|Above: Retailing for $34, Rouge Ecstasy is a new release for Fall 2013.|
At the end of my evening at the Neiman Marcus Fall 2013 Trend Event last week, I gleefully picked up a brand new release for Fall 2013 from Giorgio Armani. Retailing for $34, the Rouge Ecstasy formula features 36 vibrant shades of lipstick that boasts a perfect harmony of color and care. Proudly claiming to be the first “CC” lip color on the market, Rouge Ecstasy offers intense moisture, rich color and lasting comfort that treats the lips in a luxurious manner.
|Above: #504 Flesh is a true light warm pink.|
Upon quickly surveying the myriad of options, I found myself instantly drawn to shade #504 Flesh. This warm baby pink shade felt like the lipstick version of one of my favorite glosses in existence, Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Two Lips and, once swatched, I knew this gem was going home with
|Above: The red case is visually breathtaking, no?!|
Rouge Ecstasy visually stands apart from its contemporaries in the line due to its pure red case. As far as I am concerned, it is sleek and unmitigated luxury incarnate! The magnetic closure guarantees a smooth separation when the cap is removed and a satisfying click when the top is returned to its rightful place on the bullet. Furthermore, locating it in my purse amongst a veritable sea of lip color is much easier due to the bold color!
|Above: #504 Flesh in natural daylight.|
#504 Flesh is utterly enchanting. I’ve come to discover that it is not as peachy pink as Two Lips; in fact, despite being a warm pink (in stark contrast to say, the cool violet pink of Le Metier de Beaute Palm Springs), it doesn’t pull peach or coral, but instead maintains the fidelity of a true warm pink over the course of hours of wear. This quality makes Flesh completely unique in my collection.
|Above: Two passes of #504 Flesh builds medium coverage opacity.|