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December 13, 2012

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro‏ Swatches

Hi hi

Came across the 'going to be launched in SG in Jan 2013' Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in Hong Kong, and I took the chance to swatch all of them.  Note that we will only be getting 10 of the 12 shades released in this collection.  I believe each will retail in the SGD$50 range.  Most of the shades (save for 1 or 2) are SOLD OUT in Hong Kong as this collection has been launched since September. 

For my feature entry and more informtion, including which shades available in Singapore, click here.

It's the reds and bright colors in this collection which really call out to me.  The nude 'safe' colors look too heavy and intense in this unique matte gloss formula.  However the reds are just amazing.  Temptalia has several reviews of the Lip Maestro... click here for her thoughts on them. 

And here are my swatches - do note that these are rather heavy swatches (hence the finish doesn't look matte) and you really need just a tiny amount to color your whole lips.   They are as I remembered - extremely smooth and velvety.  I already have my mind set on a couple of the red ones.  :)

I am currently in Hong Kong now...been enjoying the cooler weather here.   Here are a few picture updates.

<p>my daily makeup mess :)

Thanks for reading!  :)

posted by

Hey Sophia, thanks for the swatches. I definitely want to get at least one Lip Maestro. 401, 402, 502 and 503 look like they are my kind of shades. Did you get any?

posted by

Is that a cup from the hotel room that u are using to contain your makeup brushes and pencils? hehee... coz that's what I do too :)


@hazel - yes, that's right! making the glass very useful hehehe... :)


@ Jac - I got 400 today. the model in the ad campaign is wearing 402, but it is totally OOS in hk. I would want to get that come Jan. :)

posted by CLMirta

hi sophia. i just saw you and your friends today at tom ford lane crawford times square this afternoon! i wasn't sure until i saw this post. i was there doing some makeover and bought some from tom ford.


@ CLMirta - Hi hi! Yes, we were at the TF counter at Times Square! It was pretty crowded! What did you get from TF after your makeover? :)

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About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

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