I can’t help feeling that the Armani Eye & Brow Maestro takes a bit of getting used to. I stared and stared at these on Saturday trying to work out what they were for, exactly because I really didn’t see how they could truly be all the things the product is intended for. Specifically, Armani Eye & Brow Maestro is eyeshadow, eye-liner and brow pencil. I think I can see how it has made the transition from make-up artist palette to a multi-purpose, but I’m not sure it does all three things at equal ability.
I’ve used the special brush to create these lines.. as you can see they’re not terribly precise or even, and what I found in testing is that they’re not quite dark enough for a feature liner, but are a bit too dark on the brow. What’s a good shade in one place is not necessarily right for another. Swatches from bottom to top are: Auburn, Ambre, Wedgewood, Black and Copal.
The textures though are amazing – the brow section of the brush scoops it up from the palm of your hand (doesn’t quite work mixing it in the lid because of the angle the brush needs to get even coverage – although it is bendy) and delivers it over the brow absolutely seamlessly. There’s almost nothing left on your hand. I managed to create a line – this formula just glides – but I think you’d need your own, more precise brush to get a very fine line. On the lid, as an eyeshadow, it looks and feels beautiful. Practically speaking though, you would need more than one of these – I’m not sure anyone wants exact match brows and lids. Or iridescent brows for that matter? The shades are natural and lovely on the lid, but shimmery brows… maybe I’m just too boring!
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I think the Armani Eye & Brow Maestro is a fascinating product if you’re interested in make-up artist products; if you just want nice brows, I’m not sure this is doing it for me. You need to be a make-up artist to get the best from this and at £26.50 with an extra £20 for the brush, it’s quite an investment. Armani Eye & Brow Maestro is HERE.
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