Giorgio Armani Acqua (100) is a slightly warm-toned, very light white with a sparkle finish. It is a permanent lipgloss that retails for $38.00 and contains 0.2 oz.
Giorgio Armani Acqua (100) Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.2 oz.) has a sheer, almost milky white base with flecks of micro-sparkle and finer pearl that looked like a mix of gold, pink, and white. It's hard to imagine this was intended to be opaque, but the brand doesn't distinguish this shade as sheer nor does the promotional swatch image reflect a sheerer shade--but if you like sheerer, sparkly gloss, the formula is still good.
The consistency was more watery and thin as it went on initially, and then it developed into a more gel-like consistency that was smooth, moderately tacky, and had good adhesion. It wore well for five and a half hours and felt hydrating over time.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Introducing Ecstasy Lacquer-The shine of a lacquer, the color & comfort of a lipstick, & the hold of a stain. The innovative Armani Liquid Vinyl Technology features the highest concentration of water soluble pigments, allowing for pure, vivid color impact with maximum long wear results. The formula is enriched with glycerin for comfortable application and long lasting hydration. It can be applied in a single layer for a subtle touch of color, added over any Armani lipstick as a top coat, or in a layered application for a bold, statement lip.
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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