|Armani Sheer Lipstick #8|
The one thing I don't love about it is the weird plastic-y smell/taste from it. But that fades after a few minutes, so I can ignore it. I have it in #8 which is a blue-based fuscia pink. Scary-looking in the tube (if you are easily scared of very bright colours!) but a lot more sheer on the lips - it's positively luminous and juicy, and as I've mentioned, quite pigmented for something so sheer. In general, I tend to favour either extreme; ultra-flat-ultra-matte reds and pinks, or glossy and sparkly lipglosses in golden-biased nudes and lilacs, but this one is a little different for the odd occasion I feel like being different.
On to the dupe...
Open any magazine and you'll note that L'Oréal (who own Giorgio Armani Cosmetics) have released a new range of sheer lipsticks called Rouge Caress. The particular shade as modelled in the main graphic caught my eye and I thought I'd like to purchase. So purchase I did. For the record, it's #06 (Aphrodite Scarlet). And brought it home. And used it. And wondered aloud, don't I have something like this already? Accidental dupe then.
|L -> R: Armani Sheer Lipstick #8, L'Oréal Rouge Caress #06|
Hardly any difference whatsoever.
- The formula? The same.
- The wear? The same.
|L -> R: L'Oreal, Armani|
- The finish? The same.
- The colour? Practically almost the same (hardly any difference).
(slightly overly-exposed, but you can see the similarity)
- The weird plastic-y smell? Not there in L'Oreal.
- The price? L'Oréal wins at €9-ish versus the Armani €27-ish offering (incidentally, Superdrug are currently offering L'Oréal at 3-for-2 at the moment).
Can you tell the difference? Recommended: L'Oréal.