and Extase, but I think if you want to add major drama to your lashes, Dior is the way to go.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for this after my Shiseido mascara was discontinued, but unfortunately it's the worse mascara I've used in awhile. First, it leaves you with raccoon eyes after a few hours. I've tried setting the mascara with powder and keeping my face oil free to prevent this smudging, but that didn't work. It also didn't hold my curl after application. I my discontinued mascara kept the curl and never required recurling after application. Eyes to Kill also flaked a few hours later. The SA suggested I used the waterproof version, but they're not sold right now as one SA said they were seasonal (WTH?). I returned this and won't look back.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the same review as for the regular Eyes to Kill product:
"My HG mascara along with Lancome Definicils. I wear the two together. This mascara is amazing in its own right. It applies easily, does not clump, keeps the lashes supple, has a glossy black colour, does not dry out quickly in the tube, does not clump or smudge, and washes off easily when taking your make up off. Having tried many many mascaras in my life, I have concluded that these criteria are the most important when deciding if a mascara is good or not."
When you want real impact, use the Eyes to Kill Excess version. It is a dense, dark, glossy black version of the regular product. It really adds so much more volume, which is why its my go-to mascara for evening looks or for special occasions. The packaging is amazing quality. I own two backups at all times!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
You should always go with your gut, right? My gut told me, on my first trip to the Giorgio Armani counter, to buy the Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara because when it comes to lashes, it's excess that I'm looking for. I want long, bold lashes - the look of falsies without the glue. The SA told me the original version was the one to buy - the best. The original version is a decent mascara but doesn't give the look of false lashes. The "Excess" imparts more length and volume. It also defines the lashes and seems to help them hold a curl. It's probably the best mascara I've come across and I've tried many. No problems with smudging, flaking, or clumping either. Application is pretty seemless, whether it's the first coat or the third. I'm only giving it 4 stars because of the price. My former HG mascara was under 10 bucks and worked just as well. (Maybelline Illegal Lengths..the original..RIP).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
beautiful heavy packaging, metallic and sleek
nice smell, not too heavy
very glossy black, not matte
pulls out/does not hold curl
is too expensive
some flaking off by the end of the day
I love Tarte lights camera lashes for length and curl but it is unfortunately a matte black, and I prefer the glossy black which is why I alternate depending on the look I am going for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I thought Eyes to Kill was my favourite - until I tried this baby!! It works even better.. I'm talking serious lash extensions here. I'm part Asian so I have really short lashes but this wand works wonders on my eyes and it gives me what I have been longing for all my life - bambi lashes. Nice, long, thick and beautiful lashes :-)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
HG product alert!!! Really amazig stuff. I've tested almost every single brand out there, no matter the price, and I have three winners:
Helena Rubinstein (Felina range)
YSL (Faux cils range)
Armani (Eyes to Kill range including of course Excess)
I was more on the HR side, but I started using Dior Maximizer plumping serum (check my review) and I found out my lashes to be clumpy by using those, so I turned into YSL until I finally tried Eyes to kill excess. I just can say WoW...
I get quite close HR Extravaganza effect, in fact, ETK has same brush, but with no clumps. It does not smell perfumey as YSL does and the staying power is amazing. It gives a gorgeous wet black effect that make lashes look like falsies in a babydoll way.
HQ product and great packaging too, heavy and classy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I went to the Armani makeup counter after watching youtube makeup gurus rave about the original Eyes to Kill mascara. I had no idea this mascara had an "excess" and an "extend" version as well, but since I was paying almost triple the price of a regular mascara, I figured I had better try all 3 and pick out my favorite. I wasn't impressed with the Eyes to Kill Extend (didn't do much, just separate and darken), but the Excess I absolutely loved! If you do one eye with Excess and one eye with Extend, you can see the difference immediately. I had to buy it, it was too good to pass up!
