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Would I Repurchase? | Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Classico

A few years ago Heidi gave me a sample of this product and when I finally used it, I began to wonder if high end mascaras were made of magic. Suffice to say, it promptly went on my Sephora 'Loves List'. Technically, I shouldn't buy mascara until this untried pile is all used up...but yuh know we does can't help weselves.

Giorgio Armani mascaras - www.modenmakeup.com

The exterior packaging states that this is "length & volume lash artillery"; that's precisely what I want from a mascara.

From their website: "Description

Keywords: Volume, Extension, Definition

Benefits: Volume, length, definition
Type: Mascara

Create a visually intense and high-impact look with this award-winning all-in-one mascara. The oversized patented brush features a bristle weave design that provides volume, length and definition in a single coat, while the specially formulated blend of hard and soft waxes leaves lashes amplified, yet flexible.

How To Apply - The patented asymmetrical shape allows build-up for optimal loading (balance between volume, length and definition). Remaove (their typo not mine) excess product from the wand & apply from the root of the lashes to the Backstage tip. 

Backstage tip - For thick, full lashes, first apply mascara with zigzag movements. Finish with the Backstage tip of the applicator, moving the wand perpendicular to the eye. Eye & Brow Maestro is perfect to finish an eye make up; apply as eyeshadow, liner or on the brows to shape & define.
"

This mascara is available in one shade: black.

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Classico - www.modenmakeup.com

I liked the pigmentation of this mascara from first use; but I immediately noticed that the wand/bristles were shaped differently to the one(s) in the sample. So much so that I'm inclined to believe that these are two separate products. Although they could be the "same" and just perform differently as Olivia said recently in a video:

Giorgio Armani mascara wands - www.modenmakeup.com
Top: sample mascara wand
Bottom: full sized mascara wand

Please note: it's not a bad mascara. Just different. The mini gave a lot more drama and the scent is heavily perfumed. Come to think of it, that really reminds me of the Hypnose Drama. Classico does provide length and some volume...just not as much as I had hoped. It's not heavily scented which I certainly appreciate. Clumping is possible if you use more than three coats. I didn't experience smudging or flaking while I used this product. Every time I was pleased with the outcome but it still felt like that extra umph was missing.

Seems like I played myself *Dj Khaled voice* cause at $32USD (for 10ml / 0.33 fl. oz.) that's an expensive let down. I think this was $30USD at the time I purchased it.

Ingredients (as stated on the box): Aqua/Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Carnauba Wax, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Steareth-2, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Propylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, Panthenol, Soluble Collagen, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen,  [+/- May Contain CI 77499/Iron Oxides].

Ingredients (from Sephora.com): Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Carnauba Wax, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol, Steareth-20, Peg/Ppg-17/18 Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Panthenol, Disodium Edta, [+/- May Contain Ci 77499/Iron Oxides].

I must have an older tube because not only are the ingredients different but now each tube comes with just 6.5 ml / 0.22 oz of product 😡 That ain't right! On that note, I will not be repurchasing.

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