Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

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Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

When the Luminous Silk Foundation became all the rage, I bought into it and I loved it. It has been my go to, rather one and only liquid foundation for quite some time. So when I learned that it’s available in store, I rushed to the Nordie’s that carries the brand to get matched. As you can see in the swatch picture towards the bottom of this page, it is a perfect color match for me.

According to Nordstrom,

This ultra-lightweight formula applies easily with an unforgettable sensation, leaving skin moisturized and conditioned for a flawless complexion with just one drop. Pure color pigments fuse to the skin for coverage with a no-makeup feel. Buildable coverage with a natural finish.

It was love at first application for me. All you really need is a drop full and I dot it on both sides of my forehead, nose, chin, both sides of the highest point of my cheeks and both sides of my cheeks closer to the jawline. Then I blend. I find that the best way to blend it is by using my fingers. It blends beautifully, goes on really smooth. You can achieve a very sheer coverage to about medium full coverage. It does not cover my dark spots entirely but it is diminished considerably. The resulting look has that airbrushed finished, definitely evened out complexion without feeling like I have anything on. It does not dry out my skin. I notice though that it will accentuate dry spots so a well moisturized skin is a must prior to application.

I love this foundation so much I recommend it to anybody looking for a foundation. It’s definitely worth the trip to a Giorgio Armani counter to test it out.

I got mine for $62 at Nordstroms. It is available at Nordstroms and Neiman Marcus.

Here are some looks where I’ve used Armani Maestro as foundation…

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xo, Emilie

UPDATED! New! Limited Edition Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes to Kill’ Intense Eyeshadow, Acqua Collection

UPDATE 07.12.2012: I now have 25 in my possession and this post is now complete.

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(l-r) 25 Smokey Copper, 25 Rusted Gold, 26 Carat Gold, 27 Oxidised Silver, 28 Red Platine, 29 Rose Titanium

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(l-r) 25 Smokey Copper, 25 Rusted Gold, 26 Carat Gold, 27 Oxidised Silver, 28 Red Platine, 29 Rose Titanium

I haven’t really paid much notice to Giorgio Armani makeup because so far my experience with their SA’s is not so good. And this time around it’s no different. However, day before 4th of July a friend told me about new colors from their “pot eyeshadows” (her words). I went online to see it at the Nordstrom website and I was intrigues. I don’t really own much from their line except for 2 glosses so I decided to try out this product line as I’ve only read good things about this formula.

According to the Giorgio Armani Beauty website…

Just in time for Summer, try these waterproof, 24-hour wear eyeshadows, now available in six limited edition new shades: #24-#29.

Eyes To Kill Intense unveils a pearl blend that radiates four spellbinding colours. Each of the Eyes to Kill Intense shades is based on a revolutionary technology that acts like a kaleidoscope, producing multidimensional colors.

Neither a cream nor a powder, this incredible hybrid formula acts like a colour suspension that delivers a dreamy, ethereal beauty to eyes with a 24 hour hold.

I am missing #25 right now because they “couldn’t find the bag” with all my orders that I had placed on hold the night before. Talk about service…that reminded me why I never touched this brand before.

Here comes the photos…

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#24 Smokey Copper

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#24 Smokey Copper

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#24 Smokey Copper

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#24 Smokey Copper

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#25 Rusted Gold

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#25 Rusted Gold

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#25 Rusted Gold

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#26 Carat Gold

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#26 Carat Gold

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#26 Carat Gold

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#27 Oxidised Silver

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#27 Oxidised Silver

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#27 Oxidised Silver

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#28 Red Platine

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#28 Red Platine

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#28 Red Platine

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#29 Rose Titanium

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#29 Rose Titanium

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#29 Rose Titanium

I say: I love how these shadows apply on the skin. They look great on the pot and look great against the skin. I’m glad I indulged despite the so-so service I get from heir SA’s. I haven’t had the chance to test out their 24 hour claim but I tried to run water over the swatch but once they dried down the don’t budge.

Are you liking any of the colors?

I got mine at Nordstrom for $32, also available at Nordstrom.com and online at Giorgio Armani Beauty.

xo, Emilie

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