Thursday, May 28, 2015

Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer in "90" & "110": Review and Swatches

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Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzers: Review and Swatches
It's not every day that I come across a product that makes me super intrigued so when I got my hands on the new Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzers ($64 CAD), I couldn't wait to give them a go. Made with weightless pigments and shimmers suspended in a quick-drying five-oil emulsion with SPF 15, the Maestro Liquid Summer applies like a liquid but dries to a powder bronzer. Curious? Read on to find out more........
Giorgio Armani Liquid Summer Bronzer
Packaging:
The Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzers come in fancy glass bottles. The product dispenses from a glass dropper, which makes the application much more convenient and mess-free. The bottle holds 30ml of product, which is quite a bit considering that you only really need a drop of two to give the face a natural glow.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzers: Review and Swatches
Giorgio Armani Liquid Summer Bronzer
Formulation:
The Liquid Summer Bronzer has a thin and runny dry oil texture. To apply, I dispense one drop on the back of my hand and apply a small amount on my cheeks (after foundation) directly using my fingers. You can also use a foundation or stippling brush to apply.
The product blends smoothly and seamlessly and dries to a smooth, creamy matte finish within seconds. These can be paired with other powder cheek products, but I think they give enough glow to the cheeks just on their own. You can probably mix a drop of the Liquid Summer Bronzers directly into a foundation if you want an all-over glow; the shimmers are fine enough to give a healthy but not over-the-top effect.

#90: This is a toasted beige bronze with subtle golden shimmers. I think the color is perfect for those with paler skin tones.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer in "90" & "110": Review and Swatches
Giorgio Armani Liquid Summer Bronzer in 90 (heavily swatched, click on the image to enlarge)
#110: This is a darker bronze filled with subtle golden shimmers. Although it looks very intense in the bottle and swatches, it actually blends out nicely to provide a warm glow. I really appreciate how the color isn't at all orange, which a lot of darker bronzers tend to be.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer in "90" & "110": Review and Swatches
Giorgio Armani Liquid Summer Bronzer in 110 (heavily swatched, click on the image to enlarge)
Overall:
I never gush over bronzers, but these are amazing! The liquid-to-powder formulation is revolutionary and I love how the product blends so seamlessly into the skin. Both shades work surprisingly well for me (NC20) and the subtle shimmers provide a lovely glow without being glittery. The product may prove to be a bit "slick" on oily skin, but the smooth, almost hydrating feel is very suitable for normal to dry skin.

Availability:
Giorgio Armani Beauty is available online and in stores at Sephora and Holt Renfrew.
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