Armani’s latest foundation features ten shades of a smoothing and firming fluid foundation with SPF 20.
Claims: Restores up to 10 years of luminosity, firms lines up to 87%, and firms skin by 73%. For 12 hours of lifting action.
The Invisible Face Lift
The Armani unique Micro-fil™ technology drapes the face with an ultrafine micro-lifting matrix. This elastic matrix seals in a high concentration of exclusive emollients and velvet filters that immediately lift, soften and firm the skin surface.
The new Armani glow: tailor-made with exclusive Prussian blue pearl pigment, giving intense depth and luminosity to revive skin and correct color irregularities, while relieving dullness. Soft focus effect creates a youthful glow.
Yes, to sum it up, the 3 things that I desired in my holy grail foundation -
1) SPF without the sunscreen feeling and white cast in photos
2) Dewy silky finish
3) Anti-aging properties
I had to pick this up. And do I like it? I absolutely do.
And I assume the following review will suffice,
Color Range |
Offers 9 different shades with 3 light, medium and dark respectively. Also a great range of pink as well as yellow undertone. It should not be difficult to find a great match for all skintone. For my MAC NC 25 skin, I picked out no. 4 which is the darkest color out of the "light" range, slightly more yellow tone than 5, the lightest tone in the medium range.
Comes with a runny formula and apply like a balm, semi dewy silky finish leaning to the dewy side.
With its SPF 20, I do not notice the white cast in flash photography as much as other foundations such as with the Missha BB Creams (SPF 42+++ & SPF 25) or even Revlon Age Defying Foundation (SPF 20).
Medium yet would let my freckles show through, can build up to full coverage if wanted.
Application - Lifting / Smoothing / Firming |
Do not notice a huge difference in terms of lifting or firming, it does provide a smooth canvas to the face.
Lasting Power / Oil Control |
About 5 hours, though keep in mind that I live with an extremely humid climate. I notice that the foundation start disappearing first off my combination T-zone area. It however does not turn patchy (which I call disappear-nicely foundation)
Price | US$65+tax
and its worth every penny if this foundation suits your skin type - normal, slightly oily and combination.
almost direct sunlight
1 I really like this foundation. First off its a foundation that I was exactly looking into; natural yet medium coverage with a dewy finish, contains anti-aging and properties that doesn't give crazy white cast in flash photos. 2 Secondly it applies easily and blends out quickly, feels very comfortable on the skin (great plus!) and stays put. I wish it would last even longer but I guess 5 hours isn't so bad considering Hong Kong is extremely humid and I do mostly wear foundation in and out from air-conditioned and 75"f/25"c street temperature, then it just unnoticeably disappears throughout the day. 3 Thirdly it does smooth out my skin in seconds in a natural way, its very balmy formula allows my real skin to shine through. You can tell I have something on my skin but its not wiping the realness of my skin away. In my opinion it looks even more natural than most BB Creams I have tried. 4 It works really great with my combination skin and is exactly what I was looking for for a foundation that works great in both summers and winters. I highly recommend it.
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