Giorgio Armani Lip Wax: Like MAC Mattenes Only Glossier

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What comes to mind when you hear the words, “Giorgio Armani Lip Wax“? If you’re preoccupied with excess hair removal like I am, you probably pictured a hairy ‘stache, hot wax and hair removal strips.



Lip Wax is actually Giorgio Armani’s latest compact lipstick. These fab $26 lipsticks have a silky, feather-light formula that glides across lips like silk lingerie on smooth skin.

The semi-matte finish contains a hint of gloss, making it perfect for elegant, ladylike looks. Grab your pocketbook, pull on your white gloves and don your pillbox hat because it’s time to hit the tea party circuit, Ms. Thang.

Giorgio Armani Lip Wax, No. 4

Giorgio Armani Lip Wax, No. 6

Giorgio Armani’s Lip Wax Shades

  • Number one (nude beige): a shade lighter than the natural lip color
  • Number two, (antique rose) : a discreet lip highlight
  • Number three (sienna) : brings warmth to the lips
  • Number four (raspberry) : pink purple
  • Number five (cardinal red) :a bright, transparent red
  • Number six (deep Chianti) : a rich color for strong marked lips

Each of the six shades comes in its own elegant black compact (no brush included). For the lip pics above I applied the colors with a MAC 316 lip brush, but fingers would also work fine for a light lip stain.

If you love MAC Mattenes, I think you’d totally love these. They look a lot alike to me, but I think Lip Wax feels slightly more moisturizing on my lips than Mattenes do. That, and the finish is a little glossier.

All six shades are now available online, and Giorgio Armani says they’ll have them on counters next month.


Picture of the Day

I tried to get Tabs to pose with a Lip Wax compact earlier this afternoon, but he wasn’t in the mood for it. He was far too busy doing important cat things. Oh, well.

Here he is with his favorite toy, a cat-nip stuffed Hawaiian slipper, which is now torn to shreds. He covets it like a baby blanket.

How was your Thursday? I hope it went off without a hitch.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. betsy says:

    Hmm, I can just FEEL the silkiness of those things! Mr. Armani sure knows how to make a girl feel luxuriosu!

    Lol. Oh you kitty. ADOWABLE!

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  2. Karen says:

    Hi Betsy,

    They are really very silky. LOL, I just put some on a few minutes ago just to feel the texture. Yes, it’s almost 10 pm and I’m in my PJs!

    Tabs is sitting on my lap right now. He says hi!

  3. Asta says:

    I want to try these!

    Tabs is way too cute.

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Asta,

    I want a few more… One and Two may have to come home with mama.

    🙂 Yeah, Tabs is a photogenic boy!

    Are you ready for the weekend?

  5. pia says:

    OMG! Tab is just the cutest giant cat i’ve ever seen.

    pias last blog post..Le List

  6. lindsay says:

    These are so pretty! I wish it were cheaper though..:( they remind me of korres pomogranate lip balm except the lip balm is sheer. Tabs is so cute with the slipper!

  7. Star says:

    I purchased one yesterday, so they are definitely at some counters. I dab it on as a stain, but I will have to try it apply it more heavily next time to see what you’re talking about!

  8. bella says:

    ooh, i think i might need to try these. they look gorgeous. how’s the staying power, and are they scented at all?

  9. Lehea says:

    Another thing I can steer clear of, mainly because I’m not feeling the price tag. However, no. 4 looks gorgeous on you!

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Pia,

    LOL, he’s certainly not petite. I’ve seen bigger kitties, though. He’s about 10 pounds.

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    Oh, I haven’t tried any Korres beauty products. What’s your favorite?

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Bella,

    My nose is totally stuffed up but from what I can tell there’s no scent. The staying power is pretty good — I put some on just for fun at 9:00, then ate some Indian food and drank some juice, and now it’s almost midnight and it’s faded nicely into a stain.

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    Thanks! Yeah, I wish they were cheaper. The texture is amazing, though. You’ll have to try at least one, just for fun. 🙂

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Star,

    Thanks for the heads up. 🙂 Which color do you have?

  15. Rhondalei G. says:

    Ooooo I gotta try this! You know what’s funny when I read my feed about your update and saw Lip Wax, I thought you went to like the Giorgio Armani counter and got your upper lip waxed. AHAHA!! Gawd, I need to sleep. I’m diggin the 3rd color on the top row. I may just have to indulge. Thanks for the info girl!

