Armani Lipstick “Night Shades” For Fall 2010
By Alison Blackman
When I think about Giorgio Armani, I immediately think couture clothing. But if designer clothes aren’t in your budget this Fall, the good news is that there are other, more affordable options to wear Armani. For instance, fragrance and cosmetics (*if you missed it, read my review of Acqua di Gioia, a new fragrance from Mr. Armani, just for women).
And there are beautiful cosmetics items, too. For Fall 2010, Giorgio Armani is debuting three Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in “nocturnal” shades, inspired by the deep blue tones of night. That doesn’t mean that the lipsticks are black or “goth” — far from it. The rich, lustrous color will give you the defined, deep lips from the Fall runways in a mostly-matte formula. Lips will look full of saturated opaque color without shimmer, but lips will look moist, not dry.
Gorgeous, aren’t they? These lipsticks are elegant and exciting, but the packaging really makes them super-special. We are talking designer touches inside and out! A shny black cardboard box holds a stunning, shiny black, tapered lipstick tube that is slightly angled, so it looks like a slightly different shape as you turn it.
The shiny black that looks almost like lacquer, unmarred except for a small, silver Armani logo that marries cap with base. Another thing that is quite lovely is the magnetic cap that snaps shut to the base with the merest push, holding it securely with a definitive, “click!”
Bold color is the rage for Fall. Two of these shades are seriously deep, but if you’re not quite ready for the slightly luminous, blackened ruby (#604 Deep Ruby), try the rich crimson berry #603 – Deep Purple or lighter still, the medim-deep, romantic rose of #602 Soft Pink. If you’re feeling flush, buy both Deep Purple and Soft Pink and wear them together for a startlingly pretty mix.
These Rouge d”Armani lipsticks are like a chic, little black dress–you need nothing else to make a statement. The lipstick has suggested retail price of $30 and will be available beginning in August. The full collection can be found online at http://www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com/