Get Gorgeous Gradients In No Time With New Giorgio Armani Liquid Eye Tint

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Wearing Giorgio Armani Eye Tints in 06 Green Iron (lids) and 01 Obsidian (lash lines) on my eyes, Milani Powder Blush in Coral Cove on my cheeks and Chanel Rouge Allure in Insaisissable on my lips

Eyes, courtesy of the new Giorgio Armani Eye Tints in 06 Green Iron (my lids) and 01 Obsidian (lash lines)

There is not a tough row to hoe when it comes to ramping up and using these new Giorgio Armani Eye Tints to create hazy, smoked-out eye looks.

They’re perfect for beginners, and/or lazy people (like moi!), and/or anyone hell bent on rocking a “smoky eye ’til I die” lifestyle. You can get a beautifully buffed cloud of hazy fog around your eyes without having to use a zillion eyeshadows.

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Of course, feel free to use a zillion eyeshadows on your lids whenever you want (lord knows I do), but sometimes it’s just nice to know you don’t have to. With these, you can do simplified versions of your favorite foggy eye looks with gorgeous gradients in less time than it takes to get to the front of the line at Starbucks, order a delicious drink covered in caramel and whipped cream, and wink at the barista. πŸ˜‰

Five of the 12 Giorgio Armani Eye Tints, from the left: 01 Obsidian, 02 Minuit, 05 Onyx, 06 Green Iron and 10 Senso ($38 each)

Five of the 12 Giorgio Armani Eye Tints, from the left in 01 Obsidian, 02 Minuit, 05 Onyx, 06 Green Iron and 10 Senso ($38 each)

Despite the way these look in their tubes, they are not lipglosses (although I can totally see myself pulling one out of my purse at the movies in the dark). They’re actually a brand new line of water-based liquid eyeshadows that can also be used as liners. Interestingly, the formula feels like a cream (they’re thicker than Josie Maran’s Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadows) but dries to a powder finish.

The lightweight, non-sticky formula is supposed to last 16 hours without smudging…

Truth be told, I do not want to be wearing these or any eyeshadows for 16 hours, because that would mean I’m having a very, very long day. I have worn them for stretches of eight hours, though, and yes, they stayed put without scooting around or settling into the crease…but I had to be very careful. The slightest touch lifts them right off your lids.

As for the coverage, it’s quite versatile. For instance, you can easily do a solid block of opaque color using one as a liner, or sheer one out and do a smokey eye.

Five of the 12 Giorgio Armani Eye Tints, from the left: 01 Obsidian, 02 Minuit, 05 Onyx, 06 Green Iron and 10 Senso ($38 each)

From the left: 01 Obsidian, 02 Minuit, 05 Onyx, 06 Green Iron and 10 Senso

A few ways to use the new Giorgio Armani Eye Tints…

  1. As eyeliners! Just trace your lash line with the tip of the applicator, and then smudge out the edges with an angled brush.
  2. As straight-up eyeshadows. Smear a bit on your lids, then smoke out the edges with a blending brush.
  3. As a base, upon which you can layer other schtuff.


Swatches from the left: 01 Obsidian, 02 Minuit, 05 Onyx, 06 Green Iron and 10 Senso

Swatches from the left: 01 Obsidian, 02 Minuit, 05 Onyx, 06 Green Iron and 10 Senso

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I like these for quick smokey eyes — like when I’m harried or under duress. I’ll skip primer and just swipe one on my lids with the closest eye brush and buff out the edges.

Head over to the Armani counter to see all 12 shades, which come in a range of different finishes: iridescent, matte, metallic and satin.

A dozen shades in a variety of await curious kitties on counters — 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 and 12 Gold Ashes. Lots of different finishes, too, including iridescent, matte, metallic and satin.

Wearing Giorgio Armani Eye Tints in 06 Green Iron (lids) and 01 Obsidian (lash lines) on my eyes, Milani Powder Blush in Coral Cove on my cheeks and Chanel Rouge Allure in Insaisissable on my lips

Wearing Giorgio Armani Eye Tints in 06 Green Iron (lids) and 01 Obsidian (lash lines) on my eyes, Milani Powder Blush in Coral Cove on my cheeks and Chanel Rouge Allure in Insaisissable on my lips

PRICE: $38 for a 0.22-oz. tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Armani counters in the permanent collection
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Sunny says:

    Oh I so need Green Iron!!! That shade has my name written all over it LOL Will have to check these out ASAP!
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  2. Sylvia says:

    I need ALL of these in my life. I haven’t been able to decide on a colour (their $40+CDN price tag forces me to be extra picky) but I’m leaning towards Green Iron and Senso. Thanks for sharing great swatches!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Sylvia,

      You’re very welcome. I love both your choices. You can’t go wrong with either. I like Senso for casual weekend days and Green Iron for dressier days.

      Hope you had a good MOnday!

