Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets

October 24, 2016
Armani Lip Magnet - The Beauty Look Book

Fall always seems to be a very popular season for new lip launches and Armani’s latest is the Lip Magnet ($38 each for 3.9 ml/.13 fl oz). These are long-lasting liquid lip products that have a matte finish but a slight lip gloss feel. There are eighteen colors total and I received a lovely box of six to play with. They are super pigmented, unscented, extremely long lasting and bold in color.

Armani Lip Magnet - The Beauty Look Book

Based on what I’ve seen I do think most of the shades are bold or deep, even the natural ones tend to pull a bit darker than nude or natural. The texture is very lightweight for a matte opaque finish lip product and they are not drying. Armani describes these having a “second-skin” effect with a formula that has a “gradual evaporation phenomenon” and a finish that is “four times thinner than a liquid lip color.” Lasting power is indeed excellent – they stay put and look fresh for hours after application. For someone who snacks throughout the day frequently and goes through coffee, tea and water a lot, I’m always having to reapply lip colors. These last through all kinds of eating. There’s no budging, or migrating from the lips. Some of the color will transfer to a cup or straw but for the most part the color stays true to the initial application for a long time.

Armani Lip Magnet - The Beauty Look Book

Many liquid lipsticks dry out my lips. These do not. One of the best things about the Armani Lip Magnets is the packaging. They come in short little tubes which are just so so cute. The applicator is unique compared to anything I’ve seen – they are almost like a calligraphy pen where there’s a well in the center to gather the liquid product. The ends are sponge tipped to a point for precise and smooth application.

Armani Lip Magnet - The Beauty Look Book

The colors I have to review are primarily bold and deep shades:

Armani Lip Magnet - The Beauty Look Book

300 is a bright peachy coral
302 is a classic warm red
400 is a deeper true red
500 is a fuschia pink
506 is a nude rose
601 is a vampy plum

Armani Lip Magnet - The Beauty Look Book

Each one swatched on bare lips, for color reference I’m wearing the Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation Concealer in Bisque set with NARS Powder Foundation in Punjab:

Armani Lip Magnet Lip Swatches - The Beauty Look Book

If you like bold lip colors I think you’ll find a lot to love with the Armani Lip Magnets. As a nude lip lover 506 is the lightest and most natural color I received to try out. These are currently exclusive online to Giorgio Armani Beauty and also available at Sephora but are expected to launch at all other counters in the next couple weeks so I have not been able to see if there are any other light/natural shades to pick from. 506 pulls more rose and deep on my lips compared to what I see in the tube which makes for a good fall neutral. By comparison to a few other matte-finish, liquid lipsticks or velvet-finish lip products:
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Ink is sheerer and lightweight in texture, most of the colors pull extremely bright with the exception of Amoureux (swatched here), the Armani Lip Magnets are bold but not garish and have a more classic glamourous feel which I think are easier to wear
  • YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain (three swatched here) are for the most part bright and bold like the Armani Lip Magnets but the YSL has more of a cream almost gel-like finish with a sheen, Armani has a more matte finish and more coverage
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (two swatched here) are also thicker with an almost flat-looking finish
  • Diorific Matte Velvet Color Lip and Cheek Fluids (reviewed here) have a slightly thicker almost cushiony feel to the lips with a more natural sheen
Armani Lip Magnet - The Beauty Look Book
On the nails Chanel Gitane
My favorite of course is 506, but I also like the look of 300. The formula and packaging are both on point. As a nude lip lover I am hoping there might be one or two more neutrals to choose from. All eighteen shades are available now online at Giorgio Armani Beauty, Sephora and for pre-order at Barneys New York. I expect they will launch at Armani counters and in other stores by early November which is just around the corner. $38 each.

Have you seen or tried these yet? If yes, which colors?

Armani Lip Magnets provided courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beauty for review.

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  • Candice Petersen October 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    These are such lovely shades

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Sabrina October 25, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you Candice 🙂

  • Anonymous October 24, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I need these in my LIFE! They look so gorgeous! I dislike liquid lipsticks because of the drying effect but these look so perfect! I have a few lip maestro but I stopped using them because it started to bleed around my lips. These ones look like they won't and its just so beautiful! Oh my wallet is not going to be happy with me lol Now the hard part is to only pick a 'couple' haha

    • Sabrina October 25, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Me too, I usually hate the typical liquid matte lipstick but the formula on these is just perfect.

  • Wonderlusting Lynda October 24, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I think 601 looks great on you too.

    • Sabrina October 25, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Lynda!

  • Alix October 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I want, I want, I want! 506 for the win!

    • Sabrina October 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm


  • Grace Campbell October 24, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    These look like such beautiful shades!!

    Grace x

    • Sabrina October 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks Grace!

  • Evelyn October 25, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Oo a liquid lipstick that might not be drying – I'm ready to try them! I think I like 400 in every formulation Armani makes, I'm also going to put 506 on my list too.

  • bisbee October 25, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I, of course, went directly to GA to buy 506. Of course, it is out of stock. Put my name on a list to be notified when it's back. My wallet does not thank you, but I do!

    • Sabrina October 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Hi Bisbee – they just launched online at Sephora.com – updated the link in post 🙂

  • Alix October 25, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Available for pre-order at Barney's…

    • Sabrina October 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks Alix!

  • Anonymous October 26, 2016 at 1:50 am

    I've been waiting for these since seeing a sneak peek back in late August! I'm waiting to see them in store to pick out my colors, but I'm interested in 507, 699 and 601. Part of me wants a red, but I don't wear it often enough to grab it just yet – but I'm working on it.

  • Faye Jia October 26, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Thank you so much for your beautiful pics!

  • Mariann October 27, 2016 at 1:11 am

    That 601 is what I wanted YSL Burgundy Vibes to be. I love it! I have been waiting for these to be released. The YSL is a bit streaky for me and hard to apply without some degree of work. But the Armani 601 shade is lovely – in all the formulas, & one I gravitate to so I will have to pick this one up now and 506 for Spring.

  • XSLOR October 29, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I really want a liquid matte lipstick but I'm not the biggest fan of them. If you could only get one, would you get the Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets or the Dior Matte Fluid Lip and Cheek?

  • Shabby November 1, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I'm often attracted to fuchsia pinks, but I can't seem to like 500. That 601 plum though is lovely. I would definitely get that if those were locally available.

  • Daniela November 5, 2016 at 2:59 am

    They look incredible! I've been hearing great things about the formula of these. I hope they release some nudes next! xx

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

  • Rachel November 11, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I just received 503 and 505 in the mail from Neimen Marcus and unfortunately I think they have ruined other liquid matte lipsticks for me! They are genuinely comfortable to wear and non-drying. I hope they release some lighter nude shades, but I might pick up one of their reds next. Maybe 400, which looks stunning on you by the way.

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