Giorgio Armani Cruise & Glow Lip Maestros Reviews & Swatches

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Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro

Cruise (531)

Giorgio Armani Cruise (531) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a darker, slightly muted, reddish-plum with moderate, warm undertones and very fine, reddish pearl throughout a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips as the texture was fluid, creamy but not overly slippery as it had a slight “film” that hugged my lips (but not in a clingy way). It lasted well for six hours and was moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.22 oz. - $172.73 Per Ounce

The consistency has more slip and a velvety-smooth feel that softly “clings” to the lips, so while the finish has a glossier look for the first few hours, the color stays on well. If you’ve ever used a silicone-based primer, there’s a bit of that feel to the formula overall. Most shades last between six and eight hours on me, are non-drying to lightly hydrating, and comfortable to wear. The formula is unscented and has no discernible taste.

The Lip Maestro Notorious formula is supposed to have a “luminous matte” finish with “8 hours of wear” and “high pigment.” The Notorious shades are inspired by “chic Hollywood glamour” but otherwise appear very similar in feel to the original Lip Maestro formula.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Kaolin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isostearyl Isostearate, Polyethylene, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Magnesium Silicate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Colophonium/Rosin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Methicone, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide; May Containci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 15850/Red 7, Ci 45410/Red 28 Lake, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 15985/Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 45380/Red 22 Lake, Ci 15850/Red 6, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 77742/Manganese Violet, Ci 17200/Red 33 Lake, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 15850/Red 7 Lake, Ci 77120/Barium Sulfate, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake, Mica.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro

Glow (532)

Giorgio Armani Glow (532) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a darker, brownish-plum with moderate, warm undertones and multi-colored pearl throughout. It had a more shimmery finish than most Lip Maestros, and I have found that more shimmery shades often have a translucency to them that other Lip Maestros do not. This shade had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without emphasizing my lip lines due to its more velvety, lightly creamy texture. It stayed on well for five hours and was hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.22 oz. - $172.73 Per Ounce

The consistency has more slip and a velvety-smooth feel that softly “clings” to the lips, so while the finish has a glossier look for the first few hours, the color stays on well. If you’ve ever used a silicone-based primer, there’s a bit of that feel to the formula overall. Most shades last between six and eight hours on me, are non-drying to lightly hydrating, and comfortable to wear. The formula is unscented and has no discernible taste.

The Lip Maestro Notorious formula is supposed to have a “luminous matte” finish with “8 hours of wear” and “high pigment.” The Notorious shades are inspired by “chic Hollywood glamour” but otherwise appear very similar in feel to the original Lip Maestro formula.

Browse all of our Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Kaolin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isostearyl Isostearate, Polyethylene, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Magnesium Silicate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Colophonium/Rosin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Methicone, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide; May Containci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 15850/Red 7, Ci 45410/Red 28 Lake, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 15985/Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 45380/Red 22 Lake, Ci 15850/Red 6, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 77742/Manganese Violet, Ci 17200/Red 33 Lake, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 15850/Red 7 Lake, Ci 77120/Barium Sulfate, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake, Mica.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Deborah S. Avatar

I love Cruise. So pretty. I haven’t purchased a new lipstick in forever, it feels like. I am headed to the big city next week so may have to see if I can find it. I don’t need a new lipstick but I haven’t purchased any makeup in a while and I feel the need to just get something new!

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