First Impressions: Maestro

In this video I give my first impression (i.e. quickie) review on my new (spoiler–favorite!) foundation: Giorgio Armani’s Maestro fusion makeup. This revolutionary foundation comes with a glass dropper to dispense the product, which is highly unusual. But the reason is this foundation is so fluid, it goes on like nothing you’ve ever tried before. And the result is like a layer of skin-perfecting pigment blended into your skin. A satiny finish, this product does NOT look like you are wearing foundation. It makes you look like you have perfect skin. It’s absolutely amazing. Here it is on my skin:



The Maestro foundation is adapted to all skin tones. The smart pigments are so fine, that they fuse with the skin’s natural color. They are also so fine and pure, that light rays will not be absorbed into the skin, but rather create a soft luminous reflection, a perfect 360 degrees radiance. This is not shiny folks. This is photoshopping.

Traditional foundations are usually emulsions with water in oil containing fillers; those fillers can produce a visible masking effect. Maestro was created with five out-of-the box principles, delivering a result never seen before:

  • a water and powder-free base
  • totally non-comodogenic
  • 5 time-released oils evaporating gradually
  • smart pigment technology
  • an easy, fast, fresh and flawless application with an unforgettable sensory feel

The Fusion make-up technology delivers the thinnest color film that blends perfectly and corrects skin imperfections without buildup.

You can purchase Maestro here!

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  1. Thea
    03.21.2013 / 1:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing this product – I’m always searching for the perfect foundation. I’d love to see a demo of how you put this on, especially since it’s such an unusual consistency.

    • 03.21.2013 / 10:15 pm

      I didn’t put it on in the video because it was applied at the makeup counter. But you HAVE to apply this with your fingers, in circular motions if you want, or spread it from the nose outward, how you apply doesn’t matter as long as it’s with your fingers not a brush. A brush will soak it all up and waste product. Plus this product is meant to be “laid down” on the skin and your fingers are the best (free!) tool to do so. Hope that helps!

  2. Jessica (Jess Kay Designs)
    03.21.2013 / 2:44 pm

    Sounds amazing! I know you said you had started to minimize face products… What is your current morning/night skincare regimen? I’d love to see a post on the skincare products you apply each morning and night!

  3. 03.21.2013 / 2:58 pm

    I got a sample of Maestro at The Cos Bar in The Woodlands. I’ve tried it once and I’m on the fence. I may have used it over primer, however. My skin is combination and aging. Up close, it looks like it settles in my pores. But from a distance, it really does blur imperfections. Very weightless feel. I’m on the fence about whether or not it accentuates my fine lines/wrinkles. I’ll try it today without primer and see how it goes.

    • 03.21.2013 / 10:13 pm

      In the very, very beginning, it almost accentuates your pores. But give it 30 minutes and it diffuses: even up close. Would apply a light-reflecting moisturizer first though if you’re worried about fine lines & wrinkles. Like MAC Strobe cream/liquid.

      • 03.21.2013 / 10:18 pm

        thank you – I will have to try the MAC moisturizer. I tried wearing Maestro again today and I’m quite pleased. I really love the weightless feel. It does seem to spread out after a bit as you said. I really like the way I look in it. My skin looks really good! The only downside, as you said, is the price.

  4. 03.21.2013 / 10:12 pm

    I speak the truth! It truly is miraculous. I’ll keep my eyes out for a dupe, but since it is such a new technology, I doubt we will see it made in drugstores very soon. For a similar sheer effect (although it’s more of a gel effect) I’ve heard Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation is nice, if you can get your hands on a bottle.

  5. Gillian
    03.22.2013 / 10:22 am

    Great video!!!I really want to order this but I am having some trouble deciding on the shade and I think we might have similar coloring. I know you mentioned once that you have Urban Decay’s Naked foundation. If you don’t mind me asking, what shade do you wear in that?

  6. 03.22.2013 / 3:12 pm

    You’re making even ME want to try this, and I don’t wear foundation. But I have heard for years that GA is THE BEST. Awesome video. I love how your brains come through in all of your video posts. A beauty blog for brainy girls!

    • 03.25.2013 / 4:14 am

      Aw, thanks love! Glad you liked it. And I’m not surprised you don’t wear foundation (although this is perfect for no-foundation-girls), because your skin is flawless!

  7. Nique
    03.23.2013 / 3:45 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation! I ordered it, and it is on the way. Do you use any other sunscreen with it? I feel naked without at least SPF 30, but I am worried that a sunscreen under this product will make it act weird. Any thoughts?

  8. Trysha
    03.23.2013 / 11:12 pm

    Such a great looking product!

  9. Michelle
    03.25.2013 / 6:41 pm

    It looks great on you! Have you ever tried a natural makeup that doesn’t have all the chemicals in it but has the quality and coverage that we all crave for? I am so glad I came across Glam Girl Naturals Cosmetics! They have a great concealer, and their foundations are to die for. You will love the coverage they give you- I have sensitive skin, and with olive skin, I also have darker areas under my eyes, that I wanted to make look all uniform. Well Glam Girl Naturals Cosmetics Loose Mineral Foundation did that for me! I highly recommend it.

  10. 03.28.2013 / 2:41 pm

    This was such a great review of the Maestro foundation. I was looking at getting the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation, but this might be awesome to try too. It looks great on your skin.

  11. carly tati
    03.30.2013 / 9:09 am

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been curious about this one and looks like it’s worth a try. Looks great on you!

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