There’s something so synonymous about the Giorgio Armani red packaging so I love it when their new launches have the same trademark red packaging. The newest Giorgio Armani Beauty launch is an exciting one – the new Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks. Described as “colours like a lipstick, moisturises like a balm with the shine of a gloss” it sounded like my ideal lip product formula in theory as I prefer much prefer comfort and shine over longevity so I couldn’t wait to try a small selection of the shades. There are 18 shades in total which are divided into shade categories; beiges, browns, corals, reds, pinks and plums and they retail for £29 each.
What are the Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks?!
“A vibrant lip cream that moisturizes lips like a balm, while applying weightless bold vibrant lip color with the shine of a lip gloss. Ecstasy Shine colors lips like a lip cream, moisturizes like a balm with the shine of a lip gloss. Formulated for ease and speed of application, offering funky jolts of bold saturated shiny lip shades with a weightless, soft texture, ECSTASY SHINE is youthful, energetic, vibrant and fun. Ecstasy Shine Lipstick uses technology that incorporates a slow top filling process to create finer crystallization for a creamy lipstick texture.”
The packaging is simply stunning with bright red plastic casing and magnetic lids with the trademark silver ‘GA’ on the front. Although they have plastic casing they feel as heavy as a YSL Rouge Volupté lipstick and the lipstick bullet itself is flat yet slightly angled. I’d hate a flat bullet for an opaque, pigment-rich lipstick but the flattened and slightly angled tip makes them a breeze to apply as the formula is so balmy and smooth that you don’t need a super precise pointed bullet. I don’t know why but I expected the Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks to have a delicious scent but they are totally fragrance-free which will please those that don’t like scented lip products.
Silenzio 200 – browny nude
Drama 502 – fuchsia pink
Nuda 101 – beige nude
Four Hundred 400 – cool toned red
Flirt 500 – pinky toned red
If I had to compare the Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks formula to another lip product formula it’d probably be the Clarins Joli Rouge Lipsticks but I find the Ecstasy Shine formula to be more balmy, smooth and comfortable on the lips. I have five of the 18 shades which I’ve swatched above with each being swiped just twice so you can see how pigmented they are even though they’re balmy and sheer. I expected them to be as sheer as the YSL Rouge Volupté Candy Lipsticks but the Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks are considerably more pigmented. I have to be honest I did wonder whether the Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks were a more luxurious version of the Revlon Lip Butters but they really aren’t, they’re far more superior and they could quite possibly be my favourite lipstick formula ever. They’re very easy to apply as they literally glide across the lips thanks to the balminess whilst imparting colour and you can opt for a sheer wash of colour or opt for a second swipe for a more vibrant finish.
The Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks have a gorgeous glossy finish which can mean the longevity isn’t great as glossy lipsticks tend to wear off quite quickly so when trying Nuda for the first time, I expected there to be nothing left on the lips after eating and drinking. I’m not going to lie, there wasn’t a lot of colour left on my lips but it hadn’t disappeared entirely like some of the MAC Cremesheen Lipsticks do for me. They leave my lips looking and feeling plumped during and after wear and the balminess makes my lips feel soft too. They don’t cling to any dry patches; even the bolder shades and they just tick all of the boxes for what I want in a lip product and the shade range is fantastic so there’s a shade for everyone.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the new Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks? Which is your favourite shade?