Giorgio Armani Crescendo (505) is a very cool-toned, medium-dark red with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipgloss that retails for $38.00 and contains 0.2 oz.
Giorgio Armani Crescendo (505) Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a vivid, medium pink-red with strong, cool undertones and a high-shine, jelly-like finish. There was some translucency (only semi-opaque in coverage) that gave it more of that jelly finish, so it was plush and gel-like after the initial application and had even, smoothing coverage.
The texture felt more watery as it was initially applied, but it developed a thicker, more gel-like feel that was moderately tacky. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, left a strong stain behind, and was moisturizing 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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