Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Oriflame Giordani Gold Lipstick in True Red (Review+LOTD)

Swatches from L To R: MAC Russian Red, MAC Brave Red, Oriflame Giordani Gold True Red.

Swatch: Oriflame Giordani Gold True Red (single swatch)

(Picture credits: Faryal Pechuho/ Curls & Cookies)

What does Oriflame say about this product?
Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick SPF 15 Satin finish lipstick imbues lips in rich, creamy colour and lasting comfort. With restorative Argan Oil and SPF 15. 4 g.
Indulgent extra virgin Argan Oil nourishes and rejuvenates lips, helping them stay supple and youthful-looking.

Oriflame Giordani Gold Lipstick comes in altogether 15 shades to choose from. I will be reviewing shade: "True Red".
This lipstick comes in a silver metallic case, with Giordani Gold logo printed on the top of the cover. The very first thing that caught my attention was the metallic casing of this product, which makes it stand out of the rest of the lipsticks in my makeup stash. 
True Red has more of a glossy finish rather than a satin finish in my opinion. As you can appreciate the single swatch of True Red in the picture above, this colour is not very opaque. It is more like a coloured gloss rather than a satin finish lipstick for me. Although, layering helps build the intensity of the colour and makes it somewhere close to a bright red lipstick. The texture of this lipstick is creamy because of which it keeps my lips hydrated and doesn't stick to dry lines on my lips, which is good. This actually saved me the trouble of hydrating or prepping my lips prior to the lipstick application. Also, something that caught my attention while reading the description was that, these lipsticks have Argon Oil to it which helps regenerate new cells on the lips making them look healthy and nourished.
I'm not happy with the staying power of this lipstick. Maximum it stayed on me as it is was, for around two and a half hours or so. But the moment I drink or eat it almost vanishes from my lips and I have to re-apply it.
One thing that I immediately noticed about this lipstick was it's very very strong fragrance. I don't really know how to describe it to you guys but it's kind of a very sweet fragrance and is very strong. At one point it becomes really bothersome, feels like I have perfumed lips or something.
I don't agree with the shade name much because the colour is not a True Red in real. It has slight pink undertones and is more like a pinkish red. I have swatch-ed it with MAC's Russian Red and Brave Red for a quick comparison of the colour.

Price & Availability: Worth PKR 1299. Can be bought online from Just4Girls.Pk or you can also buy these lipsticks and other Oriflame products via Oriflame representatives. Not available at local drug stores in Pakistan. 

Points in Favour:

  1. Has a sun protection factor of 15. 
  2. Wide range of shades to choose from.
  3. Packaging is good & travel friendly
  4. Keeps my lips moist & hydrated. Good for use in winters.
  5. Contains Argon Oil, which helps nourishes the lips making them look healthy.

Points not in Favour:

  1. Lipstick does not stay put for long on my lips. 
  2. It's not transfer resistant. 
  3. Has a very strong sweet fragrance to it which can be irritating.
  4. The colour is not very opaque. More like a coloured lip gloss.
  5. This red is not one of the best red lipsticks.Appears more of a pinkish red.

(Note: This is a PR product. Send to us for use & review. But this in no way will alter our opinion about it. We will put forward our 100% honest reviews for our readers.)


  1. You guys can get oriflame products from me even ;)

    I think you are the luckiest to get the best shade in PR..you look beautiful ma sha ALLAH

    1. Oh wow, next time I'm surely suggesting people to buy Oriflame cosmetics from you Nida! :D
      Thankyouu so much! :)

  2. I'm loving the shade :)

  3. That's beautiful color, looks lovely on you :)

  4. Beautiful shade. Lovely lip swatches.

  5. Lovely shade n nice comparison swatches.

  6. That MAC Russian Red looks so tempting :D

  7. The gold packaging looks amazing! Too bad its not very lipstick-y! :D x

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  8. The lipstick looks very pretty! I likey .. I have a Power Shine lipstick in Radiant Red that looks exactly the same and I honestly dig it. Such a beautiful colour.

  9. Looks like a good Moisturizing Lippy :)


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