When it comes to the foundation – Armani Beauty’s foundations are always on top of the list. Their Luminous Silk foundation is still on my radar yet I was super excited to try out their Power Fabric Foundation (C$74.00 for 30 mL/1.0 fl oz). This foundation carries a matte texture and comes in 20 shades that contain SPF 25. Having dry skin I take a step back when it comes to matte formulas, I had high hopes from Armani Beauty, and having said that I immediately put out the foundation to the test. I have been testing the formula for the past two weeks and I must admit that it has hit in my top 3 foundation lists.
On face Armani’s Power Fabric Foundation #5, Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer to contour, Charlette Tilbury’s Latex Love Gloss in Cannes Tropez
I received 3 shades (#3,#5 & #6.5) as a sample from the brand which I was super happy that two of the shades worked on my skin. #5 was a perfect match to my skin while #3 is a little light but I was able to still work with some bronzers to make it work on my skin, while #6.5 was a little too dark for my skin tone. The texture of the foundation is creamy yet it feels like velvet on the skin, I can apply it smoothly with my finger as well as beauty blender worked very well with the foundation. I personally loved it with It Cosmetics Heavenly Lux Flat foundation brush which gives me a full coverage finish yet streak-free. Coverage is full without looking flat or powdery, but I found if you have dry skin you may need to prep the skin very well before application with a hydrating primer to get that seamless look. I have been prepping my skin with the Makeup For Ever’s Ultra HD Skin Booster which gives me a super flawless finish. It pretty much covers everything from redness to all dark spots and freckles. Plus I pretty much didn’t need to use any kind of concealers, I did a little color correcting under the eye area and the foundation covers up everything you need to cover. For me two pumps were good enough to cover my entire face – a little goes a long way with this foundation. I personally didn’t need to set the foundation with a setting powder, it sets pretty well with great lasting power and minimal touch-ups. I loved the coverage and texture that it gives skin without looking cakey.
Before and after swatches with shade #5.
I also found the shades are quite close in shade but different in undertone, I can wear #4 and #5 where both are the same shade with a different undertone. #5 is more with a pink undertone. I loved the packaging, it carries the same iconic foundation packaging but with frosted glass and with a pump dispenser. It doesn’t oxidize, you may see the shade look a little brighter than what you see because of the SPF but it will turn out fine once you apply. I was respectively impressed with their shade range but you may want to try out the shades in person before you purchase. I also was able to kind of play around with the shades and work the #3 and #6.5 mix together to match it with my skin.
Pure Love! I have been super impressed with the performance and quality of the new Power Fabric Foundation, I feel it’s going to one of the hits for me this summer season since the weather is going to get hot and humid. It’s a perfect foundation to reach for parties and occasions especially for its finish and lasting power. It stays input without much-needed to touch up, I personally barely got touch up while wearing this foundation which a huge thumbs up for me. You can find the new Power Fabric Foundation available at all Giorgio Armani’s counters at all department stores as well as Sephora.
Press samples provided and courtesy of Armani Beauty.