NEW Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation

Serein Wu Armani Maestro Glow Foundation

Serein Wu Armani Maestro Glow Foundation

Today’s blog post goes along with my recent Tester Tuesday video. A first impression review and demo of the new Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow foundation. I wear the shade 4. This incredibly pigmented, yet light-weight foundation, offers a natural radiant full coverage finish. The day that I decided to try out this new high-end, designer foundation, my skin was incredibly red and bumpy due to a reaction from trying too many skincare products at once (#beautybloggerproblems). I was shocked at how well the foundation concealed and covered the redness and smoothed out my skin. For a full demo, review, and check-ins, along with close ups through out the day, please watch my video here.


Many are asking me to compare  Maestro Glow  to the famous Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation, it is not the same. They are two completely different products. I have used both. Luminous Silk use to be my go to. I wore it on my wedding day and the year after my wedding. First off, Luminous silk is a traditional foundation formulations and does not include SPF in the product, which makes it perfect for events hands down. Luminous silk does not separate, like the Maestro Glow. I also feel that luminous silk can be more of a natural finish vs. a glow finish, depending on skin type and primers used.  While luminous silk is light-weight and beautiful on the skin, Maestro Glow is weightless and even more invisible, still offering full coverage. Maestro Glow has a chemical SPF of 15, which should not cause flashback in photos. Maestro Glow is dispensed through a dropper  because of how fluid the formula is. Maestro Glow is also recommended to be applied using fingers. Luminous silk can be used with brushes, sponges, or fingers. The two just cannot be compared, but since I keep getting questions about how they compare there it is. I think because the name include luminous and glow people are thinking it is the same product, but Maestro Glow has a bi-phase technology gives you the richest glow and color payoff with the thinest texture. Maestro Glow is a silky texture, infused with skincare oils perfect for drier skin. Maestro Glow has skincare built in.

What really stood out to me was how the radiant glow the foundation offered, did not make me look oily or greasy, even after 8 hours of wear time. I am very happy with the Maestro Glow and will continue to test it out in the coming weeks.

Have you tried any of Giorgio Armani’s foundations or beauty products? What are your thoughts?




  1. February 21, 2016 / 6:24 am

    Waiting for my Canadian Sephora to have this in stock! It looks gorgeous. I love the no makeup makeup look and that glow. Wonderful review as always 🙂

    • Serein Wu
      February 22, 2016 / 12:32 pm

      Hopefully you own’t need to wait too long! thank you for reading xoxo

  2. Rose
    February 14, 2016 / 2:50 am

    Hi! I absolutely love your indepth review. I am now very keen to get this new foundation, looks incredible! I have got the GA Luminous Silk but do find it somewhat drying on my skin, so I am hoping this will be ideal hydration level (i do love the GA Designer Lift). How does it compare to the new Becca Aqua luminous n terms of coverage and wear?
    Thank you!

    • Serein Wu
      February 22, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Hi Rose, I haven’t tried the Becca Aqua foundation yet, but I do think the Armani Maestro Glow will be a bit more hydrating than the LS, however make sure to use a hydrating primer if you have very dry skin. Thanks for reading!

  3. Carrie
    February 3, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    I also got this Maestro Glow sample and tried it already. I really really love it.
    But could you please tell me about the comparison between Maestro glow and Diorskin nude air?
    I like lightweight foundation and I am wondering which one should I buy. Thanks.

    • Serein Wu
      February 4, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      Hi Carrie- Have you had a chance to look at my Diorskin Nude Air video? They are very similar, but the technology in Armani Maestro Glow is more advanced. In my opinion the Maestro Glow is a lot more radiant, has less of a scent, and feels even more light weight than Dior. Hope this helps!

    • Serein Wu
      January 28, 2016 / 11:06 am

      aw thank you for watching them! xoxo

  4. January 28, 2016 / 1:15 am

    I haven’t tried the Maestro foundation, but have the Maestro liquid bronzer and love it. I’m definitely interested in purchasing one of their foundations and will have to test this one out! I really like how much coverage it gives 🙂

    • Serein Wu
      January 28, 2016 / 11:09 am

      I was quite surprised by it! Definitely a new favorites.

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