Giorgio Armani Power Fabric+ Weightless Foundation is a new player in the luxury foundation market. How does it stack up to the cult classic Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation?
What We Love
This formulation covers a multitude of sins, especially on video conference! It is buildable yet very lightweight.
BEST FEATURE: Armani Beauty’s Micro-fil technology and ultra-fine pigments give coverage without looking heavy on the skin. VERY thin layers get the job done.
- Matte Finish
- There is an SPF 25 in this formulation
- Lightweight formula with medium to full Coverage
- Long-lasting, up to 24 hour wear
- Full range of shades
The foundation has enough coverage that I can skip concealer, plus it has an SPF.
I absolutely love the even, smooth coverage of this foundation. It blends flawlessly into skin with a very nice slip. There is a featherweight feel but the coverage is full yet natural. And extra dab under my nose and inner under eye and I needed no concealer.
I can find a shade that is an excellent match for my skin tone which is no small feat for my oddball coloring.
There are two things that disappoint:
- My skin is not oily, but the color oxidized within a few hours.
- It settled into fine lines quickly, despite my skin being well-hydrated and only using a sparing application. I refreshed with lightweight moisturizer dabbed on with a Beauty Blender, but I typically don’t have to maintain a product.
This is not a clean formulation from an ingredient perspective, and it doesn’t claim to be.
However, it is still worthy of mention because it gives the appearance of very little (if any) makeup on the skin. Even those who prefer clean beauty may wish to make an exception on occasion for a completely flawless finish that still looks natural.
This matte formulation however, seems best suited towards those with oily complexions.
My skin tends to be more dry, so I personally prefer the dewy finish of the original Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation to this newer matte formulation. Both formulations use the same Micro-fil technology and ultra-fine pigment.
But when you need a matte flawless finish with the look of no visible makeup, (think photo ops) Armani Beauty Power Fabric+ is hard to beat.
Where to Shop It
Find the Armani Beauty range at Sephora and Saks Fifth Avenue