Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a muted, pink-plum with a glossy finish and subtle, warm undertones. Urban Decay Wallflower is more beige. NARS Oasis is more shimmery. MAC Curvaceous is lighter. MAC Deelight is darker. See comparison swatches.

Giorgio Armani’s recently released Flash Lip Lacquer formula is supposed to provide “the highest reflection ever achieved, even after blotting lips” with a “pure pop of color.” It has a medium-weight, gel-like consistency with a light tackiness (I wouldn’t call it sticky), and no noticeable scent or taste. It almost feels like your lips but smoother, softer, plumper–like a second skin but not clingy. It’s incredibly comfortable to wear, because it really does hold and molds to your lips but in the best, most comfortable way (because all those things make me think of clingy, drying lipsticks). On me, this is probably not-so-exciting to see swatched, because it’s really just a better take on my natural lip color, so it gives my lips a more even appearance and coloring. It has semi-sheer to semi-opaque color but a fair amount of translucency, so the natural lip color will come through.  #524 lasted four and a half hours on me and was hydrating while worn.

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Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #524 Flash Lip Lacquer

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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 love Giorgio Armani products! Not a fan of gloss but I might buy this in another shade or give the maestro lip colours a try. Do you wear much gloss Christine? If so, what brand would you recommend? Every one I try seems to leave my lips sticky or feels heavy.

If I wear gloss on its own, then I usually reach for Bobbi Brown – but I usually am testing something or another, so I don’t really use my favorites often! I’d probably not get one of these if you find most glosses sticky or heavy, though!

hmmm, i’m confused – are the flash lip lacquers sort of a lip gloss version of armani’s lip lacquer? are these supposed to be like ysl glossy stains, super long-lasting?

They’re not lip stains – they’re lipglosses. 🙂 Totally different from product from Armani’s Maestros and YSL Glossy Stains.

Christine, thank you for reviewing a more muted color. I have soft coloring (like Jessica Biel) so I love when I see a product like this on your blog!

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