A glimpse at the lips: Armani's Lip Maestro in Ecstasy 504

by Nicole McIntyre in


The conductor ambled up to his podium as a wave of silence moved across the audience. Tap, tap, tap.

The maestro has arrived -- the music streamed out; string, wind and percussion intertwined into one.

Armani Lip Maestro in Ecstasy 504

Armani Lip Maestro in Ecstasy 504

Armani's Lip Maestro is a gloss which dries down to a semi-lacquered finish, lasts hours and eventually turns into a lovely stain. This is the sort of lippie that takes you from morning to night. The last time I found something such as this, I didn't think anything could come close.

Like those cheesy infomercials out there, you can "set it [lip maestro] and forget it." Lip maestro's formula is non-drying and non-sticky, two big thumbs up in my book! With that said, I still like to apply chapstick on my lips prior to putting anything else on them.

Flat doe foot applicator

Flat doe foot applicator

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Swatch of Lip Maestro in Ecstasy 504

Swatch of Lip Maestro in Ecstasy 504

Wearing Ecstasy 504

Wearing Ecstasy 504

Ecstasy 504 is a vibrant and bright fuchsia pink. Initially it appears red (see swatch above), but a few minutes after the glossiness wears down the lovely pink hue is finally in clear view. If you're worried about feathering/product migration, line your lips with Makeup Forever's Lip Line Perfector; it'll stop your lipstick dead in its tracks.

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Total amount for Armani's Lip Maestro in Ecstasy 504:

  • $49.00 AUS / $32.00 USD 

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 8 out of 10 bags – I had to take a couple of points off for price and colour selection (Ecstasy 504 is one of the twelve shades available for purchase).

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • I wouldn't mind trying a lighter colour for work, perhaps Blush or Casual Pink will do?