Giorgio Armani Skin Lacquers Collection – Rouge d’Armani Sheer Lipstick 505 Review and FOTD

July 24, 2012

I don’t get more excited than finding the perfect soft milky pink lipstick – meet my lipstick of the moment which is the Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Sheers 505 from the skin lacquers collection. Finding a light pink shade that works for me is not an easy mission. Most milky pink can be a little tricky to pull off for Asians with a yellow skin tone. I have made a lot of mistakes in the past (used to wear the most unflattering pink on myself), so I am glad I am a little more “tasteful” now and I know how to work out the right pink for me.


The Rouge D’armani Sheers, skin lacquers collection just landed in Australia , and 505 was the only shade that caught my eye instantly, as it reminded me of my all time favorite light pink lipstick The Shiseido Doll Pink (which is shown in the comparison picture below) . As the name suggests, the formulation is sheer (but not as sheer as Chanel Rouge Coco Shine) with a glossy finish. Two or three swipes are enough for the color to show. The texture is light and has a good slip, and feels quite hydrating on my dry lips with a longer than average lasting power (about 3-4 hrs) than most sheer lipsticks.


Compared to the other light pink (slightly blue based) lipsticks:

From left to right: Rouge d’Armani 505; Shiseido Sheer Gloss Lipstick Doll Pink; MAC Victorian, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Chance


Overall Look:

Foundation: Laura Mercier Moisturizing Foundation

Eyes: Giorgio Armani ETK 29 Rose Titanium as a wash, and ETK 27 Oxidised Silver over the lid. (both shades are reviewed in this post)

Cheeks: Jill Stuart mix blush 105 sweet lock

giorgio-armani-eyes-to-kill-eye-shadow-29-27-Oxidised-Silve-rose-titanium-swatches-fotdI purchased mine at DJ for AUD$52. The collection is also available here online.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Petrina July 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

This is such a beautiful shade on you! Ican never pull off pink shades such as these they tend to make me look quite dead. I love sheer lippies – my current is the guerlain shine automatiques – have you tried them? I live how hydrating they are


Kate July 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I love that colour on you. I don’t think I’ve ever tried any GA lip products, but the three pink sheer lipsticks in this collection look absolutely beautiful so that might change soon.

I have a hard time finding flattering soft/pale pinks too. I think most people do, it’s a tough colour to pull off.


Katherine July 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Your post makes me want to try the shiseido doll pink lol.


Natalie July 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

What is on your lids! It’s amazing!! You are gorg:)


lizzy July 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

Amazing color 🙂 so fresh…
Do you mind me asking what brand/type of color lenses
you wear in your past posts? They’re gorgeous 🙂


Pink Sith July 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

This pink looks BEAUTIFUL on you. It really suits you. Plus those eyeshadows. They look even more awesome. I think I NEED them! Great post!


Memoiselle July 26, 2012 at 2:00 am

I like pink shades too, do you have Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 70 Sourire? Does it look similar?


Elizabeth July 26, 2012 at 2:58 am

Gorgeous! It’s hard to find a flattering pale pink that doesn’t make you look like you have an IQ of 23, ha ha. I would love to see how this compares to the Suqqu creamy glow lipstick in 02 Saebana, it’s one of my top two light pinks (the other is Chanel RC in Magnolia, SO happy this is now permanent!)


coco August 3, 2012 at 6:45 am

Armani lipstick looks creamy and smooth. I haven’t tried their lipsticks yet. I like this pink on you! But I don’t think I can wear this color. I have tried a several pink lipstick and I look pale. Heard to find a perfect pink lipstick.


kate September 2, 2012 at 6:25 am

GA 505 is not the same light pink you posted here, are you sure that is the right code? wanted to get one and went to check…505 is mauve pink.


Reika September 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hi Kate yes it is the right code. Please note that this lipstick is called Rouge d’Armani Sheers, it’s not from the regular Rouge d’Armani line.


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