I was selected to receive a full sized bottle of Sì Eau de Parfum Intense and two Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro lip colors for review in a recent Influenster VoxBox. This was exciting since I happen to like the regular Armani Sì scent. I had also recently picked up a Lip Maestro on a whim and it's been one of my go to lip colors this fall.
GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY SÌ EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE
Giorgio Armani Beauty Sì Eau de Parfum Intense is described as a fragrance of passion, softly powerful, assertive and unmistakably feminine. Armani Beauty introduced Sì Eau de Parfum Intense as a followup to the highly successful Armani Sì. The enhanced version features a unique 20 percent oil concentration, which is higher than the average Eau de Parfum. The fragrance is housed in a luxurious black spray bottle with gold accents. The face of the perfume is actress Cate Blanchett. #SaySi
The scent is quite strong when initially sprayed but develops into a more suitable level as it sits on the skin. There must be something to the higher concentration of oil and the staying power as well as most fragrances tend to fade on me by the afternoon and this was still going strong into the evening. The original Sì is lighter and sweeter. I'm surprised by how much I like this as it as it does have a touch of musk which I'm normally not a fan of. And my husband likes it on me too. When you have a spouse/significant other, that is a viable factor to consider when choosing a scent. I would describe Sì Intense as sultry and feminine and it's perfect for the cooler months.
GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY LIP MANIFESTO
Lip Maestro is billed as the first lip stain with a comfortable velvet texture and radiant finish. This next generation lip color is infused with concentrated pigments that permeate the gel formula to impart an incredible depth of color that stays true with a non-sticky texture that provides hours of hydration and comfort.
I received the Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Lip Stains in 400 and 201.
Shade 400 The Red is a vibrant true red.
Shade 201 Dark Velvet is a lustrous deep burgundy.
I was already familiar with Lip Maestro since I currently have one in my rotation of lip products. This is liquid type lip color with a doe foot applicator and it is unscented which is both rare and welcome. The color itself is opaque and applies very smoothly and evenly. Just one coat gives full coverage. Lip Maestro has a matte finish that looks radiant rather than flat which is what I think sets it apart from other lip products. It really has an incredibly lightweight texture for a lip color with such excellent coverage and pigmentation. Lip Maestro truly has the feel of a luxury lip product.
Lip Maestro is comfortable to wear because it stays creamy and keeps your lips hydrated while you have it on. I'd say you can get about 4 hours of wear without any type of degradation. I haven't had any issues with feathering. Even though it is billed as long wearing, this lip product does and will transfer onto your cups, tissues or whatnot. But it will leave behind a less intense stain on your lips that is actually quite long wearing. With bold shades like these two, I actually prefer to apply the product and then blot it down with a tissue to tone down the intensity.
Full on bright reds aren't really my thing so I'm not that crazy about 400. It is a true red that really pops and if you have full lips and don't like to draw attention to them like me, it's the kind of color that you tend to avoid. I do like a good burgundy and 201 is a really good one. The shade has great depth and even though it looks a tad brown in the tube, it actually wears as more of a wine color and has a blue undertone. I wore out it to dinner with friends over the weekend and got a bunch of compliments. I definitely like it for evenings out and I look forward to wearing this lip color during the holiday season. For everyday wear, I'm sticking with 200 Terra which is a really flattering reddish brown shade. I swatched 202 Dolci, a gorgeous nude at Sephora last week and I think that may be my next buy. I don't usually go for matte lip color and I'm smitten with the Lip Maestro formulation. This is by far the most pigmented lip color I've ever used and they nailed it with the velvet feel and satin finish.Giorgio Armani Beauty Sì Eau de Parfum Intense retails for $75 for a 1 oz. eau de parfum spray. Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro lip stains are $38 each. Giorgio Armani beauty products can be found at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales.
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