  3. Alison M says:

    Yeesh, those pigments! Obsidian is definitely my favorite of the bunch. I’ve been wearing a lot of cream bases lately and topping with powder eyeshadows. Mostly Becca Eye Tints, Tarte Seashell, and OCC Cream Color Concentrates. It’s nice to mix things up!
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    • Karen says:

      Definitely! Plus it’s fun to play with creams, isn’t it? I love that you don’t have to worry about fallout.

      Hope that things on your end are a-OK, Alison!

  4. Chelsea says:

    Green Iron is so pretty! Love khaki greens.

  5. Elena says:

    I already bought Senso. I really like it (but kinda pricey!!). I think I might get emeraude next for a more flashy color and to use it as a liner.

    I think I am gonna buy Green Iron for my mom for her birthday. It is such a pretty color!

  6. Debra says:

    Gorgeous!!

    Harried? Under duress?? You’ve convinced the entire female world to buy at least one!

    BTW Hourglass Color Field came = LOVE. No probs with the application. But Green Iron would be a great base.

  7. Lulle says:

    Hi Karen!
    Do you think they can be blended with fingertips easily? That’s my preferred method to apply cream shadows – the easier the better :p

    I’m very tempted but they’re a little pricey!
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  8. Agata says:

    These look beautiful. Guess which one I like the most? The purple one of course.
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  9. These are so damn awesum.. I gotta get atleast one of these for me.. Green iron for now πŸ˜‰

    Even I took them for glossses at first glance and can totally see myself using them as lip glosses unknowingly πŸ˜›

    When u say they lift off with the touch of finger does that mean they don’t ever dry completely on the lids??..
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  10. Astrid says:

    Does it hold up well worn as eyeliner? I didn’t thought of using it that way! Btw, Obsidian looks gorgeous on your swatch, like a multidimensional black-purple-pearl. I’m even more indecisive to which one I should get πŸ˜›
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  11. I like ’em! The colors are so vibrant.
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  12. Alix says:

    These are gorgeous, but for $38 a pop, NOTHING should “lift them off the lids”!

  13. fancie says:

    All of them look beautiful! I would love to have at least one to smudge on my lids or use as a liner
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  14. Erin says:

    I’m actually considering plunking down the money for Emeraude because it’s so amazing! I honestly think I could or should buy them all. They look SO EASY to use.
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  15. Tatiana says:

    I bought one of these in #9 Cold Copper. I must be all thumbs or a real hack, but I cannot get this go on as smoothly or beautifully as my favorite Nordstrom make up artist/sales associate applied it on me. I keep trying, because the color is gorgeous against my super pale complexion. I find once it’s on and dry (and I find they dry quickly on my lids) there’s no blending to be done. It’s set and locked onto my lids. I really want to figure out how to make this work with my own limited skill set, because when I do, I’m going back for more.

  16. Jen L says:

    I saw this product on another blog and feel in love bc I love liquid shadows but I don’t know if I can do $38, although the colour I like looks heavenly on you! so gorge!

    Thank you for showing the applicator btw. That makes a big difference in the review to me.

  17. Evelyn says:

    The more I look at Minuit, the more I want it and I don’t usually wear a blue shadow. Lifting off the lids, now that I don’t like at all. Does it happen with a primer because my oily lids absolutely need it?

  18. Onyx is calling to me. But I’m afraid that it will also accidentally lift off into oblivion if I use it on my oily lids. I don’t think I’m willing to shell out $38 for a product which will just disappear on me. Especially since I have a bad habit of scratching my eyes even when I have eye makeup on. πŸ˜‰
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  19. Kim says:

    They’re stunning in the swatches! Of course, they’d last about 6 seconds with my oily, droopy lids rubbing them. πŸ™

    PS Oh, nothing. Just a cat sticker on my collar. No big deal. πŸ™‚

  20. Leah says:

    I just purchased Munuit and Emeraude and the colors are gorgeous. Even with a primer, however, the Munuit on my upper lid transferred after about only four hours. (I used it as a liner, not a shadow.) I have super oily eyelids so most shadows/liners don’t work on my upper lids. Emeraude worked well on the lower lash line, and with no transfer, no smudging, stayed in place the whole time (no primer). I am going to try using these on my upper lids without primer to see if they work better independently. A product I tried years ago from another line only worked well alone, not with primer, so I’ll have to see if that’s the case with these. Thanks for your review – it’s the best one I have seen online anywhere!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Leah,

      You’re welcome. Have you ever tried dusting your lids with a little bit of translucent powder after applying primer? I find that on oily lids, that extra layer of powder helps to lock everything down. It also makes blending easier, too!

      • Leah says:

        I have tried that and seriously, nothing works. Years ago there was a very cakey Avon eyeshadow base that worked, but they discontinued it and when it was relaunched, it wasn’t the same. I have used oil control face products on my eyelids and even milk of magnesia to absorb the oil with primer over that. Nothing has ever completely kept my shadows from creasing. My skin is generally dry so it’s just the oily eyelids. It’s insane. I’m an all or nothing type of girl so I guess that just goes along with everything else – it’s all the oil on my lids and nothing anywhere else πŸ™‚

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