Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation Review

UPDATE: Giorgio Armani has unfortunately recently discontinued the Face Fabric Foundation. Check out the other fab Armani foundations here!

I am admittedly late in trying out the Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation. It took a lot of convincing (from my friends) before I gave in and tried it out. I’m not sure why I was so hesitant, probably because I always heard it’s good for mature skin that is very dry.

I’m 31 and by no means do I consider my skin ‘mature‘ yet! My skin type is combination skin, so I figured the Face Fabric and me are not a fit! How wrong I was!

As difficult as it is to find the best foundation for your skin (we all know the struggle), no one can deny how essential it is to our makeup routine. And with new products popping out left, right and centre, I knew that there was bound to be one that was perfect for me.

It seems as if the makeup gods have answered my prayers with the resurrection of the Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation. Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation has been discontinued before, but due to popular demand, Giorgio Armani has brought it back.

Today, I’ll give you a rundown of why I also fell in love with this cult favourite.

The Packaging

face fabric foundation

I appreciate it when brands make an effort to design packaging that captures the essence of their product. In this case, the foundation comes in a sleek and matte plastic tube with a classy navy blue motif.

Inspired by denim, it’s basically saying that this foundation is as comfortable and wearable as your favourite denim pants. And I completely agree because it feels like something you’d want to put on every day.

Another thing I love is despite housing 1.35 fluid ounces of product (most foundations only have 1 fluid ounce), the tube is still pretty handy and can fit conveniently in your makeup bag. 

Shade range

face fabric foundation swatch

It has relatively fewer shades compared to Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. The 12 shades are quite decent, ranging from Fair to Dark. They even had a fair enough shade for me! However, I think it would be great if they diversify the darker shades a bit more. Similar to the Luminous Silk Foundation, it also considers your undertone and comes in warm, neutral, and cool as well.

The “second skin” effect

The Giorgio Armani Face Fabric foundation claims to look and feel like “second skin”. Thanks to its 3D stretch technology which allows the formula to move with your skin. I can’t completely explain the science behind it, all I can say is that it seriously works!

The foundation definitely feels light and velvety on the face as if you have nothing on it. I love how it feels, I have a major aversion to foundations that feel thick on my skin and this is exactly the opposite!

I especially love how it blurs out my pores, evens out my skin tone and helps reduce redness while still looking very natural. It’s perfect if you’re going for a natural look but doesn’t want to go out completely bare-faced. It will also work well for days when you just want to give your skin a break from heavy makeup. 

Because it only gives you sheer to medium coverage, it won’t completely cover any major skin concerns like most full-coverage foundations will. It is buildable though and blends beautifully.

The airy and mousse-like texture of the foundation helps it glide smoothly on my skin. It almost feels like applying a tinted primer. 

For someone who struggles in getting my foundation right, it gets plus points for being such a breeze to apply! You can use a brush or a beauty blender, depending on your preference. Personally, I find that using my fingertips is easier and gives it a more skin-like finish. By the way, a little goes a long way with this foundation so squeeze with care!

I was pleasantly surprised how something so light on the skin has such impressive staying power. It did not budge for 12 hours without touch-ups. And my makeup looked fresh the whole day.

I did use a primer and a setting powder, however, I always use both when applying foundation and not all foundations have stayed as well as this one. What’s more amazing is that it kept my skin velvety smooth until I had to wash it off at night.

Best for…

giorgio armani foundation review

The foundation dries off to a powdery matte finish and works wonders in controlling oil. This is great if like me and you’re tired of dabbing oil control film on your face throughout the day.

It is also well suited for people with normal, combination, and even sensitive skin. I also highly recommend it to those with mature skin. I recently got my Mom to try it out and she hasn’t looked back.

Do you know how foundations make the skin look older with their cakey look? This does not happen with the Face Fabric! There is absolutely no cakiness making it ideal for ageing skin and skin with wrinkles and fine lines. That being said, I don’t have ageing skin and this is my current go-to foundation!

If you have dry skin but would still like to give it a try, just make sure to hydrate your skin first or add your favourite mist after applying (it’ll also give you that dewy glow).

The verdict

The fact that the Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation has made such a successful comeback says a lot about its quality. But like any product, it also has some drawbacks.

Chief of them (you’ve guessed it,) it’s expensive. I know that the steep price tag might make a lot of people think twice before purchasing. However, if you’d like to start investing in your makeup, then I’d definitely say go for it! 🙂 It’s a winner foundation!

Another slight drawback is the fact that it contains silicone. This is a pretty common ingredient found in most beauty products today. If you have had adverse reactions to silicone, then you might want to check out other alternatives. But if you’re not particular about your makeup ingredients, then I’m sure you’ll love this foundation. 

In general, I avoid silicone in skincare, because that is what touches my skin. However, since the foundation is not sitting directly on my skin (I wear primer), I don’t have a problem with it.

If you’re looking for a no-fuss foundation that looks and feels like you’ve got no makeup on, then give the Face Fabric a try. I am hooked on it!

If you have, I’d love to hear about your experience. Drop a line in the comment section below!

Hollie xx

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  1. CJ Greene says:

    I’m going to admit that the first thing that puts me off of this product is the name “face fabric”. Hahaha. I just have images of covering my face in cloth which is not that appealing. You’d think they’d be able to come up with a better name. 

    Anyway, your review sounds promising, but I don’t think I’d ever be willing to try it based on the price alone. For one, I’d be scared that I’d hate it and would have wasted my money on a product that doesn’t work for me. Or worse! I’d love it and then have to decide whether to drop that same money on a regular basis to replace it, or let it go and always miss it from that point onwards. Hahaha. 

    But thank you for your review! And if ever given the chance to try this foundation for free or a discounted price in the future, I might be willing to do so. 🙂

    1. I never thought of the name like that, but good point, it’s not the best name! However, it doesn’t reflect on the actual foundation at all! 

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for this beautiful and informative article. Great job indeed!

     Beautiful because is about my favorite brand. I am a fan of Giorgio Armani brand: perfumes, foundation. The foundation mousse texture make it to be very light on the skin, not heavy as many others brands. The skin can breath, and especially has a very natural look. I love it! I highly recommend it.

    Thanks for sharing. I will look forward more articles.

    1. I love Giorgio Armani, all their products are fab, especially this foundation!

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