Armani for £10!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013
In November Harrods had a free delivery day or two and I always buy a few things on those days (I can't help myself!). This time I bought an Armani lip gloss which is strange for me as I don't wear lip gloss really but it was Armani, it is a gorgeous shade and it was only £10! 
Firstly, the packaging...gorgeous, sleek and very expensive looking! The box that the gloss came in was gorgeous too - it was black, sleek, well made, it had 'harrods' printed in gold on the front and....it was massive! The outer box and the inner Harrods box that this one gloss came in was huge - so much packaging wasted on one lip gloss. Although I am re-using the gorgeous Harrods gift box and it was free so I'm not complaining (too much anyway). 
All photographs taken in natural outdoor light

The gloss comes in a gorgeous sleek, heavy tube and I bought the shade Rouge 404. Before I bought this product I wanted to look at swatches online and I could only find one or two! So I hope this post helps if you are looking for information and swatches for this product/shade. The gloss is a gorgeous deep burgundy red with pinky/plum undertones which is great for this time of the year. The gloss has a really smooth texture, it applies smoothly and it feels nice on the lips. Although the gloss can be a bit streaky to apply and it feels tacky/sticky on the lips. The shade look gorgeous, in my opinion and it can look different in different settings. For example, indoors this shade can look a lot more pink, in bright lighting this shade can look a bit darker/plum and in outdoor lighting this shade can look more red. Overall, a nice gloss with a very reasonable price tag in the sale but it can be tacky, slightly streaky and the longevity isn't great (but it is a gloss and they don't tend to last long on me at all).


Positives: Price (when on sale/offer). Packaging. Easy to remove. Shade is gorgeous. Colour can be subtle or built up.

Negatives: Full price. Slightly streaky when applied. Tacky/sticky but smooth. Longevity isn't fantastic. 

26 comments

  1. such a beautiful colour! 10$ for armani is a steal... :) xx lilstephh.blogspot.ca

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  2. Ooh that's such a lovely colour! I don't often buy lipgloss either but if I saw one in a great colour I'd think about it xx

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  3. Love the colour of it!

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  4. Such a stunning colour and the price was amazing. x

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  6. definitely a bargain!

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  7. Great review, I will definitely have to try it!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  8. nice colour!! I want one like that!
    xoxo
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  9. oh my gosh, it looks gorgeous! Great color!

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  10. Love the color!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  11. I just adore this oxblood lip color! So rich!xx

    Love,
    -Lauren at adorn la femme
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  12. Love the gloss! I love wine/berry shades for this time of year!
    giveaway!

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  13. I want to try on that gloss! Thanks for this really helpful post!

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  14. I love the packaging, too! The shade looks perfect. :) xx

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  15. 10 pounds is a bargain! And the shade is just so rich!!

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  16. Wow, you really bought that make-up for a good price though! I think the cons are still worth it for the amount you paid =D Great review!

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  17. nice color!

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  18. Such a lovely colour

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  20. Looks like shade a pretty shade!!

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  21. Its a very beautiful colour, though it is too bad it comes out slightly streaky!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
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  23. Whoa such a good buy!

    Aimee
    Xoxo
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