Review: Giorgio Armani Eye Tints Rose Ashes and Senso

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints. I read about them everywhere a while back and I had my eye on Senso immediately. I also wanted a lighter shade, and Rose Ashes looked interesting with flashes of pink, purple and fuchsia pearls so I got that too. I bought them sight unseen, since I could only get them online, and I’m glad to report they are beautiful!



Giorgio Armani Eye Tints GA Eye Tints



These are liquid to powder formula and they go on the lids smoothly. There’s a cooling sensation on the lids – nothing minty, just cooler on the skin. They are not very creamy and they are not oily, and they go on the skin like very light gel before drying to a powder finish. They dry rather quickly, but I find that I could still blend them after that. I guess they work like powder once dry. On my normal lids, they last about 5 hours before creasing in the inner corners of my eyes. That’s because my lids fold at the inner corner, and truthfully, there are only less than a handful of eye shadows that don’t crease there. With a primer, these eye tints last the whole day without any problem.



GA Eye Tint Rose Ashes GA Eye Tint Senso

macro swatches



Rose Ashes is surprisingly my favourite of the two. It’s a champagne beige with multi colored mini pearls and when I turn to different angles, the color changes from champagne to pink pearls to purple to even blue-ish pearls. I tried to show you in the photos below, but nope can’t capture the color shift. You just have to believe me 🙂 I also show you (in the photo below) how I wear Senso at the outer corners and you can see how well it blends in with Rose Ashes. The colors blend like buttery powders, but no fall downs from the beautiful microshimmers. Win win situation, really.

However, I’d like to note that I prefer to put the colors at the back of my hand before using a brush to apply them. I find it hard to control if I just dabbed it on my lids directly from the applicator.



Rose Ashes FOTD Senso and Rose Ashes GA eye tint FOTD



I’ve been loving cream shadows lately, from soft liquids like this to stick shadows from Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown to the elusive Tom Ford ones. I can’t wait to get my Charlotte Tilbury’s pot and stick shadows as well as some super affordable and fun Colourpops. I’ll let you know once I get them! If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ll be the first to know 🙂 I also post some short reviews / thoughts on some stuff there so go have a look!



xoxo Lily




  • Rose Ashes! So beautiful on you, and I love the look with both colors. I think these photos are my favorites ever! Gorgeous!

    • Lily

      Thanks Kristen! I had some rose petals in the fridge so I thought I’d make use of them. I like how the photos turned out too!

  • You look gorgeous Lily! So pretty! These sound like something I’d really like, if they didn’t cost an arm and a leg here hahaha-Armani marks stuff up so high in Canada. BUT, I do have a gift card where these are sold so….. 😉

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy. I managed to get them at 20% off so they’re actually reasonably priced.

  • Rose Ashes looks really beautiful on you! If you like shifting colors, there’s also Flannel, a beige with a very strong pink flash – it almost looked like a duo-chrome when I swatched it.
    I have Senso, and I really love it, it’s so rich and intense.

    • Lily

      Hi Lulle, Senso is lovely! I was debating between Rose Ashes and Flannel and thought less pink will suit me better. Good to know it’s a duochrome too! I’ll have to look at it next 🙂

  • Oh Lily you look so good!! I’m now kicking myself for not getting Rose Ashes while in Taipei! Went for a makeover at the GA counter in Taipei (because I wanted to try the Maestro corrector) and the MUA used this on me but it creased within an hour! It’s so very pretty on you!!

    • Lily

      Thanks Sukie! These don’t crease so bad on me fortunately. Rose Ashes will look beautiful on your fair skin!

  • I believe you! Oh I think I like the rose colour too, it’s beautiful!

    • Lily

      You’ll have to try it Sofia. Rose Ashes surprised me 🙂

  • Hey Lily, aren’t these pretty awesome?! I have Senso as well and it’s so pretty!


    • Lily

      Hi Sunny, Beautylish ships to Malaysia so I get CT from them. Used a shopper service for Colourpop called Shop and Box. Waiting impatiently for shipment 🙂

  • Bella

    Wow, this is so beautiful and I really love the look you’ve made!!! I have Green iron and it’s also lovely, but these are stunning on you. With colours like Rose Ashes I always have to try them though, to make sure they don’t go all white on me.

    • Lily

      Green Iron looks great, Ann! I don’t think Rose Ashes will look white, but maybe a light champagne?

  • Liz

    I like the look of these but not the prices, so… more ice cream this summer for me?!?? lol They look lovely on you!

    • Lily

      No ice creams for me so these were a good replacement. LOL!

  • Beautiful look you created! Senso looks like a very interesting shade from your swatch. I don’t have any liquid eyeshadows, was concerned would be difficult to use, but good idea to apply from back of your hand first.

    • Lily

      Hey Meiko, for me, they were definitely easier to control when applied using a brush or fingers. Yes, much better when applied from the back of my hand!

  • These are so beautiful on you, Lily!!! Aaaarrrggghhhh i dont need more enabling!!! *cover eyes and hide*

    • Lily

      LOL Linda. We enable each other. Maybe we should just stop talking altogether. HAHAHA

  • OOOOOH, sexy! Hahaha. I love the look of these! Especially paired together! I haven’t really been keeping track of what’s new and fabulous, I guess, but these are definitely pretty!

    • Lily

      Hey Larie, these are preeeety! Dior is also coming out with something like this for Fall. I wonder how those will fare.

  • Nailz Craze

    These look so nice!

    • Lily

      These are beautiful!

  • Think I might have to pick up Rose ashes. I originally wanted Senso, but I like your description, and it seems more likely to be unique in my collection of eyeshadows.

    • Lily

      Hi Siri, Rose Ashes is surprisingly a really good one! Definitely unique in my collection too 🙂

  • Jaa

    Those macro shots of the glimmering shimmers make me all giddy! I’m weird. I know. ;D I’d totally pick up Rose Ashes in a heartbeat. I want to see that color shift you’re talking about!

    • Lily

      I wonder how I can show you though. Maybe I should make an Instagram video or something.

  • So beautiful on you!
    I like these both but for me Senso is a one product wonder. I can just swipe that on my lids in 5 min and get compliments about the make-up. Rose Ashes only works in combination with another shade for me. Right now I love to combine it with Emeraude, the green one. Green and pink, is not a combination many would go for but these two sing together!

    • Lily

      I envy your stash, Sara. I quite like Rose Ashes on its own, because it’s that peekaboo effect – am I wearing eye shadow, or am I not?

  • i love these shades on you, and they look great how you applied them too!

    • Lily

      Thanks Joyce. These are very easy to use 🙂