Armani has released 18 new shades of lip gloss in a new high shine formula called Flash Lip Lacquers ($29 each for 6.5 ml/0.22 fl oz, Nordstrom.com). Armani has revamped and released numerous formulas of lipgloss. Before I saw these in person I thought they would be old discontinued shades brought back under a new name. I was pleased to find the Flash Lip Lacquers are all new shades with improved pigment. While Armani is known for having natural looking products, recent releases show they are moving towards more color. The Flash Lip Lacquers have more pigment than most of the other shades but are still natural looking with a luxurious smooth high gloss shine. I am in love with each and every shade they released but tried to limit myself to:
- 107 is a neutral nude pink cream with enough pink so it's not washed out
- 108 is a stunning almond caramel with golden shimmer (think Dolce & Gabbana Almond lipstick in gloss form)
- 109 is a soft sparkly champagne pink (goes on clear with sparkle)
- 202 is a complex bronze rose shimmer
- 303 is a fresh peach-pink shimmer
- 528 is another semi-transparent pink sparkle, this one flashes iridescent pink sparkles instead of silvery ones
Swatch comparisons to a Lip Maestro and other Gloss d'Armani shades:
Bottom line I'm impressed with the quality, finish and pigment. The ones that are mostly sparkle have enough color and shimmer to show up on the lips although they are more on the transparent end of glosses. All the shades (even the darker ones) are right up my alley, it's only a matter of time before I cave and purchase a few more.
Check out Kai's Obsessions for swatches of all the shades.
Giorgio Armani Flash Lip Lacquers retail for $29 each at all Armani counters now, online at Nordstrom.com, Giorgio Armani and other retailers. Did you buy any of the new Armani glosses? What about the fluid sheers or bronzer palette?
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