Everyone in the fashion world knows about the renowned Italian designer, Giorgio Armani. However, very few know that the designer has a knack for textures. And, this can be seen in Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation. The product is one of the popular and effective cosmetics solutions from Giorgio Armani’s line of cosmetic collection. This unique foundation comes with many textures, which allow people to choose their exact shade. The foundation is supposed to act as a sunscreen as well (SPF15). Check out if it is the ideal sunscreen-cum-foundation for all.
The foundation is available in an opaque colored bottle of 1 oz volume. The opening of the bottle is sealed with a dropper. So, users need to open the dropper-lid and take few drops of the liquid to use it on their face. The dropper must be closed tightly so as to keep air away from contaminating the solution. The opaque bottle also keeps sunlight away from the compound in the foundation. The color of each foundation can be viewed from the color of the bottle. So, before buying the product, users can check the intended shade they want to buy.
The foundation is light-weight, liquid which can be easily taken in a dropper. The running consistency allows the liquid to flow on the skin. However, only 3 drops are required for using it on the face. The solution is first cakey but soon, the excess seem to get absorbed. In fact, oily skins seem to at once get a feel of dryness. Dry skins however, tend to be over dry. The texture of the skin becomes smooth. It takes up the color of the skin. The skin blemishes are also gone. There are 12 shades of the foundation. It is easy to apply and the coverage seems to be light and velvety.
There is a mild scent in the Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation. While some seem to like its baby-cream aroma, there are few others who are not bothered by the mild whiff. There can be a subtle chemical powdery smell in the foundation because of high content of silica. Nonetheless, the product has a refreshing smell.
Quite effective for oily and worn-out skin, the foundation is good enough to soak excess oil and hide skin blemishes. The face rejuvenates and becomes supple as the foundation acts as a moisturizer. The entire solution gets absorbed and no rashness or roughness in the skin can be noticed. The skin becomes flawless and ready for makeup.
Many women do not put any further makeup. They leave their face only with the foundation to make it look natural and beautiful. Only a small amount is needed to cover the entire face. It does not look mask-like. The skin has a semi-matte finish. As a result, it hides tiredness on the face. Some people tend to use a primer before using the foundation as it tends to dry up soon.
As it has SPF 15 ingredients, it can protect the skin from sunrays – especially covering spectrum 15 (of the ultraviolet rays). However, this power is quite low for those who venture in a sunny day. A few drops of the solution will not be good enough to act as a sunscreen. Nonetheless, the foundation has a cooling effect on the skin and sunburns are usually, not that high. The foundation also blends with the skin color evenly. A light facial brush can be used to put on the foundation quickly and effectively.
The foundation-cum-sunscreen has a good amount of octinoxate. This substance helps to keep harmful rays away from the skin cells. However, the element is an irritant to the eye. Hence, the foundation must be kept away from the eyes – lest if it causes irritation or redness to the eye. There are alcohol-based skincare constituents. It may cause dryness to the skin. Other products include extracts of Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Synthetic Fluorphelogopite, Benzyl Alcohol, Bitter Orange flower oil, citrus flower oil, Nelumbium Speciosum, Linalool, and Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate. It has some hydrocarbons in suitable proportions, such as Propylene Carbonate, Caprilyic Triglyceride, Parfum, and Butylphenyl Methylpropional. There are traces of Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides as well. Skin calming element, PEG-10 is also available along with Aluminum Hydroxide and Hexyl Cinnamal.
A single oz bottle costs around $75 – however; you may bargain one at a discounted rate of $62. Even then, the price is little too high. Remember, you may have to use supplements, such as moisturizer or makeup to make your skin look good (for a dry skin especially). You may have to use an extra sunscreen as few drops are not good enough to work as a sunscreen.
Nevertheless, the foundation has many shades and can be a quick touchup for a hectic and untreated skin.
|Summary: Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation is great for oily skin and summer time. It has a matte finish and very fluid texture.|