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Giorgio Armani Spring 2018 Eye Tints Reviews & Swatches

01/05

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint

Day (31)

Giorgio Armani Day (31) Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a pale white with silver and white sparkle and flecks of glitter. It had sheer coverage and seemed to have less chunky glitter compared to other shades, so it wasn’t as unforgiving on the lid when layered, though I wouldn’t want to layer it as it did still have a clumpier, more textured finish to it. It had a more watery texture, which I expected based on past experience with the formula, that dried down quickly enough that I could diffuse it as a sheer wash and have it set before settling into my creases and fine lines. On its own, it wore well for nine hours before there was noticeable fallout.

It’s one of six new shades that was made to be “ultra-sheer” and “shimmering” that can be “layered repeatedly.” I liked the concept–effectively a shimmery top coat in liquid format–but I found that the formula was far from being able to layer it “repeatedly” as it would clump up, apply unevenly, and was just exceptionally difficult to apply whether I used the included doe-foot applicator, fingertips, or a separate brush. I had the best luck patting the product on top of another powder eyeshadow but only in a sheer, single layer, and it looked prettier in person, at a normal viewing distance, and less-so close-up.

Ingredients

Water, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zea Mays Starch, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan, Isotearate Phenoxyethanol, Stearath-20, Argilla/Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Magnesium Silicate, PEG-75 Stearate, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica[Nano}/Silica,Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Alumina, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, May Contain CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI77400/Bronze Powder, CI77400 Copper Powder, CI77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 75470/Carmine, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510/ Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77742/ Manganese Violet, CI77120/Barium Sulfate, CI19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI42090/ Blue 1 Lake, Mica.

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Giorgio Armani Milano Nude & Adrenaline Ecstasy Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

01/06

Giorgio Armani Milano Nude (511) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Milano Nude (511) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Milano Nude (511) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Milano Nude (511) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Milano Nude (511) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Milano Nude (511) Ecstasy Lacquer

Milano Nude (511)

Giorgio Armani Milano Nude (511) Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral with warm, brownish tones and a glossy finish. It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) that applied fairly evenly, but it did not look as smooth nor as flattering on my lips as most of the Ecstasy Lacquers have. I think it may have had to do with the fact that this shade was thinner and did not develop to the more gel-like texture after initial application that the others have in my experience. It wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.20 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The Ecstasy Lacquer formula is supposed to have the shine of a gloss, color and hydration of a lipstick, and the long-wear of a stain, though they say “applied in a single layer for a subtle touch of color … or in a layered application for a bold, statement lip.” It has a floral scent, which is noticeable in the tube and for an hour or so of wear (particularly strong when it is drying down). There is a slight taste to me, as well. Initially, the formula is thin and more water-like, but after you’ve applied it, the consistency thickens, levels out, and “adheres” to your lips in a very comfortable wear. The consistency is mostly non-sticky and gradually gets a lightly tacky about half-way through wear.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer swatches.

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Giorgio Armani Luce, Tangerine, & Pink-out Ecstasy Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

01/06

Giorgio Armani Luce (101) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Luce (101) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Luce (101) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Luce (101) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Luce (101) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Luce (101) Ecstasy Lacquer

Luce (101)

Giorgio Armani Luce (101) Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and golden pearl. It is a new shade for spring, and it was described as having “its pigment levels … reduced” with the addition of “mother-of-pearl.” It had semi-sheer coverage with a healthy helping of shimmer and a ridiculous amount of shine. The texture was lightweight, almost watery initially, and was easy to spread across my lips. It developed into a more gel-like, plusher consistency within a few minutes of wear (which was when I took photos). It wore well for six and a half hours, was lightly hydrating, and was comfortable to wear. The longwear was what set this type of gloss apart from others like it.

Between the high-shine, even shimmer distribution, and long, comfortable wear time, I’ve set it aside as a personal go-to for one-and-done shades as it’ll go with just about any look.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.20 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The Ecstasy Lacquer formula is supposed to have the shine of a gloss, color and hydration of a lipstick, and the long-wear of a stain, though they say “applied in a single layer for a subtle touch of color … or in a layered application for a bold, statement lip.” It has a floral scent, which is noticeable in the tube and for an hour or so of wear (particularly strong when it is drying down). There is a slight taste to me, as well. Initially, the formula is thin and more water-like, but after you’ve applied it, the consistency thickens, levels out, and “adheres” to your lips in a very comfortable wear. The consistency is mostly non-sticky and gradually gets a lightly tacky about half-way through wear.

