Master Corrector
0.14 fl. oz. for $37
Last Updated:06.18.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Master Corrector is a series of color-correcting liquids packaged in slim, shapely components and outfitted with a precision brush applicator. The thin, light texture is easy to blend, but the two colors are too obvious on skin, so you end up substituting one color “flaw” for another. Pink and Orange are workable but only if carefully applied and deftly blended. We suspect most women won’t want to bother with this product.

Brand Overview

Giorgio Armani At-A-Glance

Strengths: Outstanding foundations; superb powder textures; a brilliant shimmer fluid; perfect bronzers; some excellent lip color options; a neutral palette makes this line a must-see.

Weaknesses: Expensive; the skincare is underwhelming, especially given the cost (though the claims sound good!); some of the SPF-rated products do not supply adequate broad spectrum protection; most of the mascaras aren't as impressive as they should be.

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani is credited with giving tailored elegance, power, and sex appeal to standbys like men's suits, and turning Hollywood's A-list stars into fashion icons as they parade through countless award ceremonies adorned in his simple yet elegant creations. According to Armani, "Elegance doesn't mean being noticed, it means being remembered." That statement has been parlayed into the designer's makeup collection, where the products are replete with the textures, colors, and flawless application that assure your natural beauty will be memorable rather than masked.

Because Armani has always been passionate about textures, it's no surprise that his makeup (which is the main reason to check out this line) presents an impressive collection that features some of the smoothest, lightest textures you're likely to find. From foundations to powders, eyeshadows, and mascaras—even pencils—the makeup selection includes some truly stellar products. According to the brochure for Armani's makeup, the supreme textures and silky application are the result of Micro-fil technology. This supposedly allows for a precise blending and layering of select ingredients, offering a heightened sense of color that fits like a second skin.

Regardless of how that technology is labeled, almost all of the makeup contains standard silicone polymers along with ordinary ingredients like nylon-12. Of course, many cosmetics companies have their equivalent version of Micro-fil, but Armani seems to have taken it one step further, though not always toward desired results. For example, the eyeshadows, while very smooth and easy to blend, aren't much for intensity, a point the counter personnel made clear.

There are a few other instances where the pricey products aren't all they're made out to be, but this is the world of cosmetics, and although the fantasy is for every product to be perfect, that's hardly ever the reality. Still, there are many compelling reasons to explore this collection. Although not fully distributed across the United States, it has a presence in most major cities and the products may be purchased on Armani's Web site. Makeup is where it's at for Giorgio Armani's cosmetics line. The skin care was a blatant, exceedingly overpriced afterthought and is not worth considering.

For more information about Giorgio Armani, owned by L'Oreal, call (877) ARMANI-3 or visit www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

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Works for me!

My skin tone is deep warm, NC 35-40. I have a real dark circle issue..needing to correct green veins that show through, and a dark brown/purplish tone on the inner corner of my eye socket. I really need a corrector, actually the more intense the better. GA's Peach corrector has a lighter texture than most, but still has a lot of pigment. Once that's applied, I wait for a bit, then cover with concealer, in a triangle pattern, that's a shade or two lighter than my skin, and patiently blend.

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Amazing, Neutralizes Darkness

ORANGE #2 is identified for use on olive and dark skin tones. My skin tone is fairly light, and this product delivers the best results ever! Creamy Bisque and Peach correctors resulted in ashy undertone. This product totally neutralized my hereditary darkness. I apply very tiny dots, and use my ring finger to tap and gently press product over the dark spots. Allow it to set. After a few minutes, I tap on a tiny amount of creamy concealer. The result is amazing. Covers both blue and brown areas.

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