There are no words – this is utter lipstick perfection. From the package to the formula, this is one of those makeup items that leaves me breathless. Yes I may sound like I am completely over exaggerating as to most, it’s just a lipstick, but if you saw it for yourself and held it in your hands you would agree. Everything about this makes me swoon and I already know it’s going to be permanently on my lips from now until New Years Day. Marking my first foray into the world of Giorgio Armani this is their Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in the shade 400 Rouge aka the perfect red. The gift fairies must be on my side this year and this little beaut landed on my lap recently as a belated and extremely extravagant birthday present. Needles to say it caused squeals and me to sit and pop the cap on and off a multitude of times fyi it’s magnetic and means the lid always lines up correctly – a packaging obsessive mega win!
The shade of red is divine. A deeper red that pops on the lips without being so dark it looks like a berry colour. Simple to slick on and manageable without a lip liner (which I am doing in the photo above) this gives long lasting colour that doesn’t leave your lips quenching with thirst. The slight sheen is very flattering and helps to add that extra hydration kick to your lips. Yes I may spend every application meticulously ensuring I don’t spoil the embossed Giorgio Armani logo but it’s worth it for the finish look. The perfect red for the big day and one no doubt I will be reaching for on every other occasion too. My only problem is that this already has me itching to get to my nearest Giorgio Armani counter and try out everything else in the range…wasn’t it just the other day I was saying I need yet another foundation?! ;)