Armani Beauty just launch a new liquid lipstick formula called Ecstasy Mirror Shine Lacquer (C$49.00 each). These are high shine lip lacquer with high impact color while it delivers hydration. There are nine colors in total all in beautiful shades from perfect nudes to bright reds and pinks. Its formulated with vibrant pigments that leave a long-wear stain on lips that adds to its lasting power. It has a nice and soft creamy texture with a glossy finish and wears comfortably all day long. I think it’s a perfect blend of balm, tint, and gloss with high pigments lipstick all together in liquid form. It feels like a balm, leaves a nice tint that lasts all day long, is shiny like a gloss, and full coverage like your lipstick, and if you’re someone that fits in this category then it’s a hit for you.
I find with most of the glossy liquid lipsticks that they smear easily, I always tend to line my lips before wearing them, as well as concealer is another way to stop them from smearing. Yet the Armani’s Ecstasy Mirror Shine Lacquer doesn’t smear and once it sets its – budge-proof.
I got to try them in four beautiful shades ranging from nice nudes to hot reds. I find they slightly deepens once applied for the fact that it leaves a tint on lips so the color appears deeper after few minutes.
- Beyond # 101 – is a nice and beautiful peachy beige and as a nude lipstick lover, I can wear it easily day and night.
- Culmination # 502 – is a nice rose pink it wears comfortably anywhere.
- Four Hundred #400 – is a hot red with a warm blue undertone, it’s a perfect shade for the events I like to wear some color.
- Ecstasy #402 – is red with a cool undertone that I feel girls with cool under tone can wear easily and it looks stunning.
It offers a nice full coverage finish within one wipe. The applicator looks like Armani’s original liquid lipstick applicators. It has a well in the center to gather liquid product and the sponge applicator evenly distributes all over the lips. The applicator combines a pointed tip for a precision application and the heart shape design that glides on lips for even distribution that makes it easy to apply anywhere. The packaging is very sleek looking and lightweight.
I actually wore all shades during this week for testing purposes and I found all shades are beautiful and with amazing lasting power. I wore shade #502 while shopping with a mask, although it did transfer to my mask yet after taking off my mask after 4 hours, I was left out with a nice tinted and creamy balmy feel on my lips which I was really impressed with.
What I found really cool that you can get the nicest stain lips that looks natural with deep reds by wearing it for few minutes and place a thick napkin in between lips and press them so you get rid of extra pigment and shine and it will literally give natural cherry red lips that last all day and you can always top it with your gloss for extra shine.
All colors are beautiful! the formula and packaging are just on point. This was my first time testing Armani’s liquid lipsticks and I find them the best on their comfortable wear and performance. There is a great range of colors to chose and I think there are enough shades for everyone to choose from. For me, both #101 and # 400 are my favorites at the moment. The Ecstasy Mirror Shine Lacquer is available now online and in-store at Sephora.ca.
Press samples provided and courtesy of Armani Beauty.