    Rhondalei G.s last blog post..Mascara Review: Rimmel Glam’eyes in Extreme Black

  16. Karen B says:

    Those compacts are just like hot! Love the n°2 on you.

  17. Tali says:

    I love that cat! Im such a cat person and that one is adorable!

    I really like No.4.. its just colorful enough to grab some attention at the same time its casual!

    Glad to hear your feeling a bit better!!

  18. Bisbee says:

    Hi Karen – I got an email about these from GA and had to order right away! I got #3 (Sienna) which is a warm browny color (has enough warmth to look OK on me – otherwise browns make me look deceased!) and #4 – which I LOVE! These really are nice – expensive, but what GA product isn’t? At least the packaging is top-notch, and all of the GA products I’ve tried are heavenly!

    Have you tried Face Fabric yet! Very, very nice – like a tinted primer in feel – not great coverage, but a very nice evening-out of the complexion, and no pores!

  19. *jen says:

    DARN YOU, Karen!!!!
    I already wanted these, now they’re being bumped up on the shopping list and IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!!

  20. Dao says:

    I like number 6, but $26??? *run to the other side of the room*

    Tabs is so cute and isn’t catnip the kitty crack? Doesn’t he get hyped when he has catnip? I don’t have a cat and I’m curious of the catnip effect.

    Daos last blog post..NYX Haul, Part 1: Eye Shadows

  21. gio says:

    These are gorgeous! I wish they were cheaper though. No.4 looks great on you.

    Tabs is soooo cute!!

    gios last blog post..Product Review: Vichy Podexine Reconditioning Care For Dry Feet

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Rhondalei G.,

    LOLOL, great minds think a like. Imagine a high-end GA lip wax… they’d probably use silk to rip your stash off and some aromatherapy wax or something.

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Thanks, sweetie! They are fun and very elegant. 🙂

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Tali,

    🙂 Awww… Tabs loves you back. Hope you’re having a great Friday! Any plans for tonight?

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Bisbee,

    I am going to hopefully try it today. What shade do you have, and do you wear it with a powder on top?

  26. Karen says:

    Hi *Jen,

    Girl, they are great lip products, though. You won’t be disappointed!

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    LOL! He does… he effectively goes “apesh*t”! He hugs it, or sleeps on top of it and sometimes he tries to just bite it to death!

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Gio,

    Thanks! I know, I wish they were a lil’ bit more budget friendly, too. They are great products, though…

    Tabs sends over a kitty kiss and hug!

  29. Glosslizard says:

    I generally don’t like lip products in pots, but those look amazing! I just need to check out the Armani counter sometime, their Face Fabric is supposed to be great too!

    Awww, we love that stripy boy! 🙂

  30. Star says:


    I got #4 as well, and I think I will be following it up with a purchase of the #5. 4 looks a lot pinker on you!

  31. Emme says:

    These look so great on you. I love semi matte lipstick with just a hint of gloss and creamy lipsticks, they’re my favorite lip makeup actually.

    I noticed that they’re quite pricy but are at the price range for someone who would buy Chanel or Dior makeup so I’m not so shocked, unlike Thierry Mugler collection which has a price tag which I found to be way too expensive.

    Tabs is one cute tabby, uh, I’m such a cat person.

  32. Tiera says:

    Number 4 is now officially on my wishlist!

  33. Asta says:

    I am so ready for the weekend! It’s my last two days as a jobless bum!

  34. Tali says:

    No plans for cool :/ Just home with my new lipglass licking my lips.. practically eating it!

  35. lindsay says:

    MM, idk, that’s the only thing I tried for the worked pretty well though

  36. Marisol says:

    Hot colors! Bit pricey but hot hot colors.

    Marisols last blog post.."Donna Martin Graduates"

  37. Ellery says:

    The colors are so gorgeous, I love the packaging too, it’s so cute!

    I’ve never used Giorgio Armani makeup before so what better way than to start with these!

  38. Lydia says:

    Aww tabs looks so cute! I am needing this lip wax!

    Lydias last blog post..High-Waist Pants

  39. Bisbee says:

    Karen – sometimes I wear powder on top of the Face Fabric, but usually I don’t – I’m a lot older than you, and I don’t usually use the powder – and anyway, this has a matte finish!

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