Giorgio Armani Desert (522) Lip Maestro is a muted, rosy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had rich pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without emphasizing my lip lines. The texture felt lightly creamy, velvety (a bit denser but still very smooth), and lightweight on my lips. While it’s liquid, it doesn’t dry down to a matte finish; it will wear down to a matte finish in a couple of hours (depending on whether you blot or drink with it on). It wore well for five hours and was hydrating over time.
Giorgio Armani Rose Clay (525) Lip Maestro is a muted, medium-dark, plummy-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. The liquid lipstick spread evenly and smoothly across my lips with opaque coverage in a single pull of product. The consistency was lightweight, creamy and velvety without being too slippery, and while it didn’t emphasize my lip lines, it wasn’t as smoothing as some other shades in the range. It lasted nicely for six hours and felt hydrating while worn.