After years of the sheer skin trend, Giorgio Armani is bringing us right back to a glamour finish. This is how I remember foundation used to be worn – but this time around, there is none of the weight. It’s easily one of the highest coverage foundations I’ve worn for a very long time, but genuinely doesn’t feel that way.
Armani Power Fabric is the merge of Maesto Fusion and Eye Tint. Fusion for its oil concentrate and Tint for the pigment suspension. Interesting. I don’t know if you remember the whole ‘volatile oil’ thing – I must admit, I struggled to really grasp the concept of non-volatile solvent composed of oils with semi-volatile solvents for colour rendering.. see what I mean.
However, I’m honestly not sure that it’s helpful to know the levels of oil volatility but it is helpful to know that pigments are 16% of the composition which is high. It’s also SPF25 (less than Maestro Glow).
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We’re so used to sheer finishes and lighter pigment foundations (BB’s and so on) that a high coverage is a bit of a shock, but I liked it – it’s exactly that finish that makes you look ‘made up’ and feel polished and glam. I’d never use this for day wear but easily for evening where I’m doing the whole dress up thing.
One thing I will say is that if you used to wear high coverage, you’re in for a lovely surprise – it has no weight to it, doesn’t seep into creases and gives a beautiful, flexible finish. Armani Fabric is £40 HERE. Unless you are sure of your shade in Armani I’d suggest trying in-store first. The shade shown is 5.
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