As a girl with a fear of foundation, a phobia if you will, there is a constant struggle to find one that hits the spot and feels just right. There are many foundation faux pas; caked on, clashing colours and that dastardly dryness (can you tell I’m a sucker for alliteration?). Usually I’ll test out the budget brands (like my good old Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum) but when I find one that works, really works, I’ll splash out. Hard. This was the case with the Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation. Not one to usually splurge on designer brands, this foundation was too beautiful to resist. Luckily my friend is a make up artist. She demonstrated a sneaky sample on me before I delved into my purse strings. From first brush stroke I fell.
The solution glides onto the skin, leaving it feeling super smooth and smelling delightfully fresh. As it is enriched with oils, it battles those dry patches efficiently. It leaves them without that horrid foundation flakiness yet still feeling light on the skin. I forget I’m wearing anything and my appearance appears incredibly natural and dewy. It creates a clean base for make up without that pet peeve caked on appearance. Even though it is expensive, a little goes a long way. It is a light weight formula and wouldn’t be best for those needing to cover heavy scars or blemishes. As you can see from the picture my freckles peek through. I like this though and the formula adapts to the tones in the skin to create an even coverage. Even the glass bottle is sleek and classy, looking delightfully elegant on my dressing table. And it has a pipette. I’m a big fan of the pipette. No mess, no fuss.
The Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation retails for £39.
What do you think? Would you splurge on a good foundation?