Friday, November 16, 2012

Armani Lip Maestro Swatches

I took some quick swatch pictures of my Armani Lip Maestros.  Awww...they look so happy together!

Dark Velvet is a vampy, deep, wine red.  I'm curious to see if it will look plummy on me (probably).  The Red is a classic, rich blue-based red.  Ecstasy is a smoking hot, nearly neon, fuchsia pink.  You've seen me wear Tibetan Orange here.  It's a striking, bold orange that leans red.  And Flesh is more of a medium intensity pumpkin orange.  I assume by "Flesh" they do mean pumpkin flesh...not any human flesh tone I've ever seen before!

Below you can see the result of my attempting to wipe them off with a dry tissue.  They leave a stain behind.  Even after washing and scrubbing my arm with soap and water, I'm left with about half the stains you see here.  Lasting power = great.

I plan to wear each of these new ones in upcoming FOTDs, so fear not!  More pictures will be on the way soon.

To recap what I've said about the formula, I think I am in love!  They have a forgiving, ever so slightly radiant matte finish.  They are cushy, soft and comfortable on.  I won't yet say that they are hydrating, but they seem to be minimally drying (which is my most favorable stance on nearly all supposedly long-wearing yet "hydrating" lip formulations).  They go on easily and stay on for a long time.  The eventual fading is relatively even and flattering.  Bleeding without liner appears to be very minimal so far.

If you have any of these I'll be curious to hear your thoughts and feelings.  Share!  :)


  1. Thanks for the swatches! I can't wait to see your FOTDs with these! I think 400 or 504 is calling my name!

    1. You are so welcome! I'll wear and show them, soon, I promise. :)

  2. Thank you for the lovely swatches! I'm really drawn by 201, but I fear it may be too warm for me. And 400! Wowzers, what a beauty. But I've made myself promise to stop buying luxury red lipsticks––I already have, like, 3, and I rarely wear those as it is!

    1. You are most welcome! I have to admit, I need to stop buying luxury reds as well! I have way too many terrific reds and hardly ever wear them. :-O Hopefully this will be the red to end all reds, though. That's what I'm telling myself, at any rate.


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