It is no small ordeal to find a HG foundation. There are several elements that needs to fall into place; texture, finish, coverage, medium, shade and what not. What works for some turns out to be a disaster for few and vice verca.
A formula that is easy to apply with unified distribution, and covers imperfections. An ultra-fine oil-pigment suspension that perfects the complexion, instantly igniting skin’s natural luminosity. A water and powder-free base.
An unforgettable and unique texture created by patented Fusion Technology. The Fusion makeup technology delivers the thinnest color film that blends perfectly and corrects skin imperfections without buildup.
Price: $64 USD/INR 4500 approx for 30ml
How it fared:
It is one of the tiniest foundation bottles I own. The packaging is a glass one fitted with a dropper to dispense the product. I haven’t traveled with it but I would feel comfortable transferring a small amount to a travel safe bottle for such purposes. There are about 18 shades to choose from that would give a higher chance of finding a right shade for most.
The texture of the foundation is runny. About 3-4 drops of the foundation is what I need to cover my entire face and another 2 for my neck. The coverage is definitely on the sheer side. Eventhough buildable it still wouldn’t go beyond a medium light one. But I should point out that it layers beautifully. On me the foundation is more a second skin. I love how seamlessly it blends with the skin to give that natural look. It evened out my skin tone and blend effortlessly. The finish is semi-matte one. It snt the usual powdery or flat matte finish but a rather flattering one. The USP of this foundation for me is how natural and second skin like it looks.
I haven’t faced the issue of the foundation oxidizing on me even without a primer. It does take a few seconds before setting and I prefer to set it with a finishing powder. Once set, the foundation stayed on without budging for 8+ hours without a primer underneath. A primer and a setting powder added few more hours to the wear.
Now to the rant part! The foundation is a dry patch spotter. I didn’t even know I had a dry patch near my chin until I wore this foundation. I could take care of it with a good moisturizer underneath but if you have dry skin tone or dry patches, Maestro might not be the way to go.
Overall Verdict: I have a few foundations in my collection that I really like. But I love Maestro a bit more. The finish, coverage and wear time is all I need. The shade was also a good match. Right now It is my everyday foundation. But my HG? I am not sure yet. I am not over the moon about the part where my foundation has a part time job as dry patch spotter. But overall its hell a lotta love! ;-)