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Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum, Hollywood, Silver Mirage Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a very pale, light-medium silvery lavender with flecks of warmer gold micro-shimmer. The color is interesting, because it’s both cool and warm; when applied at full coverage, it is cooler, but if sheered out, the gold shimmer seems to come more to the forefront and gives it a warmer appearance. The texture was lightweight, smooth, blendable, and semi-opaque to opaque. I prefer using a separate brush with these than the applicator (also, more sanitary! and given each of these contain so much product, I avoid double-dipping to maximize the life of the product!). The color lasted for twelve hours before creasing slightly (marketed as 16-hour wear). LORAC Silvermist (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Look at the Eyes (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Pallor (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Silver Screen (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Elegant Friend (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #4 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Harlot (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Hollywood (17) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a subdued, light-medium peachy gold with warm, brown udnertones and a metallic sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a creamy, blendable texture that didn’t dry too fast or too slow, so it was easy to work with. The color lasted for thirteen hours on me. Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Fizz the Season (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Natural Vigor #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Silver Mirage (18) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and almost silver-like sheen. It had good pigmentation, and it was totally opaque when I later applied it on my lid with a brush, but the formula seems to yield somewhat variable results based on the pull of product–sometimes it is thinner, sometimes it is thicker. The texture is lightweight, easy to blend and apply to the skin, and dries down nicely. The color started to crease slightly after thirteen hours of wear. Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Hypnotizing (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Koosh (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Rose Pewter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Rocker (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Morning Freshness (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Divine Rule (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Wave (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Rose Platinum (16)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Hollywood (17)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Silver Mirage (18)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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5 Favorites: Lipglosses for Layering

I love a glossy, sparkly lip, so I often top a go-to lipstick with a shimmery lip gloss to get that effect! Here’s a list of five I really like layering with πŸ™‚

  1. Surratt Beauty Amethyste — A Cool Sheer with a Sparkle finish.
  2. Giorgio Armani #701 — A Cool Blue with a Frost finish.
  3. MAC Rags to Riches — A Warm Pink with a Sparkle finish.
  4. Bobbi Brown Naked Plum — A Cool Plum with a Glitter finish.
  5. Bobbi Brown Canary — A Warm Gold with a Glitter finish.

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Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Trio for Holiday 2015

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Trio for Holiday 2015
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Trio for Holiday 2015

Eye Tint by Giorgio Armani is an innovative formula that transforms from a liquid to a solid, instantly adhering to the eyelid and providing 16 hours of fault-proof, smudge-free and crease-free wear. This trio includes three luminous runway-inspired shades that can be used as eyeliner or eyeshadow, and infinitely layered for natural to glamorous looks.

Just spotted online now

The Details

Eye Tint Trio, $85.00 (Limited Edition)

A $114 value.

  • Minuit
  • Shadow
  • Gold Ashes

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Top 5: Shimmery Navy Blue Eyeshadows

Here are the top five navy blue eyeshadows that I’ve tried and tested–they happen to be more shimmery than not–so perhaps next time around, I’ll start adding finish into the mix πŸ™‚

  1. Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (A+)
  2. Make Up For Ever I220 (A)
  3. ColourPop Etiquette (A)
  4. Giorgio Armani Minuit (A)
  5. MAC Lunar (A-)

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5 Faves: Emerald Eyeshadows

Long-time readers will know that emerald-hued eyeshadow is a favorite of mine, but it is hard to find high-performing ones, and the last couple of years have brought us some really great shades, like:

  1. BUXOM Pre-nup — a brightened, medium emerald green
  2. Kat Von D Iggy — a bright, true emerald green
  3. Make Up For Ever ME304 — a medium-dark emerald green
  4. Sugarpill Midori — a warmer emerald green
  5. Giorgio Armani Emeraude — a blackened emerald green

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Giorgio Armani Zenith, Sunrise, & Sunset Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Zenith (13) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Zenith (13) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Zenith (13) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a brightened, sunshine yellow gold with lighter gold flecks of sparkle. This is one of the more glittery shades that I have tried, and it definitely didn’t apply as nicely as others as the glittery bits would bunch up and “thicken” on the lid rather than go on smoothly. It was semi-opaque to fully opaque (two layers) and lasted for twelve hours with some noticeable fall out over time. Inglot #403 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Golden Nugget (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Remix (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Oro (P, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Unlimited (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Gold Rush (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sun Blonde (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blitz (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #5 (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Lemon Drop (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Sunrise (14) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium orange with orange-red undertones and fine gold and pink pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage, though it can sheer out a lot if desired (use a smidgen to avoid over-applying!), and it smoothed out nicely without emphasizing the skin’s natural texture as it dried down. The color wore well for fourteen hours before creasing on me. MAC Sexy Eyes (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Wine (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Desert Roadtrip (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Gold (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Cindi (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Nude #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Steamy Coral (05) (P, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Adore (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Copper Sparkle (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (Semi-Sweet Palette) (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Sunset (15) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a darkened eggplant purple with lighter purple and violet pearl. It looks brighter and lighter in the tube and while drying down, but it is a deeper, richer shade when it dries down on the lid. It applied with opaque coverage, dried down evenly, and it lasted for fourteen hours before I noticed subtle creasing. The only issue I had with it was that it wasn’t as blendable as I’d like once dry, so it was harder to diffuse the edge. Tarte Fingerpaint Art (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Illamasqua Queen of the Night (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Plum (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Plumluxe #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Smolder (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Bondage (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Camelia #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #4 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Drama Queen (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Illamasqua Queen of the Night (P, $25.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #4 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Vanity (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a liquid-to-powder eyeshadow formula that has an almost water-like consistency that is cool and thin but dries down to a more powder-like finish and really sets in place. As it doesn’t dry down and cling, it feels very comfortable on the lid and typically looks forgiving, but some shades are sheerer or difficult to apply evenly. I’m not a fan of the doe-foot applicator and find using a flat, synthetic brush is best. The formula wears between twelve and fourteen hours on me (not quite the sixteen promised but certainly long-wearing). They have a slight learning curve, though.

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Zenith (13)
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Sunrise (14)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Sunset (15)
Sunset (15)
Sunset (15)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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