Armani Maestro Fusion Blush Review & Swatches

Armani Maestro Fusion Blush

I grabbed up one of the new Armani Maestro Fusion Blush because I seriously couldn’t resist a new liquid blush from Giorgio Armani especially considering I’m such a massive fan of Armani Cheek Fabric Blush.

This new liquid blush is a spin on Maestro Liquid Foundation which was released in 2012.

Let’s take a look!

Armani Maestro Fusion Blush ($52) is available in three shades for Summer 2014 but I’m unsure if these are limited edition or will be staying around permanently. I surely hope permanent as the product is innovative and quite excellent quality.

The thing that sets Maestro Fusion Blush apart from creams and powders is the fact you can customize your application so easily. Housed in a glass jar with a dropper you can easily build this for intense color pay off on darker skin tones or sheer it out for a natural color wash on fairer ones. The formula is thicker than the Maestro Foundation but still has a runny, liquid consistency with an easy to blend out formula. They use concentrated pigments to create the fusion blush which means you’ll get incredible color pay off.

Armani Maestro Fusion Blush Shade 500

Beware…a little goes a very, very, very long way. I find fingers are the best application as I can dot this gently on and blend away. I feel a little more less controlled when using a brush as it builds a little too quickly for me so I just drop a small tiny bit on the back of my arm, pick up with my fingers, dot onto my cheeks, and blend out. Again, a little goes a long way so please be careful when using this. The bottle weights in at 0.5 oz in size and lord knows you’ll be able to get through your entire blush life without making a dent in it since the formula is so concentrated. I worry I won’t be able to finish it!

Armani Maestro Fusion Blush swatches

Shade 500

Armani Maestro Fusion Blush7

Staining after wiping away

Needless to say the gorgeous color it provides is one benefit but also the incredible long wear. I’d say it wears ten times longer that a powder and even longer than a cheek stain. I can get a solid 15 hours or more out of this without a touch up. It doesn’t fade, doesn’t lose intensity, and never looks worn. Color just goes on and on and on but still removes easily. I did have staining on both my fingers and arm when swatching but it doesn’t stain my cheeks as it comes off very easily when rinsing away. If your skin is oily and you have issues with blush fading quickly you’ll adore this as it has a very sold wear.

Needless to say Armani Maestro Fusion Blush brings quality to the table. Not only does it provide lightweight color to your cheeks but also a seamless, natural, and long wearing one. This is excellent release for Summer when you need your blush to wear its longest and strongest.

Armani Maestro Fusion Blush shade 500 fotd


Armani Maestro Fusion Blush fotd

A Smidge Darker

I can’t recommend it enough!

I surely hope it’ll be part of the permanent collection.

It’s available now at or Armani counters.



This product was purchased
by the Muse for review purposes.
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  • 3/27/14 12:36 Robin:

    Thank you for showing the different buildable blush range! If you didn’t, I would think it would be too dark for me. This is lovely!! Looks great on you too!! I’ve added it to my wish list. Thanks!!!


    • 3/27/14 12:38 Isabella Muse:

      my pleasure glad it helped Robin :) it’s def customizable! Sheer wash or REALLY dark, entirely up to you and how heavily or softly you apply!


  • 3/27/14 13:50 Jane:

    I will abstain because anything that stains that particular shade of pink will turn a hideous shade of pink on me, but man, is that ever pretty on you!


    • 3/27/14 13:54 Isabella Muse:

      aw thanks Jane! maybe try another shade?


      • 3/28/14 8:31 Jane:

        Well…. At that price I’ll pretend they all stain like that. : )


  • 3/27/14 16:55 Karrie:

    This blush looks great on you! I think this is a definite must try product for me.


    • 3/28/14 9:41 Isabella Muse:

      thanks karrie :)


  • 3/28/14 0:41 Sarah:

    That looks so pretty on you! And I like your makeup look in the last photo! One question: are any of the colors glittery? Thanks!


    • 3/28/14 9:36 Isabella Muse:

      thanks sarah! :) I don’t know I only have the one shade that I ordered from so clue if any are glittery. I doubt it?


  • 3/28/14 5:53 Katrosado:

    These are intriguing! That color looks fab on you Muse! :)


    • 3/28/14 9:33 Isabella Muse:

      aw thanks dear 😀


  • 3/28/14 8:03 Ashley:

    Looks beautiful on you and very natural, formulations like this scare me though because I’m afraid I won’t be able to blend it very well before the product sets.


    • 3/28/14 9:31 Isabella Muse:

      thanks Ashley :)


  • 3/29/14 6:49 Lori:

    Hi Isabella. I’ll add my compliments to all the others — you look great in the 500 shade. I saw a single customer review on a dept. store website, and the reviewer described the colors as follows:
    300= coral
    400= berry
    500= rose/mauve/nude — which is the color you’re wearing

    I don’t know if you’ve seen all the colors in person and can agree or amend this reviewer’s comments. I thought the description for color 500 seemed pretty broad (no snarky jokes here!), and I’m not sure how something can be both rose/mauve and nude. Anyway, I have a bad habit of dithering over colors and then picking the wrong one. How would you describe the color you chose, and the others if you’ve seen them?

    Thank you for your review and your help.


    • 3/31/14 15:36 Isabella Muse:

      aw thanks so much Lori appreciate it. I actually labeled my swatch, 500, it’s right under my swatch. Hope this helps? It seems like an indian red to me, it has red to it and some brown, it’s kinda bronze almost, it’ll look different across a variety of skin tones depending on your undertone. I haven’t seen the others, I ordered this one online but haven’t been to the Armani counter to see the other shades. Hope this helps!


  • 3/10/15 1:01 Leah:

    The shades all look so different on everyone. I’m embarrassed to say I currently have all three (I am a makeup hoarder), and I know I’ll never use them all up in my lifetime! However, the colors are all beautiful. Shade 400 seems to be the darkest, and I always blend that with either shade 500, or with a bit of 300 and 500, plus some of the Fluid Sheer in shade #7. I was applying and blending it with my fingers, but using a small flat-top foundation brush blends it beautifully. I have several small plastic empty sample bottles where I mix the colors and then use those rather than applying straight from the dropper (saves me from accidentally spilling a large bottle – what a mess and expense that could be) and after shaking it up, I apply a small amount with my fingertip onto the back of my hand and then use the brush to pick up a very tiny amount and blend onto my cheeks.

    I want to say how beautiful shade 500 looks on you, and I love it with the pale green shadow/liner you have on in the picture! My two cents on all the colors are if you can afford all three, it’s worth it, and the shade descriptions on this page are spot on. Once applied, all three colors could go cool or warm; none are strictly one way or the other. For my pale skin, I feel shade 400 alone is a bit dark, but all can be sheered out so easily that you can’t make a mistake no matter which color you choose. And if you have any highlighters, or one of their Fluid Sheers, it’s really easy to tone down any of the three shades.

    Thank you so much for your fantastic product reviews and pictures. Seeing the products both swatched and applied helps me tremendously when I research products before purchasing them. Love your blogs!


    • 3/12/15 11:43 Isabella Muse:

      oh thank you Leah you’re too sweet :) <3! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these. I’m hoping they do some new ones for Summer! We shall see :) Aw thank YOU LEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! you’re too sweet <3!


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