Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow review and photos.

Giorgio Armani #2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani #2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Navy blue is a great alternative to black and seems to possess a warmth that is lacking in its gloomy cousin.  So it would only seem natural for a makeup connoisseur, such as myself, to seek out the perfect navy eyeshadow.  My search lead me to Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow ($32 USD/1.5 g).  Seemingly common in appearance to many other “blues,” this uniquely colored dark horse is assuredly the best in texture, finish and pigment.  There–I said it, now you be the judge 🙂

Giorgio Armani #2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow dry and wet swatch.

Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow dry and wet swatch.

The Pros to Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow:

  1. Beautiful true matte navy blue color.
  2. Smooth silky texture binds to skin immediately resulting in zero fallout.
  3. Highly pigmented formula has a distinctly navy blue tone..does not appear black from afar.
  4. Can be used dry or wet..although wetting the color deepens the tone.
  5. Makes an outstanding eyeliner when used with a dampened angle brush.
  6. Can be layered seamlessly over cream/gel eyeshadows.
  7. When 2 Armani Navy is layered, the beautiful blue tone takes on a velvet appearance.
  8. Amazing longevity 10 hours+ over a primer.
  9. Sophisticated blue is very grown-up and office appropriate.
  10. Can be paired with a neutral or darker lip color.
  11. Packaging contains a mirror and handy sponge tip applicator.
  12. Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows come in 20 shades.
  13. Formulated without parabens.
  14. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow:

  1. When applied wet, 2 Armani Navy’s matte formula does not blend as effortlessly as 9 Tadzio.
  2. Hooded eyes may encounter color transfer to the crease area if too much product is applied.
  3. For some reason this shade contains less product (1.5 g) than 9 Tadzio (1.75 g).  Come now Armani, for $32 you could have spared the extra .25 g.
  4. Although cute, the packaging is a bit bulky and awkward to store with other Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows.
  5. Ingredient list differs dramatically from 9 Tadzio.
  6. Formulated with Paraffin (aka: mineral oil).  For the price, I would have preferred a more natural ingredient.

Look 1:  Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy with a neutral lip and golden liner.

Giorgio Armani #2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani #2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

For the above photos, I used my dampened Estee Lauder Angled Eyeliner Brush to line the upper lash line with 2 Armani Navy. My dry Billy B #12 Brush was used to pick up more color and go over the wet line, to blend the color upwards and intensify the blue tones of the eyeshdaow.  Fingers work just as well to pack on color and give the eyeshadow a more velvety appearance.  Bobbi Brown 2 Bone was used on the rest of the mobile lid to blend out any harsh edges.

Vincent Longo Copper Kiss Bronzer was used in the crease and BB 2 Bone was used to highlight the brow bone area.  YSL #7 Gold Star was used to line the inner waterline (this stuff does not budge throughout the day).  As usual, a combination of Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire (reviewed here) and Cargo Waterproof Bronzer was use on the lower lash line.  Estee Lauder 04 Crystal Baby Gelee (reviewed here) was used, with a dry brush, to highlight the inner corner of the eye.

Look 2:  Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy with a bold lip and pink highlighter.

Giorgio Armani #2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

For this photo, the same was done as Look 1, with the obvious difference being Estee Lauder Crystal Baby was used with a dampened brush for more intensity and YSL #7 Gold Star liner was omitted for the day.  I also paired my blue and pink look with Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Private Party…love this color and formula.

Look 3: Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy used as an eyeliner.

Giorgio Armani #2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow applied as a thick eyeliner.

Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow applied as an eyeliner.

For this simple look, a slightly dampened angled eyeliner brush was used to draw a thick line above the lash line.  Then taking the edge of the sponge applicator provided, and dipping it into Armani Navy, I lightly smudged the outer corners to create a smoky effect.

Navy Blue eyeshadow Comparison: Nars China Blue, Bobbi Brown Rich Navy, and Giorgio Armani #2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Navy Blue Eyeshadow Comparison:
Nars China Blue, Bobbi Brown Rich Navy, and Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow (3 layers of each).

  • Nars China Blue appears very similar in the pan to Armani Navy, but when swatched, the purple undertones become quite evident.
  • Bobbi Brown Rich Navy was another color similar in appearance to Armani Navy, however, when swatched, Rich Navy resembled a black eyeshadow more so than a navy blue.
  • Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy is just right 🙂
Giorgio Armani #2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ingredient list vs. #9 Tadzio ingredient list.

Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow amount vs. #9 Tadzio.

Giorgio Armani #2 Armani Navy Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ingredient list vs. #9 Tadzio ingredient list.

Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow ingredient list vs. 9 Tadzio ingredient list.

Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy can be found at Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, and giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Giorgio Armani 2 Armani Navy Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow is definitely the best in its class.  Although rather expensive, the true navy color and velvety texture make this a must-have for those seeking a quality navy eyeshadow color.  Believe it or not a good navy eyeshadow is very hard to find.  If you don’t believe me, go to your local Nordstrom, or any department store, and test all the navy blue eyeshadows for yourself.  When I did this, the security guard could not tell if he should be suspicious of my actions or pity me for being completely off my rocker…what I do for this blog.  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. I agree it is a great alternative to black. I do like how you used the GA in various eye looks especially with the EL pink highlighter, just gorgeous!!!

    • Hello Olivia,
      At first, I was having a bit of buyer’s remorse, thinking, how great can a matte navy eyeshadow possibility be. However, the more I used Armani Navy, the more I realized this color is an amazing everyday staple. Oh and that Estee Lauder Crystal Baby Gelee has stolen my heart 🙂 As always, thank you for your support and comment.
      -Maria

  2. This is such a beautiful color! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and providing additional ways to apply this product. You provide such useful advice, and your pictures are so precise, too. Thank you, again, for posting.

    • Hello Rachel,
      You are very welcome. I have been wearing this color everyday, I adore the color intensity and the longevity. Thank you for your lovely comment.
      -Maria

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