Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer
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. Anastasia Socialite (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stolen Cherry (P, $54.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Disruptor (LE, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bugatti Red (17) (P, $48.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Le Palace (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Apple Crisp (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Patrick Woo (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Smart Aleck (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Bad Apple (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stolen Cherry (P, $54.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

#400 Four Hundred had semi-opaque color payoff, which is a little more than a “subtle touch of color” for one layer, but it definitely gets close to opaque with two layers. It has that thinner, watery consistency when initially applied, but it dries down and feels more like a hugging gel. The texture is lightweight with a light tackiness that develops over time. It’s comfortable to wear without being drying, and it wears for six hours easily.

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.

P.S. — Anyone else feel like someone forgot to name it?

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Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred Ecstasy Lacquer

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Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred $38.00/0.2 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Tom Ford Moonlight
On eyes:
  • Estee Lauder Insolent Ivory
  • Estee Lauder Uninhibited
  • Estee Lauder Naked Gold
  • Estee Lauder Strong Currant Eyeshadows
  • Sephora Snakeskin Dress Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Could the name be in reference to the, ‘Four Hundred’ also ‘400’ of New York City’s elite? A little history lesson to be learned of the rich and powerful of NYC. Read/Google about Caroline Astor, her list of 400 in the 1870’s. Just a thought.

I really want to try these but also really can’t decide on a color! Christine, did you get the whole color range? Anything more neutral? With NO shimmer!

Pretty, I want one of these. I think I like the finish of Night Berry better. So what is the difference between these and the YSL glossy stains? Are the YSLs more sheer?

Wow, that is so pretty! I love the glossy finish–it really makes your lips look plump! Christine does this product feel sticky (like if you press your lips together)?

This is a really interesting looking formula! I’ve always wondered if someone was going to come out with a sheer but long-wearing product. Might pick this up during the sale!

My weakness is red!!! LoL! This is really gorgeous, and I love how the formula sounds: COMFY! But I still have a ton of Nyx Apple Crisp left, so this will need to wait.

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