Another weekend flew away. Hope yours was more productive. Today I was watching outside, and suddenly it got dark around 16:00, partly because of the days getting shorter but partly because it was so foggy. I am all ready for Spring haha!
Today I have one of the three Eye Tints from Giorgio Armani's Holiday Collection Luxe is More, #18 Silver Mirage. I checked the collection in person but they didn't have the eye tints so I had to order one sight unseen. I was thinking to pick up the palette but ended up skipping it due to the fact that it reminded me of Duty Free Palettes which look like they can do everything but end up doing nothing right. Luxe is More Collection is inspired by Hollywood make-up with light shimmery eye lids and red lips. There are a few very gorgeous lipsticks in the collection. If I can manage to give Silver Mirage back tomorrow, I will pick one of them. Yes you have heard right, I am not very happy with it, so here is why...
|Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #18 Silver Mirage for Holiday 2015|
Although I am an avid believer of Eye Tints after I tried the first and my most beloved one, Senso (reviewed here), I feel that from that point on, it started to be a mixed bag. I picked up 5-6 more shades (review here) and found out that some of them performed better than the others. #5 Onyx for example is a shade to die for but it produces fall out on me 2-3 hours after application onwards. The Spring shades I picked up (reviewed here), they were rather patchy and hard to blend. So you see, I should have known better and haven't picked up any of these sight unseen but I wanted to use a promo code and next thing I know I was entering my credit card number.
|My Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Army|
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #18 Silver Mirage is a gorgeous grey taupe which would steal any heart upon swatching. This is why probably even if I swatched it at the counter, it would have come home with me. It is rather metallic but the finish is very complex, with fine glitter twinkling as the light hits them as you more your hand, lovely. Upon swatching it though, I already was a little afraid that those fine glitter might migrate but I held my hopes high.
|Swatch: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #18 Silver Mirage for Holiday 2015|
I wore Silver Mirage last week. Eye Tints are great in the mornings, just dab a little of those and blend with fingers, voila. I also add just a little on the crease with a cool brown shade, such as MAC Brun. I found that this look was starting to turn out to be a little glam so added some black liner and defined the lower lash line with just what was left on the brush upon crease definition. So easy and looks lovely, but as it turns out, just for two hours.
|In-action: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #18 Silver Mirage for Holiday 2015|
After two hours, I went to check my make-up to see that some of the glitter was under my eyes. Since the glitter is fine and very sparkly, it was very noticeable. I removed some of that with a tissue an hoped that it was it. After two more hours though I went to the rest room again just to see that my whole face was sparkling here and there. I was expecting a little fall out but that much was really unacceptable, especially from a liquid product! It should adhere better than powders.
Here is a little comparison to #9 Cold Copper which is close but warmer and less metallic. I included #5 Onyx not because the shade it close but because the finish and fall out is comparable. I ave learned my lesson, if there are sparkles in an Eye Tint don't buy it!
|Comparison, Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #18 Silver Mirage for Holiday 2015 vs. Onyx and Cold Copper|
Here is my make-up before the glitter migrated to my whole face. Wish I had a camera at the university, I would have loved to take a photo of the sparkles. I am wearing Diorific #590 Troublante from Holiday Collection (reviewed here) which I am loving right now. We don't have a return policy for used products in Germany but tomorrow I will try to return Silver Mirage and tell them that it is unacceptable at this price point that a liquid product produces so much fall out. Wish me luck.
|FOTD: Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #18 Silver Mirage for Holiday 2015|
You can check out Melanie's blog to see swatches of Rose Platinum. She likes it so maybe Silver Mirage was the wrong one to pick up after all.
Final thoughts: I love the shade and the complexity of the shimmer but at this price range a liquid product shouldn't be causing fall out and glitter migration during the day. I can't recommend it unless you are collecting eye tints.
Are you eyeing anything from Armani Holiday? What was your last returned product?
Disclaimer: The product in this post was purchased by me.