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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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