I don’t know how often beauty bloggers review mascaras in general, but I seem to be doing this at an alarming rate. If you want to know, at the moment I have 5 tubes of open mascaras. FIVE tubes. While I used to be content with finding something that I like enough and sticking to it till its expiration date, nowadays I can’t seem to try enough of them. Lucky for me however, so far I haven’t come across anything I can’t stand!
With all the good vibes I’ve got from Giorgio Armani, I had high hopes for the Eyes to Kill mascara. Did the brand again work its magic? Let’s find out!
Eyes to Kill mascara comes in a surprisingly hefty tube with dark gray metal casing. At 40 grams (1.4 ounce), it is almost double the weight of most mascaras I compared it with. I like the heft though. That metal casing for sure makes this mascara ultra sexy!
And what do you know? There is more to love once you open the tube as well! The brush is of a good size. With the tiny fluff I have for lashes, any big brushes are more awkward to manipulate, but this one is just fine. Besides the good size, the long and short bristles work well together to put enough product on the lashes and separate them. You can see the short bristles on one side and long ones on the other here:
What I like about this mascara:
+ The brush works really well. It separates lashes so well that I’m pretty sure most won’t need to run a lash comb through the lashes afterwards.
+ The formula does what it promises: it lengthens as well as volumizes.
+ It doesn’t clump after two coats. If you want more drama, it is totally possible to do a third one. It will clump a bit in that case, but within the normal viewing distance you can hardly see it.
+ It is not marketed to be waterproof, which means it can be easily removed. At the same time, I’ve been pushing its limits by wearing it for long hours, and it has never smudged on me!
+ It holds curls. I cannot skip my lash curler routine, but it does hold curls in place really well.
+ It’s very comfortable to wear. Some mascaras feel heavy on my lids, but this one doesn’t.
What I don’t like so much about this mascara:
For the first time I honestly can’t think of what to say! I can perhaps wish it wouldn’t even clump after the third coat, but that’s nitpicking! In my opinion three coats give me sufficient drama, but the clumping is still at an acceptable level. If I’m not in need of so much va-va-voom however, I like the natural fluttery lashes I get with two coats.
Want to see for yourself how it works? Here is a picture of my bare eye (the lashes are already curled):
In this picture I’m wearing one coat on my upper lashes, two on my upper and one on my bottom lashes, and 3 coats on my upper lashes (still one on the bottom). You can right click on the picture and open it in a new tab to see it better.
Want naturally fluttery lashes with no clumping or smudging? Look into Armani Eyes to Kill!
Really pleased with what I’ve seen from this brand, really really pleased!
Have you tried anything from Giorgio Armani? What would you recommend? Does Eyes to Kill mascara look promising to you?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
Giorgio Armani cosmetics is available at Parfuma in Belgium.
Disclosure: The product mentioned in this review is sent by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.