03.31.2015
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Rouge D’Armani Lipstick
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$34
Last Updated:03.31.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Brava for this beautiful lipstick from Armani! Selecting a color out of the wide variety offered is like being a kid in a candy store; how do you pick just one?! There are several stunningly gorgeous shades, including nudes, pinks, plums, mauves, reds, and more, in varying intensities of sheer to opaque color. The satin-cream texture glides on lips with velvety smoothness and leaves a slightly shiny finish, some of which also contain a subtle hint of shimmer.

Armani claims this “long-wear formula results in up to 8 hours of intense color". The color certainly doesn’t last that long before needing a touch-up, but it does stay on better than your average creamy lipstick, and there are dozens of dazzling shades!

Pros:
  • Several gorgeous shades in varying intensities of sheer to opaque color.
  • Satin-cream texture glides on velvety smooth and feels pleasant.
  • Attractive shiny finish (some shades also have a subtle hint of shimmer) that won’t slide right off your lips.
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Giorgio Armani At-A-Glance

Strengths: Outstanding foundations; superb powder textures; a brilliant shimmer fluid; perfect bronzers; some excellent lip color options; a neutral palette makes this line a must-see.

Weaknesses: Expensive; the skincare is underwhelming, especially given the cost (though the claims sound good!); some of the SPF-rated products do not supply adequate broad spectrum protection; most of the mascaras aren't as impressive as they should be.

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani is credited with giving tailored elegance, power, and sex appeal to standbys like men's suits, and turning Hollywood's A-list stars into fashion icons as they parade through countless award ceremonies adorned in his simple yet elegant creations. According to Armani, "Elegance doesn't mean being noticed, it means being remembered." That statement has been parlayed into the designer's makeup collection, where the products are replete with the textures, colors, and flawless application that assure your natural beauty will be memorable rather than masked.

Because Armani has always been passionate about textures, it's no surprise that his makeup (which is the main reason to check out this line) presents an impressive collection that features some of the smoothest, lightest textures you're likely to find. From foundations to powders, eyeshadows, and mascaras—even pencils—the makeup selection includes some truly stellar products. According to the brochure for Armani's makeup, the supreme textures and silky application are the result of Micro-fil technology. This supposedly allows for a precise blending and layering of select ingredients, offering a heightened sense of color that fits like a second skin.

Regardless of how that technology is labeled, almost all of the makeup contains standard silicone polymers along with ordinary ingredients like nylon-12. Of course, many cosmetics companies have their equivalent version of Micro-fil, but Armani seems to have taken it one step further, though not always toward desired results. For example, the eyeshadows, while very smooth and easy to blend, aren't much for intensity, a point the counter personnel made clear.

There are a few other instances where the pricey products aren't all they're made out to be, but this is the world of cosmetics, and although the fantasy is for every product to be perfect, that's hardly ever the reality. Still, there are many compelling reasons to explore this collection. Although not fully distributed across the United States, it has a presence in most major cities and the products may be purchased on Armani's Web site. Makeup is where it's at for Giorgio Armani's cosmetics line. The skin care was a blatant, exceedingly overpriced afterthought and is not worth considering.

For more information about Giorgio Armani, owned by L'Oreal, call (877) ARMANI-3 or visit www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

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12.17.2013
Best lipstick bar none!

Absolutely LOVE this lipstick. Yes it is really ridiculously expensive but if you can afford it this is a great choice because 1. Wonderful color palette to choose from 2. Lipstick is moisturizing with smooth shiny finish 3. Lipstick is extremely long wearing without drying out your lips 4. Lipstick is fragrance free If you are looking for a red with blue undertones check out 402, when applied it is almost red, great color for blondes!

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M Vos
09.08.2013
Holy Grail

This lipstick is one of the best on the market! The colors are lovely and last a long time on m lips without feeling dry. When the color eventually fades from my lips, certain colors leave a stain, and they all fade evenly. I am very fair, but can wear the100 Beige without any problem- it is the perfect nude without making me look dead or washed out, if you know what I mean. I think this nude would also work in many different skin tones. Yes, these are expensive, but they are worth the price!

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