Giorgio Armani • Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Makeup • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is one of the most natural finishes I have come across for a tm or foundation. It is so easy to spread and I don't even need to finish it of with powder. I will definitely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I bought this after visiting the Armani counter to look at the lasting silk foundation. On expressing my wish for a light, matte but not flat coverage, she also recommended Face Fabric.
Pros - it gives a very light coverage, which works well if you have mostly good skin and just want to even things out, it is super easy to apply (fingers, brush) and feels very nice on the skin when it is applied. The packaging is good, hygienic and easy to control how much you dispense.
Cons - cost, this is $80 AUS and to be honest it's not worth quite that. While it looks great when it's first applied, i found it's staying power isn't brilliant; admitedly, i don't use a primer with Face Fabric as i was advised to, but then i never use a primer with greater coverage foundations and i don't have an issue. It did tend to oxidise a little on my face by the end of the day as well, but the initial colour match was pretty good.
Over all, it's a good product, and i can see why some love it, i just wasn't enthralled. If this is the best that a tinted moisturiser can do, then i'd rather stick to my bare skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I loved this for a good year, and then changed my mind. This works more like a tinted moisturizer than a foundation, so I wish they're more clear about the name. True, the coverage is more buildable, but expecting it to cover serious blemishes would be a stretch. I think whether you'll like this depends on your tolerance for silicon, because it is REALLY silicon-y, more so than a primer. The advantage of course is that it applies like a dream. Faultlessly easy to spread. Nice scent, too. However, as a foundation it underforms. Very limited coverage, too yellow, and doesn't settle into the skin that well. Despite feeling lightweight, it doesn't look good on dry skin and tends to gather around pores. And the packaging is rather sub-par by Armani standard. I'll stick with a real foundation or a tinted moisturizer next time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ok,.I have used so many foundations til now..mostly liquid.
From high end to drugstores even foundations recommended by Youtube makeup gurus. But this is the best foundation for me so far.
I have oily t-zone and dry cheecks. Amazingly the foundation seems control the oil on my t-zone. The product is very light weighted, almost mousse-like texture and gives light coverage. This foundation gives a me fresh, natural glow which looks like I have really good skin.
But, Do not purchase it if you are looking for a good coverage!
I would recommend this product to people who have fairly good skin & just want to even out skin tone. Also I found this product almost conceals my pores on my nose area which I love. Even though it is bit pricey..i would definately re-purachase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Best foundation I have ever tried, and I have tried alot of them, and have extremely difficult skin. My skin will react to every ingredient within a product if it has even a number 1 on a rating of 0-5 for comedogenity (if it clogs pores), and irritation. I have to check the ingredients of everything before I put it on my skin. This has 0s all the way through, and my skin agrees. A dream, not just in terms of no skin problems, maybe even better skin, but also in terms of ease of application, and wear. I'm a rub in with the fingers kind of girl. Foundation brushes are just hassle to me- I find them difficult to clean properly, I always find there is a build-up, and I would have to clean them so often because I have such oily skin-bacteria would really thrive. So I squeeze this out of the tube, and lightly blend everywhere. It is a fluid, but it feels like a mousse to apply because it is so unbelievably soft. It goes under my eyes, on my eyelids, everywhere, so easily. It's like folding silk over your face. It wears all day long. 12 hours. It would be no problem. I actually get a little bit cocky about my skin when I wear this, which for me is a very big deal. When I'm wearing it, I seem to think that my skin is the bees knees because you can't actually see foundation, and whilst it's clear that my skin is not perfect, it looks pretty good in this. No oil, pretty matte, but without that dulling effect. No make-up feel. Just an absolute dream. The negatives- the price. But frankly, it's so good, I just don't care. And secondly, I had to go to Selfridges to get a colour match whilst I was in London, and whilst that's fine as I was in London anyhow, it is a bit irriatating that it isn't sold in most places. I'll have to order off the internet now I know my shade. I had suspected a number 2. That's exactly what I am, and whilst it looks too dark in the tube, it is perfect for me when wearing, from the start and throughout the whole day. I am light to medium skinned, with yellow undertones. I am british, fully, with some family history in Scotland. Well, Armani, you have done it as far as I am concerned. Excellent. Everything else is just no match for this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Has no GHOST FACE effect on camera which is splendid! Perfect foundation for the "Own Skin" look.I have oily and prone to breakouts skin. I was looking for a foundation that left my skin looking matte, flawless but above all natural looking and Face Fabric is all of the above. It has become my everyday foundation and I wear it all year long. The velvety formula is great for my dry skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
PROs: The lightweight foundation glides on smoothly and feels close to nothing on your skin. The coverage is minimal, for an everyday/light look. I use no. 5, and its a perfect match. The squeeze tube is good for hygienic, and also, you can control how much you want out. GA Face Fabric is definitely my everyday foundation. I use the GA Foundation Compact, for more coverage, if not using this.
