Giorgio Armani Independent & Friendly Lip Power Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick

Independent (200)

Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm rosy undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to my lips in a single stroke, though it was intended to be more buildable.

The lipstick had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was comfortable to apply in a fluid motion. The formula “set” slightly to something a little sticky and clingier, though not a full dry-down. It lasted well for four and a half hours and felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.11 oz. - $345.45 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "satin vivid color with buildable coverage that stays all day long" (they claim "8 hour wear" without having to reapply). I found the coverage varied significantly from lighter to deeper shades, and shades with pearl and more luminosity to their finish tended to be sheerer, somewhat buildable, and were more prone to gathering in my lip lines.

More mid-tone and deeper shades tended to have a true satin finish--not too glossy but not matte--and had more semi-opaque to opaque coverage--so not so much buildable either. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and smooth without being too dense in the tube nor too emollient. I found that the formula felt glossier and more balm-like initially but seemed to set slightly to something that was a touch tacky, not emollient, and felt a little clingy in comparison to the original texture (not clingy in a bad way, for the most part!).

As expected, lighter, sheerer shades didn't wear as long or as well as more mid-tone and darker, satin-finish shades did. Lighter shades lasted between three and four hours, while darker shades lasted between four and six hours with only a few getting close to eight hours. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly to moderately hydrating over time.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Lip Power Satin Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

TRIMETHYLSILOXYPHENYL DIMETHICONE ● ISOHEXADECANE ● OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE ● POLYETHYLENE ● HYDROGENATED STYRENE/METHYLSTYRENE/INDENE COPOLYMER ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER ● HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE ● ACRYLIC ACID/ISOBUTYL ACRYLATE/ISOBORNYL ACRYLATE COPOLYMER ● PARAFFIN ● MICA ● CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX ● CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE ● VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER ● SYNTHETIC WAX ● CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● CI 77492 / IRON OXIDES ● CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES ● ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ● SILICA ● TOCOPHEROL ● CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES ● ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ● SILICA ● TOCOPHEROL

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick

Friendly (301)

Giorgio Armani Friendly (301) Lip Power Satin Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a soft sheen and fine pearl. It had medium pigmentation in a single pass, which could be built up to semi-opaque coverage with a second.

The consistency was lightly emollient initially, smooth, and lightweight, and then the formula “set” to something a little clingy (but not in a drying way) and a touch tacky. It wore well for four and a half hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.11 oz. - $345.45 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "satin vivid color with buildable coverage that stays all day long" (they claim "8 hour wear" without having to reapply). I found the coverage varied significantly from lighter to deeper shades, and shades with pearl and more luminosity to their finish tended to be sheerer, somewhat buildable, and were more prone to gathering in my lip lines.

More mid-tone and deeper shades tended to have a true satin finish--not too glossy but not matte--and had more semi-opaque to opaque coverage--so not so much buildable either. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and smooth without being too dense in the tube nor too emollient. I found that the formula felt glossier and more balm-like initially but seemed to set slightly to something that was a touch tacky, not emollient, and felt a little clingy in comparison to the original texture (not clingy in a bad way, for the most part!).

As expected, lighter, sheerer shades didn't wear as long or as well as more mid-tone and darker, satin-finish shades did. Lighter shades lasted between three and four hours, while darker shades lasted between four and six hours with only a few getting close to eight hours. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly to moderately hydrating over time.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Lip Power Satin Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

TRIMETHYLSILOXYPHENYL DIMETHICONE ● ISOHEXADECANE ● OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE ● POLYETHYLENE ● HYDROGENATED STYRENE/METHYLSTYRENE/INDENE COPOLYMER ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER ● HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE ● ACRYLIC ACID/ISOBUTYL ACRYLATE/ISOBORNYL ACRYLATE COPOLYMER ● PARAFFIN ● MICA ● CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX ● CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE ● VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER ● SYNTHETIC WAX ● CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● CI 77492 / IRON OXIDES ● CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES ● ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ● SILICA ● TOCOPHEROL ● CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES ● ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ● SILICA ● TOCOPHEROL

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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