Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer

Last year, Giorgio Armani Maestro BronzerGiorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer ($64.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) launched in Sun Kiss (100), which I really loved as a formula. It was limited edition, but this summer, it’s back along with two more shades (one lighter and one darker) and seems to be permanent. I remember last year that I wished for a rosier and deeper shade for darker skin tones, and now we have one lighter and darker! The formula is thin, almost watery, with a velvety feel that has a more satin finish to it–if you’ve tried the Maestro line at all, the texture is very in line with the rest of the range. It sits extremely well on the skin, whether bare or over/under foundation, and it blends out easily and lasts for nine to ten hours. The only thing I’m not keen on is the packaging, which uses a dropper to dispense the product. One bottle contains a mega-ton of bronzer, so it’ll take a long time to get through a bottle, and I’d rather a half-size option for $40 or so instead (same with the brand’s Fluid Sheers).

Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) Maestro BronzerGiorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) Maestro Bronzer ($64.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a light-medium brown with soft, yellow undertones and a very, very fine golden shimmer-sheen that gives it a more satin finish. It was very pigmented but blendable and easily sheered out if desired. This color doesn’t show up much on my medium skin tone, so it would be better for fairer complexions or for mixing with foundation to add an all-over glow. It lasted for nine hours on me. Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is cooler. Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) (P, $64.00) is darker. MAC Sun Dipped (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) Maestro BronzerGiorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) Maestro Bronzer ($64.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is medium brown with warm, yellow-red undertones and a very fine, golden shimmer that creates a more satin-like finish on the skin. It had rich color coverage in a single drop, and I use about one to two drops per cheek at most (you really don’t need much at all!). It blended out beautifully and wore for nine hours on me. MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter, cooler. Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Sun Dipped (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is warmer. Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) (P, $64.00) is darker. Becca Topaz (P, $41.00) is less shimmery. Becca Topaz (P, $41.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Dark Cocoa (P, ) is warmer, less shimmery. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE, ) is more shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is more shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (P, ) is less glossy. Divergent Intelligent Bronze (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. (, $0.00) is warmer, less pigmented, better quality, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) Maestro BronzerGiorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) Maestro Bronzer ($64.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a rich, coppery brown with fine gold shimmer that gives it a satin finish overall. The texture was blendable, thin, and easily sheered out, if desired. It was richly pigmented and a little went a long way. On me, the color wore for almost ten hours before fading slightly. Guerlain Moyen Brunettes (05) (LE, $75.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is cooler. MAC Billionaire Bronze (LE, $29.50) is less shimmery, darker. Clarins Splendours (LE, $35.00) is lighter, warmer. Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched (P, $55.00) is warmer. MAC Sun Dipped (LE, $30.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Giorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Glow (90) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Kiss (100) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) Maestro Bronzer

Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) Maestro Bronzer
Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) Maestro Bronzer

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Viseart Paris Nude palette
On lips:
  • NYX Madeleine Butter Gloss
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Funny you’re reviewing these today! I’m wearing Sun Glow (90)! I put a single drop on the back of my hand (a drop per side of face) and dab a stippling brush in it, and buff it into the “3” shape on my face. I’m really really fair skinned, and this blends out BEAUTIFULLY!!!! I’m in love. This will last me forever though. A smaller size would be amazing. I’ve always pondered the fluid sheers but i’ll never go through it all and I like a more intense highlight.

Glad these got such great scores. My wallet is breathing a sigh of relief that these are still too dark or orange for me. Your eye look is gorgeous! Love the shadow, so beautifully blended. What is that eyeliner and mascara you are wearing?

I’m not keen on bronzers, but that lightest one looks like such a lovely, neutral glow to your skin that I’m tempted.

Maestro Bronze looks like it would really work well on my medium olive-toned skintone! For reference: MAC C4.5 Studio Fix Liquid foundation. This could the depth I need, because as much as I really love my ColourPop Poolside, I still wind up having to add a darker shade underneath it in the cheek hollows, jaw-line to sculpt better. Only thing is the $$$ are near prohibitive for something so seasonal!

I am confused! I got this earlier this year in #10, is it the 110 you described Christine? Just out of curiosity, because regardless, I LOVE this bronzer more than any other πŸ™‚

O! I found it! It was at the bottom on the sticker…so sorry! I was going with the sephora.ca website and they have 9, 10 there πŸ™‚ thanks Christine!

I see from your post last year that you said you used a concealer brush to dab and then fingers to blend. Is that still how you apply it? (Feel free to ignore/not post this comment if you already been asked/answered this question!)

OMG These are beautiful and even the darkest actually looks wearable (with NC 20 ish, I wouldn’t go that deep, but I’m commenting on how subtle it looks). I really do not need another bronzer, particularly since these are industrial sized, but I’m very very tempted. Plus, I love your eye look in the photos.

They are really pretty. I got the Michael Kors one, though (it’s more of a jelly texture), and it will take me forever to get through that, so I really don’t need another ginormous liquid bronzer!

Denatured alcohol is the fourth listed ingredient. That is inherently damaging to skin, so I definitely won’t buy this at any price.

Thanks for sharing! I believe that’s how the Maestro line works – a lot of slip but then the alcohol is in there so it dries down quickly.

All of these colors would be hideous on my NW10/15 skin, but they’ll be good for the warmer toned among us. (I really like your eye makeup here, Christine!)

Hi Christine, if I want to mix this with my Maestro foundation (I’m NC40-42), which shade that has resemblance to my skin tone? I don’t expect some extra tan, just the glow. I bought the Fluid Sheer #10, sometimes it looked good, sometimes it made me like I have larger pores.
We don’t have Armani counter nearby, it frustrates me because I looooovvveeee their products (it is my #1 fave brand!), but all the hassle of choosing shade online kinda irk me, especially since we don’t have returning policy here πŸ™
Thanks!

My guess would be 100 — 100 shows up as a bronzer on me (I’m about NC25 these days, possibly leaning a little lighter), though it’s not bam! bronzer either. So I feel like for NC40/42 it should blend well without adding a lot of color πŸ™‚

The lightest one looks perfect for my pale skin. But the price πŸ™ Nearly Β£40 is a lot to pay for a bronzer, even if it will last forever.

THIS IS GREAT for WoC to add to their foundation!!!!! GORGEOUS RESULTS! Ugh! πŸ™‚ Me? I don’t tan or bronze but I’m all for great ones for those who do! πŸ™‚

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