|so many discontinued lippies... why, giorgio?|
one of the most egregious examples of this on armani's part was the "downtown" armani collection. or the "hollywood ambers" collection. or the "my armani browns" collection. which are, in point of fact, different names for the same collection of lipsticks and glosses that were released between the proper armani fall and holiday collections late last year. if you haven't heard of them, you're far from alone. no one seemed quite sure whether this was part of fall, or new colours being added to the permanent line, or a collection unto itself. if you google any of the collection names, you'll find links mainly to a very small number of blogs, or to the armani site itself, which will tell you that pretty much the entire collection is unavailable. the fact is, most if not all of the shades are still available through online retailers like neiman marcus and nordstrom, but even they don't seem to know how to classify the shades. it's all very confusing for a makeup fan and, with all the nifty collections we keep getting thrown at us, we're a group who are already prone to confusion.
first world problems, i know.
FEEL MY PAIN...