Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro Review

17 Oct 2017

*Features press samples.

When I was younger, eyes were always the thing I would concentrate on most, and now I'm nearing 30, doing my eye makeup is still my favourite part of my makeup routine. I like my brows to be quite bold, my shadow to stand out and a nice flick of liner. Imagine my delight at finding a product that can cover eyes, brows, liner and more, all in one handy pot. That's right, the Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro is a multi-use wonder and this is one product you will definitely want to add to your makeup collection.

A review of the Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro range
A review of Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro in 16 Navy BlueA review of the Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro in 5 Auburn

A review of the Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro range

I have to admit when I first tried these little pots of wonder, I was a little bit sceptical. Although I love multi-purpose products, I think when it comes to makeup and particularly colour, it's not so easy to find a product that ticks all the boxes and manages to fulfil its claims. The Maestro range covers everything, being suitable for use as an eyebrow pencil, eyeshadow, eyeliner and even for contouring, depending on the shade. A unique 4-in-1, it promises to give you runway-ready eyes with up to 20 hours of wear.

The two shades I've been wearing don't quite match all four uses - I couldn't contour, touch up my hairline or do my brows with them, but as shadows and liners? Well, they're pretty darn lovely you know. I was quite pleasantly surprised, as this is the first time I've tried any eye products from Giorgio Armani and I'm pretty loyal to my favourites, Bobbi Brown and MAC no less when it comes to pot eye products.

There are a lot of natural colours in the range, which look like they really would be great for everything, but the shades I've been using are better suited to shadows and liners. There's shade 5 Auburn which is a deep taupe with a touch of brown and warm undertones and a slight iridescent shimmer running through it. It makes the most lovely base shade but can also look fab as a one-pot-wonder wash of colour over the lids. 16 Navy Blue is a bold shade in comparison, a stunning navy blue that is beautiful as a liner - my favourite way to use it - but like Auburn, it works well as a stand-alone shade or teamed with other shadows too.

The consistency is very firm, I find with Auburn, which has the fine shimmer, it's very slightly softer making it easier to apply and blend, whereas Navy Blue is a touch firmer and can take a little persuading to blend. That said, the colour pay-off is incredible, I am honestly in awe of the pigmentation in these little pots and the lasting power is just as good - from morning to night, these little beauties stay in place without budging or smudging.

*Feature includes complimentary press samples sent for review; I have not been financially compensated for this feature. Please see my disclaimer for more information.