The Lipstick Bandits are back (and so I am- but that’s a different story for a different day!) with a new feature just in time for the dog days of summer- sheer lipsticks that are totally worthy of those melty-sun afternoons. You know what I’m talking about. A kiss of color and shine that makes eating a Popsicle look like a fine art.
My choice was fairly easy. I had purchased this lipstick last fall and have never done a proper feature on it. It has appeared in comparison swatches but the formula is what makes this stand out above the crowd. It’s the Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick in #36
The color verges between coral and pink (a total Danielle shade to be sure). It boasts a juicy shine, buildable color and a texture that feels a lot like buttah- in the best way possible.
Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick #36
Swatches L-R: Giorgio Armani #36, MAC Gotta Dash, MAC Full Speed, Chanel Flirt, MAC Flamingo
Like all sheer lipsticks the color you end up with is really dependent on your natural lip color. My lips are naturally a light pink and not very pigmented so for me what you see is what you get for the most part. If your lips are more pigmented I would recommend always trying before buying when you can that way you can avoid spending good money on a lipstick that looks like a clear gloss (yep, happens to the best of us), unless of course that’s what you’re after.
- Marcelle BB Cream- Medium to Dark (thanks Arianne!)
- Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer Medium
- Mark Pro Bronzer
- Chanel Fleur de Lotus Blush (review coming- LOVE)
- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pearl
- MAC Set Powder
- Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense #26 & #28 over lids/crease/lower lashline
- MAC Phloof in inner corner
- Urban Decay Demolition 24-7 liner
- Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
- Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick #36
The Giorgio Armani lipstick formula is comfortable and easy to wear/apply. It’s one of the best sheer formulas I have tried. Although, as with most sheers the wear time isn’t as long as a regular or matte lipstick would be. Verdict? Lipstick Bandit approved for all kinds of summer fun.
Check out the other Lipstick Bandit’s picks for more hot-weather lippies!