Sebastian, bless his heart, turned me onto a beautiful colour; it's quiet, calm and is the exact same shade as my lips. You must be thinking why would I go for a shade similar to that of my own? Well, think of it as a posh treat that helps to make my lips go from good to great! To think I almost walked away without this lippie -- it's inconceivable!
The lipstick tube is almost hourglass shaped and is kept closed with a magnetised clasp. Brown 202 is a difficult colour to track down; whilst I picked it up on a whim at my local David Jones in Melbourne's CBD, Barneys appears to be the only online stockist.
The colour is a soft brown with pink undertones and the finish I'm left with is semi-glossy. Armani claims this formula is long-lasting -- up to eight hours, however, I'm lucky if I get three hours of wear time. Lip hydration remains to be seen as well, but I'm willing to cast aside these major flaws in exchange for a flawless colour.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Giorgio Armani's Rouge d'Armani Lipstick in Brown 202:
- $52.00 AUS / $30.00 USD
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 4 out of 10 bags – Great colour, but dissatisfied with the product's claims.
Likelihood to purchase:
- I have a story to tell you about my buying experience with Armani's Maestro Eraser!