A glimpse at the lips: Giorgio Armani's rouge d'armani sheers in brown 202

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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!

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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.

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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!
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