I may hate the inevitable waiting game that comes with online shopping but browsing in person can be way too dangerous. I quickly go from checking for swatches and reviews first to just impulsively buying what’s in front of me. That’s exactly what happened to me when I peeked into Nordstrom to see if they had anything good. Of course they did! When does Nordstrom ever not have good stuff?
I spotted a display of the new Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquers with their stunningly chic packaging and alluring colors. I had no idea what they were but I went to swatching anyway to discover they’re super shiny, pigmented glosses. Here’s the full scoop:
Introducing Ecstasy Lacquer: It has the shine of a lacquer, the color and comfort of a lipstick, and the hold of a stain. Ecstasy Lacquer comes in pure, intense shades and high-impact pearly, metallic shades. Formulated with Armani’s innovative Liquid Vinyl Technology, it’s infused with the highest concentration of water soluble pigments to allow for pure, vivid color impact for maximum long-wear. It is enriched with glycerin for easy application and long-lasting hydration. Apply one layer for a subtle touch of color, layer over any Armani lipstick as a top coat, or layer it on for a bold statement lip.
When I swatched them, I was instantly digging the lightweight gel-like texture so I ended up grabbing two of them:
- 201 Leather reddish brown
- 602 Vertigo plum
Upon swiping on Leather, it seems that the Ecstasy Lacquers truly are a gloss-lipstick-stain hybrid. Leather is very pigmented and offers full coverage in a single swipe–much like a lipstick. However, it still has a plush, lightweight gel-like texture that’s reminiscent of a gloss yet a slight cling like a lip stain. I just applied Leather so I can’t speak too much on the formula but what I can say is that it seems pretty promising and the color makes for a beautiful fall lip, too. If you happen to catch a display at your local Nordstrom I definitely recommend swatching a few of the new Armani Ecstasy Lacquers!
201 Leather and 602 Vertigo