The Giorgio Armani Front Row Collection and a Glimpse at the Sunrise Palette

Rich with wearable warm nudes and lavish pinks, the *Giorgio Armani Front Row Collection (also available at Giorgio Armani Beauty) aptly captures the chic sophistication of the runways of Milan; today, I am excited to share swatches of eight of the lip color options from the collection as well as a glance at the soon-to-be-released *Giorgio Armani Sunlight Palette, which is a ravishingly beautiful summertime bronzer that you won’t want to miss!
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the launches in action as well as the Bottom Line…

Front Row Rouge Sheer Lipstick. 
The *Front Row Rouge Sheer Lipstick (also available at Armani Beauty) features six shades (four pictured below) of pigmented yet sheer lip color in wearable neutrals that brighten the face and resonate with a variety of undertones. 
Hydrating and buildable, the formula is exceptionally comfortable and wears flawlessly for hours.  
The four shades I tried are:
  • #205 Made in Milano: A creamy beige tan
  • #510 Milano Pink: A warm neutral pink
  • #511 Milano Nude: A rosy nude
  • #513 Spotlight: A vibrant coral nude
Although I adore all four, Made in Milano and Milano Pink are my two favorites of the quartet!
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom:
Giorgio Armani premieres a cutting edge color formulation process: the Color Shine Moisture Polymer, a revolutionary component able to retain twice its volume of water, enhance color luminosity while locking in hydration on the lip’s surface for over 8 hours. The result is a lipstick with a creamy texture, feather light and translucent, that is as hydrating as a balm in brilliant yet wearable colors.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Front Row Ecstasy Lacquer. 
The *Front Row Ecstasy Lacquer (also available at Armani Beauty) are a resplendent collection of  warm neutrals with an edge. The collective gloss, stain and liquid lip color nature of the Ecstasy Lacquer formula is simply marvelous…you get shiny, buildable, non-sticky color payoff that truly lasts and the cushiony texture ensures that lips feel moisturized and full over the duration of wear. I always have a few Ecstasy Lacquers within reach and these latest shade launches have expanded my menagerie! 
The four shades I tried are:
  • #205 Made in Milano: A creamy beige tan **my personal favorite in this particular collection
  • #510 Milano Pink: A bright warm pink
  • #512 Pink Runway: A cool baby neutral pink
  • #515 Spotlight: A rich neutral red

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom:

    Giorgio Armani introduces Ecstasy Lacquer, a formula that features the shine of a lacquer with the color and comfort of a lipstick and the hold of a stain. The brand’s innovative Armani Liquid Vinyl Technology features the highest concentration of water-soluble pigments, allowing for pure, vivid color impact with maximum long-wear results. Its formula is enriched with glycerin for comfortable application and long-lasting hydration.

    How to use: For a natural look, apply on the lower lip and gently rub lips together for a subtle touch of color. For a touch of shine, apply one layer over any Armani lipstick as a top coat to bring more shine and reflection. For a statement lip, apply several coats of lacquer to achieve a stain. Wait a few seconds then reapply at the center of your lower lip to create high lasting shine.
    The Armani Sunrise Palette. 
    Finally, the *Giorgio Armani Sunrise Palette, which calls to mind the undulating sands of the desert, is a bronzer and highlighter hybrid of epic proportions.  Slated an official release for Summer 2017 (and available any day now), this topographical wonder features four shades of varying depth and intensity that can be applied separately or swirled together for the ultimate glow. The extra-luminous golden overspray tempers once one dips into the pan and I would deem the majority of the formula as a muted satin finish, rather than a seriously shimmery one. 
    Finely milled and effortlessly blendable, this bronzing compact delivers a natural tan effect that is sure to flatter a spectrum of skin tones. I am deeply smitten with the true brown shade, which creates a believable olive hue, unprecedented in a sea of warm-leaning bronzers. 
    Once released, this limited-edition gem is sure to fly off of shelves…keep an eye out for its official launch and I will update links as the product becomes available. 
    The four shades in the palette are: 
    • Pale cream beige (excellent for a subtle highlight)
    • Warm medium bronze
    • Deep tan brown
    • Sultry apricot bronze

    Three shades for endlessly customizable result. 
    The topography is breathtaking, no?
    Swatches in direct sunlight. 
    Swatches in direct sunlight. 
    Swatches in direct sunlight. 

    The following images reflect all products in action…

    Specifically, I am wearing:

    Last look.
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    Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the stunning *Giorgio Armani Front Row Collection (also available at Giorgio Armani Beauty) as well as a sneak peek at the transcendentally beautiful Sunrise Palette…I will update with links as soon as it is available as this is a summertime bronzer you will not want to miss snapping up!
    **Update as of 10PM on 3/22/17…I am told that the Sunrise Palette will be available at Giorgio Armani Beauty on 5/7/17.  I suggest checking the site frequently to see if it makes an earlier appearance ; )
    **Update as of 5/13/17…the *Sunrise Palette is now available at Giorgio Armani Beauty
    Good things ahead, including a lip-centric story, a host of new product procurements, some skincare talk and an interview with Joan Juliet Buck…xx,
    –The Beauty Professor 

    **PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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    Comments (8)

    • Tequila Mockingbird Reply

      Armani *needs* to make #205 Made in Milano permanent to balance out how the Rouge Ecstasy Lacquer line is dominated by very bright, saturated shades.

      March 22, 2017 at 5:08 pm
      • The Beauty Professor Reply

        I wholly agree, TM! It is creamy and neutral and delightfully light without being pale…more shades like this one, please!


        –The Beauty Professor

        March 28, 2017 at 2:58 am
    • Unknown Reply

      The Sunrise Palette is glorious and even more glorious on you. Loved the Rouge Ecstasy Lacquer shades, quite softer than some of the permanent shades.

      March 23, 2017 at 6:04 am
      • The Beauty Professor Reply

        Thank you ever so much, Eesha…it's lovely to hear from you!


        –The Beauty Professor

        March 28, 2017 at 2:58 am
    • CVB Reply

      Hi Rachel love your blog! How shimmery is the bronzing pallette? Price is quite high and i an wondering If i should Get it… Thanks for your advice ! CVB

      May 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm
      • The Beauty Professor Reply

        Hi CVB,

        Thank you so much! The bronzing palette isn't shimmery at all..once the top layer of shimmer is removed, the powders are quite a silky matte texture with a touch of satin to soften it!

        Hope that helps,


        –The Beauty Professor

        May 14, 2017 at 2:19 am
    • Anonymous Reply

      Hi Thank you so much for sharing the pictures! Can I ask what is the difference between #510 Milano Pink vs #512 Pink Runway? Tried to see if there is shimmer in 510 vs not in 512? Thank you!!

      June 25, 2017 at 2:37 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks for your question, Anon…#510 is sheer with no shimmer and #512 has the ability to be built up in layers to full opacity and it also has a touch of shimmer.

      Hope that helps!


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 4, 2017 at 11:13 pm

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