29 June 2015
Giorgio Armani Fluid Eye Tints Review
Heavy makeup just doesn’t cut it in the heat, so a good cream or liquid eye-shadow is a brilliant pick for a soft-focus, easy-peasy look that you can just swipe on and blend out with your fingers. The best offerings stay put all day with little to no creasing or fading (though oily types will probably need a primer).
I’ve been loving the Giorgio Armani Eye Tints, which are interesting because they promise ‘the purity of a powder, the staying power of a stain and the feel of a cream’. Essentially, these are liquid shadows which come in sleek lipgloss-alike packaging with a sponge-tipped wand.
Apparently, the tints can be used in countless ways and worn solo, blended together or with your existing eye products. Honestly? That’s all a bit too much faff for me. With products like this I think you’re best to forget about a clean, precise look and embrace the soft, smudgy, veil-of-colour look we all rocked in the 90s – but that’s just me.
Available in twelve shades, from subtle neutrals through to the gorgeous, slate-grey Obsidian or deliciously on-trend navy, Minuit (pictured), the colour range is gorgeous. All the shades I’ve swatched have had a shimmery (but not sparkly) finish and a thin, buildable consistency that’s easy to blend.
Coverage depends on the shade – the lighter, more neutral colours offer a semi-sheer finish, whereas the darker shades seem more intensely pigmented. I’m wearing Senso (#10) here, a warm taupey brown with excellent lasting power – one quick coat, sheered out with my finger, stays put all day. If you look closely (sorry about my pores) you can see the fine silvery shimmer that looks really pretty in the sunlight.
The Armani eye tints are €32 a pop and exclusive to Brown Thomas Dublin and Cork. They’re a lovely payday treat, but if you’re after a budget alternative, the Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paints look tempting.
Tried ‘em? Thoughts?