Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Matte Lipstick Review | AD


FINALLY, the Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets are back in stock after completely selling out during their September pre-launch at Selfridges. They’re now available nationwide and so I wanted to share with you my thoughts, my favourite shades and some photos of how they look on.

The Lip Magnets offer “intensity of colour, extreme finesse and a makeup finish with a matte, second-skin effect”. It’s quite different to other matte liquid lipsticks that I’ve tried as the technology and pigment used in the product creates a matte texture that doesn’t feel at all dry on the lips. The finish is a lot thinner than a usual matte liquid lipstick so it sits better on the lips and feels much more comfortable throughout the day. The formula is really long lasting, lasting up to 8 hours and because of the stain it leaves on the lips I found it faded evenly towards the end of the day without going patchy.  I was looking into how they created the formula for these and it’s actually so clever and different. Using the “water in oil” technique means that when the lipstick is applied, the water gradually evaporates allowing the oils and pigments in the lipsticks to fuse together, therefore giving a highly concentrate of colour. That’s why these lipsticks aren’t just a wash of colour but actually an opaque, matte finish that’s perfect for this time of year.

The applicator is very easy to use, even without a mirror and the tip allows you to get more precise with the darker and brighter shades. There are 18 shades to choose from, there are bright pinks, reds and more subtle nudes too. My favourite shade is probably 507, which I’m wearing in the above photos but I also love (in order left to right on hand swatches) 302, 505, 507, 506, 602.

Sometimes I find matte lips can look too heavy but you won’t get that with these lipsticks, so they’re perfect if you’re just getting into matte lips or if you want something more subtle that’ll last all day and feel invisible on the lips. All 18 shades are available nationwide now, at £27 each.


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22 Responses

  1. These look very nice. Do they dry down completely matte? In the pictures they are still a little satin.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. Miss Jamie-Leigh says:

    Looks like I need to start saving, there’s a few shades in there that need to appear in my collection… beautiful post! 506 + 507 are definitely first on my list! x x

    Jamie-Leigh x

  3. Izzy K says:

    Wow the colour selection is simply gorgeous! And they all look so pigmented xxx

  4. These look great, so many shades to choose from as well! x

  5. Paige says:

    These sound so good! You look beautiful in that first photo x

  6. Ambar Syed says:

    They all look so lovely! I’ve been seeing these a lot lately and they sound wonderful 🙂
    – Ambar x

  7. Nadia Sabrina says:

    I have the shade 507 and it is beautiful! Thinking of getting 600 though!

    Love from Indonesia,

  8. Lauren says:

    I really love that shade that you’ve got on and suits you so well x

  9. Love the sound of these! Some of the darker shades look amazing x

  10. Song of Jewellery says:

    The lipstick colour suits you perfectly! In fact, all the colours look very cool! Good idea for an Xmas list 🙂

    Nicole | Singing about Jewellery at

  11. Julia Speaks says:

    These shades are all gorgeous, but the finish doesn’t look exactly matte on your lips! It might just be the photos though. I guess if it feels weightless on the lips and isn’t drying, it has to look a bit less matte than, say, proper liquid lipstick. The first shade you’re wearing is super pretty!

    Julia x
    Last post: Autumn in Winchester, UK |

  12. Erin Russell says:

    some of the shades look lovely. But I doubt it would be something I would buy, just feel like for the price I would rather have 2 kat von Ds lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  13. I like the concept of the product in terms of consistency, but I am not a fan of the packaging! x

  14. They look nice of you! But too many reds for my liking, I’d like to see some nudes, peaches and soft pinks as well.

  15. Mery Blush says:

    Love the colours as you are soft autumn palette as me! The first you put is so flattern for your tipe of skin! And talking about skin, its been ages since a daily Rutine! Please lily do one for us!
    Daily Rutine!

  16. Philippa says:

    These are so pretty – love the packaging!
    Philippa x

  17. Lisa says:

    These look amazing!

    Lisa |

  18. Swati says:

    The shade are beautiful and the review is so good to read! Also, here is a chance to 15 Estee Lauder lipglossess💄! Click on this now

  19. Those swatches looks great 🙂
    Would love to try them.

  20. Liz Gonzalez says:

    These lipsticks are perfect, definitely my go-to! so pigmented and creamy. The wide variety of colors is nice for all skin tones. Please check out my blog!

  21. ShortTips Nails and Beauty says:

    Beautiful shades with a lovey finish.

  22. Vanessa says:

    These shades are beautiful. Swatches look amazing, bring on pay day!!

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