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Giorgio Armani Spring 2018 Eye Tints Reviews & Swatches

01/05

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Day (31)

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a pale white with silver and white sparkle and flecks of glitter. It had sheer coverage and seemed to have less chunky glitter compared to other shades, so it wasn’t as unforgiving on the lid when layered, though I wouldn’t want to layer it as it did still have a clumpier, more textured finish to it. It had a more watery texture, which I expected based on past experience with the formula, that dried down quickly enough that I could diffuse it as a sheer wash and have it set before settling into my creases and fine lines. On its own, it wore well for nine hours before there was noticeable fallout.

It’s one of six new shades that was made to be “ultra-sheer” and “shimmering” that can be “layered repeatedly.” I liked the concept–effectively a shimmery top coat in liquid format–but I found that the formula was far from being able to layer it “repeatedly” as it would clump up, apply unevenly, and was just exceptionally difficult to apply whether I used the included doe-foot applicator, fingertips, or a separate brush. I had the best luck patting the product on top of another powder eyeshadow but only in a sheer, single layer, and it looked prettier in person, at a normal viewing distance, and less-so close-up.

Ingredients

Water, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zea Mays Starch, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan, Isotearate Phenoxyethanol, Stearath-20, Argilla/Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Magnesium Silicate, PEG-75 Stearate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica[Nano}/Silica,Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Alumina, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, May Contain CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI77400/Bronze Powder, CI77400 Copper Powder, CI77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 75470/Carmine, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510/ Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77742/ Manganese Violet, CI77120/Barium Sulfate, CI19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI42090/ Blue 1 Lake, Mica.

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01/03

Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) Eye Tint

Blue Reflection (32)

Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a soft lavender with chunky glitter. It had sheer coverage that applied somewhat evenly, but the myriad of particle sizes made it appear somewhat clumpy and uneven in practice. It did not want to be layered, as it only worsened the unevenness in texture and made it more prone to flaking off during wear. As a single, sheer layer product on the lid, the color stayed on well for nine hours before there was slight fallout over time (not 16-hour wear as claimed), though the glitter would flake off if I rubbed my eyes moderately (not a surprise but wanted to put that warning out there!).

It’s one of six new shades that was made to be “ultra-sheer” and “shimmering” that can be “layered repeatedly.” I liked the concept–effectively a shimmery top coat in liquid format–but I found that the formula was far from being able to layer it “repeatedly” as it would clump up, apply unevenly, and was just exceptionally difficult to apply whether I used the included doe-foot applicator, fingertips, or a separate brush. I had the best luck patting the product on top of another powder eyeshadow but only in a sheer, single layer, and it looked prettier in person, at a normal viewing distance, and less-so close-up.

Ingredients

Water, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zea Mays Starch, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan, Isotearate Phenoxyethanol, Stearath-20, Argilla/Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Magnesium Silicate, PEG-75 Stearate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica[Nano}/Silica,Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Alumina, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, May Contain CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI77400/Bronze Powder, CI77400 Copper Powder, CI77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 75470/Carmine, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510/ Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77742/ Manganese Violet, CI77120/Barium Sulfate, CI19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI42090/ Blue 1 Lake, Mica.

01/03

Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint

Rose Reflection (33)

Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and flecks of gold pearl and larger glitter. It had sheer coverage in a single layer, but it wasn’t buildable as promised, as additional layers resulted in patchy, clumpy, and uneven coverage and physical texture as the product thickened and felt heavier on my lid with more than one layer (three layers was uncomfortable!). The consistency was watery and worked easily for an all-over wash of product as it dried down quickly but not much more than that. It wore well for nine hours before it started to have noticeable fallout.

It’s one of six new shades that was made to be “ultra-sheer” and “shimmering” that can be “layered repeatedly.” I liked the concept–effectively a shimmery top coat in liquid format–but I found that the formula was far from being able to layer it “repeatedly” as it would clump up, apply unevenly, and was just exceptionally difficult to apply whether I used the included doe-foot applicator, fingertips, or a separate brush. I had the best luck patting the product on top of another powder eyeshadow but only in a sheer, single layer, and it looked prettier in person, at a normal viewing distance, and less-so close-up.

