Gloss d’Armani Lip Gloss

June 3, 2011

Giorgio Armani has released a new lipgloss formula called Gloss d’Armani Lip Gloss ($28) designed to mimic the color range and packaging of their Rouge d’Armani Lipsticks. These come with a flexible sponge-tipped applicator and shades have been released in color ranges of Beige, Pink, Red and Plum. I was personally drawn to the Beiges and Pinks.

The new Gloss d’Armani is described as “More than a mere gloss… Concentrated high-definition color, fusing shine, comfort and lasting hold. Giorgio Armani’s color expertise takes a three-dimensional form.” These are indeed multi-dimentional in the beautiful shimmer. Some of these are like the typical Lip Shimmers while others are a bit more sparkly like the Midnight Lip Shimmers. Concentration of color is more apparent with the darker and brighter shades. The paler neutrals I was drawn to are very sheer and more typical of the original Lip Shimmer formula. If you loved the original lip gloss formula you will like these. Otherwise you may be wanting for more pigment.

  • Pink 501 and 502 are very similar. Virtually identical baby pink shimmers. The difference is in the shimmer which you can see if you scroll down below to the swatches section. 501 is prettier in my opinion.
  • Pink 503 is a beautiful soft shimmery rose.
  • Beige 102 is an iridescent beige frost.
  • Beige 102 is an iridescent soft light peach.

The packaging is beautiful with an oval tip and base:

You can see the design is similar to the Rouge d’Armani, here it is also compared to the original lipshimmer:

New sponge tip applicator versus the original brush tip:

This is Pink 501 on me – as you can see it’s very sheer, you can barely tell there is any color on my lips:

Swatched heavily on the arm to show the color. On the lips the color is sheered out quite a bit so it only gives a hint of color. My artist said these are meant to be layered over the Armani lipsticks to enhance color and add depth. I find them to be very sheer.

Here you can see the shimmers better:

Overall – these are beautiful glosses that will suit the natural-makeup lover. Again, if you liked the original lip shimmers you will most likely find a color in the new formula that will suit your taste. These are very sheer. The texture is smooth and glossy (non-sticky) with no noticeable scent. Those who prefer high-impact rich color will be disappointed unless you venture into looking at the darker/deeper shades which are still sheer but give more color than the lighter shades. I personally like these but probably did not need to purchase both light pinks as they are virtually identical.

Giorgio Armani’s Gloss d’Armani is trickling in stores now. I found mine at Neimans. They have an event starting this weekend for Camp Gorgeous so you might want to check your stores to see what promotions they have going on. I decided to forgo the GWP for instant gratification.

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  • There goes my budget! LOVE the look of these!!

  • I love the packaging and how it will match my lipsticks. I love natural looking colors- can't wait to check these out!

  • I really like the packaging of these glosses. I think they did a great job. 🙂

  • I just bought this in 501, and I love it! I think I am going back for beige 102! Great swatches

  • I am very interested in #103 as Rouge D'Armani 103 is my absolute favorite to-go lipstick that works with everything.
    Thank you for great description and so informative swatches!

  • Great post & thanks for sharing! I would love to try these lip glosses.

  • Armani is particularly catching my eye these days! Love glosses, Beige is definitely on my list. Thanks for the swatches!

  • They look amazing! Pink 501 and Beige 103 are calling my name.

  • If they made lip glosses to match Rouge 400 and Plum 606, I'll be all over them!

  • I love the look of the shimmer in 103 and 501! I am disappointed that they are so sheer but I do used glosses frequently as lipstick toppers so if the shimmer is unique enough they may still warrant my purchasing some. Thanks for the thorough review and swatches!

  • I have yet to try anything from the GA line. And no, I still haven't bought the famed mascara! I would love to try one of these glosses. They seem so easy to wear, like I can apply anytime without the use of a mirror!

  • I hate to say it when I first saw the chanel glosses I was impressed by the pigmentation, but armani is far more pigmented.

    It is so hard to find glosses like these that actually show up on the lips. my two favs are the 102 and 503.

  • Eileen

    This was a lovely review filled with lots of Armani goodness. Between you and Charlestongirl–who picked up 9 of the beauties–you've managed to cover a large variety of the new gloss shades. I bought #400 (a true red–classic Armani), #403 (a blend of tangerine and cream), and #503 (a versatile rosey pink). The Gloss d'Armani, like all things Armani, is top of the line. It's sheer, but it applies evenly and makes lips look smooth and full. I've been really happy with my selections.

  • I will still be getting some but hate that they are sheer – shoot! 503 looks great! Thank you for posting these so much, I hope to make it to a counter this weekend!

  • Anonymous

    I seen these last week at Nordstrom and I love them, especially #400 and #505. I will be purchasing those two colors.
    I found that the pigmentation was very good, and it had no stickiness to them.

  • these are gorgeous!! I always know where to come when i am debating purchasing a product!! beautiful love

  • Hi Ladies, I have a rare moment to respond.

    Michelle – your budget won't disappear, I think you only need 1, maybe 2. The plums and reds have more pigment but are still sheer.

    Martha – the packaging is indeed neat, but the tubes are plastic. It's good quality but I wish the quality was better. These feel ok but just don't have a luxury-brand feel.

    DSK – the packaging design is pretty!

    productdoctor, yay for 501!

    Katia – layering 103 with 103 would be GORGEOUS! what a great idea!!

    StealMyHeart – hope you get to try these soon.

    TiffanysMakeupStory – they have some beautiful pale beiges in the beige collection, was hard to pick, but decided on the darkest beige they had.

    Bailey – they sheer out quite a bit but are pretty for layering over lipstick.

    Zuzu's – definitely check out the Plums and Reds! They were quite intense if I recall.

    Perilously Pale – the light colors are very sheer in my opinion. If you like darker more vibrant shades, there are quite a few other options.

    Lexi – you MUST try the eyes to kill! STAT!

    Eileen – so nice to read your comments as always. You're right on – sheer, but they do apply evenly without streaking and do make my lips look full (not that I need them fuller).

    Hopelessly Devoted to makeup – these are definitely worth trying out in person to make a purchasing decision.

    Andee Layne – HUGS!

    Anonymous – in that picture, my hair is like that naturally, messy, thick and frizzy. I'm not sure you can see the frizz b/c it's a bit blurry. For styling, I blow dry and straighten.

  • Anonymous

    I recently bought#503 (LOVE it). I layer it on top of #502 lipstick, and it's my everyday "go to" color.