If you have read my previous post, you would know that I was on the hunt for a new foundation to be used during the Spring/Summer season. I have never used any of the beauty range from Giorgio Armani before, and I know that they have been upping their game in the beauty department. When the Maestro Glow foundation was launched at the beginning of 2016, I thought THIS IS IT! This is THE product that I want to try from this brand.
This is no ordinary foundation. Described as a make up elixir, where facial oils infused with pigments, creating a liquid formula. The idea is upon application on the skin, the oil will evaporate, leaving a beautiful glow on the skin. It has a sheer finish and as much as I always prefer a medium coverage foundation, my curiosity got the better part of me. Off to the counter I went. This is the product I purchased before I jumped onto the Laura Mercier Candlelight Glow foundation.
True to the saying that different skin reacts differently to products. Unfortunately my dream of using this product is dashed after the first try. My skin did not like it at all, and reacted quite badly. While my skin felt fine during application, upon removal, I was left with a very red face especially on the cheeks area. It took two days before my skin calm down and return to normal. I was quite devastated because I really wanted to use this product. That is how much I wanted to love it! 🙂
While this product did not suit my skin, I still believe that it is a very cleverly designed product. I am probably the small minority that find it does not suit my skin because there are so many people out there who did not experience what I happened to me when using this foundation.
True to its brand name and values, the personnel at the counter was sympathetic, helpful, understanding and made my refund process a smooth one. Unlike clothes, shoes and other accessories, beauty products are usually non-refundable or returnable especially if they have been opened and used. However, there is always an exception to the rule as I was returning the product due to an allergy reaction.