Building on the influence achieved through their tremendous vision of color, many fashion houses have branched out to the beauty retail landscape, expanding their luxury aesthetic into the world of make up. With their wildly successful Maestro formula, Giorgio Armani has taken the lead in the foundation category. With the recent addition of Luminessence Color Control Bright Moisturizer SPF 35, the prestige brand now offers an even more effortless one step solution to that sought after flawless finish. For lazy people like myself who trust designer quality but not their own application skills this is a total win.
Fans of Maestro foundation will jump on this latest Armani CC Cream. Ideal for travel, on-the-go or on the off day when time is of the essence but looking great is non-negotiable, it covers all the bases. Literally. With moisturizing properties, SPF benefits, and a hint of color to even out the complexion, it delivers enough radiance to make you look fresh and rested.
Because texture is everything when it comes to tinted double letter formulas, the Armani CC Cream scores bonus points with its thin and almost runny consistency. It feels airy and never looks mask-like. When blending, keep this in mind as the Armani pigment game is strong! Anything this light in texture dries fast and must be applied consistently to avoid random streak marks. Speaking of streaking, always take time for a final check in natural light prior to hitting the streets – nobody will ever tell you your face looks blotchy. Would you let anyone know? Exactly.
Infused with an antioxidant complex as well as jojoba and macadamia nut oils, Luminessence from Armani does a great job as a daytime moisturizer. It also features the brand’s liquid mirror technology, which adds that slight yet noticeable rosy glow without any shimmer. With the bonus of SPF 35, this nifty little tube serves up impressive multi-tasking realness.
The Armani Color Control SPF 35 is available in 7 shade options that will make everyone with pink undertones extremely happy. Having gone with a more intense than usual #6, I assure those of you interested in a more subtle tint that it mixes well with any moisturizer of choice. Luminessence provides coverage that I’d describe as more than sheer but a tad above light (not medium either). Rich in hydrating glycerin, this water based skin tone correcting moisturizer is a fantastic fix on mornings when you have only minutes to play with but need an all day glow.