August 28, 2008

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Wax Review

My excitement about Giorgio Armani Lip Wax in my previous blog entry is warranted as after testing out one for my very self I must say it’s quite a gorgeous little product.

Giorgio Armani Lip Wax is comparable to a MAC Mattene but if you’ve used any of the Mattene’s before you’re probably very familiar with how difficult they are to apply and blend. Giorgio Armani Lip Wax blends flawlessly onto the lips leaving behind seriously pigmented color and gorgeous lips.

The formula is matte however it’s so silky and smooth it feels like you’re applying a powder to your lips. They call the finish a patina satin effect, I call it perfection. The texture is virtually weightless on your lips and it feels as if you’re lips are bare of any color at all but when you look in the mirror there is no doubt that you’re wearing a gorgeous shade of Lip Wax. The formula is very long wearing with little need for touch ups in between.

I tried the shade selection 6 which is a beautifully popping red with a touch of maroon to it. I normally don’t fair to well with reds but lately I’ve indulged my need for red with some rather great shades and I’m very excited to have this color added to my selection of sexy reds.

One of the things I absolutely loved about this product is the fact that color is buildable and versatile. You can go very sheer, very deep, extremely dark, or add a bit of gloss to really get an outstanding look. If you’re scared of bolder shades you can easily tone it down by using a lighter hand but if you crave a wicked, sexy look you can easily take the color up a few notches by building color up.

Each Lip Wax is housed a slick black lacquered compact with mirror. I’ve never indulged in Giorgio Armani Beauty do to the lack of kawaii packaging but I must admit that the design of the compact is quite elegant and posh. Loves it!

The only minor rant I have is that the colors are limited to six shades but honestly that’s actually plenty since the colors will work with pretty much any eye or makeup look you’ll be doing. The selections are both work friendly and of course they’ll spice up any evening look!

Simplicity won out for the look I created below because I wanted my lips to be the star of the show. I did two separate finishes with the Lip Wax, one I’m wearing gloss and the other I am not.

Without Gloss:

With Gloss:

Honestly, if you’re looking to indulge your need for a super pigmented lip product that’s both sexy and elegant this is something to seriously consider adding to your beauty arsenal.

The Muse likey…alot! Muse Approval for purchase!

Simply adoring Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Wax and heading to my local counter to see more of the color selections available today! Expect some new face of the day photos as soon as I spoil myself with some more colors.

See more of the color selections available by clicking here.

Purchase some at Giorgio Armani Beauty (You can get Free Shipping with your purchase of $75! Don’t forget to check out the stunning Fall eye palette while you’re visiting the site! The Muse likey!)

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Discover other great popping shades of lip color by clicking through some past reviews!

Urban Decay Lipstick Review

MAC Queen’s Sin and Red Romp

MAC Naughty Nauticals Featuring Port Red Lipstick

Vincent Longo Lip Vinyl


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  • *Jen*

    I absolutely love this shade on you–LOVE LOVE LOVE!! The red is so gorgeous, and really makes your skin (jealous!) look even more porcelain and beautiful than ever!

    I’m off to Saks on Friday so I’ll definitely be checking these out.

  • Beauty Addict

    Hi Izzy, I notice u’ve been waering alot of deep red colours of late. Deep wine red to be exact. It looks sexy on u! 🙂

    The lippy alone looks rather dull and dry. I prefer it with gloss on u! Oh I can never wear any such colours. I notice I can’t take too red/bold lippies or I’ll look washed out or older.


  • the Muse

    hi jen!

    Aw shucks thanks so very very much *hugs*

    Oh do check ’em out. Looking forward to hearing what you think! I’m heading over to Nordies tonight to grab a pink and maybe a brownish shade if I can find one. The colors on the site are hard to see so definately want to head in store and swatch 🙂 I’m quite in lust with the formula…!!!!!!

  • Laura

    You were made to wear red! It looks so striking on you.

    I was looking at these at the counter earlier, but they had no testers of anything due to relocation, so I didn’t get to try it. Looks good though, may have to go on my never ending wants list!

  • the Muse

    hello gracie!

    I have indeed which is abnormal for me 🙂 Thank you!!!! hehe I don’t consider myself sexy *blush* but I think I do look somewhat cute with the bolder shades of lippie 🙂

    It’s actually not drying but I agree I prefer the pop of gloss 😉 no no don’t say that. I used to say the same excuse was I looked like a clown but it’s just not actually looks gorgeous on 🙂

  • the Muse

    hi laura!

    Thank you so much! *blush*

    Oh no 🙁 no testers stink! Rest assured the formula is to die for 🙂

    LOL add it up on the wishy list 🙂

  • Kara

    that shade works so well with you, you should have been the model for cult of cherry! haha.

  • Critty

    w-o-w!! This looks gooooorgeous!!! I love it without the gloss, you have such fab lips. You have the perfect coloring to pull this off! I definitely want to try this! Will be going to the counter asap to get me some … I hope I look 1/8th as good as you do!

