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Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipstick Review Swatches – Armani Beauty launched a new lipstick formula called Ecstasy Shine ($38 each for .1 oz, made in France). These are high-shine lipsticks with a balmy feel with medium to rich coverage. The lighter colour shades have a sheerer finish, while the deeper or bright ones are one-swipe wonders on my pigmented lips.
They have a finish and texture that reminds us of the first generation of sheer lipsticks Armani launched many years ago (we are thinking around 2001-ish) but without as much slip or sheerness. Of course, given the balm-like texture, these still have some mistakes, but they don’t disappear on the lips as quickly as some of the older Armani formulas.
They feel ultra-nourishing, comforting, and smooth on the lips. There’s a glossy sheen, and while they aren’t long-lasting like regular lipsticks or nearly as rich or long-lasting as their Lip Magnets, we find they stay put on the lips until you drink or snack. These feel so nice on the lips we don’t mind reapplying them.
We have seven shades swatched:
- 100 is a sheer light pink neutral
- 101 is a medium pink-brown
- 200 is a thin brown with a hint of pink
- 300 is a bright orange coral
- 400 is a perfect classic bold red
- 500 is a gorgeous sheer-medium hot pink
- 506 is a pigmented fuchsia pink
Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipstick Review Swatches – Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine – Lipsticks
There’s something so synonymous about the Giorgio Armani red packaging, so we love it when their new launches have the same trademark red packaging. The new Giorgio Armani Beauty launch is exciting – the new Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks.
Described as “colours like a lipstick, moisturizes like a balm with the shine of a gloss,” it sounded like my ideal lip product formula in theory, as we prefer comfort and shine over longevity, so I couldn’t wait to try a small selection of the shades. There are 18 shades in total, divided into shade categories; beiges, browns, corals, reds, pinks, and plums, and they retail for £29 each.
Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipstick Review Swatches – What are the Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks?!
“A rich lip cream that moisturizes lips similar to a balm while applying light, bold, vibrant lip colour through the Shine of a lip gloss. Ecstasy Shine insignia lips like a lip cream and moisturize like a balm with the Polish of a lip gloss.
Expressed for ease and speed of application, the contribution of funky jolts of bold, saturated shiny lip shadows with a weightless, soft texture. ECSTASY SHINE remains youthful, energetic, vibrant, and fun. Ecstasy Shine Lipstick uses a skill that incorporates a slow top filling procedure to create finer crystallization aimed at a creamy lipstick texture.”
The packaging is simply stunning with bright red plastic casing and magnetic lids with the trademark silver ‘GA’ on the front. Unfortunately, although they have plastic containers, they feel as heavy as a YSL Rouge Volupté lipstick, and the lipstick bullet itself is flat yet slightly angled.
Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipstick
Silenzio 200 – browny nude
Drama 502 – fuchsia pink
Nuda 101 – beige nude
Four Hundred 400 – excellent toned red
Flirt 500 – pinky toned red
If we had to compare the Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks formula to another lip product formula. It’d probably be the Clarins Joli Rouge Lipsticks. Still, the Ecstasy Shine formula is more balmy, smooth, and comfortable on the lips. We have five of the 18 shades we’ve swatched above. Each remains swiped just twice so you can realize how pigmented they are, even though they’re balmy and sheer.
We expected them to be as sheer as the YSL Rouge Volupté Candy Lipsticks, but the Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks remain considerably more pigmented. We have to be honest; we did wonder whether the Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks remained a more luxurious version of the Revlon Lip Butters, but they aren’t. Instead, they’re far superior, and they could quite possibly be our favourite lipstick formula ever.
They’re straightforward to apply as they glide across the lips thanks to the balminess whilst communicating colour. You can opt for a sheer wash of colour or a second swipe for an additional vibrant finish.
The Armani Ecstasy Shine lipsticks remain in a lacquered red tube adorned with the iconic Giorgio Armani logo. With a magnetic cap that snaps right in place. The Ecstasy Shine packaging is slightly taller and slimmer than the Ecstacy Express.
In addition, the lipstick tip has a flattened design, and while it doesn’t provide as precise of an application. It’s very suitable for the softer Ecstasy Shine formulation. Lastly, the packaging has a luxurious weight, and its bold red truly stands out against the usual black and gold lipstick design.
We are old-fashioned, so we usually prefer the classic cream formulation for lipsticks. However, these Ecstasy Shine lip colours from Armani are just stunning! The smooth, lightweight formulation feels fantastic on the lips. We are pretty impressed with the pigmentation. $43 is a lot to spend on lipstick, but the Armani Ecstasy Shine is worth the splurge!