Wednesday, August 17th, 2011


Giorgio Armani #402 Gloss d’Armani

Giorgio Armani #402 Gloss d’Armani

Giorgio Armani #402 Gloss d’Armani ($28.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is an orange-red with lots of gold shimmer. When worn, it’s semi-opaque–there is a translucency that allows the natural lip color to peek through, but the gloss imparts a fair amount of color. For those with more pigmented lips, it will likely brighten and enhance but provide seemingly sheerer coverage. It’s not quite as red as Chantecaille Glaze. It is rather similar to Hourglass Primal. Chanel Imaginaire is similar but doesn’t have the gold shimmer.

Gloss d’Armani is supposed to last for eight hours (without fading), be moisturizing, and have a smooth, non-sticky texture. Color payoff is indeterminant, because on one hand, Giorgio Armani says “concentrated, high definition color” but then later describes some shades as “sheer chiffon.” For a more in-depth review of Gloss d’Armani, please read my original review here.

Even though I can’t say I’ve experienced the full eight-hour wear Giorgio Armani claims, I do get an impressive five to six hours of wear with every shade I’ve reviewed so far (I think we’re up to three–two more pigmented shades, one sheer shade). #502 wears a solid six hours, but if you desire a really glossy shine, you’ll need to refresh the shine after three hours or so.

The gloss starts off as almost gel-like and non-sticky, but over time, it gets tackier and tackier. It’s not thick and sticky, but I wouldn’t describe it as non-sticky. The initial non-sticky phase allows for the gloss to be evenly distributed across the lips without becoming splotchy, though. I didn’t detect any fragrance or scent.

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#402

B+
It may not be as non-sticky and as long-wearing as it claims, but it is one of the longest-wearing glosses I've come across that isn't more of a liquid lipstick. This is truly a gloss from the way it looks to the way it feels.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It's not quite as red as Chantecaille Glaze. It is rather similar to Hourglass Primal. Chanel Imaginaire is similar but doesn't have the gold shimmer.

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10 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #402 Gloss d’Armani Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Megan

    holy yummity gorgeous, batman!

  2. Looks beautiful on you, but I’m not into the color for me. xP

  3. Courtney

    It’s deceivingly sheer. It looks like it would be very bold in the tube. Otherwise, it looks like a nice daytime color to give lips a little more life.

  4. The shade is so pretty- looks great on you!

  5. Susanne

    Wayyyyyy to sheer and nothing special for such an expensive l/g!

  6. Giselle E

    Deceptive color, but still nice and very wearable!

  7. artemis

    blinding in the tube
    but sheer…:))

  8. kisha

    it looks like a lighter version of sonoran rain from mac bloggers obsession :)

  9. Can’t wait to TRY to get it!!

  10. Clem

    Your skin is always perfect…do you have a secret ? :)