Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso Review, Swatch & Comparison

I hope you are all having a great weekend. I have been super excited about the new eye product of Armani, Eye Tints, since the promo images started appear. I have been head over hills with all the eye products the company recently released, just to name a few, Eyes To Kills, Macro-Color Solo Eye Shadows and recently released Eye & Brow Maestros. This is why I had high expectations with Eye Tints as well. As I laid my hands on one of the shades recently, I would like to share my thoughts with you today.


Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso



Packaging

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints come in a similar tube to their glosses but with a very chic silver lid. It has to be twisted to be opened. The brush inside is slightly tilted and sturdy to make the application easy. Since the tip of the brush is thinner, it is also possible to apply the eye shadow under the eyes, along the lower lash line. Of course it is always possible to get some of the product at the back of your hand and apply with a brush for extra hygiene. I am usually lazy in the mornings so I apply directly with the provided brush. As you twist to close the lid, it has a security (a second click) if you twist further for the eye shadow not to dry, similar to mascaras.


Swatch: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso
Swatch: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso

Formula/Color

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso is a mid-toned to deep plummy brown with gorgeous multi colored shimmer. This shimmer transfers to the eyes in a very understatedly beautiful way. Once applied it looks like dimension but not shimmer, if that makes sense. It is hard to compare it with any other formula in terms of shimmer. Stick eye shadows or cream ones tend to look more metallic or shimmery. #10 Senso has more of a base color compared to these.

Since the formula is rather fluid, it sheers out after it is applied. In fact it can be sheered out to a wash of color or can be build up for intensity. I tried to apply multiple layers and it didn't look cakey. After a certain intensity is build, it didn't change the appearance even if more layers are added. 



Brush Close-up: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso
Brush Close-up: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso

Shade Comparison

I have made an attempt to find a similar eye shadow in my stash. Rouge Bunny Rouge has a similar formula, it is called Long-lasting  Cream Eye Shadow Silk Aether (reviewed here). They also have a plummy brown in the range, called Chiffon Ringlet. I thought it would be close but Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso is cooler and has more plum/purple inside. I then thought about By Terry but obviously picked up the wrong shade Bronze Moon, lol. Maybe Misty Rock would have been closer, still they are both more shimmery and warmer. Tom Ford Spice is so different, much warmer but shimmer quality is close. Everything was looking warmer so I thought I should give Laura Mercier Amethyst a go. This one turned out to be the closest but on the eyes they are very different. Amethyst is cooler and lighter, with more shimmer. Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso is denser with less shimmer but more dimension. Needless to say I prefer Senso to all of the shades below. 



Comparison swatches: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso
Comparison swatches: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso
Application

Although Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso looks to every deep at the swatches, once applied you can sheer it down as much as you want so it is a very versatile shade. Below I have gone for a full coverage application and you see that it only appears to be mid-toned. Although I haven't tried the lighter shades of the range, I can already see that I would like the deeper shades more since those can be applied both as a wash of color or build up as desired. I have taken the photo with flash on the eyes to show you the dimension of the eye shadow. 


In-action (with flash): Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso
In-action (with flash): Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso

Here is the look in context. I have combined the brown plummy eyes with a light blush, pink toned highlighter and nude lips.

Complexion: 
Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 Fawn (review coming up)
Diorskin Star Concealer #002 (reviewed here)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder

Eyes:
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Twice Baked
Chanel Le Volume Mascara #10

Cheeks:
MAC Perfect Topping (review coming up)
Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose (reviewed here)
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder

Lips:
MAC English Rose (Prabal Gurung Collection)



FOTD with Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso
FOTD with Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso

I really liked the ease of application and the finish it provides. During application, although it sets quickly blending the corners was not an issue. I have used a clean fluffy brush for this. Eye tint is claimed to stay over 16 hours, I have tested it without primer (as pictured here) and found out that after 10 hours it was still intact. 


FOTD with Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso
FOTD with Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso

Edit: Ingredients list is as follows

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso List of Ingredients

There are twelve shades in the line and they will be join the permanent collection. Check out Cafe Make-up for swatches of all the shades. I am definitely eyeing Shadow and Émeraude. 

Availability/Price: Giorgio Armani Eye Tints are released in the States and Canada. They will be released next week in Germany (mid-January is given as release date). They are priced around 32€ doe 6.5 ml/0.22Oz.

Final thoughts: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso is love at first sight for me. I will definitely be getting more once they are released. I especially recommend Senso for hazel/green eyes but its natural undertones would make it flattering across different complexions.


Have you checked out Eye Tints yet? Which shades are you eyeing?











The product in this post is provided free of charge for my consideration. 
I am not paid for this review, all opinions are honest and my own.


38 comments

  1. Just when I was contemplating getting No. 14 or 16 in the macro solos, this comes along. This looks gorgeous on you. All you have to do is say Plummy Brown and I'm in. Armani's eyeshadow offerings have been my favourite of this last year and work the best on my 55 year old eyelids. Fran:)

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    1. Hi Fran,
      I am happy to hear that you have made good experience with Armani Eye Shadows. I love their monos, in all forms and this one is no exception. I am glad to hear that I can wear them also after I get a little older, yay! :-)

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  2. *gasp* It's gorgeous!! And I'm a sucker for plummy browns. You're an enabler, Sara.

