It just figures that the minute I get my grubby little hands on a product like this that the weather turns. All the sunshine had me lusting after all the summer makeup launches and then I was sent the Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer from the summer 2015 collection to try and winter comes back, hail stones and all. Anyways I’m keeping the faith, the sunshine will be back and I will be prepared with my go to summer look.
Hail stones or not, I’ve been playing with Maestro Liquid Summer since I got it and I have to say I really like it. This is the first time I have used a liquid bronzer, being an oily skinned gal, I tend to favour powder products but makeup has moved on so much that you don’t need to be caked in powder to keep shine at bay anymore. I’ve mostly been wearing a sheer layer under my normal foundation (MAC Pro Longwear at the moment).
I find this adds a subtle warmth to my complexion without looking darker than my bare neck. The formula of Maestro Liquid Summer is a bit dry and needs to be blended quickly, I tend to do my face in sections and find one drop is enough for each area. My foundation sits nicely on top and I don’t need as much setting powder, I probably don’t need any but it’s a habit.
(L-R: Maestro Sun as contour before foundation, and two after foundation pictures)
I’ve also used it under my foundation to contour like Kim K, as you can see in the pictures above its perfect for this.
Here are the (top) before and (bottom) after pictures of Maestro Sun on its own.
Funnily enough, chatting all things makeup with my hairdresser, I hadn’t mentioned that I had this, when she was saying that recently she prefers the way her skin looks with just some bronzer and concealer and NO foundation. I wasn’t feeling it, I don’t even like BB creams because I prefer more coverage. But while testing this for the blog I figured I should use it as a base since that’s the way it’s supposed to be used. The coverage is sheer and yet it really does make my skin look great. The skin perfecting claims are real. It makes my skin look even and radiant. In the look below, I have no foundation on. I may be converted.
I love how natural this look is and it feels so good to cut back on the amount of products I usually use. It feels light and fresh for summer. I used Maestro Liquid Summer all over and then went back with a bit more to contour. I am wearing Clarins Instant concealer, which I forgot to put in the photo. I used the Max Factor Crème Puff Blush in Lovely Pink and the highlighter from the Isadora Palette. I filled in my brows with MAC Omega and lined my eyes with Rimmel Scandaleyes in Taupe. Then finished it all off with Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara and Max Factor Colour Elixir Gloss in Enchanting Coral. I purposely didn’t blend it down my neck so you could see it compared to my neck and see that it adds warmth without being too dark or orange. It would be perfect with a gradual tan like Dove Summer Glow or the new Sally Hansen gradual tan. I think a light or gradual tan and Maestro Liquid Summer is going to be my go to look for summer.
Maestro Liquid Summer comes in three shades and I have the lightest one, N90. The price is €48 but a little goes a long way and I think I will get a lot of use out of it because I can also add it to my normal foundation to darken it when I am wearing fake tan. There are also three Fluid Sheers in the range that can be used as blushers or highlighters and I imagine the two together would equal summer goddess.
Have you tried Maestro Liquid Summer yet? What will be your go to summer look?