Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy

Giorgio Armani's latest lipstick launch combines intense colour with lip-loving ingredients for a luxurious finish.

Rouge Ecstasy has been dubbed the first "CC" lipstick - in this context it stands for "Care" and "Colour", and it aims to deliver highly-pigmented shades and moisturising properties.

The lipsticks feel really smooth and soft upon application, and give a lovely, medium coverage finish with a bit of a sheen.

My favourite from the range, which contains a whopping 36 shades, is number 301, Gio, a lovely bright orange-red. I have been reaching for this daily for an instant pick-me-up. Lasting power is good, it will easily see me through from morning to lunch, although I definitely need to reapply after eating.

I find that I have been replacing lip balm applications with this lipstick as it's so easy to apply and maintain, and wears evenly on the lips.

The Rouge Ecstasy range contains a 'Melting Cream Complex' made from a balance of creams and shea butter to lock in moisture and protect your lips.

There's a wide variety of shades available broken into three colour categories, Incognito, a selection of second-skin beiges and browns, Fatal, bold and sophisticated reds and purples and Eccentrico, a collection of corals and pinks from the most pastel to the most eye-catching.

To top it all off, the lipsticks are housed in really gorgeous bright red bullets with a magnetic closure which are a pleasure to use!

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy is available exclusively at Brown Thomas Dublin and Cork, €28.

The Rouge Ecstasy range

Campaign image for the Rouge Ecstasy range

Rouge Ecstasy 600 Mania

Rouge Ecstasy 100

Sarah McIntyre