Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheers #314 Delirium, #614 Belladonna and Flash Lacquer #614 Belladonna from Effetto Nudo Spring 2014 Collection

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the beautiful highlighter of Giorgio Armani's Spring 2014 Collection, Belladonna already last year. I am still very careful while using it not to ruin the beautiful design (#firstworldproblems anyone?). Armani Spring Collection is released in Germany last week and I ordered two of the lipsticks sight unseen. But then I was too impatient and made it to the counter to check those out in person. There were three very pretty sheer lipsticks...   

Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheers #314 Delirium, #514 Ivy and #614 Belladonna

From left to right: #314 Delirium, #514 Ivy and #614 Belladonna... I tried all three at the counter. Talking about make-up, I can buy almost anything sight unseen but I can't buy lipstick without trying, how strange of me.
Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheers #314 Delirium, #514 Ivy and #614 Belladonna

I was surprised to find out that #514 Ivy, one of the lipsticks I ordered online was way too sheer for me. It was very pretty but I thought it didn't move me. #314 Delirium was a surprise, since usually peachy shades don't look good on me but this one really did, so I picked up that one from the counter. But in my opinion the real highlight was #614 Belladonna. We all have sheer peaches and pinks in our collection, but that browny plum, which has the most gorgeous sheen to it and applies so soft on the lips... Love!


Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheers #314 Delirium, #514 Ivy and #614 Belladonna

I know many of you will be rather shy about Belladonna because of how dark it looks but if you can try it out, I am sure you will love it as much as I do. Below you can see swatches of Delirium and Belladonna. I couldn't swatch Ivy because I really want to return it. It is still here though, I hope i won't get weak ;-) Maybe I will try it once more at the counter before returning it... See the beautiful sheen and the softest sheerest color? These are superb nudes to add little bit of something without getting too much attention on the lips. 



Swatch: Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheers #314 Delirium, #614 Belladonna

Since plummy brown of Belladonna took my mind away, I couldn't resist Flash Lacquer in the same color. I am usually not a gloss girl but I found this one to be very unique. It is sheer but again such an interesting pretty shade...


Giorgio Armani Flash Lacquer #614 Belladonna

Looks dark in the tube but once applied but on the lips it is very wearable, though it is darker and more dense than Rouge d'Armani Sheers #614 Belladonna. Flash Lacquer #614 Belladonna doesn't have any glitter or frost, it is purely glossy, which justifies owning both Sheers and Flash Lacquer in the same shade in my opinion. 

Here are one more set of swatches with Flash Lacquer #614 Belladonna. I would like to take a few lip photos but couldn't do it this week due to traveling and full on schedule. Keep an eye on the blog though, there may be some FOTD coming up which uses these shades on the lips.




Final thoughts: Loving the nude effect concept of Armani for Spring 2014. If you like sheer lipsticks, you should definitely check all three shades out. My favorite is #614 Belladonna, which is more of a unique shade among others but still love all three of them formula and shade wise.

Are you planning to get any of these?

19 comments

  1. Hmm none of these really speaks to me to be honest. I like my lipsticks on the more pigmented side! I know there are many out there who love sheer lipsticks though. Maybe this formula will be perfect for them :)

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      yes some wouldn't like these but they have just enough color to show up on my lips. I have an interesting effect on my lips, not that everything appears plum, because it does but at the same time they all appear very bright! So i need a bit of sheerness going on ;-)

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  2. Oh gosh now this is dangerous! There a new Armani counter next to my office... These aren't really calling my name but I know I will fall... Sooner than later! :)

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    1. LOL, let me know after you check the counter out. Armani counter is very dangerous, think about all the ETKs!

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  3. I purchased 514 but it's too sheer for me. I find myself using it almost like a lip balm really hahaha

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    1. Hi Kai,
      LOL, yes 514 is almost like a lip balm. Actually gives a nice pinkish wash of color too but I am returning it because I didn't feel it was worth it.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this, I think I need Belladona in my life!!!!

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  5. Hi Sara
    Hurray for the swatches! 614 is the most interesting -I am worried it will lean brown on me-or maybe the plumminess will win ? I was leaning towards 514 as I wanted a nude in this amazing rouge sheer formula-but if it is just like an expensive lip balm might have to give it a miss.I am refraining from the Belldonna highlighter as I think it is too gold toned for me and I would probably not even touch it coz it's so pretty!

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    1. Hi,
      yes with the highlighter I can totally understand. If I haven't found it for a bit cheaper, I probably wouldn't go for it either, don't know I could as well failed though, like with Eccentrico blush, lol.
      Belladonna is really plummish, even a bit pinkish. Just posted some lip swatches too, but of course your milage may vary, still you should try it, it is so pretty!

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  6. I love Ivy and Belladonna :-D Belladonna reminds me a little of the YSL dark gloss I bought in the beginning of January. I thought I'm not gonna like anything out of this collection but I'm a real lipstick freak!!!

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    1. Hi Irena,
      if you are a lip stick freak, you should check out Belladonna. If you like really sheer wash of color for lipstick with a great formula, check out Ivy too :-))

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    2. Hi Sara ,
      Thanks for advice. I will do once I have a chance :-D

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  7. Hmm... i'm not sure if any of this is going to work for me... that new highlighter looks lovely though again, i fear i have too many highlighters to see me into the next life!

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    1. Oh it is the same here, too many highlighters, afraid to use them because their pretty design may get loss *sigh* I feel you! ;-))

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  8. I totally agree with you about Belladonna. I fell completely in love with this one.

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    1. I am sure it will look lovely on you Kate, well, actually almost all lipsticks does. Oh and thanks to you I got Celeste from Dior Monos LOL.

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  9. Can you do a face of the day with this new flash lacquer Sarah ? I can't decide to pick it without a demo !

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    1. Oh sure! Please check out the looks I post later this week, this one will also take its part! :-)

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