Giorgio Armani #24, 31, 33 Eye Tints Reviews & Swatches (2020)

Nude Smoke (24)

Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with a second layer.

The texture was lightweight, thin, and flexible after it dried down (and it was fairly transfer- and crease-proof!), and it didn’t seem as watery as a lot of the other shades I tried from the formula. There was a light fading apparent after 14 hours of wear but no creasing.

It was very comparable in color but was less pigmented and significantly thinner and “wetter” feeling than the original formula.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.13 oz. - $230.77 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "vibrant, intense color" with a "buildable, no-feel finish" that lasts for "16 hours of smudge and crease-proof wear." It's a reformulation of the original Eye Tints, which had a similar liquid format but came with a higher price tag ($38, but they included more product, which isn't always a good thing!), but it's substantially different in feel, application, and pigmentation.

Where the formula goes right is that once the product dried down, it stayed put well. They lasted well for 12 to 14 hours without creasing and only started to look a bit faded from there. The line has quite a few shades, but of the ones I tried, they tended to be sheerer and worked better as a wash of color. They definitely did not live up to the "vibrant, intense color" claim.

The consistency was watery, thin, and didn't apply as well with fingertips or a separate brush as a result. Fingertips and brushes tended to push the product around, and it was best applied in small, circular motions with the included applicator. The accumulated product within the applicator seemed to help the product stay in place better, which yielded more even and higher coverage (though still not "vibrant" or "intense"). It dried down quickly but felt flexible and comfortable to wear, and I could just barely blend out the edges once set if had to.

The brand calls out four finishes but provides no real descriptions of them. The best I could tell was that Smoke was matte, Silk was more pearlescent, Acqua was sheerer and more sparkly, and Chrome was likely more metallic.

They're a miss based on how they're marketed, but if you're someone who loves a sheer wash of one-and-done color, then the appropriate your-skin-but-better kind of shade might make it a formula worth trying, since it was long-wearing and sat well on my lids.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

AQUA / WATER ●PROPYLENE GLYCOL● TALC● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE● LAUROYL LYSINE● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE● DIMETHICONE● BORON NITRIDE● CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE● ZEA MAYS STARCH / CORN STARCH● DIPENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAHYDROXYSTEARATE/TETRAISOSTEARATE● DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER● SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE● PHENOXYETHANOL● STEARETH-20● ARGILLA / MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE● MAGNESIUM SILICATE● PEG-75 STEARATE● SILICA● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE● SILICA [NANO] / SILICA● XANTHAN GUM● TIN OXIDE● ISOBUTANE● ISOCETETH-10● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL● ACRYLONITRILE/METHYL METHACRYLATE/VINYLIDENE CHLORIDECOPOLYMER● CETYL ALCOHOL● CETETH-20● ALUMINA● GLYCERIN● GLYCERYL STEARATE. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE● CI 77491● CI 77492● CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES● CI 77120 / BARIUM SULFATE● CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES● CI 77288 / CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS● CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET● CI 77510 / FERRIC FERROCYANIDE● CI 77400 / BRONZE POWDER● CI 77400 / COPPER POWDER● CI 75470 / CARMINE● CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE● CI 77510 / FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE● CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE● CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE● MICA.

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Day (31)

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) seemed to have a translucent base with flecks of pale silver and white sparkle and some finer pearl. It had semi-sheer coverage, which didn’t build up well from there regardless of whether I used a fingertip, separate synthetic brush, or the included applicator. The coverage was a far cry from the “vibrant color” advertised, and there was nothing that I could find that called the shade out as sheer on the brand’s website. (It’s even shown as opaque in the brand’s “swatches.”)

I found that the larger particles seemed to result in the product bunching up unevenly, so one layer was definitely best and then diffused with a fingertip, which moved the product around more effectively than the included applicator. The consistency was fairly watery and thin, though quick to dry down and did set for longer-wear. I didn’t experience any of the sparkle coming off during the 14 hours it wore well for — it started to look a little faded and faintly creased after that point.

This was consistent with the previous formula in its opacity, though I’d say the reformulation was a bit more forgiving when applied onto the lid as the sparkle in it was smaller.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.13 oz. - $230.77 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "vibrant, intense color" with a "buildable, no-feel finish" that lasts for "16 hours of smudge and crease-proof wear." It's a reformulation of the original Eye Tints, which had a similar liquid format but came with a higher price tag ($38, but they included more product, which isn't always a good thing!), but it's substantially different in feel, application, and pigmentation.

Where the formula goes right is that once the product dried down, it stayed put well. They lasted well for 12 to 14 hours without creasing and only started to look a bit faded from there. The line has quite a few shades, but of the ones I tried, they tended to be sheerer and worked better as a wash of color. They definitely did not live up to the "vibrant, intense color" claim.

The consistency was watery, thin, and didn't apply as well with fingertips or a separate brush as a result. Fingertips and brushes tended to push the product around, and it was best applied in small, circular motions with the included applicator. The accumulated product within the applicator seemed to help the product stay in place better, which yielded more even and higher coverage (though still not "vibrant" or "intense"). It dried down quickly but felt flexible and comfortable to wear, and I could just barely blend out the edges once set if had to.

The brand calls out four finishes but provides no real descriptions of them. The best I could tell was that Smoke was matte, Silk was more pearlescent, Acqua was sheerer and more sparkly, and Chrome was likely more metallic.

