It has been ages since I have done a post about mascara. And funny enough, they are my favorite types of posts to write. My three favorite things in the beauty world are nail polish, perfume and mascara. I blog about nail polish almost every day. I’ve posted maybe 2 posts total about perfume in the last almost 2 years of blogging. And mascara has taken a major backseat in the last few months.
It’s not that I don’t love mascara, but I realized that I had 7 open tubes of mascara back in January. 7 open tubes! That is a tad ridiculous, especially since mascara goes bad so quickly. So I have been on a mission to finish every single tube that I have before I allow myself to buy a new one. I picked up the Georgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara back in January, but wouldn’t let myself open it until I finished all of my other mascaras. And since I had previously blogged about them that meant that I would go 7 months before I could show you guys a new one.
Keep reading for my full review and to see this on my lashes!
I picked up the Georgio Armani Eyes to Kill because of the crazy hype that surrounded this mascara. Yes, I fall victim to the hype of products like a lot of other girls out there. I kept hearing Tiffany D (MakeupByTiffanyD) and Leesha (xSparkage) rave about this mascara, and I needed to know what was so spectacular.
Packaging: When I first opened the box, I was shocked at how heavy the packaging is. Who ever heard of a heavy bottle of mascara? The tube is metal! I don’t know what type of metal, but the packaging is definitely some type of metal with black matte coating. The want is a standard large wire bristle brush, that is almost in a star shape, where some of the bristles are thicker in certain areas (aka, not the same all the way around the barrel).
What I like: this mascara has the perfect consistency. It isn’t too wet, isn’t too dry. In my experience, I have found that people either prefer wet or dry formulas, but I think that any mascara lover would be in love with this formula. Also, it glides on the lashes so easily and so quickly. This is 2 coats in the pictures above and it maybe took me 5 minutes to apply. That is really saying something because I normally spend 15 on my mascara alone! (yes, I’m a little OCD about mascara). It doesn’t flake, doesn’t smudge, doesn’t clump and doesn’t seem to make my lashes droop throughout the day! Plus it gives amazing length!
What I don’t like: it definitely gives a more “natural” look. When I say “natural,” I don’t mean like it looks like I’m not wearing mascara (because it obviously does). I mean that it doesn’t look like I have crazy full lashes. If you’re looking for a mascara to give you the fake lashes look, you won’t find it with this one. It leaves you with beautiful lashes, but I find that because it doesn’t give a ton of volume, it doesn’t make my lashes stand out when I wear heavier or darker eye makeup. I wish that this gave me a little more volume but if you layer it with another mascara you can still achieve that look.
Overall, I’m in love! But I think that I’m in love because it’s the summer and I don’t like the crazy dramatic eye makeup at the moment. I like the more natural look, the effortless makeup look. So this mascara is absolutely perfect for me right now because it gives me amazing looking lashes without the fuss of a long application. It lasts all day, even in the heat and humidity, and I have grown to love the heavier packaging. I just wish it gave more volume.