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Let’s Go, Maestro!

I think Armani wins for coolest product launch recently. They have released 2 new products that are quite amazing: the Maestro Blush & Liquid Summer. Both are a welcome addition to the Maestro family. I already LOVE the Maestro foundation (easily a top 5 of all time), so it’s not strange at all that as soon as I saw these 2 released, I went for it.

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L-R: Maestro foundation ($64), Liquid Summer ($64) & Blush ($52). You can see my foundation is half gone, which is insanely shocking. One of the things I love about this foundation is it has an oily texture (strange at first) so it applies nicely, but it dries to a completely different finish. When you color match it, you have to wait to see how it matches your skin. It literally sets, stays and looks like skin.

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Liquid Summer
This limited edition gem is absolutely gorgeous. I have been playing around with it, and you can wear it underneath or on top of foundation. I have yet to mix it, but I’m sure you could add a bit to deepen up your winter foundations as well. It’s an extremely natural bronze color & the finish is flawless. I’m still playing with application, but you need to work quick. This sets & lasts. Just a drop at a time and I start with it on the back of my hand, stipple in a brush and apply to face. I noticed when swatching, this does have light, pretty shimmer. I wondered how it looked so glow-y on the skin. It has a more matte finish, but the shimmer adds dimension for a true summer glow. Armani doesn’t overdo it and I didn’t even notice at first.

Maestro Blush
Half the size (0.5 oz) for not even close to half the price. Eeep. This blush made me squirm. I love this brick red blush, though. You have to apply quickly but when it sets, you’re set. This is extremely natural, but I have found it really hard to work with. It’s so pigmented and dries so quickly, this is not for the faint of heart. There is also only 3 colors, mine is in 500. I’ve got my eye on 300, but because this has proven difficult to work with, I’m holding off.

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Swatches – Liquid Bronze (1 drop) & Blush (1 drop) blended out.

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Look closely at the above photo. You can see the oil starting to separate. No big deal, I just shook it and vola! But you can see how it really does have oils in it. It glides over the skin, but like I said… work fast!

So far, I’m totally smitten with the finish and texture of these products. They (especially all combined) a really natural look. You’d have to do a double take to know you had makeup on. But the bronzer and particularly the blush are extremely hard to work with. I still haven’t mastered application & consider myself fairly decent at applying makeup (not an artist by any means, but you know…). If you are a newbie or lazy, I’d skip. If it’s worth it to you (time wise, really) to get a really flawless, natural look, these are worth a gander. I have found I stare longingly at them often as it’s just too much of a pain to apply in a hurry (most normal days). I’ll likely keep as I’m extremely impressed with them (longevity, finish & color), but I’d think twice about how they might work for you.

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  • Reply Makeup Remastered

    Hi
    I think these are worth a look- yet I worry that the shades are similar to a few of my Armani fluid sheers. Are u able to compare them colour and texture wise?
    Thanks

    March 28, 2014 at 10:17 am
    • Reply Andie

      I did a video on it but haven’t gotten it up yet! Trying for Weds!! 🙂

      April 1, 2014 at 11:24 am

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