As you may already know, I have VERY dry skin and I LOVE foundations, sometimes these two can be a deadly combination.
When I finally found the right skincare, I went crazy about foundations, today I wish I could test them all!
I heard many raves about this “revolutionary” Armani Fusion and I jumped, I jumped so fast that I bought the wrong one. Shame on me for not being able to be reasonable and wait for the testers!
I am not going to bring you an in depth review today, I will just briefly share my experience and also the advice I have been given at the Armani counter.
This foundation comes in a glass bottle :
It’s very liquid, very, you have to shake the bottle before use (but unlike me, make sure the bottle is closed before you do it…) :
I need approx 4 little drops for my entire face, here is the 5 compared to the 5.5 :
I thought I was shade 5 since I am shade 5 in the Luminous Silk foundation, but I am much closer to 5.5 than 5. It does adapt nicely on my skin but the 5 is definitely too light for me :
How to apply the foundation
- Shake the bottle
- Do not use brushes ! Use only your fingertips (Armani recommendation).
- Do not leave the product on the back of your hand for a long time, apply it immediately ! (Armani recommendation).
I tried to take pictures but I am sorry, I was sick and I did not had the usual camera with me. So double the fail 😛
The coverage is very sheer on my skin, I prefer a slightly heavier coverage.
Once applied, when you touch your skin, the skin feels velvety, I like that. Unfortunately, my skin doesn’t like it.
Dry patches around the nose start to appear usually after 3 hours, it’s like it dries my skin completely, my skin is not comfortable and I always feel the urge to remove the foundation before the end of the day. Maybe in the summer it will work, right now in colder weather this foundation is not appropriate for me.
I made sure my skin was properly exfoliated and hydrated, I have been using it for 4 days in a row, then only from time to time. The dry patches always appear, sometimes even before I arrive at the office…
On the first picture I am wearing only moisturizer, on the second, the foundation without blush, on the third I am wearing the foundation and some cream blush on top.
The blush used is the Tom Ford Lip and Cheek stain, also wearing it on the lips on the second and third picture.
Deadly combination for me. Will need to check it out in summer when I need less coverage and less hydration. For now, this goes at the bottom of my drawer 🙁
Please check out CafeMakeup review, and she added links and comments for the other bloggers, she did an amazing post !