The Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Second Skin Makeup was discontinued by Armani back in 2016 and due to popular demand and endless requests from customers, beauty editors and celebrity fans such as Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian, Armani have relaunched the cult favourite. I had never tried the original Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Second Skin Makeup but it has such a massive fan base that I couldn’t wait to try it. There are twelve different shades to choose from and it’s £40 for 40ml which I think is pretty decent as most foundations and tinted moisturisers contain between 25ml to 30ml.
“Created 10 years ago, Giorgio Armani’s skin-perfector Face Fabric is back in the limelight as the go-to product for women, all day, every day. Trying on Face Fabric is like trying on the perfect pair of jeans: a signature fit, a ‘second skin effect’. The formula is soft to the touch – easy to blend and build for a foolproof application. Face Fabric blurs away imperfections and visible pores. Delivering just the right level of coverage, the extra matte finish means your skin looks perfect anytime, anywhere.”
The Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Second Skin Makeup is packaged within a squeezy plastic tube which makes application very easy as I simply squeeze out around a twenty pence piece sized amount onto the back of my hand and then use my Beauty Blender to apply it to my face. The Face Fabric rose to fame for it’s ‘superior second skin effect’ which offered all day wear and was renowned for being as easy comfortable and flattering to wear as a ‘pair of spray on jeans’.
Now I’m not entirely sure a pair of spray on jeans would be comfortable nor flattering to wear, but I do love my base products to feel lightweight and skin like which is why the Face Fabric really appealed to me. Armani claim you can ‘expect a lightweight, fresh, silky-soft and airy texture that slips over the planes of your face and melts satisfyingly into skin for a matte, smooth and invisible finish’.
I have the palest shade within the range which is “0” and it’s supposedly Fair Cool and I was gobsmacked the first time I swatched the foundation as it’s SO pale. I’ve tried the Giorgio Armani Foundation Wardrobe and I’m yet to find a shade I can use straight from the tube without having to lighten with a white foundation mixer but the ‘O’ shade is easily one of the palest foundation shades I’ve found which was so unexpected.
The texture is different to any other foundation I’ve tried as it almost has a whipped mousse consistency but a lot denser than the likes of the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. I have to apply a facial oil and an hydrating primer before applying the Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Second Skin Makeup as my skin is so dry. I could even add a tiny amount of oil to the foundation prior to application but I’m yet to give that a try, but adding oil does help the matte finish to be more flattering on my dry patches.
I completely agree with the weightless claims as it feels so airy light on the skin, and although it is definitely matte, it doesn’t feel uncomfortable like many matte foundations can. I notice that my skin is left with a gorgeous natural glow due to very tiny shimmer particles which doesn’t make my skin look like a glitter ball thankfully but it does make it look more flattering on the skin.
I thought Face Fabric was a peculiar name for a base product but it does stretch over the skin like fabric and it doesn’t sink in my pores. The coverage is quite light so it’s best for my better skin days but it’s such a great option for an everyday base. I don’t know any other base product which is similar to this but I’m a big fan which I never thought would be as matte bases never work for me but this shade is so spot on for super pale skin, and it feels very comfortable on the skin.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried the Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Second Skin Makeup?