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Review: Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup SPF 15

Foundations, foundations, foundations. 

The Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup is nothing new but with the Sephora 15% off sale I wanted to take advantage and give it a go since it's been in the back of my mind ever since it came out a few years back. 

The texture feels like a dry oil and I'm pretty sure this was the beginning of the whole extremely liquid-y foundations with a pipet dispenser. This can get messy really quickly if you're not careful.

I have the shades 4.5 and 6 and as you can see there is a huge difference between the two, but I mix them to get the right shade. I know what you might be thinking, why not just get something in the 5's shade range, but all of them have a peach undertone and my neck/face has a distinct yellow undertone. So, I decided to go with the two shades that work for me in Armani's Lasting Silk foundation.

This dries down really fast so you have to work quickly and the coverage is light and slightly buildable and for me worked best with a sponge. 

Some comparison swatches...

 (L-R) GA Lasting Silk 4.5 & Maestro 4.5

 (L-R) GA Maestro 6 & Lasting Silk 6

This looked terrible on me...terrible. I don't know why I keep trying because these kinds of foundations haven't worked out for me yet. 

Now I have combination/oily skin but this made my skin look so parched, crinkly, and flakey...which in reality it's none of those. I have some texture problems and occasional hormonal breakouts but all in all my skin isn't that bad. This foundation makes my skin look as if it's in really bad condition. 

Every single time I've tried this I've actually had to remove it. I can't make it work. I've tried with several different moisturisers, serums, and primers and the same flakey mess and the more I layer the worse it looks.

At $64 a bottle...and needing two different shades to have a decent match, I've already returned it. 

Now prepare yourself for the photos. This is the only thing I have on my face. 

It's bad. It actually looks better in the photos than it does in real life if you can believe that. My entire nose was a scaly mess along with my cheeks and chin. 

Overall, if you have absolutely perfect skin we're talkin' poreless, textureless absolute perfection then maybe this will work for you...but for me I think this will be the last foundation of this type that I'll be trying. 

What foundations have you been enjoying? Any recommendations? I ended up exchanging this for the new Urban Decay One & Done, so fingers crossed it works out a bit better. I hope this was helpful!

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