Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer is a High-Octane Showstopper.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer ($20 USD/ .2 fl.oz.) has held me captive for the past three weeks.  This rich dark shimmering polish has extinguished any desire to wear another shade.  The refined complex shimmers, impeccable application, and exquisite finish has solidified this color as one of my favorites.  IMCT is completely smitten and truthfully speaking, the mere mention of Armani Beauty makes my knees buckle and my heart pound–in other words, I’m in love–at least until the next GA purchase 🙂  I hope you enjoy.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer brush head.

Black Petrol is a black based nail color loaded with the most refined green and blue shimmers.  Despite the abundance of shimmer, the finish is smooth and the application is seamless.  The formula on Armani polishes is a bit thicker than normal, this makes color placement relatively easy.  This polish adheres to the widened brush perfectly and spreads out evenly on the nail.

Black Petrol 3-free formula’s dry time is impressive as well; my manicure was finished before it even began. Due to the ultra-refined shimmers used, removal is as effortless as with any other polish, sans staining.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer indoor lighting.

Indoor lighting does not reveal the gorgeous shimmers as brilliantly as when the color is exposed to the sun.  However, the color still manages to look spectacular in any lighting situation.  The “Petrol” look is definitely noticeable in the above photo; who would have thought the image of gasoline on wet pavement would look so striking on the nails?  I know who…my man Giorgio 🙂

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer in full sunlight.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer.

Twilight Edward Cullens

Twilight Edward Cullen sparkles in the presence of sunlight. (photo courtesy of robattack.wordpress.com)

Just like Edward Cullen, Black Petrol truly “shines” in the presence of sunlight.  The gorgeous green shimmers seem to dominate and come out in full force.  This color looks particularly striking when paired with gold jewelry.  Unlike, 701 Bleu D’Armani Nail Lacquer (reviewed here), Black Petrol requires two coats.  The abundance of shimmer in the polish makes the first coat slightly uneven to my eye.  However, if you tend to be light handed in your application, you might be able to get away with using only one coat. This polish also lasts well on my overworked nails, with slight chipping evident by the fifth day.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol Nail Lacquer.

One more shot of GA 705 Black Petrol clutching my lip combo for the week.  Just in case you are wondering (because I would), the below photo shows this combo in action.

Lip Combo: Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope in Black Tie topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 995 Intrigue.

Lip Combo:
Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope in Black Tie topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 995 Intrigue.

Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol is sold at Nordstrom, Saks, Neiman Marcus, and giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Giorgio Armani 705 Black Petrol is another hit in my growing Armani collection. With 21 colors to choose from, which shade tickles your fancy?  Personally, 502 Scarletto has expressed a very strong interest in becoming my next object of affection 🙂  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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