Monday, November 14, 2011

Lipstick Bandits Fall Favorites: Gloss d'Armani Plum #604

Since announcing that we were, ahem, out to take over the world, we decided total domination might be a little too jarring for you, so... baby steps! Us bandits are taking over your lips this Fall (or is it winter already?) with some of our favorite lip colors. At this point of writing, I don't know what my fellow bandits have in store but I'm already clutching my pursestrings in fear (if my purse had strings or if I had a purse. My wallet is gigantic). I envision ten new lipsticks in my near future!

I approached this assignment with an ultimatum: If I had to choose only one lipstick this fall, what would I wear? I rummaged through my stash and visited counters and online shopped, and while I bought new glosses and eyeshadows galore I didn't end up with a satisfying lipstick.

I did, however, end up with one lipgloss that I would wear for the entirety of fall, and though I suffer Rae's admonishment (after all, we're supposed to be Lipstick Bandits), I couldn't resist. This gloss and a backup is going with me to whatever desert island she banishes me to!


The lipgloss in question is Gloss d'Armani Plum #604 from the Giorgio Armani Holiday 2011 Collection. I wore it for three days this week. Three days! Please tell me you understand the significance of that statement!




L-R: Gloss d'Armani Plum #604, Eyes To Kill Intense #19

This gloss came to my attention weeks before, when photos of the Armani Holiday collection was making its way through the blogs. I spotted a photo of the gloss and all but frothed in my mouth. Such a different color! I must have it.

Fast forward about a week ago, I purchased my Armani goodies through the phone with the fantastic Kathy Shoreman, whose customer service is legendary in the beauty blogging circuit. The woman has a Twitter account filled with up to date announcements and sneak peeks of new products as soon as they arrive! Anyway, I saw her twitpic of this gloss and called her up to ask about it. Her description was spot on (the words she used were blue grape, if memory serves me) and made me even more excited about it, but honestly I would have ordered this on principle alone. I can't resist a unique item.

While the grape-y goodness might look intimidatingly purple on my hand swatch, the gloss itself is sheer, so it takes on the wearer's lip color. My lips are naturally very pink, so on me the purple pulls pink. Another thing you should know is the Gloss d'Armani formula is such a dream! It is lightweight but lasts up to six hours on me. Do note that the gloss does become slightly tacky as you wear it throughout the day. It doesn't feel sticky icky (I'm sorry. I couldn't resist), but it's there when you smack your lips together.

Gloss d'Armani Plum #604 retails for $28 and should be available at major department stores as well as giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com. Unfortunately, they seem to be really slow in updating their website with new collections, so my best advice is to give Kathy Shoreman of Neiman Marcus Tyson's Galleria a call at 571-533-4972. Tell her I sent you!

Before you pick up that phone, you hasty person you, first browse through these delectable temptations from my fellow Lipstick Bandits and save yourself the repeat calls:

20 comments:

  1. oh la la! Looks so FAB on you dear! Plus, gotta love that sleeeek packaging. Armani=love.

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  2. Really stunning! You all look gorgeous in Berry shades!

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  3. GORGEOUS!

    I have a MAC gloss that looks quite similar (it came out in the Fabulous Felines collection) but unfortunately, the pigment doesn't deposit evenly :(.

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  4. That is beautiful! I love the unique color! Gah, I knew this was a bad idea for our wallets :(

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  5. Mmm, you make this sound amazing. Huge 2nd for Larie's comment, here - it was a very bad idea for our wallets indeed! :P

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  6. This is pretty amazing. Love everyone's berry-coloured picks. Too bad it's not a lipstick. :P

    Just kidding, we love you.

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  7. Beautiful!!! That is one gorgeous gloss! It looks amazing on you!

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  8. Looks gorgeous! I love berry colours because they seem to compliment a huge range of skin tones.

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  9. The gloss doesn't look as scary on the lips compared to the hand swatcg. I can't believe I'm actually interested in a purple/plum.. What have you Lipstick Bandits done to me? D:

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  10. Hahah, us rebels - I didn't pick a lipstick either! The gloss is lovely on you though, definitely a fall/winter staple :)

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  11. Mmmmmm...I don't often wear purply lips but this makes me want to! Have you tried MAC's Kissable Lipcolours (especially Flaunting It)? That's my go-to purple. :)

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  12. Oh, you lipgloss rebels! I love how this shade looks on you, plus the packaging is equally gorgeous. I've recently stopped buying lipglosses in favor of saving my money for lipsticks, but maybe I'll make one more exception...

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  13. Beautiful! I haven't tried these glosses before, but I'm making a beeline for this shade.

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  14. you pull off color shades so well and this is quite possibly the prettiest plum I have ever seen!!

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  15. Gorgeous combo!! I love how wearable this is. You girls are doing a great job stirring up lemmings all over the place!

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  16. This is such a fun concept. I don't know if this gloss is going to look as great on me as it does on you, but you've convinced me to check it out.

    You guys should do this each season!

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  17. Oh this one looks so good in you! I'm so sad the GA pulled out of here or I'd be at their counter in a flash :p

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  18. That purpley glos is stunning and the eye makeup works so well with it. I have become totally smitten with your blog! Just so you know!

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  19. I am a sucker for contour products... I fought the temptation every time you posted about notorious...

    Can't find notorious online :( it's probably sold out bc it's LE?

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    1. It's here: http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/Makeup-Blush-OMBRE-CONTRASTE---NOTORIOUS-132619

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