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    1. LOL Lilly, blame it on Armani, not me :-P

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  3. I saw an ad in a magazine the other day and I gasped at the look of some of those shades! I'll definitely give them a swatch when they're more readily available!

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    1. Hi Maeve,
      I was also eyeing the promo images for months and when I had the chance to try that one, I was over the cloud. Great formula really, definitely a must see.

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  4. Senso looks gorgeous! I don't know how many times I've *almost* bought the Amethyst Caviar Stick, but something was always holding me back. Now I don't want that anymore. I definitely want this instead! :)

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    1. Yay for not investing on Amethyst because this one is double gorgeous :-)
      I also like the shimmer properties of these more than any other stick eye shadow (you name it, Marc Jacobs, Laura Mercier, By Terry)

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  5. Steht dir wirklich super! Ich muss sie unbedingt auch ausprobieren :)

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    1. Hallo Melanie,
      diese Farbe würde deine Augenfarbe auch sehr gut passen.

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  6. Thank you Sara, and yes, I definitely need it! I don't even care about the prize: It is my colour and I'm already in love with this plummy shimmer. Have a great sunday! :-)

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    1. LOL, I know right, it is also exactly my color and I can totally understand "shut up and take my money" attitude when it is about plummy browns after all ;-)
      Wish you a great weekend too.

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  7. Oh sweet! As it is with every cream shadows, one of the things I really wanted to find out was the lasting power. Glad to hear this one stays put like a champion! I relaly like this shade, and I'll for sure check the line-up out when it becomes available here!

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      I recall you liked Amethyst as well so probably you would like this one even more because it is more natural and more pigmented. The formula is a winner. I would be very interested to see if they stay on you so long as well.

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  8. Great review, I've been interested in these but was wondering if there would be blending issues like these fluid type eye shadows can often have, so that's really helpful to see how nicely its blended on you with no hard edges. I'll have to get some of these when they come out here x

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    1. Hi Clare,
      these blended very easily. I used a fluffy clean brush to do that.
      I can't wait to read your review and see what color you picked up. There are some very nice shades in the range.

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  9. they look super pigmented and color is nice too

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  10. hi sara! i'm hoping these come to my local armani counter. i'm loving a single swipe of color these days. a beautiful look that will be easy and quick to do on a busy morning. xo,

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    1. Hi Wendy,
      the same here, I am loving my Tom Ford Cream Eye Shadows for the same reason. In the morning when I don't have much time to get pretty, I just smear a little on my lids, mascara and I am done!

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  11. HOWOW!!! :) That looks gorgeous, Sara! Ack. Been on the down low with makeup lately but you've managed to excite me again! That shade looks amazing on you :)

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    1. Hi Sharina,
      These come in 12 shades! They look all gorgeous, I am super excited as well!!!

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  12. This looks gorgeous on u!!-i hope to pick up a few of these-are u planning to get any more-I'm interested how the darker shades will look.

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    1. I will pick up at least two more and write the rest in the wish list. They are permanent so I will probably be acquiring them slowly. I can see my self ending up with 6-7 in a few months ;-)

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  13. Ooh, you always blog about the products I'm most excited to hear about! The formula and shade of this both look lovely- and so pretty on you :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I am glad we are both excited about the same products, great minds thing alike! ;-)

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  14. I picked up Rose Ashes, a lighter shade and am just blown away. I don't have any trouble building it up either, so it sounds like the line is pretty consistent. Glad to know your experience with a deeper colour was similar. Looks wonderful with your eyes!

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  15. Hi Sara, Senso definitely looks lovely! But i hate the whole applying and smudging it into nothing and having to layer up to get to the right intensity... so lazy! And btw, wow Chanel Le Volume mascara looks amazing on you!! You must have lovely long lashes.... on me, the mascara does nothing. :((

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  16. I thought it would be closer to TF spice but it looks like it has a purple/grey tint to it. OK, this one is also added to my list.

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  17. Hi Sara,

    This looks so gorgeous !!! Could you send me a picture of its ingredients list please ??

    Tx, Sophie

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  18. 10 hours without primer and it didn't even crease? Wow, I hope to see the same result on my oily lids! :D I have my eyes on the pale pink one but you're making me looking at this shade too now!

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  19. Whoa! That looks heavenly on you!! Cant wait to get my hands on these beauties!!

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  20. wow it looks really really flattering!

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  21. Hi Sara,

    I think that you forgot me...

    Could you send me a picture of its ingredients list please ??

    XXX
    Sophie

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    1. Dear Sophie,
      sorry I was a little busy, trying to keep up with everything
      I tried to take a photo of the ingredients list but the font is not very readable. Here the first five ingredients for your reference:
      Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine
      there are some silicones after these, if you search for something I can check it too.

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  22. Dear Sara,

    Thanks so much for your answer but i really need the entire ingredient list to check if it's safe or not for my sensitive skin please !!

    XXX
    Sophie

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    1. Uploaded, check above, hope it is readable.

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  23. YOU ARE SO NICE SARA...THANKS SO MUCH !

    No problem for me with its components....
    I'm gonna buy this wonderful fluid eyeshadow !!!

    Big kisesssssss
    Sophie

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