Wednesday, December 9th, 2009


Giorgio Armani #600 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Venturing Into Plums:  Giorgio Armani #600

Giorgio Armani #600 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($30.00) is a fuchsia-plum shade in Giorgio Armani’s new long-wearing lipstick formula. The formula is supposed to deliver up to eight hours of wear-time without fading or feathering while feeling moisturizing.

Previously, I reviewed #401, which is more of an orange-based red (more orange than red, I’d say, though) — and the shade didn’t suit me personally, so it was onto the next… #600 is certainly a shade much more up my alley! It’s a bright plummy shade (which is why I’d describe it as a fuchsia-plum) that’s not so bright it’s hard to wear, but bright enough that it can be worn alone or as the star feature of a look.

On my lips, it certainly hugs and adheres to them – looks like it’s natural and yet obviously not (since it’s clearly a brightened up pucker!). It has a very glossy sheen and full color coverage. I initially thought it might be a little sheer, since the swatch wasn’t quite as opaque as it was with #401, but it proved me wrong once I applied it to my lips.

It’s definitely hydrating and wears well — I don’t know about a full eight hours, but I get around five or six, which is good enough for me. It’ll hold on decently through some drinking and a bit of eating, but I didn’t get stellar results through a full meal myself.

I found myself liking this shade much more than #401, and I was happy to see that it wears very similar to #401 as well (reds tend to wear the longest and best, because they’re so deep and richly pigmented!). I’m also still digging the packaging – there’s a magnetic clasp that keeps it locked into place.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: Looking for a plum with a lil’ kick? #600 might be it!

Availability: Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue

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32 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #600 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Melinda

    That Color Looks Amazing On your Lips <3 It

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Joyce JillyB

    Ooh, I love that, it looks so pretty on you. $30 is a little out of my budget though. Do you know of any dupes?

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristina Kristina

    love, love , love…….did I mention love?

  4. Heatherette87

    On the lips this looks alot like Mac’s Speed Dial.

  5. Dee

    It’s beautiful but the it looks nothing like what I would have assumed from looking at the product.

  6. Anitacska

    Very pretty, reminds me of Mac Violetta a bit.

  7. Ashley

    I love the finish. It doesn’t really look like a lip stick either, which I like. I don’t know about the colour.. Looks great in the picture, but I cannot see myself wearing that!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of evo evo

    purdy!! now i’m lemming this.
    must resist buying makeup for the next couple weeks. heehee

  9. Toni

    I love these lipsticks! The packaging caught my attention (love that it’s magnetic!), but the lipsticks themselves kept me coming back for more. I have 505, 201, and I just picked up 400. LOVE them.

  10. omg this is GORGEOUS! Can you think of any dupes? :\ $30 is a hefty price tag for a lipstick :(

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Roberta Roberta

    I just got this type of lipstick in 400 which is such an awesome red, I really like the formula and color pay off. The magnetic closure on the tube is pretty sweet.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shontay shontay

    Looooves it! I’m gonna buy this baby with my Saks employee discount. Lol

  13. Rae

    Oh my god O.o That is really, really gorgeous. I know it would pull more orange on my lips, but a girl can dream, because it is *stunning* on you!

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of LU LNU

    I’m not a big fan of reds, I’m really into natural looking pinks, peaches, nudes, etc for my lips but this one looks like a perfect little pop of natural color! I like that its moisturizing, I have terribly dry winter lips!

  15. amy

    I love this colour it is very pretty and I want it. Looks like I will be making a trip to Holt Renfrew next pay day.

  16. Paige

    It’s such a beautiful color. It’s a color that a model would wear easily. I’m not sure if that makes sense but it’s a very good thing!

  17. Gorgeous color. Looks pretty different from the tube.

  18. ferarri

    Love, love this color but DG is not available in my country, what is the best/closest MAC dupe for this? Thank you.

  19. That is one totally kick-ass pinky-plum! I probably wouldn’t dare to wear it out, but I feel like having it all the same!

  20. This is BEAUTIFUL! I love how it looks on the lips! I never would have guessed, just looking at it in the tube, that it would be so pretty and berry! Love this one!

  21. Heather

    You have probably been asked a ton of times, but do you have a birthmark on your lip? Is that why you love lipstick so much?

  22. This is a beautiful shade of fuchsia, it looks more beautiful on the lips. I like that is hydrating and lasts at least 5 hours :). Thanks for the review Christine :)

  23. Stephanie

    Gorgeous.

  24. Rachel

    I really love the formula of these lipsticks. I have 400, 401, and 103. I plan on getting 100 and 403 next. It’s hard to find non-drying reds and really good beiges/nudes..so that’s why I’m so excited about these!!

  25. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alice Alice

    what a delicious, juicy color!

  26. I am wearing a sample of 400 pink today, same lipstick, and it is gorgeous from the lasting, and I am 31 so my lipstick fades more then with mid-twenty ;-) I speak more, I eat and drink more.
    This one lasts really long and it does not dry out.
    I am impressen – also with the price tag. Still, if I have a wearable YLBB colour I’d go for it. The red one is hot. Hot.

  27. Expensive, but wonderful products imho! Similar to the Chanel Allure Lipsticks though.