MY GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY MAKEOVER

I was invited down to the Giorgio Armani beauty counter at my local Debenhams in Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre as part of their #SpringBeautyFix celebrations, where they treated me to a makeover and masterclass in all their new and cult products.

My make-up artist Laura began by cleansing my face with their Velvety Cleansing Milk (£35). This felt very smooth and luxurious on my skin, as all Giorgio Armani beauty products are designed to feel as good as their fashion catwalk fabrics. It is a pleasantly scented gentle cleanser that removes makeup well.

She followed this with their Regenessence Youth Regenerator Serum (£90). I’ve also been using this at home now for the past week, and really like it. It comes in a gorgeous mirrored bottle and it firms skin, reduces wrinkles and adds radiance. It’s a pricey one though, and I can’t honestly say I think it’s justified over other more affordable serums.

Giorgio Armani Light Master Makeup Primer

Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation

Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser Concealer

Next, it was time for the primer and foundation. To prime my skin, their Light Master Makeup Primer (£36.50) was used. This added a gorgeous sheen to my skin, which highlighted my cheekbones. I hadn’t tried their Maestro Fusion Foundation (£35) before, so Laura chose this to introduce me to it, and used shade 5. This foundation is very light in texture and dries to a matter finish. It adjusts to your own skin textures and tones to help even out your complexion. I wasn’t that impressed with this foundation- I don’t need much coverage; but I didn’t feel this really did anything in terms of evening out my complexion. The same goes for the Maestro Eraser Concealer (£28.50) in Shade 2 too unfortunately.

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Swatches

Once my base had been applied, Laura used two of their Fluid Sheer (£36.50) shades (2 and 5) as a radiant flush of highlighting colour to my cheeks. I really liked these as they have a very natural finish. You can also mix the skin-toned shades in with your foundation, or use them on their own as an illuminating base; so Fluid Sheer can be a great multi-use product.

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Shadows

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Shadows Swatches

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Classico Mascara

On my eyes I got to try out their new Eye Tint Shadows (£27) which are pigments suspended in water. These looked great swatched on the back on my hand; but when they were on my eyes and blended out, I felt they looked quite greasy. Maybe this is just with the lighter shades (8 Flannel and 12 Gold Ashes), so I’m keen to have a play with some of the darker ones.

I was, however, really impressed with the Eyes To Kill Classico Mascara (£26)- it lengthens and adds volume in a great intense black shade.

Giorgio Armani Dark Brown Eye & Brow Maestro

On my eyebrows, she used the Eye & Brow Maestro in shade Dark Brown to darken and fill-in my brows to accentuate them. I love this multi-use product- you can use it on your brows, as an eyeshadow or as an eyeliner, and it comes in 7 different shades to suit everyone.

Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Lipstick Shade 400

Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Lipstick Shade 400 Swatch

Finally, on my lips, we went for a classic red, with their Smooth Lip Pencil in shade 5 (£18) and the Rouge d’Armani lipstick (£26) in shade 400. These are both really creamy and highly pigmented, and the lipstick has a great shine and stays intact for hours.

You can purchase all these products at Debenhams online or in stores nationwide. Is there anything you fancy trying or have tried already?

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