Hope you had a great weekend? As usual mine flew by all too quickly but I was lucky enough to start it in style with a wonderful Giorgio Armani Masterclass at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, London.
Firstly, my existing makeup was removed using Velvety Cleansing Milk and Delicate Cleansing Balm followed by applying Mineral Soothing Lotion, Regenessence Serum, Cream and Eye Serum. With these alone I was left with super soft, plumped up skin.
I was particularly keen to see the results from the newly launched Maestro foundation from the range. There has been enormous praise for this product on many other beauty sites and blogs I follow so I wanted to see if it lived up to the hype!
With it’s dropper dispenser I only needed 4-5 drops of shade no.5 for my entire face. On application it feels incredibly light and blends so effortlessly. After applying to just one side for contrast it made my skin look lifted and airbrushed and like I’d had a good 10 hours sleep! It really was as impressive as everyone has said! Not to mention this was all applied using just fingertips and looked flawless.
Using innovative Maestro-Fil (TM) fusion technology it adapts to the tones and textures inherent within your skin for a completely tailor made coverage. The liquid transforms on the skin into a feather light matte finish without feeling heavy. It genuinely looks like your own skin, albeit infinitely improved! Maestro’s formula is a harmony of 5 oils which evaporate on the skin leaving just a fine trace of pigment remaining. One of these is White Lotus Oil which helps to improve the skin and with added SPF 15 this really does tick all the boxes.
Maestro Eraser in no.3 was used under the eyes and on blemishes to conceal. Eyes were defined using Eye Pencil in no.5, a gorgeously rich aubergine shade that was much softer than black but still provided a beautiful smokey look. Eyes To Kill Palette in No.4 was used to contour and also on brows and eyes. The smouldering effect was enhanced using Eyes To Kill Classic Mascara. To complete the look, Sheerblush 6 was used on the apples of my cheeks and Maestro Lip No.201 gave a glossy finish to my lips. Maestro Lip is currently exclusive to Harrods but launches nationwide in December. It’s a fantastic long wearing gel lipstick/gloss that feels light and moisturising - definitely on my to buy list!
A huge thank you to Ellie and Owen at Armani for inviting me along for the masterclass. If you want to check out more products from the range head to Giorgio Armani Beauty UK
My Armani make up cheat sheet!