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Giorgio Armani Drama Berry & Drama Pink Lip Maestros Reviews & Swatches

01/06

Giorgio Armani Drama Berry (510) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Drama Berry (510) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Drama Berry (510) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Drama Berry (510) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Drama Berry (510) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Drama Berry (510) Lip Maestro

Drama Berry (510)

Giorgio Armani Drama Berry (510) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry-red with subtle, cool pink undertones and flecks of pink and red pearl and shimmer. It had very nearly opaque color coverage–the shadow of my lip freckle came through slightly–with a smooth, even application and laydown of color. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and velvety with the slip of a silicone primer. It adhered well to lips with a slight clinginess–in the best of ways–and lasted for almost eight hours on me. The formula lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.22 oz. - $172.73 Per Ounce

The Lip Maestro Notorious formula is supposed to have a “luminous matte” finish with “8 hours of wear” and “high pigment.” The Notorious shades are inspired by “chic Hollywood glamour” but otherwise appear very similar in feel to the original Lip Maestro formula. The consistency has more slip and a velvety-smooth feel that softly “clings” to the lips, so while the finish has a glossier look for the first few hours, the color stays on well. If you’ve ever used a silicone-based primer, there’s a bit of that feel to the formula overall. Most shades last between six and eight hours on me, are non-drying to lightly hydrating, and comfortable to wear. The formula is unscented and has no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, KAOLIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, NYLON-12, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, HYDRATED SILICA, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TIN OXIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, METHICONE, ALUMINA, [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 15850/RED 7, CI 7789/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/IRON OXIDES, CI 45410/RED 28 LAKE, CI 15985/YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 45380/RED 22 LAKE, CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 42090/BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 15850/RED 7 LAKE, CI 15850/RED 6, CI 75470/CARMINE, MICA]

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Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

01/03

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

Holiday 2017

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set ($55.00 for 0.45 fl. oz.) contains four miniature-sized Lip Maestros. This was another set that was devoured by the end of Sephora’s recent sale! I already had everything ready to go, and luckily, all the shades in the kit are available individually, so hopefully, the reviews can be of some help for anyone looking for specific shades rather than the set (and I’ve definitely made mental notes to cover the high-end lip sets earlier next year). The Lip Maestro formula is supposed to have a “luminous matte” finish with “8 hours of wear” and “high pigment.” All those things are pretty much on the nose–the finish has a noticeable sheen for the first few hours and eventually gets down to a mostly matte finish, and they are very pigmented and typically wear between six and eight hours on me. Most of the shades leave stains behind, but some of the very light ones don’t seem to stain.

Value

A full-sized Lip Maestro retails for $38.00 and contains 0.22 fl. oz. or costs $172.73/oz. The set contains $77.73 worth of product. Each tube contains quite a bit of product, and given how pigmented the formula is, the smaller sizes were perfect.

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Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Sets

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Sets
Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Sets

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Giorgio Armani just launched two lip color kits for the holidays!

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Lip Maestro Set, $55.00 (Limited Edition)

This creamy formula is infused with concentrated pigment that results in an incredible depth of color, while leaving the lips with a velvet-matte finish. The non-sticky comfortable texture offers eight hour wear. A single swipe is enough to instantly create definition and add a touch of light for red carpet-ready lips.

  • 4 x 0.15 oz/ 4.5 mL Mini Lip Maestro in 202 Terra, 400 The Red, 500 Blush, 502 Art Deco

Holiday Lip Box Set, $38.00 (Limited Edition)

Celebrate this holiday season with the Armani Lip Box. Dress the lips in a medium pink mauve and for a shiny finish, use 503 for a soft plum mauve.

  • 0.39 oz/ 13 mL Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick in 506 Fusion
  • 0.05 oz/ 0.5 mL Mini Ecstasy Shine Lipstick Deluxe Miniature in 503 Fatale