Giorgio Armani Gloss D'Armani in Pink 510
On my Boston trip we visited Wrentham Village, which is a premium outlet mall for those of you who don't know. I was able to find this pretty Giorgio Armani gloss for only $10 at the Lancome Designer Fragrances & Cosmetics Co., while the full price is $28.
As you know, I'm not a gloss person but I swatched this just for fun and was surprised to see that it was a more opaque gloss. Since it was so cheap I decided to go ahead and get it!
Like many lipglosses it comes in a tube with a doe-foot applicator. The applicator is quite flexibe which makes application nice and easy! I also find that you get enough product on the wand the first time around so you don't need to go back for more.
This gloss does have a bit of a scent. What comes to mind for me is 'grandma', 'expensive', 'wine', and 'raspberries'. I've sniffed this many times trying to figure out just what it smells like but to no success. My mother thinks that it smells minty and nothing like raspberries, though - while I think it smells nothing like mints..! So I guess it's up to your own nose whether the scent would irritate you or not.
I find it also has a slight taste which is kind of yucky to me and again, 'expensive' tasting - if you have any idea what I mean, haha!
Upon first application I find that the gloss is somewhat sticky, but it's not the most uncomfortable stick I've come across. As you wear it, though, I find it becomes simply more tacky then sticky. Overall, it's not my favorite texture/feeling but it's not as bad as others and is tolerable - I find that it becomes more comfortable to wear as time passes.
Pink 510, to me, is a plummy pink with some sparkle. The sparkle isn't noticeable on the lips, though, and simply offers shine. This is a more opaque gloss as you can see, but it does still sheer out on the lips.
Here's a lip swatch so that you can see what I mean. It doesn't entirely sheer out but it obviously doesn't stay as opaque, either. It just leaves behind a slight tint of color. Alone it just looks very natural, but I think it would be nice for layering over lipsticks..! What do you think?