Giorgio Armani Flash Lip Lacquers

April 27, 2013
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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
More photos:


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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  • Oh wow. I love every single shade, but especially the cream finishes. Color-wise, 107 is quite similar to NYX Mega Shine Gloss in Beige

  • I picked up #107 last week and couldn't' be more pleased with the shade…it is difficult to find a light pink cream with no shimmer! Also, I feel like they are less sticky than the original Gloss d'Armani…bonus!! Thanks for posting these swatches; they are beautiful!


    –The Beauty Professor

    • 107 is light pink cream perfection – I agree too, so hard to find one that works without washing out the complexion or appearing whiteish on the lips.

  • Hi Sabrina,

    The Armani Flash Lip Lacquers are just gorgeous! I really like the milky look of #107 and #303!

    • They really are stunning – did you pick up any of the new glosses?

  • Yay, great to hear that these are improved. I hope they'll be coming out with bolder shades tho, I love these but I need a bit of drama in my life too ^^. Love the shimmer and sparkle too, really nicely done.

    • There are some darker/brighter shades in the first release, I just always gravitate towards the neutrals. I hope they extend the color range even more soon though!

  • 202 is pure love…totally covet it

    • 202 is probably my favorite πŸ™‚

  • Totally loving 107 and 303 and, well maybe a couple more, lol. Going have to pick those up. Thanks so much for the swatches.

  • #202 – is right up my alley. I'll be making a visit to the GA counter at NM this week for sure!

  • These look amazing! I want them all. I love a red lippie more than anyone, but I am slowly but surely starting to appreciate a more pinky/nude lip (not the deadfish nude type). Thanks for posting, you have just created another lemming:(