Giorgio Armani finally hopped on the bandwagon with many other brands and is finally diving into the matte revolution! They have released a line known as Lip Maestro which is essentially a matte lip lacquer.
The texture is smooth and creamy, and likely because of my colour choice, very pigmented. It does have a bit of a tendency to stain so I had to be very careful when applying to my lips to ensure I was using a mirror so I wasn’t going out of the lines.
Unlike many matte products I’ve tried, this is not at all drying. I might even go as far as to say that it could even be a little moisturising. All I know is that there was no need to apply a lip balm before or after using this and it lasted be quite a while.
When you first apply it, you need to let it “set” on your lips first, I had a couple of issues with going straight outside and having strands of my hair touching my lips and then leaving little marks on my cheeks.
The only issue I have with this product is bleeding. If you see the photos below you’ll notice that after about 1-2 hrs of wear, the product does start to bleed on the edges of my lips. To me, this is just messy and quite a let down for a product as expensive and luxurious as Giorgio Armani. I know this is easy to fix with a lip liner, but frankly it still annoys me.
I’m in two minds as to whether I should purchase more, I did consider purchasing a lighter shade as I tend to wear lighter shades more often than darker shades, but I think I’ll put that thought on the back burner for now with anticipation of the new Spring 2013 collections coming out (much more my colour types).
You can purchase this product online for $32US.