Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow is Perfect in Every-Way.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

By now, most of you have realized I cannot go a week without the mere mention of one of my favorite cosmetics lines: Giorgio Armani.  If I had my choice of creating a matte eyeshadow formula, most assuredly I would hijack the Armani recipe.  The pigmentation, longevity, blendability and versatility are incredibly impressive.  Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow ($32 USD/ 1.5 g) is another wonderful color that is sure to be a staple in anyone’s collection.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow swatches.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow swatches.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood’s color description is exactly as the name implies, the matte bark-like cool tone brown makes the perfect crease color, eyeliner color and a fantastic brow color (for those with dark hair). This particular shade may not seem like anything special, but it has proven to be quite versatile in my routine for the past week. The next set of photos will demonstrate all the ways you can use this remarkable color.

**For all the following looks, Nars Eyeshadow Primer was used as a base along with Inglot #90 AMC Gel Liner on the upper waterline .

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used as an eyeliner.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used as an eyeliner.

For the above photo, #4 Wood was applied along the upper lash line using my dampened Meme Angled brush (reviewed here).  A thin line of black liquid liner was used close to the lash line to create more dimension.  In addition, MUFE Artist Shadow M-600 was used in the crease, M-510 on the brow bone and I-524 on the inner corner.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used thickly along the lash line as an eyeshadow.

For the above photo, #4 Wood was applied thickly along the upper lash line using my finger and blended with my Billy B #12 Brush (reviewed here).  L’Oreal Infallible Gel-Pencil liner was used directly on top of Wood, focusing the color closest to the lash line.  MUFE M-600 was mixed with #4 Wood through the crease, along with M-510 on the brow bone.  I am quite partial to this technique, as it flatters my eye shape the best.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used in the brows and outer corners.

For the above photo, #4 Wood was applied to the outer corner, lightly in the crease and through the brows. A small amount was also applied close to the outer half of the lower lash line with Cargo Waterproof Bronzer applied directly on top.  Merle Norman Inner Eyeliner was used on the lower waterline and extended outwardly underneath the winged liner.  MUFE Artist Shadow ME-512 is the golden shade on the lid.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used along the lash line, outer counters and in the crease.

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

For the above photos, #4 Wood was used in the same manner as the previous look, but with a little more depth.  A full detailed tutorial will be coming soon on this look.  I like to call it, The Vampire Diaries Katherine Pierce Makeup Look.  Can you tell I’ve been catching up on “my stories” as of late?  🙂

My only criticism lies with the packaging. However, sturdy and cute the compact may appear, storing all of my Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows has been challenging. The oddly shaped compacts cannot be stacked, or even placed on their sides; the only option is to lay them flat with their labels showing.

Regardless of how much it will pain my soul, depotting these shadows might be my only option. Olivia from the Unknown Beauty Blog has a great tutorial (here) on how to depot eyeshadows without heat.  Her method also conveniently ensures the compacts stay intact should you ever feel the need to reuse them for travel. Bravo Olivia!!!

Giorgio Armani Cosmetics can be found at Nordstrom, Saks, amazon.com, Bloomingdale, and giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

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

Makeup would tell you Giorgio Armani #4 Wood Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow is one color I would not want to be without.  The amazingly smooth texture and phenomenal wear more than justifies the purchase of any of these amazing shadows.  Have you indulged in any of the Eyes to Kill Solo shades?  If not, what the heck are you waiting for? 🙂  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Comments

  1. Love all the looks! It’s such a versatile product, and it’s a gorgeous tone! I like that it looks so soft 🙂 I wouldn’t like depotting my eyeshadows but I can totally understand, we can’t have unlimited space to store everything! They should think of us makeup lovers when projecting packaging 😉 xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • Hello Gyudy,

      Oh depotting these shadows were a pain in the tuckus 🙂 I tied with all my might to use Olivia’s floss method, but in the end I had to use the heat method to get those pans out. I agree, someone on the Armani team should have objected to the packaging used for these shadows. The shape and thickness was taking up too much space. I propose you and I start consulting for Armani Beauty…yes? 🙂

      -Maria

  2. Looks like such an ordinary color, but after seeing the many uses..it’s a stunner!

  3. Maria,

    Looks REALLY COOL. I can blend this in such a way to suit my skin tone.

    Thanks for all the tips!!!!

    Angie

    • Hello Angie,

      You can blend this to give a beautiful gradiant effect, but once Wood is on she does not budge. You are very welcome and thank you for stopping by.

      -Maria

  4. Yes, hijack the recipe and become makeup bakers! That brown sounds like one I could wear. I prefer cool tones wood types actually! No kidding either.

    The color looks like the perfect neutral on you and really looks like the basic goes with everything eyeshadow! You got my lemming going!

    I thank you so much for the mention!

    xoxo,

    Olivia

    • Hello Olivia,

      As soon as I saw this color, I thought of you. Wood really does go with everything. BTW, I have my eyeshadows lined up to undergo depot-tation this weekend. I bookmarked your post..wish me luck 🙂

      -Maria

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