72% would repurchase
on 5/20/2018 5:03:00 PM
More reviews by Eolo
I always buy a makeup item for my birthday, this year I got the Armani Cushion Foundation. I'm going to lay out the cons first so we can get that easily out of the way. This seems like a product that was only for the Asian market, the shade range is... odd at best. I'm usually a 2 in Armani foundations and I'm a 4 in this formula. Also if you layer a lot of product it can sit slightly in expression lines. It's nothing very evident but worth noting.The packaging is absolutely chic, the vynil like compact and the red and black applicator exude sophistication. There is like a fabric/plastic like mesh on top that is not a sponge that dispenses your foundation. The finish is glowy giving you a "your skin but better" look and is incredibly comfortable, I'm never aware that I'm wearing any foundation when I use this.It retails for about 60€ which puts it above the usual cost of Armani foundations (excluding Crema Nuda) and the refill with an additional sponge will put it in the normal Armani range, making it however costlier because you don't get as much product in a cushion as you would in a bottled foundation.If you have fair to light-medium skin tone and like sheer to light coverage and want to pamper yourself, this is an amazing cushion for you. It hasn't oxidized on me or caused any breakouts on my skin, however I would advise you to stay clear from the under eye area.
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on 5/20/2018 4:46:00 PM
This product reminds me of the YSL lip and cheek product that was launched a couple of years ago but with a more transparent finish. This contour gel with its doe foot like applicator is amazing for traveling and you can apply it directly on top of Armani's new powder foundation which I have reviewed as well.This is a very handy, sheer, cool toned brown that you can use for contouring. It gives you barely there kind of shadow and is easily blended with your fingers. I prefer to blend it out with my MAC 130 for more control but I gave this gel the ultimate test while contouring inside a moving Uber. Amazing product and I hope they make it a permanent item. For reference, my shade is A-20.
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on 5/20/2018 3:56:00 PM
I hadn't been excited about Armani makeup in years, this Neo Nude Fusion Powder was an impulse purchase. I loved the nude tone matching the foundation shade on the packaging and the feel to it and got it.This to me beats the Luminous Silk Powder Foundation in terms of formula and finish, it gives you a bit of coverage, amazing luminosity without looking greasy and this gives you that effortless and coveted no-makeup, makeup look.I only don't give it a higher rating because of the half-moon brush that sure it enhances the product's aim at being portable but the brush just doesn't do it for me. I generally apply it with something like the MAC 187 stippling brush for a natural like finish. It photographs gorgeously in the daytime, however, if you use flash and are in a dark environment it seems to give a bit of flashback, you look lit from within gorgeous but I think it's the drawback of the light reflecting particles. The performance of this product reminds me of what I wanted the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish to be like.I apply liquid and cream products on top of this without disturbing the overall appearance of this foundation and it lasts me decently throughout the day. Great product for Summer.I also would advise you not to layer this product a lot as it might leave you looking a bit powder and you lose the natural finish that is the goal of this powder foundation.It doesn't make me break out and it doesn't oxidize on my skin.
on 5/18/2018 8:53:00 PM
More reviews by charlottelyn
This is my favourite foundation, it's just too bad it's so expensive (well it IS Giorgi Armani..)I find that this foundation works perfectly with my combination skin, oily t-zone and chin and dry flaky skin around my nose. I love the coverage of this, to me this is light and is PERFECT for me as I hate cakey full coverage foundations on my skin and find that they never work for me. Instead I find that this enhances my skin and I like how I can still see freckles under it. This foundation does not dry my skin out and makes my skin look really healthy. I pair this with the Laura Mercier translucent powder and find that it's perfect. I will continue to buy this even though of the price because I LOVE it.I would imagine that this foundation wouldn't be very suitable for someone with very oily skin as this is not a long-wearing matte foundation. If you have oily skin I'd recommend setting it with a good setting powder.
on 5/18/2018 5:04:00 PM
More reviews by samfaye
I have been buying this for a few months now. I used shade 5 which is perfect. The coverage is amazing to begin with and covers my blemishes really well. I do feel this applies better with a damp sponge. This product lasts about a month for me which isn’t the longest time I’ve had a foundation and I don’t wear a lot of it and apply once a day most days. The price tag is a little much to spend every month. It also has a small pump which makes application so much easier.There have been a few problems I can say is if you have dry patches of skin, this foundation makes it look severely dry. I only have to wait until midday and parts of the foundation smudges off which is disappointing.I will probably consider looking at other foundations because I do believe for the price you can get a product just as good if not better.
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