Giorgio Armani #501 Uptown & #601 Plum Vinyl Ecstasy Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer

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.

Giorgio Armani #601 Plum Vinyl Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cooler undertones and a lightly shiny finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in one layer and could be built up to mostly opaque coverage (but always with some translucency) with two to three layers. The consistency spread across the lips well and left even color that didn’t gather into lip lines (not an easy feat for deeper shades like this). The color wore for almost eight hours with the shine fading after five hours. MAC It's Never Ending (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Preserving Passion (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Embellished (P, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Caviar Couture (050) (P, $8.99) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Distinction (21) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Exposed (P, $52.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lust for Life (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Plum Fiction (19) (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (DC, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Peer Pressure (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | The Ecstasy Lacquer formula is supposed to have the shine of a gloss, color and hydration of a lipstick, and the long-wear of a stain, though they say “applied in a single layer for a subtle touch of color … or in a layered application for a bold, statement lip.” It has a floral scent, which is noticeable in the tube and for an hour or so of wear (particularly strong when it is drying down). There is a slight taste to me, as well. Initially, the formula is thin and more water-like, but after you’ve applied it, the consistency thickens, levels out, and “adheres” to your lips in a very comfortable wear. The consistency is mostly non-sticky and gradually gets a lightly tacky about half-way through wear.

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #501 Uptown
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer #601 Plum Vinyl
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Uptown (501) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Plum Vinyl (601) Ecstasy Lacquer