Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Make-up is really something completely different for the foundation/base market – I’m not going to attempt to describe it in technical detail, but basically this base is pure pigment suspended in an oil. But not an oil to be scared of – the last thing this feels is oily.
Texture wise it really is unlike anything I have tried before – a small drop on the hand and you can already feel it’s unusual, it’s far more liquid than the average foundation or base. The real magic happens when it’s buffed in – it literally feels like it disappears yet leaves just enough coverage on the skin to even out and leave it looking more flawless.
So on first use, I felt genuinely blown away – I adored the finish, the feeling and the coverage. I had hugely high hopes that this was it, this was the ultimate foundation for me – no looking back, I had found the one.
But it wasn’t quite that simple – when I started to profess my love on twitter, a couple of blogger-friends commented how they had felt the same but then found that as the day went on, any tiny dry patches tended to become far more obvious as the foundation would cling to them. As I have quite dehydrated skin I was a little wary of this but wanted to give it the benefit of he doubt, but on a quick trip to the loos at work to check the state of my face I found that around my eyes and on my nose dry areas were showing up and it was looking a little patchy in these areas.
I didn’t want to give up though, as I said how much I adored the finish and feeling – so I gave it a few more days of use, making sure I *really* moisturised and *really* exfoliated before using – but I did still find that this clings to some dry patches. So to be honest, this does make me a little sad as it’s an otherwise AMAZING new make-up product.
It doesn’t mean I’m completely ruling it out at all, I’ll just need to prep fully and perhaps only use in areas I need and avoid around my eyes where dehydration tends to show the worst on me. Because I really, really, do love the finish and everything else overall. If you have oily skin though this could be a whole different story – I’d love to hear how you have gotten on with this if you do have oily skin, or even if you didn’t but found something different.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation is available from Selfridges £36