My favorite makeup item isn't anything particularly exciting -- its good, old-fashioned foundation. I love the way it transforms your skin, and I love trying out new formulas and technologies. So when Giorgio Armani Maestro ($64, georgioarmanibeauty-usa.com) hit the market, I was intrigued by its story: a formula that contains no water -- just oils and pigments, so it corrects your skin with a minimal layer. The innovation even won a "Breakthrough Award" from Allure in 2012. As a total sucker for new beauty trends, my curiosity got the best of me and I soon found myself at the Armani counter in Bloomingdales, sheepishly shelling out $64 for a bottle.
Even with the spending guilt, I was pleased with the purchase, especially since it was something so different than any other foundation I owned. The texture is remarkable: The almost watery consistency is silky and lightweight. The light to medium coverage blends beautifully, andRead More »from An Amazing, Designer-Quality Foundation for $50 Less