Giorgio Armani has recently introduced an atypical product range for Spring. This nine-piece Caffe collection includes five lipsticks, two lip liners and a lip shimmer. All are in rich, gold, brown, and nude coffee inspired colors. It's kind of like an end-of-Winter bonus line since we've already seen the glowy Spring collection and we are getting ready for the Summer colors to come out (yes, more on this later)!
My favorite combo is the #16 champagne-colored lipstick with the #45 lip shimmer on top — it's the ideal nude lip . But the most notable product has to be the #29 transparent rouge-colored sheer lipstick. It's pretty intimidating in the tube because the color is a blackish-purple goth shade, but when you apply it to your lips, it's completely sheer. The collection has been out for a few weeks already, so if you are browsing around a Giorgio Armani boutique or a department store, have a look and let me know what you think. For a description and pricing details on each of the nine items in the Caffe collection,
- Smooth Silk Lip Pencils ($25) in a golden-nude shade (#1) and a deep-brick color (#7).
- Lip Shimmer # 45 ($26) is a great investment piece since it looks great paired with all of the lipsticks. (I've tried it out!) It is a sparkly golden-bronze nude colored lip gloss that goes on smooth and leaves your lips looking shiny.
- ArmaniSilk Lipstick ($25) has added five new colors to the range. #16 is a sparkling champagne color. #29 is the deep vampy reddish, brick color that you see pictured on model Sasha Pivovarova. #59 is a true brown-coffee color, #61 is a shimmer deep bronze and #62 is a creamy deep aubergine.
- Sheer Lipstick # 29 ($25) is a sheer extremely deep, dark color that goes on translucent. It's moisturizing, creamy, and leaves lips with a balm-like shine.