What: Giorgio Armani Beauty Face Fabric with SPF 12 ($45)
Why: I never understood matte foundation. I used it during my first foundation forays, looked terrible, realized and then just dusted on bronzer or blush for a number of years. Then the charming Tim Quinn sat us down in the Armani offices and swore up and down that it wasn’t like other foundations, so I obliged and smoothed it on (it’s meant for super easy, fingers-only application), and he was correct. Face Fabric has something called 3D Micro-Fil technology (I don’t know either) that makes it melt right into skin, but you can still sort of see the skin through it, so by the end of the day I look fresh-faced, not cakey or oily or any other negative adjective.
And now I’m back to wearing foundation…but this time nobody else knows (well, knew).
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