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Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipstick Review + Swatches

September 5, 2017

Armani Ecstasy Shine lipstick

Armani Beauty just launched a new lipstick formula called Ecstasy Shine ($38 each for .1 oz, made in France). These are high shine lipsticks with a balmy feel with medium to rich coverage. The lighter color shades have a sheerer finish while the deeper or bright ones are one-swipe wonders on my pigmented lips. They have a finish and texture that reminds me of the first generation of sheer lipsticks Armani launched many years ago (I’m thinking around 2001-ish) but without as much slip or sheerness. Given the balm-like texture these still have some slip but they don’t disappear on my lips as quickly as some of the older Armani formulas. They feel ultra nourishing, comforting and smooth on the lips. There’s a glossy sheen and while they aren’t long-lasting like regular lipsticks or nearly as rich or long-lasting as their Lip Magnets I find they do stay put on the lips until you drink or snack. These feel so nice on the lips I don’t mind reapplying.

I have seven shades swatched:

  • 100 is a sheer light pink neutral
  • 101 is a medium pink-brown
  • 200 is a sheer brown with a hint of pink
  • 300 is a bright orange coral
  • 400 is a perfect classic bold red
  • 500 is a gorgeous sheer-medium hot pink
  • 506 is a pigmented fuchsia pink

Armani Ecstasy Shine lipstickArmani Ecstasy Shine lipstick swatches

Another look + lip swatches, foundation worn is Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation in 21 + 31 mixed (review here).

Armani Ecstasy Shine lipstick review

Armani Ecstasy Shine lipstick swatches

I’m a sheer lipstick and lip gloss lover so these are right up my alley. To me they have more of a summer feel with the color scheme and texture but as one who really doesn’t favor matte lips I’m not complaining. The color lineup is filled with timeless classics. I need to make a trip to the counter to see if I can find a good plum shade. My favorite of course is a neutral 100. I can’t help but feel 506 is a perfect fuchsia and Armani does really good orangey-reds and classic reds. As far as I can tell there’s no detectable scent once on the lips. The lipstick in the tube has a natural kind of scent that smells like an essential oil. Something you might expect in a lip treatment or balm. Once I have it on the lips I can’t smell anything. They have a similar vibe to the YSL Rouge Volupte Shines but the Armani has a little less slip, no fruity scent, and more pigment. I love both formulas but this one from Armani feels more along lines of a classic tinted balm lipstick. Bottom line: glossy, nicely hydrating and a great color range.

You can find these at all Armani counters by now. Available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Barneys New York Giorgio Armani Beauty and all other counters. Have you tried these yet?

Armani ecstasy shine provided courtesy of Armani for review.

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  • Candice Petersen September 5, 2017 at 11:29 am

    These lipsticks look gorgeous

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • Shamim de Varax September 5, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    looks so similar to YSL and Dior!

  • Alix September 5, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I was going to pass on this collection altogether but you’ve changed my mind!

    • BeautyLookBook September 5, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      What colors are on your list?

      • Alix September 6, 2017 at 7:37 am

        #100, to start!

  • Swingtime September 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I’m so happy to see sheer lip products coming back! I’m really over the whole matte/bright/super-saturated thing. I think it would be more appropriate to bring these out in Spring, but I’m glad to see them anyway!

    • BeautyLookBook September 5, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      Me too! I agree – doesn’t seem very fall-like but I’m really happy they’re out!

    • Eileen September 6, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Me, too. I know there are legions of women who are all about pigment, pigment, and more pigment, but there are also legions of us who prefer some translucency to our lip products. It’s refreshing to see beautiful options. And as for the whole matte thing, even the young women look like they have dried out lips. I wish they could distinguish between what they see in filtered, photoshopped images from what the rest of us see when we see their lips IRL–the Sahara Desert!

      Personally, I like a balmy texture and like to think of my lipstick as having a stained glass quality to it. There’s no reason why I can’t have vibrant, rich color, but with a smoothing, flattering lightness to it when the light shines through. I’m a huge fan of YSL’s RV line for that reason and have been looking forward to this new offering by Armani.

      • Swingtime September 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm

        I couldn’t agree more! Mattes were bad enough back in the 80s, but the liquid mattes take dried-out lips to a new, unattractive level. I too like balmy lipsticks and have loved Chantecaille Lip Chic lipsticks for years. I’m hoping the matte trend will go dormant for another thirty years.

  • Melissa.rva September 6, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Hello Sabrina ! The shade 100 is so beautiful! I love shade 101 as well !

  • Wildfire Charm September 6, 2017 at 4:06 am

    These are so beautiful ! The nudes are perfect for an everyday natural lip πŸ™‚ x

  • Jennifer September 6, 2017 at 4:22 am

    If I had to choose just one, I would go with 100; two, I’d pick 506 also. Then I saw the ones you’d pick! I just got my first YSL Rouge Volupte Shine, from the Nordstrom sale, after seeing your swatches – loving it – thanks!

  • Carolina September 6, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Pretty lippies! The color 200 it’s gorgeous! xx

    Carolina’s Makeup Life

  • Leann Fox September 6, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I’m up to four of these now and I love the way they look and feel – highly recommend checking these out!