• 15th Oct 2012

Giorgio Armani Maestro Complexion Perfector

Giorgio Armani Maestro complexion perfector* £36

After eight years of research, Armani are introducing what they call ‘Maestro Fusion Makeup’.

The first product to be released is the Maestro complexion perfector and I completely understand why they don’t want to call it a foundation, because it really is quite different to most foundations. 

When I first received this, I opened it up and straight away and applied a bit to the back of my hand. When I squeezed a couple of drops out it appeared as a very runny liquid foundation, but when I started to blend it with my hand it instantly dried and made my hand feel like a soft, airbrushed dream. 

Here’s why… (warning… science bit!)

Most traditional foundation are “emulsions with water in oil containing fillers”, but Maestro contains 5 carefully selected oils. The oils which were blended in a lab all evaporate at different rates which is why they leave a fine film and a soft veil of colour. Whilst traditional foundations contain 20% water in 80% of oil, this one contains 20% of water-free oils in 80% water. The pigmentation in it is around 10% lower than most, making it more like a primer than a pigmented foundation. 

I don’t think this is something that will work for everyone as it is quite a specific product. If you’re looking for high coverage then this isn’t for you as it is very sheer and quite hard to build up. I also think if you have very dry skin then this isn’t for you either. I found that it really did smooth out my skin and it felt amazing on, but unfortunately it didn’t look great on the dry patches around my nose and I’m guessing this is due to the dry oils in the ingredients. If you’re skin is already quite good but you want something to smooth is out and make you look a little airbrushed then I think this would be good for you. 

It’s an exciting launch and definitely worth a try at a counter. It has an amazing texture!

Maestro is now available exclusively to Selfridges and will launched at the beginning of October.  

Will you be trying it? 

Lily xx

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06234224479003783039 Bernice Fan

    i try it already.it”s very nice.the price is high but reasonable

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04103030492884413474 Amy

    the science behind makeup is the best kind of science ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    This is definitely something I’d like to sample, but would probably not buy due to the price and the super sheer coverage. Looks really unique, though! Thanks for the review :)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15310975964117373260 MakeupbyNix

    I like the thought of this product, but the price tag means I personally couldn’t stretch to it right now. I may go and try a sample if I can just because I am so intrigued by it due to my oily/combination skin which seems to repel most foundations on from my nose by lunchtime! :(

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09571368240134412757 Luxe.

    I really like the idea of this foundation but I don’t think its for me as I need a lot of coverage


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06922574681275384536 Kate

    I think it sounds amazing, I can’t wait until my skin has gotten over its change of season blues and I don’t need a higher coverage! I will definitely be checking it out.

    Kate x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07496441308035109656 Fernanda

    I’ve been hearing so much about this and it sounds so exciting. I wish I didn’t need so much coverage due to acne pigmentation, or else I would definitely go for it!!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13714184359245316817 MeganB

    This is the best complexion perfecter I have ever come across. Besides being water based, it provides a smooth coverage that lasts all day,it does not promote the growth of acne on my skin. I love to use Giorgio Armani Maestro complexion perfecter on my skin; it makes my skin look perfectly flawless.
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