Monday, October 14th, 2013

Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer
Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer

Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer ($29.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a vivid, pink-red with cool, blue undertones finished with an incredibly shiny, glossy sheen. Burberry Pink Sweet Pea (LE, $27.00) is pinker, shimmery. NARS Mexican Rose (P, $24.00) is more muted. NARS Norma (P, $26.00) is redder. MAC Impassioned (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

It had semi-opaque color coverage–there was a light translucency that let the natural lip color come through slightly. The consistency is less like a traditional gloss, as it has a very gel-like feel that is cushy and plush, lightly tacky. It’s very comfortable to wear, and it’s actually somewhat hydrating while worn. This particular shade lasted six hours on me, which is definitely longer than the average gloss wears for on me. That juicy glossiness that makes lips look plumper lasts for hours and hours, too. The formula is scent- and taste-free.

The Glossover

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#523

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Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer
Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer

Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer
Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer

Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer
Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer

Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer
Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer

Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer
Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer

Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer
Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer

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20 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #523 Flash Lip lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. LOVE the “wet” look, but not when it’s tacky/sticky feeling. How does this one rate on that scale?

  2. It almost looks like glass on your lips! :-D

  3. What fabulous gloss it is :) I loveeeeee impassioned n so glad u listed it as a dupe :)
    its gorgeous on u as always

  4. I really like this color on you!

  5. Gorgeous intense shade – really pretty! Xx

  6. I need to try these in some other colors! I love the glass like effect!

  7. Anna

    It’s always surprising when I read a lipgloss or lipstick lasts hours on you. I pretty much lick/bite or whatever mine off in 10 minutes. Which is why I stick to lipbalm lol

  8. The finish is beautiful!

  9. How does this compare to MAC Astral? I loved that LE shade!

  10. Kathrina

    Awesome! I like that it’s sheer but still pigmented. It reminds me of Illamasqua’s Petulant, (which has been discontinued), only it’s less opaque.

  11. Avatar of Grace Grace

    Absolutely gorgeous on you and will definitely keep an eye on Armani’s lipgloss from now on!

  12. Esperaba más cobertura, el tono es bonito pero marca demasiado las arruguitas del labio.