Monday, February 7th, 2011

Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Rouge d’Armani Lipstick: 517

Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened, dark fuchsia with semi-opaque color coverage and fuchsia and pink micro-shimmer. I love that it’s fuchsia but still very much a pink, too; it’s not so fuchsia that it leans purple or violet. Most of the shades I’ve tried from the Rouge d’Armani lipstick line have been opaque but this is short of being full color coverage.

my thoughts on the formula: 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: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: This is a shade that should work on a variety of skin tones, because deeper pinks can add a lot to a look, and because it doesn’t lean too cool, work well on warmer skin tones, too.

where to buy: Nordstrom

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Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase 517? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $30.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Full Fuchsia is a little darker and more opaque, plus it has a less glossy finish.

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19 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #517 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Marcela

    love the color! but there’s no way in hell i’d ever drop $30 for a lipstick. you’re paying for the brand name on the product, nothing else as there are equal quality lipsticks out there for half the price.

  2. ak

    It looks pretty like MAC Lustering

  3. Gina

    Your lips always look so perfect. How do you keep them looking so nice all the time? Mine are always so flaky and chapped this time of year!

  4. Jennifer

    This reminds me very much of Dior Star Fuchsia, which I have yet to break out my new lippie of.

    Although this one isn’t as opaque, deep-yet-bright vibrant as the Dior one.

  5. Denise

    Why are you doing these great swatches? because of you I will spend too much money ;).

  6. P

    I leave it because I don’t like magenta or fuchsia on my lips. I probably couldn’t pull it off…

  7. Sarah May

    This color is gorgeous! It appears to have an almost sheer blue-ness to it. So pretty!

  8. The shimmer in this is gorgeous, the color looks like it’s just glowing! I rarely wear bright colors, though, I normally opt for bright. This swatch is convincing me to give brights a try, though; the color looks great on you!

  9. auroragyps

    I’ve been looking for a really good pink and this might be it. However, there is no way I can drop $30 for one lippie. Think there might be a cheaper dupe out there? :fingers crossed:

  10. Morena123

    Looks pretty! I think that Pink is your color.

  11. Michelle

    Is MAC Full Fuschia a PRO color?

  12. Lorraine

    The lip color looks nice with the eye shadow look you’re wearing.

  13. anonymous

    looks lovely on you Christine & works with the eye look :-)

  14. This is a really lovely color!

  15. Tiffany S

    So pretty! I just wish it wasn’t 30 bucks!

  16. Desi

    its really pretty

  17. Christine, I already have NYX’s Chloe. I think the shade is similar?
    If so, should I still get this?