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Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets Part II: 503, 504, 505, 506 and 507

December 28, 2016

Armani Lip Magnet Review and Swatches

I featured six of the Armani Lip Magnets back in October of this year and many of you asked for more swatches of the colors that fall in the neutral zone. For those who haven’t tried these yet the Armani Lip Magnets are a unique weightless non-drying liquid lipstick that offer beautiful long lasting coverage. I’m more of a gloss or sheer lipstick kind of person for texture and finish. Even though liquid lipsticks last a lot longer most formulas tend to look dry, too opaque, flat or darken drastically on my lips. The Armani Lip Magnets are hands down the best in formula for a natural looking liquid lipstick that dries down to a soft matte finish without that dried-out look. Unfortunately for those who only wear light neutrals or nudes all the colors pull on the dark or deep side. Even the ones that fall in the “natural” category are all rather deep. The color in the tubes can look a little bit misleading in my opinion. Some of the shades look like they could be true neutrals but once you see them on the applicator and swatch you’ll find the colors are a bit on the deeper spectrum of color. Still there are some lovely shades to chose from. I’m not opposed to having a rosy lip or coral pop of color on the lips even though I tend to gravitate towards lighter neutrals. The formula is so good I think it’s definitely worth a try. I do hope Armani expands the color range into lighter territory – the formula is so unique and the perfect liquid lip texture/finish for the person who just doesn’t like the dried opaque feel or look of the traditional liquid lipstick. You can read my original review on formula in this post here. Quick take: it’s long-lasting, unscented, has a unique applicator for precise lining and the ability to fill in the lips, has full coverage, feels weightless and is non-drying.

Armani Lip Magnet Review and Swatches 503, 504, 505, 506 and 507 naturals

I bought five more shades to review, I searched a number of websites and it appears 506 and 507 are on backorder until January at most retailers. You may still have luck finding it at your counters.

  • 503 is described as a reddish peach, on me it’s a bright coral
  • 504 is probably the lightest and most neutral out of the current lineup, but it pulls peachy and
  • 505 is a medium-bright rose pink
  • 506 is a soft natural rose (also reviewed in the original post), depending on your lip color it may pull more pink or rose, on me it’s a slightly deeper rose
  • 507 is the perfect mauve plum for me, most mauves are either too red, too grey or too purple, this one is PERFECT!

Armani Lip Magnet Review and Swatches 503, 504, 505, 506 and 507 naturals

For skintone reference, Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation in Bisque + NARS Powder Foundation in Punjab to set worn, all lip colors swatched on bare lips, no liner or base used:

Armani Lip Magnet Swatch 503

Armani Lip Magnet Swatch 505

Armani Lip Magnet Swatch 506

Armani Lip Magnet Swatch 507

Armani Lip Magnet Review and Swatches 503, 504, 505, 506 and 507 naturals

The Lip Magnet lip swatches lined up side by side:

Armani Lip Magnet Swatches

My favorite for color is still #506 with #507 tied for my perfect plum. Formula-wise these are among the best I’ve tried in liquid lipsticks because they have a soft matte finish, they don’t dry out the lips, they have a nourishing feel but don’t have any slip, they last a remarkably long time, they don’t budge and coverage is perfect. For those who don’t like scented lip products the fact that these are unfragranced is a huge plus. If Armani expands the formula to include a few lighter shades I would be thrilled. Bottom line a winning formula.

I hope you found these swatches helpful! You can find the Armani Lip Magnets for $38 each. There are 18 colors total at the moment. Available in stores and online at Giorgio Armani Beauty, Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York.

Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

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  • Gail

    I’m with you Sabrina. Love the formula but they need more light/muted neutrals! 506 is my favorite in the current lineup as well.

    • I agree! They definitely need more lighter true neutrals 🙂

  • I have both 506 and 507. Both are wonderful shades. I just wish they expand the line and add more nudes because I love the formula.

    • Thanks Beti! I hope they will expand the line too 🙂

  • Tatiana

    506 and 507 are my favorites, too. Sometimes I layer them together for an in between color. This is the only liquid lipstick I like and wear.

    • Ooh, interesting! Will have to try that this week 🙂

  • Shelley

    I’m not usually a fan of plums, but 507 looks stunning!

    • Thanks Shelley 🙂 I’m more of a mauve person rather than plum, but 507 is a nice one 🙂

  • Rachel

    I bought 503 and 505 sight unseen when they first launched, and they are both brighter than I expected…503 in particular pulls EXTREMELY coral on me. I still like the colors and love the formula, but I definitely hope they expand the line with more neutrals. I might pick one of the darker purples up though, since the formula is so good.

    • Hi Rachel – I had the same experience! They definitely look lighter or more neutral in the tubes.

  • Sara

    I’ve been obsessed with finding these (they were sold out in Singapore, and in the airport in Korea), finally I’m on vacation in the US and 506 and 507 have been impossible to find (in Barney’s/Bergdorf). The lady at the Bloomingdales counter told me I could order online so I did and thankfully 507 arrived but they cancelled 506 because they couldn’t find it. I’ll try Saks tomorrow. Hopefully it becomes available by the 15th because that’s when we leave.

    I’ve tried the testers and the formula seems amazing. Can’t wait to wear 507 tomorrow! Haha.

    • Hi Sara, I hope they restock soon! At least you have 507 🙂

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