To the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Notorious liquid lipsticks, thanks for reminding me that I still need to get myself a Notorious RBG t-shirt.
These cuties are new for spring 2017 and — gasp! — they’re $38 each, which is pretty expensive, but I sure do think they’re lovely.
The Notorious Collection is an LE line of six Armani Lip Maestro liquid lipsticks inspired by Hollywood glamour. (Side note: For some reason, Armani refers to their Lip Maestros as glosses, which is a little confusing to me because they have a glossy finish, and I don’t think they feel like a gloss either.)
I’d characterize them as lightweight semi-matte liquid lipsticks with a whipped, wickedly moisturizing formula (totally unlike most liquid lipsticks, which are incredibly drying).
When I swipe one on my lips, I get an opaque lip look with a semi-matte finish that isn’t completely flat. I see light bouncing off my lips, which kinda makes them look plumper and muy delicioso. 🙂
They remain like that for 3-4 hours, assuming I’m only sipping on a beverage or carefully eating Fuji apple slices. If, on the other hand, I eat a full meal, the semi-matte aspect wears away, leaving behind a lovely lip stain throughout the entire lip area (as opposed to just around the edges).
I recommend all of them except for the lightest shade, 518 Paparazzi Pink, which seems to settle into my vertical lip lines, and the contrast between the color of my lips and the pigment in those lines looks super obvs…
Actually, now that I think about it…all of the shades settle into my vertical lip lines to a degree, but the only one that goes too far is 518 Paparazzi Pink (to me).
These are beautiful — especially the bold and bright colors, but unless your lips are baby smooth and soft, I’d think twice about the lightest pink.
Workin’ it out
With El Hub starting his new job this week, I’ve reshuffled my exercise schedule around, so now I’m taking my HIIT classes at night instead of in the morning.
I went for the first time last night, and oh, boy! — it’s hard to get yo’ sweat on after work. Well…for me.
I mean, I used to do it all the time when I was in my 20s, but dang if it’s not a lot harder now, LOL! Part of me is like, why bother if I can’t go all out? But another part of me is like, slow is still better than nothing.
Sigh… Do you prefer to exercise in the morning, the afternoon or at night?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,