This mascara has a twisty, spiraly bristle brush. The little bristles look thick and at first I was a little worried it would translate to clumpy. But I even with 2 coats, I didn't get any clumps. What worked for me was brushing one coat on one eye, then moving to the next eye, and then going back to the first eye and so on and so forth. Best if you do it before the product dries so that you can build lots of volume without having clumps set in. This IS a volumizing formula, which usually means it's more clump-prone. It doesn't smudge easily, but there was a little bit of flaking after half a day of wear. It removes easily with my Shu Uemura cleansing oil.
The product has a rose scent to it that reminds me of the Anna Sui mascaras, which is very nice. The mascara tube is VERY luxe - heavy and expensive-looking. Not necessarily a pro if you don't like the added weight in your purse, but definitely a beautiful product to pull out.
Overall I give this one a 4. The forumla does produce beautifully volumized lashes, and is pleasant to use. I still prefer the L'Oreal double-extend beauty tubes because I find that one gives more volume, better separation, and super easy removal at a much cheaper price. But if I had to splurge and get a high-end mascara, it'll be this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I've been a huge fan of the original Eyes to Kill which is hands down my favorite mascara EVER! (and I've tried tons of other high end and regular mascaras and Eyes to Kill is by far THE BEST). I got the Excess one as a sample when I ordered from Giorgio Armani website and I fell in love with it. I just bought the full size yesterday (after having bought my fourth Eyes to Kill original one month ago). It makes my lashes voluminous, long, dramatic and absolutely gorgeous. I put the original eyes to kill on before, let it dry, then put a layer of the excess on and it's absolute gorgeous dramatic eyelashes. Though it is on the pricier side, I will continue to buy it forever! Thanks Armani!! :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Yikes! I've been led astray. Back to the drawing board for the HG. Maybe Geshia Ink again? This smudges, has fall out and wilts your curl. This is WITH Too Faced eye primer I'm out 40.00 Sob:(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite mascara. I've been true makeup addict for almost 7yrs now and in that time, I've bought many, many mascaras. This is hands down my favorite so far. I have average length lashes that are very curly, so they appear shorter than they are. Luckily, they are very full. I have a lot of lashes so I've never really needed volume, just length. This gives me both. Its a very wet and dense mascara and it can get clumpy which I actually kinda love. Like i said, i have quite a lot of lashes, so even when clumped together, they still look fine. The wet formula lets me layer on several coats and this really helps lengthen my lashes. It also gives them a really black glossy look. I love it and will continue to repurchase. I also can't wait to try eyes to kill stretch.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Okay, I am not raving about this. Here's why. I'm a mascara freak so I own a wardrobe of them. I have tried every high end mascara out there and most of the budget ones. So I've bought the Excess Mascara and tested it to measure up with my other mascaras.
I applied Excess on one eye with two-three coats to make dramatic dark standing out lashes. In general the lashes felt soft, silky, long, bu it clumps!!! After two coats the lashes started to stick together and I was left with 8 thick lashes. So I did it all over with two coats. For the other eye I applied two other mascaras, review each one of them.
1) Max Factor 200 calories Dramatic. The same, absolutely the same. But Max Factor's mascara allows more layering, what is virtually impossible with Armani's.
2) Givenchy Phenomen Eyes. Please don't kill me here, but this is the best mascara I have ever tried. It did all that Excess did, but holds the curl better and gives longer lashes and it doesn't clump. Like at all. Nothing has beaten it so far.
Then I've tried applying two good coats of Excess and finish it off with Phenomen Eyes. An you know what, it was MAGIC! Full, silky, dramatic, perfectly separated, all you would ever want your lashes to be.
Therefore, my all time favorite is still (№1)Givenchy, but now (№2)Excess has moved Diorshow Extase and YSL Effet Faux Cils down.
Excess is a great everyday mascara that leaves the lashes long and silky. But if you want more drama in your look use something else.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I like this better than the original and even YSL. It's very black yet doesn't get flaky or brittle. Good volume and no smudges. I have repurchased.