I was recently sent a couple of bits from the Armani Beauty range and they could not have been more up my street; the first was the gorgeous Eyes to Kill Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow in the beautiful everyday shade Rose Ashes (11) and the Eyes to Kill Proliner in Obsidian Black (1), both of which come together to create pretty much the perfect every day eye look – just add a slick of mascara and you’re good to go!
I haven’t tried a lot of Armani Beauty products, but I was really keen to try the Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadows as I’d heard and read such great things. When I saw the shade I was sent, I could not have been happier, as Rose Ashes is just the most perfect of a flattering, warm and rosy beige shade that adds just enough colour and definition whilst also adding a light hit of shimmer and dimension – it truly is a perfect product for a quick, pretty eye look and works really well on it’s own, with other colours, or my personal favourite, with eyeliner. Speaking of eyeliner…
The Eyes to Kill Proliner in Obsidian Black provides intense, matte pigment in a surprisingly easy to use pot. I usually really struggle with these types of liquid eyeliner as I always end up with them all over my lashes making a total mess (I favour pen liners for this very reason) but I didn’t have that problem at all with this Proliner, and I found it just as easy to apply as I would with a pen. The pigment goes on smoothly and evenly and I found it easy to create a relatively thin line – I couldn’t go super skinny, but I definitely could easily achieve a typical width of liner for everyday wear.
I find that the Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow works best when you roughly apply over the eyelid, then blend with a separate brush; I’m sure there are ways to do it without using any additional applicators, but I prefer this way as I find it gives more of a diffused finish. The tint itself is very buildable, meaning you can blend out with a light wash, or build it all the way up to a strong hit of colour to create more of a statement, a look that works particularly well with single colours like this.
The Eye Tint dries really quickly and once in place, it stays beautifully fresh for most of the day – it tends to fade around the edges after around 8 hours, but it doesn’t go patchy and I didn’t find it sank into the crease, even without the use of a primer. It also sits really well under the eyeliner and, as long as the liner is applied after the tint has dried, neither will mix or merge, so you’ll have a defined finish from the eyeliner. It’s also worth mentioning that both products remove really easily and aren’t a battle to get off, which is surprising considering how well they both last. The Proliner is £27 and available in three shades here – link – whilst the Eye Tint is is £28 and currently comes in £16 shades here – link.