I received the Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in Gold Ashes as a deluxe sample from Sephora. The full size product is $39, and to be honest I can’t see myself ever spending this much on a liquid eyeshadow product. I really believe in this case that you’re paying for a name. That said, I have a few opinions on the product itself.
When I first used this product, I had a little trouble getting it out of the tube, so my initial thought was “THIS ISN’T PIGMENTED AT ALL!” When I finally wriggled enough out of the bottle, I was able to use it as it should be!
Gold Ashes is a really beautiful color; it’s hard to capture on camera. It has a lot of shimmer and the pigmentation is nice. On the lids alone, it definitely needs a primer (at least it does for me with my deep set eyes). It leaves a nice wash of color and sparkle behind.
I have also been wearing this under shadow, specifically with Sidecar in the Urban Decay Naked palette. It gives an extra dose of shimmer, which I really like. I’ve been wearing Sidecar like it’s getting discontinued lately, so I really like this combination!
Reviews seem to be mixed about this product, either a love it or hate it. I like it, but I’m not madly in love with it. My favorite thing about this product is that it leaves a little cooling sensation behind on the lids that feels amazing and comforting!
If you can get a sample, it’s worth trying, but for nearly $40, I would rather purchase a palette.