Gloss d'Armani ($28) shades from the Écailles Collection - alternately called the Bronze Collection - for Summer 2012. After all, how many pink lip gloss shades do I need?
Your lips could be drenched and quenched, like mine, with the new Gloss d’Armani harmony in the softest
spectrum of beautiful pinks: Pink Quartz, Rose Crocoite, Rasberry Zincite, and Red
Andradite. Giorgio Armani has introduced a new watercolor effect with these glosses, for the first time
by blending inky translucent lacquers with robust micronized pigments. He has made liquid beauty come to life with these glosses that provide "supreme, lasting, wet shine."
You might suspect I agonized over my selections. Actually it was easy for me. I tried all four, and Pink 501 and Pink 512 (left to right above) reached out and said, "Buy me!" Here's a blogger's problem. I have absolutely no idea what these shades are named. Mr. Armani's team provided the names listed above. I can't match them to the shades. There is nothing on the box or the tube - and nothing on the Web site - that would help us determine whether I bought Rose Crocoite or another. If that matters to you, I'll try to get the information from Public Relations. I don't really care what they are called. I'm calling them darling, a term of endearment. I love my new shades.
You can find these limited-edition Gloss d'Armani shades from Giorgio Armani Beauty's
Écailles Collection at all Armani Beauty counters (I bought mine in
person) and online at the Giorgio Armani Beauty Web site (where the color swatches are pretty good this time). These glosses are definitely worth your attention.
If you live in the DC area, Tim Quinn, Armani makeup artist to the stars, will be at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase, Maryland this Thursday and Friday. You must make an appointment to see him - he's enormously popular, for good reason. Just call any member of the Armani Beauty Team at Saks Chevy Chase at (240) 497-5206 to make your appointment.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty