Giorgio Armani Obsidian & Senso Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a deepened black with cool undertones and multi-colored fine shimmer that creates a satin finish. It was semi-opaque and was buildable to opaque color if desired with two layers. The consistency was thin, lightweight, blendable, and easily spread on the skin. It wore well for fourteen hours before creasing slightly. LORAC Caviar (LE)is warmer. MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (P, $21.00) is lighter. Anna Sui Diamond Blue (LE) is lighter. Illamasqua Zeitgeist (P, $25.50) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Penthouse (LE) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Obsidian (01)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
89%
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Giorgio Armani Jade, Shadow, Minuit Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a deepened navy blue with a satin finish. I would almost describe it as a pearl finish, but it doesn’t have that pearly sheen, yet it has a bit more shimmer than your traditional satin finish has. It was nicely pigmented with a thin, lightweight consistency that spread well and blended easily. On me, the color wore well for almost fourteen hours (out of the 16-hours promised), which was quite long, and I didn’t have any issues with fall out with this one (not surprising, given it isn’t sparkly).
Colour Pop Etiquette (P, $5.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Estrella (LE) is lighter. LORAC Navy #6 (LE) is more shimmery. Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE) is similar. MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $15.00) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky (P, $30.00) is darker. bareMinerals Climax (P) is a touch lighter. Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx (LE) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Minuit (02)
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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Giorgio Armani Onyx, Green Iron, Emeraude Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a “fluid eyeshadow” that is supposed to be a long-wearing (“16-hour staying power)’ with “deep and intense color.” When they work, they work well, but there is a definite learning curve with the formula. I noticed that sometimes when I pulled the doe-foot applicator out of the tube for a few shades, the consistency was thinner and more watery, and other times, it was almost clumpy with product, though it never felt genuinely thick. If it is more watery than not, it can apply somewhat sheer, but if it is normal (because a more watery pull was more infrequent), it applied beautifully with rich, opaque color coverage (which was what happened most of the time with most shades). It is imperative to spread out the product with a smooth, even layer, or else it can add a textured (read: wrinkled, scaly, etc.) look to the lid.

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Giorgio Armani Onyx (05) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Onyx (05)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Sneak Peek: Giorgio Armani Eye Tints Photos & Swatches

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints
Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) are a new product for spring. The formula is available in twelve shades that range from shimmery neutrals to deeper blue and green. It’s described as a “fluid eyeshadow” with “deep and intense color” that dries down quickly with “no sticky feel or residue” and lasts for sixteen hours. We shall see about sixteen hours! For now, here’s a preview of eight of the twelve shades 🙂

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Giorgio Armani Eye Tints for Spring 2015

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints
Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Beauty radically changes the rules of eye make-up with Eye Tint, the new fluid eye shadow with vibrant and playful colors that can be layered endlessly. Eye Tint’s deep and intense color invigorates the eyes with captivating and enticing strength and triggers an instant metamorphosis. The eyes become more luminous and more expressive. Eye Tint customizes any makeup look, with a touch of sophisticated glamour or a translucent, natural effect. Giorgio Armani Beauty’s makeup philosophy is based on the belief that “you cannot have the right color without the right texture.” Its dual-transformation texture goes from liquid to solid in an instant, leaving an extremely thin, even layer. With no sticky feel or residue, Eye Tint remains consistently flawless. The texture adheres perfectly to the shape of the eyelid and does not budge. Its pure and intense color guarantees 16-hour staying power. Eye Tint adjusts its colors to be used as a liner or to create a beautiful smoky eye. The light texture can easily be spread over eyelids for a fresh, barely-there feel. Eye Tint is an innovative makeup that combines the purity of a powder, the staying power of an ink and the feel of a cream.

Eye Tint ($38.00) (New, Permanent)

  • 01 Obsidian
  • 02 Minuit
  • 03 Jade
  • 04 Emeraude
  • 05 Onyx
  • 06 Green Iron
  • 07 Shadow
  • 08 Flannel
  • 09 Cold Copper
  • 10 Senso
  • 11 Rose Ashes
  • 12 Gold Ashes

Availability: Giorgio Armani, Nordstrom

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Giorgio Armani #08, 14, 15 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows

Giorgio Armani #08 Gun Metal Eyes to Kill Solo ($32.00 for 0.061 oz.) is a dark taupe brown with cool undertones and a satin finish. It looked a lot more shimmery in the pan than it did when it swatched! The consistency was silky but powdery, so it didn’t apply as evenly or with as much intensity as desired. I don’t notice the shortcomings as much when I applied it into the crease with a fluffier brush, but for lid application, it is more noticeable. This shade started to fade after eight hours of wear. Anastasia Deep Brown (LE) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #6 (LE) is more shimmery. MAC Persuade (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Defy (LE, $18.00) is grayer. Burberry Graphite (No. 28) (P, $29.00) is darker, grayer. Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P) is warmer. Make Up For Ever M620 Gray Brown (P, $21.00) is similar. bareMinerals Tide Pool (LE) is lighter. Too Faced Dolly (P, $16.00) is similar. Ulta Mink (P, $10.00) is similar. Chanel Mystere #4 (LE) is similar. MAC Najm el Lail (LE, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Double Feature #3 #2 (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Dance in the Dark (LE, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Legendary Black (DC, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Giorgio Armani #08 Gun Metal Eyes to Kill Solo
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow #08
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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