Giorgio Armani Daybreak (201) is a moderately warm-toned, very dark brown with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipgloss that retails for $38.00 and contains 0.2 oz.
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Giorgio Armani Daybreak (201) Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a deep brown with moderate, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It might go down as one of the worst-applying glosses I've had the displeasure of trying. The swatches above were the best I could achieve after multiple attempts and smoothing out with my fingertips, rather than the applicator.
While the gloss felt true-to-formula initially--watery, thin, and spreadable--as it developed to its thicker, more gel-like consistency, which does become moderately tacky, it turned gummy. As soon as I pressed my lips together, it pulled and lifted away product and created gummy clumps of product and made the color look terribly uneven. I tried waiting longer for it to "set" before pressing my lips together, but it just didn't seem to matter, and it continued to do this throughout its wear. It had medium coverage in a single layer, and I would not dare to apply a second layer based on the consistency of the formula.
Technically, the color and glossiness lasted a decent length of time--five and a half hours--and was hydrating, but it looked chaotic the entire time. It was one moment where I was infinitely glad that the only one who had to see me wearing this one was my husband. I know I recoiled in horror looking at it on every check-in. I may have also spent half the time going, "I vant to drink your bloooood!"
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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.