Ingredients

Water, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zea Mays Starch, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan, Isotearate Phenoxyethanol, Stearath-20, Argilla/Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Magnesium Silicate, PEG-75 Stearate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica[Nano}/Silica,Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Alumina, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, May Contain CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI77400/Bronze Powder, CI77400 Copper Powder, CI77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 75470/Carmine, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510/ Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77742/ Manganese Violet, CI77120/Barium Sulfate, CI19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI42090/ Blue 1 Lake, Mica.

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01/03

Giorgio Armani Copper Reflection (34) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Copper Reflection (34) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Copper Reflection (34) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Copper Reflection (34) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Copper Reflection (34) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Copper Reflection (34) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Copper Reflection (34) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Copper Reflection (34) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Copper Reflection (34) Eye Tint

Copper Reflection (34)

Giorgio Armani Copper Reflection (34) Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, orange-brown undertones and fine copper sparkle along with bigger flecks of glitter. It had sheer coverage, as promised, but I couldn’t build up the color well as the consistency had a tendency to thicken, go on unevenly, and clump up, which made my lid look very wrinkled and felt clingy on my actual lid. The watery texture made it work well as an all-over, sheer wash of shimmer when applied with a fingertip or dabbed on top of another eyeshadow but was hard to use in any other way. It lasted for nine hours before it started to have some fallout.

It’s one of six new shades that was made to be “ultra-sheer” and “shimmering” that can be “layered repeatedly.” I liked the concept–effectively a shimmery top coat in liquid format–but I found that the formula was far from being able to layer it “repeatedly” as it would clump up, apply unevenly, and was just exceptionally difficult to apply whether I used the included doe-foot applicator, fingertips, or a separate brush. I had the best luck patting the product on top of another powder eyeshadow but only in a sheer, single layer, and it looked prettier in person, at a normal viewing distance, and less-so close-up.

Ingredients

Water, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zea Mays Starch, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan, Isotearate Phenoxyethanol, Stearath-20, Argilla/Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Magnesium Silicate, PEG-75 Stearate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica[Nano}/Silica,Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Alumina, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, May Contain CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI77400/Bronze Powder, CI77400 Copper Powder, CI77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 75470/Carmine, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510/ Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77742/ Manganese Violet, CI77120/Barium Sulfate, CI19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI42090/ Blue 1 Lake, Mica.

01/03

Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) Eye Tint

Jade Reflection (35)

Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a soft, sky blue with subtle, cool undertones and golden pearl and larger flecks of glitter. It had sheer coverage, which was as expected, but it did not have the ability to be layered well, so it fell rather short of the actual utility and functionality of the product based on how they were intended to be used. The texture was very watery, which was consistent with the range, and worked best as an all-over wash of shimmer rather than a really high-impact, glittery eyeshadow. On its own, the eyeshadow stayed on well for nine hours before starting to have some fallout.

It’s one of six new shades that was made to be “ultra-sheer” and “shimmering” that can be “layered repeatedly.” I liked the concept–effectively a shimmery top coat in liquid format–but I found that the formula was far from being able to layer it “repeatedly” as it would clump up, apply unevenly, and was just exceptionally difficult to apply whether I used the included doe-foot applicator, fingertips, or a separate brush. I had the best luck patting the product on top of another powder eyeshadow but only in a sheer, single layer, and it looked prettier in person, at a normal viewing distance, and less-so close-up.

Ingredients

Water, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zea Mays Starch, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan, Isotearate Phenoxyethanol, Stearath-20, Argilla/Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Magnesium Silicate, PEG-75 Stearate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica[Nano}/Silica,Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Alumina, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, May Contain CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI77400/Bronze Powder, CI77400 Copper Powder, CI77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 75470/Carmine, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510/ Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77742/ Manganese Violet, CI77120/Barium Sulfate, CI19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI42090/ Blue 1 Lake, Mica.

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About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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These are really pretty shades but sad about their performance. I learned my lesson this week with applying toppers to eye shadow that took a long time to dry down and transferred to my hood and to my waterline. Totally ruined my eye look and took me quite a while to fix it so that I could go out. There are a lot of much better products out there so not interested in trying so hard to make these work. Thank you for taking the bullet for us, Christine.

I got Day, Blue Reflection and Rose Reflection, I was so enamoured in store, but find them super difficult to work with. I find they work best patted on with fingers, over another shadow, and I do like them once I’ve finished application, but I really wouldn’t recommend them, they’re shockingly difficult to use!

