If I’d realized back then as an undergrad slogging through chemistry classes that science could also be used for things like building a better lip gloss…I probably would’ve paid closer attention in class and said things like, “Cyclohexane chair and boat shapes? I’M ON THAT SH*T!”
Thank you, science, for taking us to the moon, creating super-sized movie popcorn kernels and for providing us with better living through advanced lip gloss chemistry, like the chemistry behind Giorgio Armani Beauty’s new line of Beauty Flash Lacquers ($29 each and available in 36 shades).
The brand new line of lip glosses flaunts scientific-sounding bells and whistles and a stratospherically shiny, smooth formula with characteristics like…
- An elastic shine formula that fills in lip lines for an extremely smooth surface
- A polymer weave that continuously reshapes itself while on your lips
- A low viscosity to keep the gloss surface perfectly smooth
All of this in the pursuit of one lofty goal: to fashion the highest reflection ever achieved in a lip gloss!
Well, it’s shiny — that’s for sure. And dramatic like a microphone drop.
Earlier today I was standing in front of a window, and I could see the color on my lips in the reflection as clearly as if I was standing in front of a mirror.
And the formula remains super shiner as long as I don’t go rubbing or pressing my lips together. When I do, the shine quickly dulls down to a slight sheen.
I’ve been testing two of the shades this week, shimmery Pink 526 and creamy red Rouge 400.
Fairly sheer and dainty Pink, a delicate nude with super fine flecks of glitter, suits smokey eyes well, while rich red Rouge 400 is all about the pigment.
A few swipes of Rouge coats my lips in rich red, but the coverage isn’t completely opaque. I can still see my natural lip color just barely peeking through, which I like. I think it’s one of those things that fellow makeup nerds might also appreciate.
These definitely remind me of Chanel Glossimers. They have a medium-weight consistency, non-sticky texture, a moisturizing, comfy formula that lasts 2-3 hours on my lips through snacks and drinks, and a very mellow vanilla flavor and scent.
If you frequently turn to YSL and Tom Ford counters to replenish your lip gloss stash, I think you just might also like these.
PRICE: $29 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Giorgio Armani counters and giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (expensive)
Jarvis, engage Friday thrusters in 3, 2, 1…
I am so ready for Friday, it’s not even funny. It’s been a looong week.
Just got back from seeing Iron Man 3 with El Hub, and now I wanna go all Tony Stark and build a suit for Tabs…
Whatcha up to?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,