    Big hugs,
    Critty 🙂

  • the Muse

    AW critty thanks so very much! *hugs*

    I appreciate it. I’m always so scared of red! I feel like I look like a clown but this came out kinda cute 🙂

    I really like the formula on weightless and sheer feeling yum!

    I’m looking forward to hearing what you think when you get it 😉

  • fiftycenthead

    Musey, you sexy thang! I love this one you! What a great look. If I were you, I’d rock this all fall long.

    I just posted my own lemming for these, and you’ve clearly fed it, now. 🙂

  • Adina

    Wow, it has been so long since I have commented. My apologies Issy, I have just been oh so busy! But I am here now to comment for your viewing pleasure 😉

    I must say, I am intrigued by these lip waxes,I might just give em a shot. Where do you get your G.A fix?


  • the Muse

    hey fiftycenthead!

    I’m totally having a senior moment but correct me if I’m wrong..Your first name is Jen right?

    Thank you kindly missus 🙂 Hehe I never consider sexy and me in the same sentence *blush*

    You’re too kind!

    It’s just the Lip Wax that’s giving me the illusion of all that sexiness lol!

    Hehe I try I try 🙂 Honey I create my own lemmings sometimes 🙂

  • the Muse

    Adina! hello!

    We missed you around here 🙂 How ya been?

    I can relate. Been nuts myself!

    I’m glad you’re back!

    They are gorgeous..simply stunning.

    Pretty much all high end shops have ’em…Nordies, Bloomies, Neiman’s..etc..! 🙂

    Nordies in the Westchester has a little seperate both for Armani right by the Sephora…you are prob familiar with the entrance!

    Get your butt back here if you get these! I wanna hear what ya think 🙂

    You have such a creamy, milky complextion in your photos that I’m positive these will set that off fantastically well!

    I must say, I am intrigued by these lip waxes,I might just give em a shot. Where do you get your G.A fix?


    August 28, 2008 9:50 AM

  • nilla cookie

    Va va vavoom! I LOVE!! The color payoff is great. I so want to try this exact shade for myself!


  • helly

    awwwww muse!!!!!!
    this totally suits you!!!! like..really really really suits you!!! lol red normally looks scary and old..womanish, but it doesnt look like that at all on you!! classsyyyyyyyyy 😀

    and i loveeee the necklace your wearing!! it suits hehe 😀 and ahhhhhhhhh i spot matching earrings too!!!!!!!!! 😀

    ohhhhhhh btw muse, did you get my email?? i dont mean to rush, just confirm; i know your onee busyyy and well loved muse 😛


  • the Muse

    hey lilan 😉

    Love it myself!


    Looking forward to seeing you work it 😉 You’ll look great!

    MWAH right backactcha!

  • the Muse

    hi helly!

    Sorry for the delayed reply honey! Been swamped as heck!

    I must say red scares me too..clownish yak! But this is gorgeous.
    hehe yup cherry necklace and earrings 🙂

    I did get it sorry for the delay 😛 but I will reply shortly 🙂


  • Bliss

    I so want the Lip WAx, thats shade is so pretty on you.I am so putting this pn my wish list now

  • LithiaBlack

    Oh, holy moly I think I need one 😛
    Now to find out were to get one.

    I’ve got hooked on KATE by the way, tried the Glamtrick Palette in Bluesheds this morning and I’m loving it. Yay for nice palettes 🙂

  • the Muse

    hey bliss!

    Thanks darlin’ 🙂

    It’s really a great shade and I love the formula!

  • the Muse

    hello Lithia!

    Miss ya around here!

    Hmm MUA!? 🙂

    Ohhh I heart KATE Glamtrick palettes so great you got one and love it 🙂


  • Decorative Diva

    Really tired.
    Got back last night from con.
    Telecommuting today.
    Got my puppy back this morning.
    I think I’ve got the con crud, I feel achey all over!

  • the Muse

    hey dd!

    I bet! Me too! Seems like a freaking long week doesnt it!

    How was the con?

    What happened to your pups?!

    awwww feel better soon darlin’!

  • Phyrra

    The con was amazing 🙂
    My puppy was being puppy-sat at one of my assistant’s house, as she thought it would be horrible to board her when her dog loves to play with my dog.
    It’s been far far too long of a week. I need the weekend! I need a mini-vacation!

  • [a}

    Oh man it makes me feel all guilty leaving comments so late, and you having to reply to them, but I just HAD to say:
    You look like a cute vampire 🙂

  • the Muse

    hey dd!

    Lucky girl!!!!!! Aww that’s sweet of your assistant 🙂

    Lord I know how you feel! I feel like I need a mini holiday myself!

    Tired as heck!

  • the Muse

    hi a!

    LOL it’s ok 🙂 I appreciate the comments! Thanks honey!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs*

  • Stacy

    Muse you look gorgeous in this lip color and RED is definitely your color!! Stunning!!!!