Monday, September 15th, 2008

Giogrio Armani Face Fabric ($45.00) is the latest from GA when it comes to foundations. It is my first time trying any Giorgio product, let alone one of their foundations (which are pretty highly touted!). Face Fabric is described as “second skin nude makeup.” It’s actually an accurate description of how the foundation feels. The easiest way to describe the texture and feel of this foundation is to call it a tinted primer. It has much of the same texture as a silicone-based primer does (like Smashbox Photofinish), but this is clearly tinted to act like a foundation.

Giorgio Armani says it has “#D Micro-fil” technology, which is supposed to bring “lightness and fluiditiy” to your makeup. I don’t exactly know what that really means, but I will agree that this is a very natural-looking foundation that blends easily and seamlessly into the skin’s natural planes. It has a little bit of a “glow” to it; just makes the skin look very healthy. The coverage on this is more than a tinted moisturizer, but it definitely won’t cover the two-week-to-recover-zit or anything. I find I opt for this foundation on better skin days, but if it’s a break out week, I have to get something with more coverage. I personally have several foundations on hand, because I like different ones on different occasions.

For those curious, Face Fabric does have SPF12, which is pretty minimal coverage, but you can always increase your SPF coverage through a moisturizer or separate sunscreen beforehand. And for the price-conscious, yes, the foundation is pricey, and you don’t get a whole lot (1.35 fl. oz.), but the good news is you really need a pea size or less for an application.

I recommend this for anybody who doesn’t already use a primer, or someone who wants a lightweight, minimal coverage foundation with primer benefits. The foundation’s ability not to settle into fine lines and the nuances of the face makes it a great option for those who have battled with the frustration of some other foundations, too.

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17 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Wins Me Over

  1. Thanks for your input! I’ve tried this foundation and it really is quite good! You should try GA’s Luminous Silk Foundation. It’s one of the best foundations I’ve ever tried. No other can keep me looking fresh all day long without touch-ups like GA’s LSF can. They also have a new bronzing liquid out that tints the skin beautifully while looking natural.

  2. Millie

    I’ve been wanting to try this but I don’t think it will cover the redness (broken capillaries) on my cheeks. I love their LSF though. But I just might try this when I go to a GA counter. Can you do an FOTD with the face fabric on please? Thanks!

  3. I have heard so much about this in the past few months! I wonder if I can order it online.

  4. Would you be willing to do a shot of your face before/after the foundation? I am really interested in seeing it on.. Plus how does it wear all day?

    • It looks just like my normal foundation, actually, which is Studio Fix Fluid. I’ve used it intermittently in my looks for the past three weeks or so!

      It wears fine for me, but I don’t have a problem with foundation wearing off or anything throughout the day, so I might not be the best person to ask, LOL!

  5. How is its coverage? I just love the way it looks.

  6. Angi

    What shade did you choose?

  7. Henry Castillo

    I am very interested in this product. I wear MAC’s Studio Moisture Tint and if this is like a tinted moisturizer, I wouldn’t mind trying a high end one! How long does it last?

  8. cherry

    hey Christine,Which is your favourite Mac Foundation considering Mac has so many formulas?.Also how well did you like Mac Select Spf 15 foundation(liquid)?.You are my Guru when it comes to makeup and especially Mac makeup !I take your word for it Always !!

    • Studio Fix Fluid 😀 I love the matte texture and medium coverage! Select SPF 15 is great if you have pretty good skin already! I also like Face & Body for lighter coverage.