Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow is an Explosion of Color.

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano.

Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow #5 Vulcano ($32 USD/ 1.5 g) is one of those colors that immediately captures your attention.  The darkened aubergine/brown is so versatile, it will instantly be a staple in any collection.  As far as the name is concerned, was Signore Armani inspired by the island of Vulcano or the 3.8 million dollar Icona Supercar?  My husband contends it was the car (typical), but I envision Giorgio’s softer artist character moved by the intense, breathtaking colors of Vulcano’s terrain and raw scenic beauty.  Regardless of his inspiration, both images are smoking HOT, just like this color 🙂 I hope you enjoy.

Vulcano, Italy. (photo courtesy of volcano.oregonstate.edu.)  Photo by Chuck Wood.

Vulcano, Italy.
(photo courtesy of volcano.oregonstate.edu.) Photo by Chuck Wood.

Icona Vulcano Supercar. (photo courtesy of motor authority.com)

Icona Vulcano Supercar.
(photo courtesy of motorauthority.com)

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano.

Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano dry and wet swatch.

Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow dry and wet swatch.

Vulcano is an intense brown with a strong warm aubergine undertone.  This color looks particularly striking against brown eyes.  As with my other Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadows (reviewed here and here), Vulcano’s formula adheres to the skin instantly without any fallout and blends beautifully.  The matte texture also ensures the color will not fade throughout the day.

IMHO, Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Solo are the best matte shadows I have encountered.  Unlike matte eyeshadows of lesser quality, Vulcano’s color intensity lasts well over 12 hours with a primer.  This is the ideal shadow for those with demanding jobs and require their eye makeup to last perfectly all day. However, despite Vulcano’s excellent longevity, it is easily removable at night with any makeup remover of your choice.

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano used smoked out on the upper lash and slightly in the crease.

Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used smoked out on the upper lash and slightly in the crease.

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano used smoked out on the upper lash and slightly in the crease.

Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used smoked out on the upper lash and slightly in the crease.

For the above photos, I applied Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano at the lash line with my Meme Angled Brush (reviewed here) and blended the color mid-way on the lid with my Billy B #8 Brush (reviewed here).  Using my Meme Eyeshadow Brush, Vulcano was also added to the outer “v”.  Personally, stopping mid-way on the lid as opposed to applying the color all over the lids, keeps this intense hue subdued, yet dramatic.  If used in excess, the warm aubergine undertones can drain a perfectly healthy complexion and can morph from chic to shrill in a matter of seconds.  This is the type of color that requires a light touch and a healthy dose of moderation 🙂  **BTW, a detailed tutorial on the look will be up next week.

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano used as an eyeliner and in the outer corners.

Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used as an eyeliner and in the outer corners.

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano used as an eyeliner and in the outer corners.

Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used as an eyeliner and in the outer corners.

For the above photos, #5 Vulcano was applied with a dry angled brush and used as an eyeliner. Using my Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush, Vulcano was also applied to the outer corners for added depth.  Should you feel the need for more intensity in your day, Vulcano applies like a dream with a dampened angled brush.  Not only will the velvety looking liner last as well as any gel liner, but the warm aubergine tones become more prominent when used in a dampened state.

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano used in the outer corners over #9 Tadzio.

Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used in the outer corners over #9 Tadzio.

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano used in the outer corners over #9 Tadzio.

Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow used in the outer corners over #9 Tadzio.

For the above photos, #5 Vulcano was applied to the outer corners and slightly in the crease on top of Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Solo in #9 Tadzio.  This is the perfect accent color to pair with any taupe or mauve based eyeshadow in your collection.

Ingredient List for Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow:

Ingredient List for Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo #5 Vulcano.

Ingredient List for Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcano Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow.

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows can be found at Saks, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale, and giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

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

Makeup would tell you Giorgio Armani #5 Vulcamo Eyes To Kill Solo Eyeshadow is sure to ignite inspiration in anyone.  This deeply pigmented beauty is so versatile and long-lasting, I dare you not to fall in-love at first sight.  This is one Italian Stallion you will not be able to resist 🙂   Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Comments

  1. Georgeusssss….. I love the purple look on your eyes…if volcano is matte , why it looked shimmery on your last pic?

    • Hello Jenny,
      Thank you so much. The last picture shows how seamless Vulcano applies over Giorgio Armani #9 Tadzio in the outter corners. In that instance, Vulcano is the supporting character 🙂 I hope you can see the effect.
      -Maria

  2. This color is insanely gorgeous.

  3. I was just thinking of what line would have an brown eyeshadow with a tinge of aubergine, I kid you not! Now I know! Looks like the perfect color and not to mention gorgeous on you!

    • Hello Olivia,
      Thank you so much my friend. I love this color, but I cannot stress how well Vulcano lasts all day. I just returned from a walk with my very spirited sister, and everything else was a mess other than my eyeshadow. Once this baby makes contact with your skin, it is there to stay.
      -Maria

  4. Hey Maria, whoa this IS a stunning shade! I’d love to see a tutorial. I see you got Tadzio, too. That’s the only one I got so far, and I am super impressed with the quality! Both look absolutely gorgeous on you 🙂

    • Hello Sunny,
      Thank you so much. I love these GA Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows. I love 9 Tadzio and 2 Armani Navy (another matte) is gorgeous and smooth. Should you feel the need to try other colors, let me reassure you they are fabulous–there I said it 🙂
      -Maria

  5. It looks gorgeous! I haven’t tried any eyeshadow from them but maybe I should 😉 xx

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    • Hello Gyudy,
      These eyeshadows are really out of this world. In a perfect world, I would buy them all along with the Eyes to Kill quads, but for now I am very happy with what I have. Thanks for stopping by and I will make sure to check out your lovely blog regularly.
      -Maria

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