Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defence Primer SPF 50 PA ++

Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defence Primer SPF 50 PA ++ review best sun protection

One of the best things you can do to protect your skin from signs of premature ageing is to use sun protection. The sun will wreak all kinds of havoc on your skin such as discolouration, wrinkles and at worst skin cancer. I’ve been a bit haphazard with my sun protection. If I’m going on holiday or spending (rare) time at home sunbathing I will always wear protection but on a day to day basis I tend to forget. Recently I started using retinol, I’ll do a full review when I’ve used it longer, but so far so good) so I’ve been much better at using protection everyday. 

Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defence Primer SPF 50 PA ++ review best sun protection

I like hardworking, multi-tasking products and Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defence Primer SPF 50 PA ++* certainly falls into this category. Like their Maestro Glow Fusion Makeup* the Maestro UV Primer is an innovative blending of skincare and makeup that is super-light on the skin, which for me is an absolute bonus when it comes to sun protection. I hate that greasy, heavy feel that many face sun screens can have but you cannot feel Armani UV Primer on the face. 


Armani UV Primer has an ultra-light fluid texture. Despite it being white it is completely translucent on the skin so will suit all skin tones. Like the foundation, the UV primer is dispensed by a dropper. For some reason I find the UV Primer slightly more fiddly to apply this way but I love the foundation application. I can’t figure out why I’m not so keen on this method with the sun screen. Despite my niggles with this it applies easily on the skin and once smoothed out it disappears completely and leaves absolutely no residue either.

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Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defence Primer SPF 50 PA ++ review best sun protection

As well as Maestro UV having an amazing broad spectrum (it protects against UVA and UVB) SPF 50 it’s also a pretty good primer. Thankfully Armani Maestro UV doesn’t have that slippery, velvet feel that many silicone primers do. Another problem I have with primers are that they just sit on top of the skin and make my make up actually look worse. They highlight my pores and any dry areas rather than blurring them. Armani UV Primer is practically undetectable on the face in both look and feel. It succeeds in blurring my pores and makeup application is so much smoother and nicer.

I think Armani Maestro UV is a brilliant product. I cannot feel it on my face, it blurs imperfections and makes makeup application so much nicer. It gives outstanding sun protection. Armani Maestro UV is as far as you can get from heavy, greasy sun screens. 

Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defence Primer SPF 50 PA ++ is available from House of Fraser here 

have you tried this? what’s your favourite face sun screen?

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