As the temperatures dip, we often feel a desire for change and renewal and nothing makes more of a statement in Winter than a bold lip complete with a very natural and flawless look. Going for shades that are richer and deeper in colour like browns, reds and violets. Stepping out of my comfort zone as I test three different Giorgio Armani lip formula's in the shade 400. Giorgio Armani's '400' shade, is a bright true-red that contains equal parts orange and blue that works for just about every skin tone.
The Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks aren't quite like anything else I've encountered before. The texture is so creamy, but lightweight and extremely moisturising and the formula that looks and feels like a balm, but has a translucent intensity to it with a slight sheer appearance which wears really well.
The are 18 shades in the range including the iconic red 400. A classic red that perfectly matches the shiny outer casing of the lipstick. I'm not one to wear red because I have never found a red that is suits my skintone. Red is one of the hardest colours for me to wear, it usually brings the worst out on my features, skin and teeth but with this red its stunning. I believe if suits me it suits everyone.
The Lip Magnet is like second skin. It contains an innovative water and oil based formulation where the pigmented, matte texture doesn’t dry your lips. It feels as though your lips are not wearing any product. The intense pigment magnetises itself to the lips for an incredible vibrant finish, it isn’t greasy or sticky; it feels like a water based formulation that sinks into the lips.
The water gradually evaporates on the lips to allow the oils and pigments to fuse and present an intense colour. It’s long wearing and smudge-proof. There are 18 shades to choose from in its collection.
The Lip Maestro is a liquid lip stick that is half-matte, half-satin finish. It is formulated to be a long-lasting liquid lipstick with a matte, velvet finish. The first thing that surprised me was how easy it was to apply. Gliding on lips with the ease of a gloss leaving the lips feeling plump and radiant. It's non-sticky texture offers hours of hydration and comfort. There are 22 shades to choose from.
I will be checking out more shades in store especially in the Ecstasy Shine range. Giorgio Armani beauty is available at selected David Jones and Myer Stores.
Samples were provided for editorial consideration