I would certainly hope (and expect) that the glitter used in these was eye-safe, but even still, the quality is nowhere near worth the price. I have even been struggling to purchase the Cover FX Shimmer Veil based solely on its $28 pricetag… It seems unrealistic that even a brand like this would charge this price, especially when they missed the mark so hard!

Sorry but one more comment with semi-snark. I can actually see the eye tint crunching up on your look, Christine. I’m a newer reader but I think this might be the first time you couldn’t *make* something work. That’s when you know something is irredeemably bad!

It’s from the attempts to layer and layer… which is how I found out that layering did not work that well with most!

I have Pat McGrath’s eye gloss and I never use it. Lol! I bought it out of interest and the rest of the set is awesome, but I just can’t get used to the eye gloss concept. I could only imagine using it as an under brow highlighter. It works better on the cheeks IMO.

WOW, I was not expecting that; I’ve been holding these in my Nordstrom cart for weeks. Time to remove! I usually love their eye tints but maybe they should to make them sheer.

Me too. I have most of the initial launch from a few years ago and love them but skipped the matte versions. I was excited for these. What a shame.

All I’m envisioning is the commercial with the little old lady (and man) dressed all in white, sitting in the backseat of an old car holding a green jello mold when the car springs a flat, and in the next shot the car is at a tire dealership with the *obvious* green jello explosion all over the rear windows and seeping outside even!!!
Yeah, these look that bad!

I own one of the original shades and absolutely love it. When I saw that the new ones had dropped, I immediately ordered the new Jade Reflects color. I hardly ever try anything new when I’m getting ready for work but I thought this would be just a metallic color like the original so you can imagine my horror when I put it on and realized how much chunky glitter was in this. Might be okay for the club but not work. I was able to cover it with other shadows and just let it peek through but it flaked all over my face by lunch time. I will never wear it again! Warning, the new lip lacquers have a tremendous amount of glitter as well. I’m very disappointed in this line.

Ugh. This is exactly what I was afraid of when I saw the descriptions of these shades! I am completely in love with the Eye Tints generally, but as someone with hooded eyes, as soon as I saw that they were supposed to be a sparkly kind of top coat, I grimaced. I know that you don’t take price into consideration with your grades (and you’re right not to!), but when it comes to a brand as pricey as Armani, I personally demand the highest quality.

Not that i’m suggesting anyone get product so atrocious, but I wonder if you could do a one and done, if you treat it like a sheet mask. Swipe it on and lie down with eyes closed. These days there’s so much unacceptable stuff, that I feel compelled to pull a Tim Gunn and make it work, in theory, anyway. Not that i’d try it…. Really unacceptable for GA.

looks like there are some Milani ones coming out that look promising….might be a case where drugstore wins out on a concept

Wow, Christine! If you of all people can’t find any redeeming qualities about these, imagine us mere mortals with them! 😂 thank you always for your fabulous work, I’m sure you have saved many a penny from being spent on these.

Oh yikes!!! I have some of these original Armani Eye Tints, they’re great. What happened to these?? Such a shame, as I really like some of the colors. Thanks for money saved!

As so many others have said, there is no excuse for such poor quality and at this price, it’s just downright insulting. Again, I have to feel sorry for people who don’t know about Temptalia and “blind buy” products like this because they think the name guarantees some level of quality (I imagine we all know of people who buy Tom Ford, Chanel, Armani, etc. because of the name and because they get bamboozled by the companies’ sales people).

What a shame about these and their poor performance 🙁 I also thank you, Christine, because I would have been very tempted by these pretty shades.

Well this is unfortunate! Blue Reflection looks so pretty in the tube :(. I’ll be sticking to my plan of trying the Glossier Lidstars.

OMG OH NOOOOO! I didn’t even know these were coming out, and I got so excited when I saw your headline, clicked immediately and now I’m all BOOOOO. This is such a shame, because I have a couple of the earlier shades (Onyx and Silver Mirage) and they’re both just straight-up amazing — gorgeous, easy to use, fantastic performance. I like sheer stuff very well, and I love sparkly things too, but including the chunky glitter flakes in these looks like it was just a huge mistake. It kinda works in CP’s Supernova liquid shadows, but those are much more strongly pigmented, so they work great patted on as a “lid highlight.” I am really not feelin’ the big sparse spread-out glitter chunks in the sheer-wash candy pastels. 🙁

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