CLEO Tries: A Red Liquid Lipstick That “Flatters All Complexions”
In case you haven’t heard, Giorgio Armani Beauty is now available at TANGS. Which means, you can get your hands on the famed foundation without going to duty-free stores! But there’s one other thing that got us excited – the Lip Maestro. One of the brand’s best-selling items, the liquid lipstick has a matte finish and the collection has a shade that “flatters all complexions”. In fact, it took 95 failed tries before Mr Armani found the perfect red, which he then named 400 The Red.
We put this claim to the test by trying it on the six skin tones we could find around the office.
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Leong Liyuan, Senior Designer
“I don’t really wear red lipstick because I feel like the colour looks too strong for my skin tone. Surprisingly, this shade looks good on me. It’s also easy to apply and is not drying.”
Sophie Hong, Senior Features Writer
“It’s a flattering shade of red on me. This is the shade that an adult woman would wear; it makes me feel more grown-up. It is a quick fix if I want to look more put-together for a business meeting or interview. I’m also surprised that the colour lasted me through lunch.”
Hidayah Idris, Senior Digital Writer
I like the texture because it glides on smoothly. The colour looks amazing and while I don’t usually fancy bright reds, I really like how this shade looked on me. I don’t know if it’s because I had lunch shortly after putting it on, but it feathers a bit, so it might work better if you paired it with a lip liner – like all other red lipsticks, honestly.”
Zahra Hamzah, Account Executive
“I like it because the red is not too dark or too bright. It’s wearable both for the office or when you’re going on a romantic date.”
Smita DeSouza, Beauty Editor
“I really like it because it brightens up my complexion. I would wear this on a lazy day when I’m skipping other makeup products. It also feels comfortable to wear.”
Avantika Raikar, Fashion Intern
“The texture is smooth and the formula moisturising. The colour is very vibrant, and while it’s pretty, I personally don’t quite like it because I don’t wear bright-coloured lipsticks – I prefer deeper reds.”
Lip Maestro retails for $55. You can buy Giorgio Armani Beauty products at their new counter at TANGS at Tang Plaza.