Giorgio Armani #501 Uptown & #601 Plum Vinyl Ecstasy Lacquers

Giorgio Armani #501 Uptown Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It darkens quite a bit on lips and appears pinker as well. It had semi-opaque coverage which went on evenly, and it was somewhat buildable (it’s supposed to be buildable). The color wore for six hours and left behind a strong stain. MAC Never Say Never (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Salamanca (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) (LE, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Wonderland (575) (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Tropiques (379) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Illamasqua Mistress (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is warmer (80% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Read Full Review
Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #501 Uptown
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
See All Glossovers

13 Emerald Greens to Covet

Long-time readers will probably find this no surprise… but I love emerald green when it comes to makeup! Whether it’s for nails, eyes, or lips. Here are 13 favorites — from deeper to brighter, warmer to cooler! :)

  1. Butter London British Racing Green — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  2. Zoya Logan — A Cool Green with a Glitter finish.
  3. Kat Von D Iggy — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  4. Sephora Go For a Ride — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  5. Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  6. Milani Green Safari — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  7. Buxom Pre-nup — A Neutral Green with a Frost finish.
  8. Giorgio Armani Emeraude (04) — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  10. Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.
  11. Urban Decay Kush — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  12. NYX Risque — A Cool Green with a Metallic finish.
  13. Colour Pop Empire — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.

See side-by-side swatches!

Giorgio Armani #402 Red to Go Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #402 Red to Go Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bold, bright orange-red with warm undertones and a creamy, high-shine finish. Revlon HD Fire Opal (560) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Flash Drive (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is lighter (95% similar). Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $52.00) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Lust (RD305) (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Push Some Buttons (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Forever Darling (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Poppy (P, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Special Force (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Always and Forever (P, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Read Full Review
Giorgio Armani #402 Red to Go Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #402 Red to Go
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
92%

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is more muted (95% similar). Anastasia Socialite (P) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stolen Cherry (P, $52.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Apple Crisp (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Read Full Review
Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #400 Four Hundred
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
91%

Giorgio Armani #200 Night Berry Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #200 Night Berry Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm undertones and very fine pearl. MAC Courting Chic (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (LE, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Read Full Review
Giorgio Armani #200 Night Berry Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #200 Night Berry
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%

Giorgio Armani Maestro Brushes Now Available

Giorgio Armani Maestro Brushes
Giorgio Armani Maestro Brushes


The couture makeup artistry of Giorgio Armani meets the excellence of Japanese calligraphy brush-making in the new Armani Maestro Brushes. Exclusively hand crafted for precision and comfort, the Armani Maestro Brushes are perfect for applying, blending, layering and shading. Attain the highest quality in makeup application with the ultimate luxury of traditional craftsmanship.

Availability

Now online

Nordstrom Giorgio Armani Saks

The Details

Maestro Concealer Brush | $40.00 | Permanent

This New Armani Maestro Concealer Brush has a dual function, blending seamlessly while covering problem areas with a smoother finish and precise application.

Maestro Blender Brush | $70.00 | Permanent

The New Armani Maestro Blender Brush provides a streak free seamless finish for liquid foundations. Its exclusive synthetic hairs allow for more pick up and extremely thin film application and blending.

Maestro Sculpting Powder Brush | $90.00 | Permanent

The New Armani Maestro Sculpting Powder Brush uses natural goat hairs for seamless application. Hairs are manually placed so that only the thinnest and softest tips of the hairs are kept. This brush sculpts and defines the face, using the long and narrow brush surface to contour around the cheekbones and jawline.

Maestro Flat Eye Brush | $50.00 | Permanent

Natural horse hair used on this brush provides better pick up, adherence, and creates a seamless film of powdered textures. Create the perfect even base across the eye with the New Armani Maestro Flat Eye Brush and avoid all dusting during application.

Maestro Blending Brush | $40.00 | Permanent

Hand crafted with fine horse hairs the New Armani Maestro Blending Eye Brush has unrivaled pick up and adherence of powdered textures. Use this brush for smoother nuancing and precision when applying eye shadow. The pointy tip makes it easier to create a natural gradation along the crease of the eye lid, and will complement eyes with a soft definition. Use for the prefect smoky eye.

Maestro Angled Eye Brush | $50.00 | Permanent

This New Armani Maestro Angled Eye Brush was created with the perfect slant to bring depth, and to accentuate the eye. Created with the finest natural goat hairs, this brush has better pick up, adherence, and is perfect for contouring the eye. Avoids dusting during application.

Maestro Eyeliner Brush | $25.00 | Permanent

The New Armani Maestro Eye Liner Brush gives precise and even application, allowing for better definition of the eye. The thin tip of the brush gives a fool-proof application close to the lash line.

Maestro Lip Brush | $45.00 | Permanent

Create a more precise and even finish with the New Armani Maestro Lip Brush. This brush effortlessly achieves precise definition of the lips and seamless application.

Maestro Blush Brush | $75.00 | Permanent

The New Armani Maestro Blush Brush uses natural goat hairs for softer pick up, and more control. Attain a natural, more even application with the finest dispersion of powder pigments.

Applicator Eyeshaper | $32.00 | Permanent

Brow Shaper. Countour. Eye Liner. Eye Shadow. Root Touchup.

Continue Reading