Giorgio Armani Flannel, Cold Copper, Rose Ashes, Gold Ashes Eye Tints Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) are a really fun, interesting formula that’s one of the better liquid-to-powder eyeshadow formulas I’ve tried. They can be worn together as a more blended, complex look (see this post), opaque, all-over shade, or sheerer wash of color. The formula starts of as a thinner liquid with an almost cool feeling against the skin, and once it dries down, it transforms into a powder product; it remains blendable even after it “dries” for about a minute, because it really just looks, feels, and acts like a powder eyeshadow. If you press your fingertip to the dried down results, a bit of color will transfer to your fingertip (not all of it, and it is in line with the same effect as accidentally touching your fingertip to your eye with powder eyeshadow). It feels weightless, comfortable, and doesn’t “shrink” on the lid. Giorgio Armani markets these as having 16-hour wear, which isn’t quite what I get, but the formula wears twelve to fourteen hours on me, which is longer than most powder eyeshadows for me.

I’m not sure that this is the best packaging/applicator for the formula, as some of the shades (though none of the four featured in this review) were inconsistent–I would pull the applicator out of the tube, and it would be intensely pigmented with a slightly thicker consistency, but every once in awhile, the pull would yield a thinner, more watery texture that was prone to sheering out (as if it wasn’t fully mixed). They’re easiest to use all-over, and the neutral shades like the ones in this post are excellent for that purpose, but if you want to use a few together, you might just want to prepare for a practice run if you’ve never worked with a formula like this before. It doesn’t take long to get the hang of it, by any means, but it’s not quite foolproof!

Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a murky, rosy pink with gray-ish mauve coloring and a golden shimmer-sheen. The color has a lot of nuances to it, and it can be more of a chameleon once you start pairing it with other shades. It was thin with a very spreadable consistency, but it was semi-opaque. It built up well to opaque color in two layers, if desired. The color wore well for twelve hours before fading on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented and applied with opaque color, though you could use less or blend it out for a softer look. The color lasted for fourteen hours before creasing slightly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Giorgio Armani Rose Ashes (11) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark golden brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had flecks of pink and copper micro-sparkle. The consistency was thin without being watery, easily spread across the skin, and wore well for fourteen hours before creasing. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a brightened, golden champagne with a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single stroke, which was buildable to fully opaque coverage with two layers–it seemed a bit more pigmented when I applied it with a synthetic brush in practice compared to using the included applicator. The texture was a little thinner compared to top-performing shades but applied smoothly and blended well on the eyelid. It stayed on well for twelve and a half hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) Eye Tint (One Pass / Blended Out)

Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) Eye Tint (One Pass / Blended Out)

Giorgio Armani Rose Ashes (11) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Ashes (11) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Rose Ashes (11) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Ashes (11) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Rose Ashes (11) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Ashes (11) Eye Tint (One Pass / Blended Out)

Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) Eye Tint (One Pass / Blended Out)

Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) Eye Tint
Gold Ashes (inner lid), Flannel (middle of lid), Rose Ashes (outer lid), Cold Copper (crease)

Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) Eye Tint
Gold Ashes (inner lid), Flannel (middle of lid), Rose Ashes (outer lid), Cold Copper (crease)

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Giorgio Armani Eye Tint $39.00/0.22 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Oh, you’ve just made my Friday -I’ve been waiting and waiting for these colors to be reviewed 🙂 I’ve already ordered 3 colors (Shadow, Onyx, Green Iron) but wanted a lighter color and couldn’t decide among these 4. I will need to swatch in store to see which one works best on my skintone, but good to know how they performed.

I swatched all of these at the mall last weekend. They are ridiculous gorgeous! I do see the inconsistent pulls you talk about. It doesn’t bother me too much though because they can be layered and sheered. My 9 year old daughter was even into it! She is not into makeup at all yet and she was oohing and awwing at how pretty they are! (This may be a sign of things to come..on no!) I almost bought some when Giogio Armani had the 15% discount. But the price..I just cant seem to do it! Then I read some of the comments about how they will go bad with time and this is not something I will use too much. What kind of shelf life do you think these will get if one avoids “double dipping” and keeps them closed tight?

Probably a year or two, is my guess, if not longer. It’s going to be a lot like a cream eyeshadow or any more emollient/liquid product (lipgloss, liquid eyeliner, etc.).

Flannel is kind of catching my eye. I’m really into neutral colors with odd undertones or duochrome effects right now. I’m wearing a lot of MAC Vex (grayish light beige with pink and green shift), Sugarpill Lumi (sheer white with teal shimmer), and one of the MUFE shadows with a bright pink shimmer effect. I love the variety of lips they can pair with while still being fun to wear.

I love the flannel and rose gold but god knows i do not need any more eyehadows…I have MAC’s vex and burberry’s pale barley that may be similar to these two i think…

I have….all four. XP They were all gorgeous…couldn’t resist. But upon regular use, I do somewhat regret Flannel and Rose Ashes since they look quite similar once applied on the eyelid. Cold Copper is absolutely my favorite natural everyday shade out of all the Armani eye tints.

It kills me how my favorites are not the top rated ones!! 🙁
Christine, if someone were able to buy just a few of these, what would be your picks? Preferably ones that could wear alone and/or work together in a look. Thanks!

Any I guess! Although I tend not to wear super dark eye colors very often. I do love pewters and teals like you! Unique shades catch my eye the most. I’d probably wear only two, maybe three at most together.

Onyx if you can handle some sparkle/glitter! Very cool shade. Shadow for sure. Flannel if you don’t mind layering, but it’s an interesting/complex shade.

Two that would pair well would be Flannel + Shadow, or you could do Onyx + Green Iron. For best of best quality wise, something like Cold Copper + Green Iron.

I have each and every one of these. Love everything about them. I have a special fondness for Rose Ashes which is a subtle yet seriously complex shadow and absolutely divine.

Rose Ashes… *makes grabby hands* I am pretty much a sucker for most anything in rose gold currently, but that is extra special gorgeous.

Especially if one doesn’t wear creams a lot. These are gorgeous, and the formula sounds wonderful. At that price per shadow, I know I personally wouldn’t use them up before they went bad.

i was hoping Rose Ashes would be pinker in tone 🙁 but Flannel in nice. i might have to check it out next time i’m a store that carries it. Gold Ashes is absolutely stunning

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