Thursday, January 20, 2011

Product Review; "Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation Powder"

Giorgio Armani Beauty has created a silky texture thanks to refined micro-spheres and "lipophobic & hydrophobic powders increase the resistance of the make up over time".

That threw me for a loop.

Of course, I'm a bit of a word-nerd and noticed the prefix's "lipo", referring to fats and "hydro", referring to water attached to the suffix "phobic", meaning fear or aversion. So this powder is afraid of fats and water?

Sort of.

The combination of elements in this powder reduce the opportunity to be permeated by water and oils the skin produces so the mattifying properties last throughout the day with little need to be touched up. A light dusting with the included sponge is enough to keep shine at bay. Although, I do prefer to use a brush as opposed to a sponge to moderate coverage.

But there's actually no need to worry about too heavy a look either as this Lasting Silk UV Foundation Powder glides on easily and only holds to the most moist parts of skin leaving a very even tone. I'd say that both methods offer medium coverage that can be sheered down with blending or built up with a covering foundation.

On top of that it boasts SPF 34 to help guard against harmful UV rays and protect maturing skin. Got oils, water and sun-rays covered... nothing left to fear.

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation Powder; $59.00

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