Monday, January 17th, 2011

Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, decadent shade of vibrant, deep orange with soft copper-gold micro-shimmer. It provides full color coverage with very little product, and it has a naturally glossy finish. It applies beautifully–even and opaque.

The formula itself is moisturizing, long-wearing (six to eight hours), and comfortable to wear. It’s not clingy nor heavy, and there’s enough slip to give it that creamy look where the color nearly melts against your lips. Rouge d’Armani Lipsticks are also scent- and taste-free (and no waxy scent, either!). It comes in a sleek, glossy black case with a magnetic enclosure to ensure your lipstick is closed at all times.

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  • Product: 30/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: This is an excellent orange lipstick for warmer skin tones–especially medium to dark skin tones.  Pair it with a soft gold or peach eye, even just neutrals, and let the lips shine.

WHERE TO BUY: Nordstrom

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Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase #405? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Lipstick (less gold shimmer), Illamasqua Temper (gloss, no shimmer).

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34 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #405 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Lucie

    Oh! Such a vibrant glorious colour! Will be picking this one up ASAP!

  2. Maya

    This colour looks great on you!

  3. This is great! Wonderful, rocking colour.

  4. Oh wow. Absolutely stunning. Wow.

  5. Wow that is bright! Looks great on you :)

  6. Ginnia

    Those orangey colors look GREAT on you!

  7. Ceriene

    I don’t think I’ve got the guts or the looks to pull off this color, but the formula looks absolutely gorgeous. You look fabulous with it on, Christine. 😀

  8. Mirna

    Beautiful! I love this shade. I could see myself wearing this in the summer.

  9. Rae

    Wow, six to eight hours?! I can’t even get that many out of a lipstain! *wants*

  10. toni

    hey christine, do you think it will look good on my nc42 skin?

  11. penelope

    wow, just beautiful. A really bright red-orange bold lippie.

  12. This color looks beautiful on you! Looks rich and creamy!

  13. Deb

    Gorgeous color, and that application looks flawless! Too bad I’m very pale and cool-toned…

  14. Amanda

    Looks great on you!

  15. Elaine

    Hi Christine! I LOVE this color, and I’ve been eyeing something like this for awhile.
    Do you have any suggestions for a drugstore dupe?

  16. Victoria

    Wow. this is blindingly beautiful. If only I had $30 at my disposal

  17. Lauren

    Hi Christine! I’ve never seen an unflattering color on you. I’m so jealous. :) How do you think this compares to Coromandel by Chanel?

  18. Marina

    Wowza! Looks amazing on you.

  19. Michelle

    Wow, that is orange! It’s beautiful though.

  20. ak

    I am so tempted to buy this color even though I always just walk on by the Armani counter although their makeup does look like good quality. But I’ll only check this out if it shows up like a dark orange on me the way it does on Christine, because I don’t want any neon Halloween pumpkin business going on on my lips hun! I have a bright pink bottom lip! LOL

  21. muffingrl

    this makes your lips look SO juicy! wonderful color!

  22. CorinneK.

    hi christine! That lipstick looks great on you! It made me really notice how nice ur complextion is too. Just wondering what foundation do you use, for photos and regularly? Thnks!

  23. sophie

    Christine, I have a question for you. i am Asian, have yellow undertones, i heard that an orange toned red lip stick will be better for people who have yellow undertone. i am currently really interested in this one by GA, shade 14 by Givenchy, and Extreme Coral by YSL. Which one would you suggest? Thank you in advance!

  24. Dosha

    I’m NC45 and trying to decide between this and Givenchy Candide Tangerine #50 since the colors appear to be close to the same. I would prefer the one the best moisturizing factor. Christine, which would you recommend between the two that has the best moisturizing factor?