New Everyday Foundation (Armani Dupe?)

Monday, October 3, 2016

I am a foundation aficionado. I have tried SO many foundations in my lifetime. I remember my first foundation - I was in middle school and it was the Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation. I thought I was so cool...I wasn't. The color was too light, the consistency too thick, and I didn't know how to set it - it would be removed by the slightest touch. I am way past those days however, and after years of magazine reading and watching YouTube I've been introduced to some truly great products.

I recently stumbled upon a new foundation from a brand that I long forgot about. I forgot how it happened - I think I was looking up the coveted Armani Silk Foundation and this came up as a related product. After seeing the price - I knew I had to give it a shot...

(according to the website)

- sheer to moderate coverage
- natural matte finish
- 100% fragrance free
- non acnegenic
- dermatologist tested
- sweat and humidity resistant
- water resistant

(note: I wear 'Sahara' - it has a yellow/olive undertone...shoutout to my Greeks!)

My usual foundation choices are ones that are full coverage and matte. As I've gotten older, I've begun to equate matte with "old". So instead, I want my skin to look as young as it truly is which means I need something that leaves a more skin-like finish.

This is one of the least expensive foundations that I have tried in a long time. Coming in at only $25, it is a fraction of the price of most favorited products like the Chanel Aqua or the Makeup Forever HD. Clinique Silk's more expensive cousin (can't call it a twin just yet!), Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk,  is almost $65. Ouch.

So far I've tried and tested this foundation in a variety of settings. I've worn it going out to the bars (sweat proof!) out to dinner and getting stuck in the rain. It looks good in both natural lighting and harsh overhead lighting (hello, fluorescent classroom lights). I like to use my Beauty Blender to apply this, but only after using a moisturizer and primer of course.

I definitely think this foundation is worth a try - both Sephora and Ulta carry it and those stores both have great return policies so there is no pressure to keep an ill-fitting product in your makeup bag :)

Do you have a holy-grail foundation? What makes it so great? Please let me know in the comments below!

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