I’m just getting settled in Toronto and it feels so good to be back with new makeup reviews! Today, I will be sharing my thoughts on the Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow. I’ve been sent samples of liquid eyeshadows before but they’ve always sat at the bottom of my makeup drawer. They are just too intimidating for me but I found these Giorgio Armani Eye Tints really convenient to use!
Name: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow
Shade: 14 shades in 3 finishes (standard, glitter, metallic)
Price: $39 CAD
At first glance, you may confuse these for very light colored lipglosses. The Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow comes in a travel friendly container with a sponge tipped applicator. The acrylic packaging may look like a simple round tube but actually there’s some geometric play at work with the bottom and top being different proportions. I like that the applicator has a good bend to it and the pointed tip helps to get in the corners of the eyes.
I have 3 of the metallic finish and 1 of the standard finish. The formulation on these 2 finishes are drastically different. The standard finish is pretty sheer and works best as a primer for powder eyeshadow on top. (Here are my favorite eyeshadow palettes for fall!) Although the sheerness makes it really convenient to apply because you don’t need a brush or even your fingers to achieve a finished look. I can simply blend it out with the attached sponge applicator.
I’m very impressed by the formula of the metallic finish eyeshadows. You get an intense color payoff with just one swipe. Also, there is no streaking if you want to go back and apply a second coat. It dries down in about 30 seconds, after that it’s hard to blend the color. Although if you rub a finger over top you will still get eyeshadow on your finger.
What I like to do is apply a light coat and use a brush to blend out the upper edges. Then I’ll swipe on a heavier second coat avoiding the edges. This way, I can have lots of color but with more blended edges. Another common way to use it is by applying powder eyeshadow to the crease. Then filling in the eye lid space with a liquid eyeshadow.
11 Rose Ashes – Mid tone brown with some rose undertone. Pretty sheer color and it catches light differently at various angles.
44 Rose Gold – Gorgeous pink color with gold reflection
45 Gold Foil – Pure gold goodness. I can see this being great as a topper for a bit of drama.
46 Halo – Mid toned taupe. I find this color to be the most wearable on its own out of these shades. Really reflective as well.
Swatched left to right: 11 Rose Ashes, 44 Rose Gold, 45 Gold Foil, 46 Halo (Please excuse the eyeliner swatches, my hands were so jittery that day for some reason!)
Overall, I enjoyed using these as an alternative to powder eyeshadows. I like that you can bring it with you and touch up throughout the day. It’s also more comfortable to apply in the mornings as it provides a slight cooling effect to the eyes with no fall out. I found the color still transferred throughout the day as I do rub my face