It is hard to believe that this week is almost over. I hope you had a great one. I am working around the clock to get my lectures ready so I am not in the place to be glad that weekend is almost there. It started getting very busy all week, including weekends. Today I attended a farewell party of the project I used to work for. It was being held in a super cool "artists accomodation", with very interesting art all around the place. Needless to say it was unexpected and I loved it.
Giorgio Armani recently released their Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Collection which are supposed to be the pieces they used for the make-up in their runway show. I have googled a few images and it looks the lipstick which comes with the collection was worn by the models as well as some very cool eye shadows, just like the ones in the palette but I cant see anything similar to this warm copper eye tint shade. Used in the show or not, it was too gorgeous to pass so I couldn't resist. Although it was insanely expensive compared to their regular Eye Tints. Was it worth it? After the jump...
|Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Eye Tint|
I love Giorgio Armani Eye Tint formula and ended up with around 9 of those last year since they launched. They are easy to apply when I am rushing and they last long which is great for busy and long working days. That said I noticed that the formula is not very consistent. Some of them are more watery, some produce fall out and some are streaky (like the ones from Eclipse Collection reviewed here). These are being sold for 33€ a pop. I purchased most of mine with a 5€ reduction, which makes it around 28€. For this price they are great products. I can see myself buying Senso again and again.
I was lusting over Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Eye Tint since the promo photos came out so when I say that it was released, I ordered it. But... I was very disappointed with the price. 45€ instead of 33€? Where does the 12€ difference come from? It comes in a sip pouch but I don't think it would justify the price. I remember the days Armani Palettes would cost around 70€ (like these two here were around that price two years ago). Then I have seen a price increase, up to 130€ at the moment, almost twice as much in two years and I really don't see a difference of the quality. What is driving the price?
|Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Eye Tint|
Good news though is that the quality of the eye tint is superb. It has very complex shimmer and it is even more opaque than Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso but applies and blend beautifully. Still I don't understand the price but at least the product is very good quality. It is like more metallic and complex version of Tom Ford Cream Color Spice. I watched all of them together for you.
|Swatch: Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Eye Tint vs. Senso and Tom Ford Spice|
The shade is a very warm copper. It is not orange, more golden. I believe it is going to be especially flattering on blue eyes. For the look below I applied it straightly on the eyes and blended the edges with a fluffy crease brush for a soft gradient. Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Eye Tint has a beautiful Fall color and great for a quick polished look.
|In-action: Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Eye Tint|
Here is me wearing the Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Eye Tint. On cheeks I have Tom Ford Cheek Color in Ravish and on lips I have Dior Rouge Continental (reviewed here). Continental became one of my favourite lipsticks for this season.
|FOTD with Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Eye Tint|
I also swatched the palette for you at the counter but it didn't call me enough to leave 130€ there. Last time after I purchased one of their palettes for this price (review here) I regretted it because I think the formula is not worth the price, not like the gel formula, like the Organica Palette, which is still one of my all time favourite Armani Palettes.
Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Palette has two tiers, top tier is a very cool subtle blush for fair complexions or a face powder for the others. The second tier has three eye shadows. The middle one had an overspray but underneath it is a coral shade combined with cool deep taupe and almost white pale pink. The formula felt powdery and not all that special but the middle shade looks really cool and different. What do you think about this one, would you pay the price?
|Swatch: Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Palette|
Final thoughts: I love the texture, the complex shimmer and the ease of application of Giorgio Armani Runway Fall/Winter 2015 Eye Tint but I cant understand the price increase by more than 30%. Silk pouch is a nice addition but to me it is not a must. I hope Armani's price increase in the last two years doesn't go on with the same speed for the next two years. Paying 45€, which is almost the a price of a palette of a luxury brand feels already weird.
Does price play a big role in your purchase or you are not very much concerned? Does price increase turn you off?
Disclaimer: The product in this post was purchased by me.