Giorgio Armani #526 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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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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

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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