Giorgio Armani Rialto & Sospiri Lip Maestros Reviews & Swatches

Rialto (104)

Giorgio Armani Rialto (104) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a darker, rosy beige with faint, lighter gold pearl paired with a lightly glossy, cream finish. Alternatively, one might describe it as a light, rosy brown–the muted quality of the color put in the mind of “beige,” though more “rosy browns” were similar to it.

The texture was lightweight, smooth, and spreadable with a more velvety, plush consistency that was comfortable to wear but didn’t slide around while worn. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which lasted well for six and a half hours and felt lightly 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.

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Sospiri (105)

Giorgio Armani Sospiri (105) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and fluidly across my lips without emphasizing lip texture or lip lines.

The liquid lipstick had a lightweight, smooth consistency that was creamy, velvety, and plush without being overly thick or heavy. The color stayed on well for six and a half hours and felt lightly 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.

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Giorgio Armani Rialto (104) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Rialto (104) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Rialto (104) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Rialto (104) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Rialto (104) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Rialto (104) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Rialto (104) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Sospiri (105) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Sospiri (105) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Sospiri (105) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Sospiri (105) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Sospiri (105) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Sospiri (105) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Sospiri (105) Lip Maestro

Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani
$38.00/0.22 oz.

96%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Why do I torment myself? Of course, I fell for both shades! Sospiri for summer/early fall, Rialto year-round. These are both stunning “nudes” that I would wear to death. Then I have to stop myself with: “Woman, you already have your perfect shades in PML She’s Heaven and MAC Royally Riotous!” ?

Lovely formula, as usual, but neither shade works for me. I am not a nude lip wearer and both of these have too deep of an undertone, almost brown, for me. I am all about those pops of color and it doesn’t bother me if I am highlighting my eyes or base and tradition says go with a nude lip. I don’t mind everything being bright and highlighted.

Instead of coveting these, because I LOVE them, virtually everyone, I decided to do a quasi-analytic process. Why do I love them, even colors I would not consider? Started thinking about the swatch page. Even if I had a dupe (sadly, far too often), I was always drawn back to the Armani. Light dawned on marble head. These have the most perfect finish (for my taste) that I have ever see. Period.

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