You have heard of the CC cream...now there is the CC lipstick. Armani makeup is always innovating and they created this "Color & Care" lipstick. The goal was to provide a very comfortable texture, like a lip balm but with a great color payoff and luminous finish.
As usual, I could not resist and I had to try it. I bought it in the color #300 "Pop", which is a beautiful vivid coral - almost neon - perfect summer shade. I also got a sample of the #400 "Red", an iconic shade of the brand.
+They come in 36 differents shades, so you have a huge choice
+The color payoff and finish is really good
+The packaging is red with a lacquered finish, which is very sophisticated and unique
+The enclosure is magnetic, with a soft click, which is really great and again very specific to Armani lipsticks. I wish more brands could do something like this
-The texture does not respect the promises : I did not find it particularly hydrating, especially compared to other lipstick like the Dior Addict or the YSL Rouge Volupté, so it is very disappointing
-There is no SPF protection, which is a bit ironic for a "CC" product
-It does not last very long and since it is not that hydrating you have to reapply it quite often, which tends to dehydrate your lips even more
-Pricey for what you get. Ok the packaging is nice, but you can get a Rouge Volupté from YSL with a gorgeous packaging and great creamy texture too!
So buy it or leave it?
Honestly, I was expecting too much and I was quite disappointed. I love the color but I always have to wear my lip balm before applying this lipstick while it was supposed to be hydrating enough to not do so. This is not worth the money.
My name is Linda and I am a cosmopolite girl passionate about Beauty, Fashion, Health & Lifestyle
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