Giorgio Armani has just brought out an entirely new category of makeup, which offers natural coverage with weightless texture.

The brand's Luminous Silk foundation is my favourite foundation of all time, a silky fluid that offers a beautiful, natural glow that is perfect for my normal/combination skintype.

The all-new Maestro, which has been in development for eight years, has an even lighter, more fluid texture that smooths out to leave a 'my skin but better' finish.

The Maestro complexion perfector has an utterly unique texture, unlike any base I had tried before. It is ultra-fine and consists of pigment suspended in oils. It is a water and powder- free base, totally non-comodogenic and contains five oils which evaporate gradually to moisturise the skin.

Despite having an oil-base, Maestro is completely non-greasy, and has more of a dry-oil texture when you smooth it over your face. It leaves a finish that I would describe as matte, but definitely not mask-like.

A beautiful-to-use product that will particularly appeal to those who don't like the feel of wearing foundation, BB creams or tinted moisturiser.

The Giorgio Armani Maestro Skin Perfector, available in 9 shades, is available exclusively at Brown Thomas Dublin and Cork, €45.