CONs: The price is a little steep for an everyday foundation, but if you can justify paying more for a worthwhile investment, then there really is nothing wrong with this product.
TIPS: Use a face/foundation brush, rather than a sponge, as the sponge absorbs quiet a lot, and because this is in the higher price range, it would just be a waste if more was in your sponge than on your face or in your tube :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This foundation is heavenly, and it is the only foundation I am currently using because I am just SO sick of gloopy liquid makeup that shows the dryness in my skin and wears off in patches. The texture is cool, almost like a dry gel that makes it easy to apply with fingers, and so fast, because there's no work to do in blending it. It blurs my skin's imperfections, and is super amazing when I use it in conjunction with High Precision Retouch in #2 (ivory). My skintone in MAC is NW20, so I use Face Fabric in #1 (pale). The only downside to this product is the price, eek $48! I think Face Fabric is very aptly named, that's just what it is. Also, it doesn't break me out, unlike Armani's beautiful Luminous Silk foundation. Very happy with this.
FYI- this foundation is not ideal for problem skin - the coverage is light
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just began using this a couple weeks ago. I'm NC25-30 and I was matched to #2. Let me just start off by saying that I am absolutely in love with FF.
FF has a very strange texture. It has a thick, gel/mousse-like consistency and upon putting it on, it just disappears into your skin, to the point where you won't even be able to see the foundation. I have never in my life come across any foundation like it before. It goes on literally like a second-skin. A lot of foundations falsely claim to do that, but FF actually achieves this. It amazes me every time I put in on.
Coverage is very sheer to light. The great thing about FF is that you can build coverage. On the days when I want more coverage, I just put on two layers. Best coverage is achieved with a MAC 190 brush. I usually put on one layer, throw on some Lasting Silk Powder (in #4), and then some Bronze Mania bronzer (in #1). I don't recommend FF for people who have a lot of covering up to do. I waited for my skin to clear up entirely from breakouts from other foundations before I bought this. It does, however, do a good job in covering up blemishes from acne.
I have slept in this numerous times with no breakouts. Even after an 8-10 hour day or through sleeping in FF, I still wake up with a super fresh face! FF doesn't fill into lines or wrinkles, which I feel foundations ALWAYS seem to do for me. It also doesn't make your face oily or shiny at any point in time (not even after 10 hours!!!). Granted, I don't have oily skin, I have combination. But every foundation seems to make at least my nose shiny after a couple hours of wear. But I have never needed to re-apply powder during the day. I've even worn FF by itself---no powder or bronzer, and I still didn't become shiny or oily during the day. I think that this foundation would be a God-send for people with oily skin. People with dry skin---avoid FF b/c it may dry you out more.
FF is really good for people who want to get that "no-makeup" flawless face look. It looks like a better version of your own skin! I suggest going to the Armani counter and having the SA match you and put in on all over your face to get a feel for how the texture feels. I also want to add that this foundation is full of silicones. For me, if you've read my other reviews, you'll see that even though I have the most sensitive skin in the world and have a reaction to almost every foundation that exists out there, the silicone-heavy foundations are the ones my skin really appreciates. I've never ever had a problem with MAC's studiofix liquid, though 95% of the population has. Unfortunately, that and now FF are the only foundations that work for me. So if you're like me in that sense, chances are that your skin will love FF. There are only like 5-6 ingredients in FF, and you'll see that they're all silicone-based.
Cons---price is a bit crazy, $47 at Saks. Also, I feel like I'm going to be going through this tube a lot quicker than I had hoped. But I like this so much, that I'm willing to cut down in other areas to keep repurchasing FF. The shades are also a bit weird. This is a very yellow-based foundation (which works for me b/c I'm Asian), but the different from #2 to #3 is crazy. Better to go lighter than darker though, b/c there's always bronzer for the summer.
Overall, I highly highly recommend FF. I had never tried Armani's line before, but now that I have, I think the only thing that will make me look for another line is me going completely broke!!! FF has really surprised me. Go get a sample right now!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This product has many different attributes to ti which makes it very unique. By no means is this foundation a powder but it is not a liquid either. The foundation is a gel which obviously means that the foundation is sheer and matt. The foundation matts skin (temporarily), primes, soothes, softens, has spf, and evens out skin. This is not full coverage but skin coverage. Redness is dimished, rosecea affects are softened, pores are gone, but zits will not be concealed. The foundation is awesome in my opinion. Giorgio Armanis foundation is what PERF-KECT ASPIRES TO BE. The foundation give you a generous amount and is in a convenient tube (though i wish it was more glamourous). Women will look natural and men could todally wear this and not worry. Its basically fool proof( though make sure you blend it in and down neck or else it wont, as with anything with pigment). I had to powder by 6 to 7 hours. The foundation is cake free natural, makes skin look natural without trying to hard. I definitly want to look into other products by this brand.