Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is medium-dark plummy rose with subtle warm undertones. Chanel Caractere is more plum. Benefit I Think I Love You is similar but has more shimmer. MAC Oh Oh Oh has gold shimmer. Chanel Fetiche is similar.

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Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick #526
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
94%

Chanel L’Impatiente Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick

Chanel L’Impatiente Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep red-black.” It’s a darkened berry-red with semi-opaque color coverage. There seemed to be a very faint shimmer in it, too.  It’s definitely a lot lighter than what it looks like in the tube. MAC Approaching Storm is browner, less berry. MAC Hang Up is similar, just glossier. MAC What Joy is redder. MAC Endless Drama is darker. Guerlain Gigolo is redder. MAC Musky Amethyst is more subdued. NYX Violet Ray is redder.

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Chanel L'Impatiente Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet L'Impatiente
B-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
80%

Guerlain Orgueil Rouge G L’Extrait

Guerlain Orgueil Rouge G L’Extrait ($48.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “plum.” What a pedestrian description! This shade is so much more complex. It’s a rich, deepened scarlet red with ruby red micro-shimmer. There’s just a hint of berry in the overall color, especially from afar. While it is not a dupe, it’s a cooler-toned, more berry-hued version of Chanel Dragon. MAC Good to Be Bad is browner and has no shimmer. MAC What a Joy! is more berry-hued. Guerlain Gigolo is deeper, darker, but it is rather close.

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Guerlain Orgueil Rouge G L'Extrait
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain L’Extrait Orgueil
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
97%

Giorgio Armani #408 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #408 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is darkened, cool-toned red with micro-fine ruby red shimmer finished with a pearly sheen. NARS Amsterdam is warmer. MAC Rocker is very similar but matte. shu uemura has a similar texture but is warmer. Rimmel Metallic Seduction is a bit browner. Make Up For Ever #48 doesn’t have shimmer. MAC Digna is just slightly lighter.

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Giorgio Armani #408 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick #408
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%

MAC & Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks

MAC Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) includes five shades: Charmed, I’m Sure (dark true red), Deeply Adored (deep scarlet), Love Goddess (mid-tone pink red), Pure Zen (frosted warm nude), and Scarlet Ibis (bright orange red). The latter two are repromotes.

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MAC Charmed, I'm Sure Lipstick

MAC & Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks

A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Giorgio Armani #111 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #111 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a subtly warmed over light-medium beige with a soft frosted sheen. MAC Japanese Maple is a bit darker, less frosted. MAC Naturally Eccentric is a smidgen lighter. MAC Pretty Please is pinker. MAC Marquise d’ is marginally lighter but very close. Guerlain Gabrielle is a bit pinker but similar.

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Giorgio Armani #111 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick #111
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
96%