My taste for high end beauty started when I was 16 in my first job at House of Fraser in Edinburgh. The beauty hall girls always seemed super glamorous to me and I lingered around so much eventually they took pity on me and let me cover their counters when they were short staffed and over the busy Christmas period.
After moving to London my department store loyalties switched, until the great Urban Decay Sin highlighter began this summer. Trying to track down that sought after product took me to every store in London and every corner of the internet including back to the House of Fraser makeup department. Hitting both their website and store I was incredibly impressed with the variety of high end brands on offer. I got so lost within the huge selection I somehow diverted form highlighters and ended up in the foundation section. Still looking for that summer glow I eventually settled on the Armani Maestro Glow, apparently a favourite of Kim Kardashian.
This foundation is very different from the usual medium-to-heavy coverage that I gravitate towards, so has taken a little while to get used to. The texture is silky smooth, and though runnier than what I am used to, went on like a dream with a beauty blender and worked well with both cream and powder products. Another difference between Maestro Glow and your traditional foundation is that it doesn’t ever seem to dry, leaving an undeniable glow. The downside to this texture is that on my oily areas the foundation moved around and smeared off throughout the day which meant touching up way more than I would expect from a such a pricey product.
- If you are looking to add radiance to your already smooth skin this product would leave you looking like a Goddess.
- It catches the light beautifully on camera.
- It blends well with other products.
- It can be mixed with other foundations to add luminosity.
- SPF 30
- Nourishes skin, stopping it from it drying out and looking healthy.
- It does not have the staying power that I would expect from a high end foundation.
- Light coverage.
- Slides off oily areas.
I am not one to give up on a product, so I have been my using Maestro Glow as both a highlighter and mixed in with my other foundations to add a little more brightness to my look, but unfortunately it was not an ideal match for my skin type.
Are there any products you swear by for that summer glow?