Giorgio Armani Desert (522) & Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestros Reviews & Swatches

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Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro

Desert (522)

Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a muted, rosy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had rich pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without emphasizing my lip lines. The texture felt lightly creamy, velvety (a bit denser but still very smooth), and lightweight on my lips. While it’s liquid, it doesn’t dry down to a matte finish; it will wear down to a matte finish in a couple of hours (depending on whether you blot or drink with it on). It wore 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, 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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Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro

Rose Clay (525)

Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro ($38.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark, plummy-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. The liquid lipstick spread evenly and smoothly across my lips with opaque coverage in a single pull of product. The consistency was lightweight, creamy and velvety without being too slippery, and while it didn’t emphasize my lip lines, it wasn’t as smoothing as some other shades in the range. It lasted nicely for six hours and felt 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]

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Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani
$38.00/0.22 oz.

96%

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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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Having a few dupes for Desert, which I love btw, I suppose I have a thing for this particular tone!
Also loving how Rose Clay looks, too. No close dupe for that one, thank goodness! Just PMG She’s Heaven at 80% with Rose Clay appearing significantly darker and a bit cooler.

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