Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro

A Perfect Pink for Everyday Wear

Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro ($32.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium rosy pink with subtle warm undertones and a hint of mauve. In the tube, it looks more mauve than when swatched and applied–it definitely has a rosier hue on. MAC Shanghai Spice is warmer, less pink. MAC Flamingo is sheerer, pinker. NARS Montego Bay is a bit warmer. Cle de Peau #124 is shimmery and sheerer. Lancome Voile de Rose is similar.

Lip Maestro is a fantastic formula that’s long-wearing (Blush wore for six and a half hours), incredibly comfortable to wear (thanks to the slip and velvety feel from the silicone), and richly pigmented.  It’s completely opaque when applied, and you don’t need much product for full opacity.  It has a slightly slanted doe-foot applicator, and the lipstick is unscented. The consistency is lightweight but not particularly thin (but not at all thick), so it glides over lips without skipping.

The Glossover

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product

Blush (500)

A+
Blush would work well as an everyday, my-lips-but-better kind of shade. It has just a little warmth so it brightens the face and still looks natural even against cooler complexions.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $32.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Shanghai Spice is warmer, less pink. MAC Flamingo is sheerer, pinker. NARS Montego Bay is a bit warmer. Cle de Peau #124 is shimmery and sheerer. Lancome Voile de Rose is similar.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Giorgio Armani Moonlight Beige Palette, Laura Mercier Black Gold Eyeliner, DiorShow Mascara. On face: Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation (#5.5 and #7 mixed), Giorgio Armani Moonlight Beige Palette, Illamasqua Zygomatic Cream Blush.

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46 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani Blush (500) Lip Maestro Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. wow I love the color of this lip product! :)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Agata Agata

    Wow, you look stunning in this picture! I love this color!

  3. ms

    how does it compare to woo me and super by mac? i did compare swatches visually but i was hoping you could tell me the diff too. cos woo me is too light for me and super is the perfect nude for me.

    the way you’re rating them, i ma have to buy every single 1 of these, #400 is already on my list.

    thanks!

  4. beautiful!!! I’m gonna have to put this on my wish list! Thanks for the review!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rebecca Rebecca

    Gorgeous! This kind of reminds me of Mac Twig. I wouldn’t call it a dupe, but do you think they’re similar?

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Lovely color, but I don’t like the finish at all :/

  7. I really, really want to try these!

  8. Have you tried these as a blush yet? THIS one (not shocking from the name) is a very pretty blush! They’ve become my new favorite cream blushes, I can’t get enough of these! Long-wearing, great texture, they blend so easily. I just take a little on my fingers, rub it around and tap them into the skin myself :)

  9. LJMints

    I love your twinkling eyes and big, bright smile. You’re such a pretty girl! :D

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lisa Lisa

    I think the color in the tube clashes with the red cap. It looks gorgeous on you, though!

  11. I am doing well on my no buy aside from lemming for these Lip Maestros! Fortunately they aren’t limited edition, so come March 1st one will be mine !

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Courtney courtney b

    i want this! i love it!

  13. Hi Christine!
    Can you do a review on the Armani Maestro foundation? Thank you!

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jennifer Jennifer Rivera

    Hey Christine, do you know if this will also be sold at Sephora since I noticed some Sephoras are selling Giorgio Armani cosmetics or is this only exclusively sold at Nordstrom?

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Etaoin baby in a corner

    This looks beautiful on you! A word of warning to the super cool toned though – this just made me look ill, it just drained my natural mauve lips and made them look ashy!

  16. Alexandra

    It looks stunning on you! I know you’ve reviewed a few other shades of the same formula; I’ve considered the red one as a substitute for my Chanel Dragon. Do these require a lipliner?

    • I don’t find they bleed on me, but very few lip products feather/bleed on my lips!

      • Alexandra

        Thank you, that’s good to know! :]

        • Mel

          I own a couple (ok 4) of these and I have to say that though the more neutral ones -like this one- do not bleed nor migrate, the more pigmented/bolder ones -like the 502 or the 400 that you’re interested in – do tend to bleed, unless you avoid eating or pressing your lips together. Still, nothing a lip liner won’t take care of! ;)

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jae Jae

    love this color!! I haven’t really tried armani’s lip products, but I’m thinking it’s time to start! ;) Thanks, Christine!!

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Grace Grace Tan

    my first armani lip product will be this !! LOVE this color !

  19. Christine

    Christine, how do you think this compares to the Rouge G De Guerlain L’Extrait? I’m trying to decide between the two. Any input would be appreciated, thanks!

    • They feel different on the lips, so they are more different than similar, I think! Between the two, this by a hair, but it would come down to color for me.

  20. Looks very nice! I should try it out when my L’Oreal runs out)

  21. Lauren L.

    This is a beautiful, complimentary color on you! I’m really looking forward to trying the Lip Maestro line sometime soon. I also really like Armani’s packaging. There’s something really nice about how they click/snap shut and feel significant in hand.

  22. Beautiful, so pigmented lipgloss.

  23. Michelle

    Ooh so pretty! Is this limited edition, Christine?

  24. I’m completely swooning over this. Absolutely gorgeous.

  25. Alice Johanska

    Hi, such a beautiful colour, what kind of pigmented and long lasting lip glosses up to 20$ would you recommend. Sorry for my english. A.J.

  26. Oh this is a must have! I followed your recommendation on the Gloss d’Armani and Rouge d’Armani and have been a fanatic ever since. I find the high price of these products well worth it because the performance is so spectacular that I find I have to reapply half as often as with cheaper products. Stunning colors, too.

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jen JEN

    OMG! I am running out to buy this now! I’ve been looking for a good liquid lipstick for everyday. This may be it!

  28. Jessica Lau

    Looks gorgeous!

  29. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Xero Xero

    The color reminds me of Revlon Pink In The Afternoon, one of my favorite easy-to-wear pink lipsticks.

  30. yy

    wow this is BEAUTIFUL! would you please also review the Maestro foundation and concealor?

    if you already have, could you please link me to it?

    thank you so much!

  31. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of jayn Jane

    omg that is so gorgeous <333 on my must buy list for 2013!

  32. Emily

    Since the formula is long lasting, does it dry out your lips?

  33. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Clementine Clementine

    I HAD to comment!
    This lipstick looks absolutely stunning on you!
    It’s one of the most beautiful lipsticks that suit you best such as Chanel Dragon !
    I really love how it complements you :)

    anyway XD
    have a nice day !