I had decided to forgo a Part 3 on Giorgio Armani Beauty's new Gloss d'Armani ($28). I think I showed you enough to whet your appetites in my Sneak Peek, Part 1, and Part 2 - three features on one new lip gloss! Then Eileen left a comment about Rouge #400, a red she described this way.
Every now and then, a translucent red will come along that makes my heart skip a beat. #400 was just such a red. It's a beautiful, neutral red that is neither too warm nor too cool in tone. And, because it's a gloss, it has that all-important transparency and delicacy.
After that comment, I had to see it and, it turns out, buy it. Eileen was absolutely right. Gloss d'Armani is a red gloss to love. I can't wear red lipstick. I don't like to lead with my lips, and my coloring is so fair that it looks ridiculous on me. I can wear red gloss, as long as it's transparent and the shade doesn't lean orange. This is a perfect red lip gloss for me.
Here is a swatch photo of Rouge #400. My photo was taken in full sun. Isn't it gorgeous?
If this isn't your shade, check out my earlier features, linked above. They should tell you everything you need to know about Gloss d'Armani, Giorgio Armani Beauty's newest lip gloss sensation. It's now available at an e-commerce site, Nordstrom. Here's what they have to say about it.
More than a mere gloss…concentrated high-definition color-fusing shine, comfort, and lasting hold. Inspired by icons of the cinema, Giorgio Armani re-introduces glamour with Gloss d'Armani. Gloss d'Armani's flexible velvet applicator adds volume and defines contours instantly and effortlessly, with an expert touch. Color-Fil Shine technology boasts a translucent base that traps pigments and pearlescent particles for a hydrated, silky-smooth feeling without any stickiness. Comfortable, stay-fast color is like a second skin that remains true for eight hours without fading or migrating.
Nude beiges, at the heart of Armani's color DNA, are expressed in luminous tones, draping the lips in a sheer chiffon-like veil. Desaturated pinks, from rosewood to raspberry, add an extra dose of chic to your style. Like moiré silks, the plum shades combine shine and depth of color. Rouge 400, the incendiary signature Armani shade, now comes in a sheer version for an astonishing, explosive effect.
I'll say! Rouge #400 in Gloss d'Armani is a hit at my house. Thanks, Eileen! Anyone who wants to browse or purchase Gloss d'Armani should be able to find it at any Armani Beauty counter.
Photo at top courtesy of Nordstrom; swatch photo by Best Things in Beauty