Because all of these are limited-edition shades, I am going to have to hoard them. I will purchase more as soon as they arrive at Saks in Chevy Chase, Maryland. I'm sure Loyd will select the shades he thinks I should have the moment they arrive and call me. He's a love. I already want more of every shade I selected from the Armani Beauty Web site.
Rouge d'Armani hit the beauty world by storm last year. From the classy case, with its magnetic snap, to the gorgeous colors, these are the first long-lasting lipsticks that ever snagged me. The shades stay vivid on me for hours, surviving light snacks and drinking (water, of course). I should have predicted this because the colors didn't wipe off my wrist easily with a tissue when I first tested them last year. It takes a serious makeup remover to get them off, and that's a good thing. Armani promises eight hours of wear. I don't get eight hours, but they last as long as any long-lasting lip color will last on my lips. It's a tall order for a lipstick to survive my napkin obsession at mealtime.
The Rouge d'Armani lipsticks have a very soft and creamy texture. Historically, dry textures kept me from embracing long-wear lipsticks. Most felt like chalk on my balm-addicted lips. These feel great, even without Armani's fabulous Lip Shimmers added as a topcoat.
No swatch photos I take are going to do these shades justice. I adore the new, more sheer Rouge d'Armani that was promised with the Uptown Mauve Collection. It's my kind of lipstick. Here are the shades I purchased, top to bottom, with the photo taken in full sun, making them look shinier than they are.
- Beige #105
- Pink #515
- Pink #516
- Plum #606
You can purchase them now at Giorgio Armani Beauty's Web site and at Armani Beauty counters very soon.
Top photo courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beauty