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Hope all of you are doing fine! Today I am here to share my most sought after lip product from one of my dream brands Giorgio Armani which does not need any introduction; does it? I had been dreaming of Giorgio Armani lip colors since I started wearing red and pink lipsticks and today IMBB made my dream come true! You guys are truly amazing, cheers for team IMBB and their founders Rati-Sanjeev; not to forget our beautiful team including Neha, Jomol, Rashmita and everyone who are truly adorable & charming inside outside. It is a blessing to have you all in our life.. Anyways, before I feel overwhelmed let’s get set go with my review. So please read on further to know more about Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Excess Moisture Rich lip color Scarlatto..
Price: $34 for 0.14 Oz (4.0 g), exclusive of taxes and shipping fees.
Ingredients: Bis-diglyceryl polyacyiadipate-2, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, pentaerythityl isostearate/caprate/caprylate/adipate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cera microcristallia,/microcrystalline wax, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, polybutene, arachidyl propionate, butryospermumparkii butter/shea butter, hydrogenated coco-glycerides, hydrogenated jojoba oil, vinyl dimethicone/ methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, copernica cerifera cera/carnauba wax, disteardimontium hectorite, ascorbic acid, hydroxycitronellal, hydroxypropyl tetrahydrapropyrantriol, hydrolyzed linseed extract, magnesium silicate, calcium aluminum borosilicate calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, benzyl alcohol cinnamal alcohol, isoeugenol, alpha-isomethylionone, bht, alumina, parfum/fragrance [+/-] may contain titanium dioxide, ci 45410/red 28 lake, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499/iron oxides, ci 15850/red 7, ci 15985/yellow 6 lake, ci 15850/red 6, ci19140/yellow 5 lake, ci 15850/red 7 lake, ci 42090/blue 1 lake, ci75470/carmine, mica.
Product Description: With Rouge Ecstasy, the Giorgio Armani laboratories push the boundaries of the exceptional even further with the first “CC” lipstick. “Color & Care” – new innovative hybrid product that marks the start of a new era in lipstick. Rouge Ecstasy is available in 36 luminous shades—a broad palette of intense and vibrant colors to enhance and satisfy every desire. All of the Rouge Ecstasy shades are inspired from a particular memory or association for Mr. Armani. From Italy and Milan to the Red Carpet and Hollywood stars.
Care: Rouge Ecstasy offers the comfort and softness of a lip balm, leaving lips repaired and beautifully enhanced day after day.
This velvety soft, everyday lipstick coats the lips in saturated, ultra-luminous shades with impeccable hold. Application is simple, precise and effective.
Packaging: This gorgeous lipstick is enveloped inside sturdy metallic red bullet case with magnetic closure. It has a weird synthetic smell which is not overpowering thankfully as I am not habitual of such synthetic fragrances. It looks classy with its stunning red body and golden GA logo embossed on case. It is a treat to watch and carry anywhere!
My Experience with Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lip color, Scarlatto:
Well these babies are available in 36 luminous and gorgeous shades but majority of shades are either too light or too dark for my taste. Hence after few trials and discussion sessions I finally stumbled upon this deep fuchsia pink lipcolor “Scarlatto”. It is a bright non shimmery, deep fuchsia pink shade with subtle hint of lavender. I am glad that this fuchsia plus purple shade is working on me and I feel equally comfortable to wear it outside during broad daylight now a days as I would like to wear this deep fuchsia pink in winters.
The texture of this rouge ecstasy lip color is creamy and glossy, it easily slathers on my lips with creamy glossy gel type finishing & intense color pay off. However the glossy shine eventually turns into a creamy sheen after 3-4 hours leaving behind deep creamy gel stain. It is really nourishing, hydrating yet pigmented lip color as compared to Guerlain lipsticks which are way subtle & sheer and Tom Ford lip color which are too intense but not as hydrating as these GA lip colors I have in my stash till date. Moreover, it is also highly pigmented shade which gives exact same color as seen in bullet in just 2 swipes without looking gothic or loud surprisingly! I am also impressed to notice that it gives nearly full coverage in 2-3 swipes; even its single stroke covers light patches on my lips with subtle pink pigmentation and that’s how I usually like to wear it in summers now a days! In person it looks deep pink with hint of fuchsia and/or plum sometimes.
I never used lip balm beneath this shade as it is already creamy & glossy which hydrates and nourishes my lips for good hours. I feel lip balm might affect its pigmentation on lips! We can use it without lip liner even as it gives quite precise and intense color pay off without feathering and/or settling in fine lines. It does not bleed nor accentuates dry lips issue. However, it is always good to scrub and smoothen lip surface prior of wearing any lip stuff; it definitely helps in getting picture perfect lips! It is really visibly light on lips and does not look cakey no matter we swipe it several times on lips. Perhaps that’s what we call a Giorgio Armani lipstick!
The best part is it stays for 6+ hours on my lips without fading or feathering and sometimes it stays as long as 10 hours. I hardly need to re-apply it after heavy meals except gentle touch up that is also rare as it evenly fades from my lips leaving behind build-able gel like pink stain which looks pretty fine on its own. I just feel its smell is kind of weird which is unexpected from such high end brand but it faints after sometimes hence no major issues! Over all, I am really impressed with these rouge ecstasy lip colors as they are highly hydrating, intense pigmented yet extremely light weight on my lips like a feather! I would highly recommend this shade to every fair/medium beauty and rouge ecstasy lip colors in general to every gal who wishes to pamper herself with affordable high end lip products.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Excess Moisture Rich Lipcolor – Scarlatto 502
An intense pigmented and creamy, glossy, non shimmery fuchsia pink shade for every Asian/non Asian fair/medium beauty
It is extremely light weight on lips irrespective of its intense color pay off and creamy texture
The texture is creamy, glossy and hydrating almost like gel which hardly looks cakey on lips no matter we swipe it once or several times
It gives gel like light weight yet creamy glossy and intense fuchsia pink finishing on lips which does not look cheap or loud, I can feel the difference
It conceals light patches in just one stroke while it gives nearly full coverage in 2-3 swipes hence it is ideal for beauties with pigmented lips as well
It delivers exact same color as seen in bullet in just 2-3 swipes without settling in lip crevices and/or feathering, bleeding a bit
It works fine on dry lips as it is enough hydrating and creamy to slather effortlessly on lips without accentuating any issues further
I never used lip balm beneath this shade, it alone delivers intense pigmentation apart from hydrating & nourishing my lips for good hours
It gives pretty defined and buildable finishing on its own even when it is a creamy glossy shade which is highly impressive
It stays for good 6-10 hours on lips even with heavy meals
It fades evenly from my lips leaving behind buildable gel like deep pink stain which looks pretty fine and stays for another good 3-4 hours while keeping lips soft & supple
Considering its attractive metallic packaging, superb texture & finishing on lips I feel it is really affordable high end deal.
Cons of Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Excess Moisture Rich Lipcolor – Scarlatto 502
• It does transfer a bit on cutlery and cups
• Weird smell
• This shade might be tricky for many of us though I am pretty comfortable with it and I love it
• It is extremely hydrating but it won’t replace our lip balm in long run, as it does not treat or heal chapped lips.
IMBB rating 4.8/5
I just feel these cons are too minor to get our attention except its smell which is an odd one out seriously! Moreover, I am so obsessed by their texture and intense color pay off that my hubby already gifted me another rouge ecstasy in hot red which I will share with you all very soon.. Till then enjoy your days and do try these rouge ecstasy lip stuffs, they are worth every penny!! Once again a big virtual hug and hearty thanks to IMBB for this ultimate gift gesture…
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