We are living in the age of lipstick. And in the arms race to create the most pigmented, the silkiest, the longest-wearing, and the prettiest, the new Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet serves as an impressive offering. But first things first, if you weren’t aware of lipstick’s golden (crimson?) era going on around you, may we point you to Tarte’s new lip paints, color-changing lipsticks, and our roundup of a new category of lipstick concentrates. Science and innovation have officially entered the world of lipstick, and that’s a very, very good thing.
All of that sounds (and is) very awesome. But once I actually tried the Lip Magnet, it was the calligraphy pen-like applicator that was the true stand-out. Unlike other doe-foot applicators I’ve tried, this one is pointier and flatter, so you can really maneuver with incredible control and ease. The triangular apex allows you to line your lips and sculpt out your cupid’s bow before painting on an even coat with the wide paddle. That means, you won’t need to break out a lip brush, like they do on Instagram, to get precise liquid lipstick application. It’s basically fool-proof. Even the most averse will be able to pull off completely flawless lips with the Lip Magnet applicator.
And once it’s set, you can forget it. The Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet is like a lip stain with the intense color payoff of your favorite liquid lipstick. The brand promises up to eight hours of wear, and I can definitely attest to that staying power. I have a pretty impressive memory, but even I forgot I had something on my lips—the formula is that thin. A lot of liquid lipsticks tend to make their presence known by pilling up after just an hour, but the Lip Magnets are as close to weightless as I’ve ever experienced, demanding very little attention after application. I liken it to the Glossier Generation G lipsticks. This may be blasphemous to say, but the Lip Magnets are very much the liquid-lipstick version: They have the same comfort and stain-like finish, differing only in delivery systems and opacity.
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The Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet comes in 18 shades of red, pink, coral, and purple. My favorite is 600-Front-Row, a burgundy with deep purple undertones. It’s the perfect low-key dark lipstick for fall that doesn’t read as too bold or edgy. You can buy the easy-to-use lipsticks now for $38 on giorgioarmanibeauty.com.
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