Giorgio Armani Scarab (37) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow is a deep, grene-teal with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. There was very fine, barely-there pearl throughout, but the base color and finish came through enough that it overrode the shimmer when applied. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and I’d even say that a little went a long way–it could be easy to over-apply, so thankfully, it did work well with separate applicators (like a liner or flat brush) for more detail-oriented work.
The consistency was fluid, watery but not too thin, and quick to dry down, so it didn’t settle into fine lines or crease as it dried down. The downside to the quick dry down, though, was that it was difficult to get a really diffused edge within the time it was drying down. This shade lasted nicely for 14 hours before fading noticeably.
Giorgio Armani Ice (43) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow seemed to have a translucent base with flecks of silver micro-sparkle and finer pearl throughout. The applicator seemed slightly tinged with gray, so the base could have been ever-so-slightly gray-tinted but it was hard to tell. The texture was very thin, watery, and had good diffusion of the shimmer for a wash of fine sheen and faint sparkle all over the skin.
It was a far cry from “vibrant color,” though, as it was sheer and buildable to semi-sheer to medium coverage at best, but it would be most practical to use as a wash of shimmer all over the lid or layered on top of something else. There was slight creasing after 15 hours of wear.
Gold Foil (45)
Giorgio Armani Gold Foil (45) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had medium coverage in a single layer, which was a little easier to apply and get even when applied in small, circular motions using the included applicator than with a fingertip or a brush.
I could build up the coverage by applying a thin layer with fingertips, then waiting for it to dry, and applying a second layer on top, which didn’t feel too thick to be practical. The consistency was very thin, watery, and quick to dry down, so I’d recommend working one eye at a time. It stayed on well for 14 hours before fading noticeably.
Giorgio Armani Halo (46) Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow is a light, golden taupe with moderate, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was nearest to opaque in a single layer when applied with small, circular motions using the included applicator. Fingertips or a separate brush (flat, synthetic) needed a bit of topping up to get to full coverage but hey, at least it was doable with this shade!
The consistency was lightweight, thin, and watery with a quick dry down before it became fairly budge-proof. It wore well for 15 hours before creasing slightly.