Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadows: Overall, these apply like a cream so I often just use my finger to dab some on, and they dry to a powder-like finish that's not cakey. I like that I can blend with regular powder shadow without disrupting them too. They all have great staying power, although I use a primer so I'm not sure how well they'd last without one.
Eyes to Kill #18*: This is a pretty basic pale gold that works well by itself as a wash or as a base for a brown/green smoky eye. The metallic finish is what makes this different from other golds I own; it's the perfect amount of sparkle for the holiday season.
Eyes to Kill #19*: Silver and Gold is exactly what it sounds like - in the pot, anyway. You can see the bits of silver and gold intertwined evenly throughout. However, on the lid it leans more silvery. It's pretty and isn't too blue or taupe, but I was hoping for a really unique gold/silver hybrid shade. This is a very basic silver. So, not a bad color but not as intriguing as it looks in the pot.
Eyes to Kill #20*: Obsidian is a beautiful shimmery dark green-blue reminiscent of the mysterious depths of the ocean. It pairs well with the other Eyes to Kill shadows from the summer 2012 collection and I love doing a more smoky, nighttime mermaid eye with it.
Eyes to Kill #22*: While I like Ecailles, I don't love it as much as Obsidian Black or Madre Perla. Like #19, it's a little more interesting in the pot than on the lid. It looks like a seafoam blue with a hint of green, but on my eyes it showed up a fairly plain pale metallic blue. To get the color identical to how it looks in the pot I have to sweep on a bit of pale green shadow on top. It's quite pretty but not all that unique.
Eyes to Kill #23*: Armani hit it out of the park with its summer 2012 Eyes to Kill shadows, as one can create the perfect memaid eye look with them. Madre Perla is an iridescent white that flashes pink, green and blue to provide a gorgeous, ethereal glow. I primarily use it in the inner corners with #22 or Chanel's Riviere Illusion d'Ombre shadow on the rest of the lid.
Eyes to Kill #24*: Smokey Copper is a dark metallic bronze that's still daytime appropriate. I usually wear MAC's Museum Bronze pigment and pile on #24 on the outer part of the lid. The closest thing I own is NARS Galapagos, but it's not as dark or brown as that, so I think it's more versatile.
Eyes to Kill #25*: A shiny blackened khaki-gold, Rusted Gold is true to its name. On my lids it goes a bit more olive than it looks in the pot, so I was pleased to see I can pair it with a lighter olive over the rest of the lid (Stila's LaDouce is still one of my favorites) or simply layer it over a wash of gold.