A dupe for Armani’s Maestro foundation, some might say. Well, both brands are owned by L’Oreal so the similarities are probably not by accident.
I bought this foundation several months ago; I was intrigued by the whole liquid powder, “second skin” claims. From L’Oreal: “Revolutionary liquid transforms on contact, leaving a soft powder like finish.” When I first took it for a test drive it was in the thick of the summer; I’m talking 95 in the shade and hell on subway platforms.
I purchased it in the shade Soft Sable (322), for reference I am a C6 in L’Oreal’s True Match foundation. I applied it with my fingers as the packaging directed. I was able to achieve medium coverage. I did have a few dark marks that peeked through. What I did find is that it did not hold up under the humidity and stickiness of the NYC summer. At the end of the day there were places on my face that the foundation had completely vanished.
I have zero desire to write bad reviews with all the great products I have littered about my apartment. So I withheld my opinions until the weather simmered down (literally) so that I could see how it performed in cooler temperatures. I gave it a go a few times last week. The staying power was definitely better without oppressive heat; coverage the same.
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It covered the redness and evened me out, for sure. If your skin isn’t extremely oily as mine and you are looking for a medium coverage foundation, I would check this one out. It comes in 12 shades, I must forewarn you that the color I have (soft sable) is the darkest shade. My favorite L’Oreal foundation is still true match.