Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Tread Lightly Into Fall with #526

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.

It has mostly opaque color coverage (I’d say 95%) and a subtle sheen. The consistency is lightweight but very creamy, so it glides on easily without dragging or tugging on the lip and deposits even color. This shade wore just over six hours on me, which is great for a lipstick, but this formula touts eight hours, so it is a little short. Otherwise, it was moisturizing, comfortable to wear, and wore away evenly. It’s scent- and taste-free, and it is packaged in a black lacquered tube with a magnetic closure.

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#526 is wearable and universally flattering across skin tones; it has just enough color to be noticeable and more than your natural lip color, but it won't wash you out or draw all the attention to your lips.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

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Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

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.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Giorgio Armani #1 Fall Eye & Face Palette, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, NARS Nuku Hiva Eyeliner Stylo, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. On cheeks: Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink Blush.

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26 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. helen

    You are right, this is a solid, classic nude (w/o the concealer look) lipstick that is a must-have in everyone’s makeup bag. I’m off to buy mine asap!

  2. Avatar of Dee GUSnail

    Wow-this looks amazing! Looks like it would be the perfect color for me for a very neutral look. It’s pricey, though-so I think I’ll check out the dupes for now.

  3. Subtle, creamy, no glitter, I like!

  4. Co-inky.. I’m wearing this one today with smokey plum eye. Love it!

  5. A lovely My Lips But Better colour!

  6. Avatar of Alexandria Alex

    Is NARS Dolce Vita a dupe for this one? Lovely shade!

  7. Avatar of artemis artemis

    nah, it’s too much like a darker version of my lips :P
    i would’ve liked it if it was more berry-like :D

  8. Liz

    Wow that’s very flattering. It might look good on me too.

  9. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    It looks to me a lot like Lancome Crushed Rose.

  10. Oh wow, this is surprisingly beautiful. Just wish I had a spare $30 for it!

  11. Avatar of Sasha Sasha

    How does this compare to TF Indian Rose?

  12. AH I can’t take all the GA lipstick reviews going on as of late! They all look so gorgeous…Christmas is 12 weeks too long away haha

  13. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    This may be my first GA lipstick. I love it!

  14. Suse

    Love love love this look! Creamy, long wear, my-lips-but-better? Hits all my buttons for a work lip. Only downside: I went to order it from your link (to the GA site) and found it charges $7 for shipping! I had to go through Nordstrom to get my free shipping. The last time I ordered a makeup product from them, they sent me an extra for free – I got 2 Smashbox BB creams for the price of 1, which has made me a fan for life!

  15. Erin

    So elegant, Christine! I love this look. Reminds me a little bit of NARS Dolce Vita.

  16. Jane

    OMG.What a beautiful color….Love it !

  17. Lauren

    Pretty, but I’m not sure it would show up on my lips at all.

  18. Ok, I am in LOVE with this color! Pure LOVE I tell ya!!! :D

  19. NeenaJ

    I would never have looked twice as it looks like a nude in the bullet. But, on your lips it is gorgeous! Putting on my wishlist.

  20. Avatar of Candice Treefinger

    This is odd because I keep seeing pictures of “Rouge d’Armani 526″ that show it as a deep berry colour. I think the publications (like this one http://www.beautezine.com/hit-list-vamp-stamp/) are getting mixed up, but I wonder what the actual colour they’re showing there is?

  21. Dblchin

    This is such an awesome colour! Loving how they engrave the logo onto the loopy

  22. aurora

    Hey what’s the deal? This shows as a plum on their website! I am ready to order it but I see this. Please swatch Plum 526 lipstick for Fall 2012.

  23. Avatar of SandraJT Sandra JT

    Gonna have to get myself more Armani cosmetics…..I’m in lust with their sheer blushes but have for some reason overlooked their lip products til now. Gotta get me some Armani for the holidays! I’d wear this shade daily!