Monday, February 3, 2014

Giorgio Armani Beauty Rouge d'Armani Sheers from the Effetto Nudo Collection for Spring 2014

Giorgio Armani Beauty's three new Rouge d'Armani Sheers (#314, #514, #614, $34 each) turn nude into light. They were reinvented for a very sheer, glossy mouth to illuminated the lips with pearly pink, coral, and plum shades. Agonizing over a choice on Armani's Web site, I first selected the coral and plum shades. The pink one looked extremely light - maybe too light. However, I caved before I completed my order, so I bought all three.

I was finally able to get photos of them last week. Taken in full, mid-day sunshine, they show how tubes can be deceiving if you don't read descriptions. These are sheer shades, as their name suggests. In this season's case, they are very sheer.

The coral shade, #314, is shown at the top of my arm. The barely pink shade in the middle is #514. My favorite, the plum, is #614. All three offer a radiant finish to your lips with very sheer color. Fortunately, it's not goulish - not even the light pink. Think of them as tinted lip balms.

I did apply the sheer shades to my arm heavily, going over and over my swatches to get as much color/pigment as possible for these photos. On the lips, they leave a sheer tint, with #614 leaving the most color. The peachy #314 comes in second in pigmentation.

I like them. They are hydrating, shiny, and perfect for mirror-free application on the go. However, I do understand that others will find them to be almost invisible on the lips. Your own lip pigmentation and feelings about uber-sheer lip colors may be your deciding factors.

You should be able to find the new Rouge d'Armani Sheers at Armani Beauty counters. I ordered my pieces from the collection on the Armani Beauty Web site.

Photos by Best Things in Beauty

9 comments:

Mamavalveeta03 said...

Those are beautiful shades. I'm surprised that the middle shade looked so "alive" on the skin. I always worry about pale shades washing me out. Just what I'm looking for after a long winter!

Charleston Girl said...

Hi MamaVal, it looks alive, but barely. The reason it won't wash you out is its total sheerness. Had it been opaque, it would have been a nightmare shade - otherworldly.

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

I think these are awfully expensive for what they are...

Gauri said...

Wow!! These look stunning!!! I ♥ nude lipsticks haha. I know what I'm going to buy next Sunday!

x

nedian said...

Oh wonderful, I've been waiting to see swatches of these before going forward with any, because "sheer" has such a range of meanings. So, thank you! The plum looks like it would be my favorite, too.

Julie L said...

They are all pretty. But I guess I have to pass on them for I prefer matte lipsticks because of the paleness of my lips.

Jem McL said...

Ooh...I like the Plum shade too. Very pretty and sheer; just right for Spring!

bisbee said...

Thanks CG - the plum is being delivered today!

tasa said...

I just picked up #614 and I love it! Thanks for the swatches and great review, as always :)