Rose Sand (523)
Giorgio Armani Rose Sand (523) Lip Maestro is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. The doe-foot applicator had just the right amount of product for one-stroke application, and I felt like I had good control over the edges (without having to be too patient).
The liquid lipstick had a velvety, smooth, and spreadable texture that felt lightweight but had enough substance to adhere well to my lips for better wear. As this doesn’t dry down, it wears down to a more matte finish after two hours of wear (or faster if blotted, whether intentionally or by drinking out of a glass or cup!). It wore beautifully for six and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn.
Rose Nomad (524)
Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) Lip Maestro is a slightly muted, medium-dark plum with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. There seemed to be the most minute amount of pearl throughout but not to the point where it actually changed the finish, so they seemed to contribute to a more luminous finish than anything else.
The texture was smooth, velvety, and non-sticky, which made it easy to spread across my lips for even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lip lines. The color payoff was opaque in a single stroke, and it stayed on well for seven hours and felt hydrating over time.