Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, deeper red with a blue-base. It yields opaque color coverage in a creamy finish with a natural shine. It’s a beautiful red, though you’re bound to find shades similar in our red lipstick gallery. Of some more recently reviewed shades, it is close to NYX Chic Red, Guerlain Liu, MAC Ruby Woo, and Guerlain Garconne. This just happens to be a red encapsulated in an exceptional formula.

The Rouge d’Armani formula is a good one. It’s a long-wearing formula (supposed to be up to eight hours!) with intense color, comfortable to wear, no fading/feathering, and moisturizing. The intensity of this red wears for at least eight hours but, while slightly more matte by eight hours, could be worn without reapplication for a few more hours. It has a creamy texture that makes for effortless application and easy glide, but it’s lightweight and adheres well without clinging. I haven’t had it bleed or feather, and it is nicely hydrating. This formula is scent- and taste-free. I also like that it has a magnetic enclosure.

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#406

A+
This lipstick does everything well--from the functional packaging to the long-wearing, moisturizing formula. The only thing left to decide is whether the color is the right one from you!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It's a beautiful red, though you're bound to find shades similar in our red lipstick gallery. Of some more recently reviewed shades, it is close to NYX Chic Red, Guerlain Liu, MAC Ruby Woo, and Guerlain Garconne.

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35 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Why is my reaction to reading this that I must go out and get it immediately, along with Garconne and possibly Liu? Obviously, I have a problem. But this is a stunning red…

    • Barbara

      So agree with you…and I did; Garconne in hand, you beautiful little thing, even if you weigh a ton & cost a ransom, I can’t help myself. I am such a hog when it comes to cosmetics; lipsticks inparticular. You can never have too many lipsticks in my opinion. I may be broke on account of endless number of them but my lips are spectacular!

  2. Sarah R

    Did this lipstick pass a smooch test? That’s always a big concern for me. My hubby hates residual lipstick marks after kisses! :-)

    • No, it’s not 100% transfer-resistant. The only kind that are dry down and cling to lips – like MAC Pro Longwears – not the lipcremes but the original PLWs, but they’re so drying, you have to use a gloss top coat on top, and the gloss part is not transfer-resistant.

  3. Leah

    This is gorgeous.

  4. Because it preforms that well at that price I would consider picking up a few shades for everyday wear. ;)

    • I should also not the CAN retail price is $37.50 and the only store that carries the line is Holt Renfrew. I think it’s worth it to go into their store to test the shades if you can at that price point.

      saksfifthavenue is a Canadian online seller.

  5. Lisa

    I bought it a few months ago, but I thought it was limited edition for their fall collection? Anyway, this is one of my most beautiful reds! =)

  6. What a lovely shade of red! I keep hoping that will start selling Giorgio Armani make-up in The Netherlands soon.

  7. I love how bright this is! It’s a great stand-alone color.

  8. Ashley D.

    Amazing.

  9. Barbara

    Oh, that is just gorgeous on you! Mine just arrived in the mail today & I can’t wait to wear it. I immediately opened it to check it out & you wouldn’t think to look at it in the case that it would apply with such a nice shine to it or have that blue cast to it (which I need) since it initially appears to be flat in color as you can see in the tube above but just one swipe shows you how lovely it really is…perfect!

  10. Avatar of Evelyn Evelyn

    This is my ultimate red. It just says old school pinup to me! One can’t have too many red lipsticks (or glosses or stains). lol

    • Barbara

      Ha! Exactly; totally agree with you! I’m out of drawers to put them or places to hide them–probably should get some help but who cares!

  11. Jess

    This has to be the first A+ I have seen from you… :O

  12. Wow, I think this is the first time I’ve witnessed a product receives full marks in EVERY category, even packaging. It is quite pretty.

  13. Avatar of Leslie Leslie

    Do you think this will be more suitable for cooler or warmer skin tones? It’s gorgeous, but I have SUCH a hard time with reds!

  14. Venice

    So Christine, this or Dragon?

  15. Amy

    Are you using eyeliner on the top lash line? It kinda looks like it and I’m surprised because you never do that.

    • Nope, I haven’t. It irritates and causes swelling of my lid when I do – I don’t think I’ve done it in a few months. Those are just my lashes…

  16. Mimi M.

    Perfect score?? I might have to make this investment then.

    P.S. I love the lipstick picture and the fact that you went for that angle to show the logo.

  17. Alison

    What eyeshadows are you wearing? They’re really making your eye color pop, I love them!

  18. Nancy

    Must have now.. @.@

  19. Avatar of Alison Alison

    I’d LOVE to see more of this range reviewed and swatched on Temptalia eventually… Armani makeup has always intriiiigued me!

  20. Avatar of Gina Gina

    Pretty, but I think I’m still just going to get Garconne :)

  21. What are you wearing on your cheeks??

  22. Avatar of artemis artemis

    wow, A+. looks pretty :D

  23. what’s with the logos etched into the lipsticks….Chanel, D&G, Tom Ford, Armani etc? Imitating an LV bag