Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) & Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestros Review & Swatches

01/06

Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro

Rose Sand (523)

Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. The doe-foot applicator had just the right amount of product for one-stroke application, and I felt like I had good control over the edges (without having to be too patient).

The liquid lipstick had a velvety, smooth, and spreadable texture that felt lightweight but had enough substance to adhere well to my lips for better wear. As this doesn’t dry down, it wears down to a more matte finish after two hours of wear (or faster if blotted, whether intentionally or by drinking out of a glass or cup!). It wore beautifully for six and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn.

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, HYDRATED SILICA, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TIN OXIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, METHICONE, ALUMINA, [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 15850/RED 7, CI 7789/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/IRON OXIDES, CI 45410/RED 28 LAKE, CI 15985/YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 45380/RED 22 LAKE, CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 42090/BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 15850/RED 7 LAKE, CI 15850/RED 6, CI 75470/CARMINE, MICA]

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01/06

Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro

Rose Nomad (524)

Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark plum with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. There seemed to be the most minute amount of pearl throughout but not to the point where it actually changed the finish, so they seemed to contribute to a more luminous finish than anything else.

The texture was smooth, velvety, and non-sticky, which made it easy to spread across my lips for even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lip lines. The color payoff was opaque in a single stroke, and it stayed on well for seven hours and felt hydrating over time.

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, HYDRATED SILICA, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TIN OXIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, METHICONE, ALUMINA, [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 15850/RED 7, CI 7789/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/IRON OXIDES, CI 45410/RED 28 LAKE, CI 15985/YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 45380/RED 22 LAKE, CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 42090/BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 15850/RED 7 LAKE, CI 15850/RED 6, CI 75470/CARMINE, MICA]

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Love, love, LOVE Rose Nomad! Funny thing, though, I have 5 dupes for it. I must really love me a good rosy red-plum lip, eh?

Oh, I also am covered for Rose Sand with PMG Candy Flip. Yikes. 😳

Rose Nomad is really gorgeous on you Christine. I like both of these shades a lot. I am still a little turned off by the packaging and I know it is petty as the product is suppose to be the focus but I can’t lie, it is just visually a turn off for me. When it comes to lipstick, I like the packaging to be a luxe, visually appealing presentation since my lipsticks are the things that I do leave out on my vanity, especially the high end ones but these just don’t work. I will have to keep them in a drawer, LOL!!

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!