[productsample] I’m going to start by saying that matte sorbets aren’t the easiest of colours to wear if you’re a little lip shy like me. I’ve been testing the Giorgio Armani Lip Freeze Collection in the Lip Maestro and Lip Magnet formulas and I love them – just not on me (with one exception). They’re made in homage to the opaque pastels of the 1960’s by Linda Cantello, International Make Up Artist for Giorgio Armani.
The difference between these new offerings and ‘actual’ 1960’s lips is lumosity, provided by better formulas and the ability to let the colour glow through even in velvet and matte formulations. Using a stronger level of white pigment combined with smarter pigments than were ever available in the past, the result is a kind of radiance that shouldn’t be able to come from matte.
There are six Lip Maestro Freezes and six Lip Magnet Freezes – for clarity, the short one is Lip Magnet and it’s a completely matte formula, while Maestro is more velvet than flat matte. On the lips, they’re both airy light – they’ve almost no weight to them at all which means that they’re very much a comfort wear. Also, to note on that – gel spheres move with the lips, so you won’t – or shouldn’t – get any variance in coverage across the lip. Pastel mattes are always going to be a statement look, no matter what decade you wear (or wore) them in; I could very easily wear Nuda (No.204) but never the milky orange of Tapaz (No.304).
Shades from top to bottom: Nuda, Tangerine (No.305), Tapaz and in Lip Magnet, Amaretto (No.100). They’re £31 a pop HERE.
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