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Giorgio Armani #100 Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

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

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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Sarah Avatar

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!

Lauren Avatar

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.

Wednesday Avatar

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.

Andrea Avatar

Thank you for responding. I think I will try this. I love the maestro foundation. Thank you for always being on top of all things fabulous!

Julie M. Avatar

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 ๐Ÿ˜› But especially for summer!

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