Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro

I’m on a bold lip roll at the moment and I think I’ve found my latest obsession in the form of the newly released Giorgio Armani Lip Maestros*. Quelle surprise! Formulated to be a long-lasting liquid lipstick with a matte, velvet finish, when these popped through the letterbox I instantly threw them on and indulged in some testing (while barefaced and in my pyjamas – classy), and from the comfort of my own bed I was impressed. So when I swanned out for dinner on Monday these came with me and here’s the low-down…

I have the fiery orange-toned red 401, the sheer 700 (from their Christmas collection) and the brown nude 202. Lets get down to it – 401 – love, but the other two aren’t winners for me. Although the glossy shade 700 does impart a gorgeous glow to the lips, so does a tub of Vaseline and 202 just didn’t sit right with my complexion – waaaaaay to brown for my tastes. But back to my favourite 401, the first thing that struck me was how easy it was to apply – no lip liner needed, the long bendy nib glides onto the lip contours even with my shaky hands and it’s so pigmented I didn’t even need to dip it back into the tube. Wear time was good too. The spiel states the Lip Maestros to last a good eight hours, I need a quick dose again after four, but then I did munch my way through a mini banquet at Gourmet Burger Kitchen (guilty). The only thumbs down for me is the red topped lids, I much prefer the navy one from the winter collection or just a flash of classy black. But that’s just me being fussy. Of course they’re going to draw comparisons to the YSL Glossy Stains (review here), but the Lip Maestros are much more matte than their liquid lippie counterparts and I find the more buttery texture to apply that little bit easier on the lips. You want glossy? Go with YSL. If you’re a matte lover? Giorgio Armani. Simples.

A tube of this liquidly lipstick love will set you back £25, and they’re currently available exclusively at Harrods and Armani Beauty Online, until the 1st December when they are released nationwide. Like I said, skip the neutral hues, and splurge on the bold shades. Just remember if you’re going to hoof down a burger it might be a good idea to have it on standby for a re-application. Red lip lovers, you won’t be disappointed.

*PR Samples


  • angela santi

    it seems to me that is basically the same concept of the soft cream lipsticks from NYX and above all from Sephora ( Huge thumbs up to them from me 🙂

    • Such a shame we can’t find either of these in the UK! Sephora needs to come to the UK pronto! x

  • This colour looks gorgeous on you! I love the finish, pretty pricey though might have to put it on my christmas list! x

    • Definitely one for the Christmas list! x

  • these are beautiful colours, you look amazng with a red lippy 🙂

    • Aw thanks hun! x

  • Lipmunn Tang

    this look amazing! So perfect. Would you ever consider something dark? Like Rimmel’s Kate Moss #4?

    • Oh yes I do love a dark lip too – my favourite is the Kate Moss Rimmel Matte ones in 107 🙂

  • Felicity

    Love the look of this, sounds much easier to apply than regular lipstick x

    • Ah thanks – I was so surprised by how easy it was – thought I’d end up drawing all over my face haha! 🙂 x

  • Jennifer

    Wow that red is stunning, I need to get it, I have nothing else in that colour with the velvet finish. Also, whatever you are using as your base here looks amazing and do you have a little plum eye shadow on or is it a shadow from your hair? Your eyes look really green and pretty

  • Hannah Cagney Lace

    Lovely red lip Anna, I love how it’s matt which you wouldn’t expect from something that’s packaged similar to a lip gloss. How have you been finding the By Terry Sheer Expert? Is it a long lasting one?

  • Romila Marie Santos

    Looks absolutely stunning on you!

  • JoySteib

    That is a beautiful color and it is sooooo becoming on you!!!! You look amazing!!! 🙂

  • Rute

    Gorgeous, Anna! 🙂

  • Emilie Garnes

    Oooouu! I will definitely pick up that red beauty once it is released worldwide! wow it looks amazing on you (and the matte finish is right up my street)!! xx Em

  • OMG that colour looks STUNNING on you! <3

  • gorgeous. the colour really suits you xx

  • Beth Bradley

    Lovely, oranges really suit you.

    Beth @

  • Sarah S.

    How does the matte lip cream compare to NYX matte lip creams?

  • This is amazing! The colour looks stunning on you x

  • It looks lovely on you, I’m really liking liquid lipsticks at the moment
    Daniella x

  • jess

    such a great colour on you!!! they look really nice, might just have to find these 😀

  • Those look amazing!

  • Linde

    Hi Anna! I’m following your blog for a while now and I absolutely love it! I have a little question.. A while ago you posted something about a friend of you, who did a cover of this song Begging by Madcon. I really like it! But I can’t remember the name of the band any more.. Could you please help me! xo Linde

  • The Workette

    packaging looks wonderful!

  • Fernanda

    These look so pretty, I love the shade your wearing! I still want to check out the YSL one first… Mainly because of the packaging, I have to admit. lol xx

  • beckysmakeup

    wowza! Aside from the price, this looks blooming gorge on you! I think I am sold…sorry bank balance!


    beckys makeup

  • legseleven7

    Ooooo that looks beaut on you chick

  • Stacey

    This looks gorgeous! I have really dry lips so usually stick to chubby sticks and balmy textures – do you think this liquid lipstick will show up horrible when it dries or be okay as it’s a gloss formula initially? x

  • After just purchasing the YSL Glossy Stains, you go and review these and now I am in love! Anna, you’re not helping me save with all of these recommendations! You really do suit a red lip 🙂 x

  • sarirah

    Looks gorgeous on you! This might have to be my high end purchase of the Autumn. It’s matte and bold..I’m sold! 😉

  • Emma computergirls

    These look good!

  • Luxe.

    Wow wow wow these look gorgeous!x

  • FloribundaR

    Ooooh, I would love one of these! Time for some shopping 🙂 xo

  • Katie Fawcett
  • dying to try this – so tempted to buy it haha

  • Claris

    looks gorgeous on you! orange/poppy colours just doesn’t sit well on me in my opinion so i tried #400 and loved it! 🙂

  • Ylenia Felici

    can you do a review on the giorgio armani maestro foundation?PLEASE ANNA 🙂

  • t

    I adore armani!

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    products reduced by 50% or more including products from nars, MAC, armani,
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