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Apparently it’s nearly spring, although to look out of the window you would think it’s November – us British love to chat weather huh? Even more so when you’re a beauty obsessive, as with each season change it’s a chance to change up makeup and skincare. For the, supposedly, warmer months I prefer a lightweight feeling base that still gives me the coverage I need, plus a bit of a dewy glow is always an added bonus. Well, I have found the perfect foundation that gives me all of this; the Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation (£40.00)*
Shall we get the bad points out of the way first? The stupid pipette dispenser -THIS ISN’T A FACIAL OIL, GIMME A PUMP. There, I said it. The pipette is easy enough to use, but for hygiene purposes, and product longevity, I much prefer a pump dispenser. When the first arrived I got a little bit of a shock as the formula had separated and I nearly cried, however that’s just how it is so a good ‘ol shake is certainly needed to mix this before use. The formula is a mix of pigment powders and skincare oils, plus a whole load of radiance, it’s a light to light medium coverage and you would need to apply a concealer before the foundation to any blemishes… I usually conceal after foundation, but with this before is better so that you aren’t dulling down the glow in certain areas. I love that there isn’t just a tonne of shimmer and glitter in this to give it that glowy dewy look – it’s more of a radiance and luminosity.
It blends on the skin really well, although I did find that using a buffing brush was my least favourite application method with this as I seemed to use more products – fingers or a beauty blender FTW here. The formula reminds me heavily of the L’oreal Magic Nude foundation in how lightweight it feels, but obviously with a whole lot more radiance. This lasts quite well with a light powder in the more commonly oily areas, but if you skin is fairly oily to begin with then touch ups will be needed during the day. I would avoid this foundation if you prefer full coverage or have incredibly dry skin – it just won’t cut it for your needs/expectations. However, if you want to glow to the Gods then you need this.
Another little surprise love has been the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Lengthening Mascara (£27.00)* mainly due to the non-clumping volume and length it adds, it’s even giving my favourite Japanese mascara a run for its money. You do need to curl your lashes with this one as it won’t really add much of a curl on its own, but it will hold a curl once you have used lash curlers. It’s a little pricier than my holy grail mascara which is £19.00 but if this lasts well in terms of drying out time etc then I can see me having two holy grail mascaras, and that makes me a lucky lady.
You can’t have a Giorgio Armani makeup look without topping it off with one of my favourite scents; Giorgio Armani Si (£49.50)* – I have review this previously here, so if you haven’t read about this scent before then check it out, as it’s certainly much loved by many.
What are your go to glowy foundations for when the sun appears?