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.
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!
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.
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 Nordstrom.com or Armani counters.