Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15
Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15

Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15 ($64.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is described as a “radiant, sun-kissed glow.” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned brown with a very fine gold shimmer over a satin-matte finish. Divergent Intelligent Bronze (LE) is powder, lighter. Tarte Park Ave. Princess (P, $29.00) is powder, similar. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is powder, redder. Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (P) is powder, similar. MAC Nude on Board (LE, $30.00) is powder, lighter. MAC Soft Sand (LE, $25.00) is powder, slightly darker. Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is powder, slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It felt very much like the Maestro foundation in terms of consistency: thin, almost watery, but as it dried down, it had a more velvety feel that was satiny–not shiny but not totally flat. A little went a long way, but I felt like it was more forgiving than not when applied to the skin, as it blends very easily and can be buffed down to a softer color if you overdo it. Worth noting, of course, is that against my skin tone, it isn’t too dramatic, so fairer complexions may find the learning the curve steeper. I think the product itself works well; it feels comfortable on the skin, looks natural, blends beautifully, and wears a solid nine hours before starting to fade slightly. It worked well over and under foundation as well as on bare skin. It has the same type of packaging as the Maestro foundation, which has a dropper, but I didn’t need more than one or two drops, so I think the packaging could be improved. The other downside was that it’s more of a one-size-fits-all approach, so very fair, very cool-toned, or deeper complexions may find it’s not a suitable shade for them. I’d love to see a rosy-brown and deeper bronze shade released to at least accommodate a greater variety in skin tones.

The Glossover

LE
product

#100

Temptalia Recommends
A

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15
Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15

Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15
Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15

Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15
Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15

Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15
Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15

Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15
Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer SPF 15

The Makeup Look

On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder, Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Bronzer. On lips: Bite Beauty One Lipgloss.

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43 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Sarah

    This is very tempting, I love the maestro foundation formula but the packaging is so annoying! I’ll admit it’s good for dispensing the right amount but it gets so very messy, it’s hard to travel with and you have to shake the product a lot and now I have foundation in the rubber part of the dropper!

    • The packaging could be improved, I think! I have heard other readers mention they had issues traveling with it, too (I haven’t traveled with mine, I don’t think!).

  2. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    I assumed that, with the dropper packaging, it’s intended to be mixed into foundation/moisturizer. That’s how I’ve been using it (and how I’ve typically used other Armani liquid luminizers). I can’t imagine it’s at all easy to apply directly to the face, unless you have olive/dark skin to begin with.

    • You can definitely mix it in with your foundation if you’d like! The blush, too, has the same dropper packaging – and that is intended to be used with one drop, just as a note :)

  3. I don’t have anything against this other than it looks a bit fiddly to apply–I can see myself having difficulties consistently dispensing just the right amount and going overboard–plus the one shade fits all very much detracts me from this product. If you are using the matching foundation formula, however, perhaps this would allow you to customize and blend and stipple into the skin in a really attractive way. I do not use the liquid Maestro very often as the formula is a bit drying on me so this is a pass.

    • I think it would have been better in a tube… even a pump dispenser would be better, but I have little confidence in those with a product like this (you inevitably get too much).

  4. Andrea

    What did you use to apply this?

  5. That’s so pretty! I am very fair though, I prefer powder bronzers at least if I overdo it I can blend it with a cotton pad.

    My by nice to warm up foundation though!
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  6. Adhishree

    STUNNIIINGG! this looks so natural and glowy on you, Christine!

  7. Liquid bronzer seems like a neat idea. Im so glad that its in fact a success! I just wish it were permanent, because I would love to own this but I cant see myself being able to shell out $64 for bronzer anytime soon
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  8. Wow, I’ve never tried a liquid bronzer..it’s so pretty on you!

  9. Julie M.

    This looks fantastic on you, Christine! I am a sucker for bronzers, so I need to try to see if I can find this anywhere near Denmark. I love bronzy, glowy skin in the summer! …all year round actually :P But especially for summer!

  10. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    Oh wow! This is gorgeous!

  11. This is interesting. I’d love to experiment with this :-)

  12. Ah Nice! That looks really pretty on you Christine!
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  13. Very pretty!
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  14. The dropper packaging is so interesting and unusual (to me!) I think the only makeup product I’ve ever seen available here in dropper form is a new foundation from Lancôme. Clearly, we don’t get GA :- P
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  15. Lovely on you, but too dark for me!
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  16. His looks beautiful. Never tried anything from GO but THIS I’d be interested in trying!

  17. Avatar of Laura Laura_Lou

    It really suits you Christine. I’m so pale that it would look ridiculous on me. It looks far too dark for us paleys.

    • I feel like it is very readily sheered out, but I hear you – I’m hesitant to recommend to anyone who is very fair, even though it seems quite forgiving!

  18. Definitely a flattering color that I think would suit many people, though darker skins really lose out if this is the only shade they offer
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  19. Liquid bronzer looks great on u .. especially its glossy finish! :)

  20. This looks surprisingly natural! Very pretty!