giorgio armani lip maestro 504



I was so excited when I heard that Giorgio Armani was coming out with the Lip Maestro, a line of matte lip¬†lacquers. You know I’m all about lipsticks and liquid lipsticks, so after waiting I finally got my hands on these! The Lip Maestro comes in 12 shades, ranging from nudes to deep reds. When I read the description, it kind of reminded me of the Guerlain Rouge L’Extrait. The Lip Maestro is described as a stain though, so it’s not completely the same.


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giorgio armani lip maestro detail


The packaging of the Lip Maestro is almost identical to the lipglosses but with one major difference: the cap. It’s red instead of black In all honesty, I’m not the biggest fan of the red cap, it looks a bit cheaper to me if that makes any sense. But it’s about what’s in the packaging. Lip Maestro contains 6.5 ml and goes for around 30 euro. I think the price is quite reasonable for a product like this. The line has all matte finishes but some do contain glitter. The applicator is the typical doe foot and while it is ok to work with, I do prefer using a lip brush for a more precise line.


giorgio armani lip maestro swatch 504


giorgio armani lip maestro 504 lipswatch


Ecstasy or 504 is a vibrant medium cool fuchsia. It’s full on pigmented and you just need a small amount to make it work. Lip Maestro is described as having a matte finish, but I find it not that matte, rather something between a cream finish and a satin. It still has a slight sheen to it. The texture feels interesting, it’s a bit creamy and it feels a bit silicony. The trick is to not apply too much product because there will be slight product build-up in on your lips. The swatch looks a lot more red than when applied to the lips. That’s because you don’t need that much of product. It does not feather or bleed and it has great staying power. As for staining the lips, it’s right on! It’s so pigmented without having to use layers and layers of product, even the slightest bit will already stain the lips and that I really appreciate about this product.


giorgio armani lip maestro 504 face


It sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? I really love it but it’s not my absolute big new favourite in the world. Why? Well, I think it’s the finish. This is personal preference, but the finish is just slightly off for me. It’s not matte but something else. When I think matte liquid lipsticks I think about Guerlain Rouge L’Extrait (yes, Guerlain fangirl talking here), they have the perfect matte finish that I’m looking for while the Lip Maestro are matte too if you blot them down a bit but in a different way.They also tend to accentuate dryer patches on the lips more and are slightly drying on me. Still, they are everything they say to be, it’s a great product but it won’t beat my love for the Guerlain Rouge L’Extrait! The reason that I would get more of both is because both lines have different shades, so watch out oh poor wallet of mine!


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20 comments - Reply

  1. Random passerby who googled for swatches, but I just had to comment. Beautiful look on you, and exactly what I would wear myself!

  2. Not a big fan of the packaging. The red looks a little tacky… The colour looks great on you but pity about the finish. Yes to Guerlain and thank goodness the L’Extrait line is permanent!

  3. this is very helpful! i have dry lips and so i think the guerlain l’extrait would be way better for me! plus if you like the guerlain better i’m sure i’d feel the same way! now i can probably cross this one off my list. PHEW!

  4. Je staat er gorgeous mee !

  5. Wat een mooie look! Very pretty! xoxo

  6. I just fell in love with these pictures, you look so beautiful (maybe it’s the angel of your photo, but it’s probably all you). The colour of the lip maestro is gorgeous, but not matte, pitty.

  7. Gosh Teri–you are too, too damn pretty! I LOVE how you can pull of this bright, super-pigmented color with such ease! Your makeup is perfectly balanced and the blush goes beautifully with the lip color! :D

  8. What a vibrant and beautiful color! I liked your thoughts on the cap; it certainly looks different, but I’m not sure if it’s better or worse than black!

  9. I love this colour on you. It’s so pretty. bright but not as harsh as red.
    ps: I understand all comments below, is it belgian? I’m afrikaans speaking …

  10. Wat een mooi kleurtje!

  11. I think the finish looks really nice! Vibrant and glowy but toned down because of the satin-look.

  12. waauw, de verpakking is gaaf en wat een mooie kleur zeg!

  13. Whoaaa this is STUNNING on you!!! The consistency looks slightly different from my 400, which seems thicker. I’ll keep you posted :)

  14. That looks great on you :-) I love your lips (in a non-creepy way, lol).

  15. mooi product maar de verpakking is niet zo luxueus als we gewoon zijn van GA

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