Giorgio Armani Vintage & Amber Ecstasy Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

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Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer

Vintage (500)

Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a medium copper-orange with warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink shimmer throughout. It had more medium coverage, which could be built up with a second layer to have more semi-opaque coverage if desired, but I felt like the product was most comfortable to wear with just one layer.

The color applied fairly evenly, but it wasn’t the most impressive within the range that I’ve tried. The best part about it was the longevity, as it stained my lips a reddish hue over time, but the shine and actual color lasted for five hours well and felt hydrating while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.2 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Aqua/Water, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Ethylcellulose, Sorbitan Stearate, Glycerin, Alcohol, Sucrose Cocoate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Hydroxycitronellal, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Isoeugenol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Cetyl Alcohol, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Parfum/Fragrance; May Contain Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 15850/Red 7, Ci 15985/Yellow 6, Ci 17200/Red 33, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 19140/Yellow 5, Ci 77120/Barium Sulfate, Ci 42090/Blue 1, Ci 45410/Red 28, Mica, Caramel.

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Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer

Amber (302)

Giorgio Armani Amber (302) Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a bright, orange-red base with green-to-gold shifting pearl. That shift was entirely unexpected but really gave it a different look and feel compared to most similar shades (in terms of orange-red with gold). It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer that spread evenly across my lips without emphasizing my lip lines.

The texture was lightweight, almost watery initially, but it developed a more gel-like texture that had moderate tackiness but didn’t feel heavy. It left a strong, reddish stain behind, and the shine and color were going strong after six hours of wear. The formula felt hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.2 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Aqua/Water, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Ethylcellulose, Sorbitan Stearate, Glycerin, Alcohol, Sucrose Cocoate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Hydroxycitronellal, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Isoeugenol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Cetyl Alcohol, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Parfum/Fragrance; May Contain Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 15850/Red 7, Ci 15985/Yellow 6, Ci 17200/Red 33, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 19140/Yellow 5, Ci 77120/Barium Sulfate, Ci 42090/Blue 1, Ci 45410/Red 28, Mica, Caramel.

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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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The colors are lovely but I don’t know why the glitter appears so noticeable to me In the close up. From farther away though it just adds so much dimension to the color. Very interesting.

Also, I LOVE the rest of the makeup look, Christine! The eye look is gorgeous and I love the inner corner highlight that looks lilac. It’s very bright and pretty. And the base is perfect too. Great blush, bronzer, highlight combo.

These are sooo close! But, I think I prefer the brighter tone of Amber over Vintage? Yet, I also love the more jelly look of Vintage over the fuller opacity of Amber? I just cannot decide, LOL!

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