Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a pink-coral with warm undertones and a glossy finish (with no shimmer). I couldn’t think of too many shades that might compare with this one, and the closest was MAC Star Quality which is a bit lighter and not as pigmented. MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell is noticeably lighter. See comparison swatches.

It has a very juicy, watermelon-like coloring and feel to me, and it looks like summer. It had rich color and applied with full color coverage. The finish is high-shine with a glossiness that makes lips look fuller. The texture of the Flash Lip Lacquer formula is very interesting, because it feels gel-like and almost like a silicone-based primer (but slicker). It’s not too thick, but it’s not a thin gloss, though it doesn’t feel heavy (or goopy or anything like that) on. It’s very smooth and slightly velvety with a slight bit of tackiness but not enough to describe it as sticky. What’s really great is how long the shine lasts along with the color, as often pigmented glosses lose their shine as they wear on, even if the color persists. I didn’t notice any scent or flavor, and it lasted five hours on me–and was hydrating to boot!

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Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #519 Flash Lip Lacquer

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’m curious to know how it compares to the Buxom Lip Polish in Kanani. The Buxom is expensive for the amount of product you get, but I’m on my second tube and love it.

Gorgeous!! Can you tell me if this item settles in your lip lines? If it doesn’t, I might pick it up on my next Sephora visit Saturday along w/ another Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder, Armani Lip Maestro & maybe another Marc Jacobs item 😉

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