Hi everyone! I hope you all has a wonderful Christmas holiday! I was MIA last week because I was swamped with work and last minute errands and such before I hopped on a plane to see my family. Now I have some time to sit and write a new post for you! I’m so happy! I did some duty free shopping and I bought the Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet – second-skin intense matte color. It was launched a few months ago and I had been eyeing it since! I got the courage to swipe my card and I purchased the color 401 Scarlatto.
Scarlatto is a vivid pink red and it is in the four hundred range which are the red colors. All the colors are uniquely red, so for me it was really hard to choose which red I wanted! 400 is a true red, 402 is a warm red, 403 is a brick red. The packaging is gorgeous as usual. It looks like a shorter, fatter, smooshed version of the Lip Maestro. It fits in the palm of your hand just like any lipstick. The applicator is an arrow shaped flocked tip, a quill tip as its described. The fiber is not as long and fuzzy as your typical flocked tip in other liquid lip colors or lip glosses. This way you get a very precise application, which I love!
The formula is very, very thin and is packed full with pigment! The gel/watery texture dries quickly and fits to your lips perfectly. It doesn’t give you elephant skin lips either, like some liquid lipsticks. It feels so light on the lips and doesn’t feel tight or sticky. The finish is a matte, not so matte that your lips look dry though. My lips didn’t feel dried out or uncomfortable. It also stayed on perfectly from morning to even after a greasy lunch. Hardly any migration into the lines around my lips. The tint is quite strong so even if it rubs off a bit you can’t tell. It says it has an 8 hour wear and I would say it pretty spot on. there is some transferring but still much less than your usual lipstick.
The only con I would give it would be the price (38.00USD), but it’s Giorgio Armani so the con is not even a legitimate one. It’s the same price as the Lip Maestro and Ecstasy Lacquer, but about half the amount of product. There are tons of really good matte liquid lipsticks so you don’t have to shell out this much for one. However if you have expensive taste or you just want to treat yourself to something fancy then this is highly recommended by me. The colors in this line are so pretty and who can resist the beautiful packaging?
Thanks for reading! Hope you’ll come back soon~