Giorgio Armani Sand (100) & Sandstone (102) Lip Maestros Review & Swatches

1 of 6
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro

Sand (100)

Giorgio Armani Sand (100) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. The texture was lightweight, spreadable, and felt velvety–denser but not heavy or too “wet” on my lips. It had nearly opaque color coverage but didn’t reach full opacity in one layer (most noticeable on my bottom lip), and there was a touch of product that sank into my deeper lip lines, though it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It wore nicely for five hours and was hydrating 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, 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]

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
1 of 6
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro

Sandstone (102)

Giorgio Armani Sandstone (102) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with moderate, warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. The liquid lipstick had a smooth, velvety consistency that applied evenly and spread comfortably across my lips without accentuating my lip lines. It had rich pigmentation that adhered well and lasted nicely for six hours, while the formula felt 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, 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]

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

95%

Average

Featured Retailers
We earn commission on sales tracked from links/codes. Thanks for your support!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
About Reviewer
Review FAQ
Reviewer

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).

Learn more about her review process here.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

One Comment

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.

But of course I love Sandstone! I already have Nars Sheena (90% dupe) and MAC Apricot Gold (80%). Perhaps I’ve plateaued on lipsticks to some greater extent…🤔

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!