They're a miss based on how they're marketed, but if you're someone who loves a sheer wash of one-and-done color, then the appropriate your-skin-but-better kind of shade might make it a formula worth trying, since it was long-wearing and sat well on my lids.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

AQUA / WATER ●PROPYLENE GLYCOL● TALC● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE● LAUROYL LYSINE● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE● DIMETHICONE● BORON NITRIDE● CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE● ZEA MAYS STARCH / CORN STARCH● DIPENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAHYDROXYSTEARATE/TETRAISOSTEARATE● DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER● SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE● PHENOXYETHANOL● STEARETH-20● ARGILLA / MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE● MAGNESIUM SILICATE● PEG-75 STEARATE● SILICA● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE● SILICA [NANO] / SILICA● XANTHAN GUM● TIN OXIDE● ISOBUTANE● ISOCETETH-10● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL● ACRYLONITRILE/METHYL METHACRYLATE/VINYLIDENE CHLORIDECOPOLYMER● CETYL ALCOHOL● CETETH-20● ALUMINA● GLYCERIN● GLYCERYL STEARATE. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE● CI 77491● CI 77492● CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES● CI 77120 / BARIUM SULFATE● CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES● CI 77288 / CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS● CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET● CI 77510 / FERRIC FERROCYANIDE● CI 77400 / BRONZE POWDER● CI 77400 / COPPER POWDER● CI 75470 / CARMINE● CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE● CI 77510 / FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE● CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE● CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE● MICA.

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Rose Reflection (33)

Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) has a pink-tinted base with flecks of pale gold sparkle. It had sheer color coverage that applied unevenly with some of the pink tint getting bunched up around the larger flecks of sparkle, so I’d highly recommend using a fluffy brush or fingertip to apply and diffuse.

It was one of two shades listed as a “sheer” shade by the brand, though it is one of four shades in the Acqua finish (which is the finish I’d have guessed was deliberately sheer based on the two I have, and the original formula of the Acqua Eye Tints, which were billed as sheer and buildable)–though the brand’s promotional “swatches” show every shade as opaque (including this one)–reason #438374 why it can be tough to use promo swatches as a guide!

The texture was very watery and thin, but it dried down fairly quickly and didn’t gather into fine lines or creases. It wore well for 14 hours fairly well and didn’t seem to suffer from fallout.

The sparkle particles were flatter and smaller compared to the original formula, and while the original formula was sheerer, this was much sheerer than that.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.13 oz. - $230.77 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "vibrant, intense color" with a "buildable, no-feel finish" that lasts for "16 hours of smudge and crease-proof wear." It's a reformulation of the original Eye Tints, which had a similar liquid format but came with a higher price tag ($38, but they included more product, which isn't always a good thing!), but it's substantially different in feel, application, and pigmentation.

Where the formula goes right is that once the product dried down, it stayed put well. They lasted well for 12 to 14 hours without creasing and only started to look a bit faded from there. The line has quite a few shades, but of the ones I tried, they tended to be sheerer and worked better as a wash of color. They definitely did not live up to the "vibrant, intense color" claim.

The consistency was watery, thin, and didn't apply as well with fingertips or a separate brush as a result. Fingertips and brushes tended to push the product around, and it was best applied in small, circular motions with the included applicator. The accumulated product within the applicator seemed to help the product stay in place better, which yielded more even and higher coverage (though still not "vibrant" or "intense"). It dried down quickly but felt flexible and comfortable to wear, and I could just barely blend out the edges once set if had to.

The brand calls out four finishes but provides no real descriptions of them. The best I could tell was that Smoke was matte, Silk was more pearlescent, Acqua was sheerer and more sparkly, and Chrome was likely more metallic.

They're a miss based on how they're marketed, but if you're someone who loves a sheer wash of one-and-done color, then the appropriate your-skin-but-better kind of shade might make it a formula worth trying, since it was long-wearing and sat well on my lids.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

AQUA / WATER ●PROPYLENE GLYCOL● TALC● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE● LAUROYL LYSINE● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE● DIMETHICONE● BORON NITRIDE● CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE● ZEA MAYS STARCH / CORN STARCH● DIPENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAHYDROXYSTEARATE/TETRAISOSTEARATE● DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER● SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE● PHENOXYETHANOL● STEARETH-20● ARGILLA / MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE● MAGNESIUM SILICATE● PEG-75 STEARATE● SILICA● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE● SILICA [NANO] / SILICA● XANTHAN GUM● TIN OXIDE● ISOBUTANE● ISOCETETH-10● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL● ACRYLONITRILE/METHYL METHACRYLATE/VINYLIDENE CHLORIDECOPOLYMER● CETYL ALCOHOL● CETETH-20● ALUMINA● GLYCERIN● GLYCERYL STEARATE. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE● CI 77491● CI 77492● CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES● CI 77120 / BARIUM SULFATE● CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES● CI 77288 / CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS● CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET● CI 77510 / FERRIC FERROCYANIDE● CI 77400 / BRONZE POWDER● CI 77400 / COPPER POWDER● CI 75470 / CARMINE● CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE● CI 77510 / FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE● CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE● CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE● MICA.

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Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Giorgio Armani really ought to have left the original formula alone PERIODT! These are highly unappealing to me. They look like something I might expect to see from WnW or some Dollar General brand!

If I’m spending almost $40 (which is what these cost in Canada), I want a whole lot more excitement and general “bang for my buck” than these things are offering.

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