Second Skin

(Update on swap: the Acqua di Parma body cream is gone, but I still have a few goodies left. Please refer to the link on the right column.)

I've been looking into a new foundation. I don't need a lot of coverage and want something that is friendly to my skin. I figured: either mineral, or liquid.

My order of some Alima Pure samples arrived at home back in the U.S. so mommy is sending them over :-)

In the meantime, I looked into Sisley Paris. Both the Transmat foundation and the tinted moisturiser have beautiful texture, but I didn't like some of their ingredients. Next.

Since I like my Giorgio Armani high precision re-touch concealer so much, I decided to take a look at their foundations.

Along the lines of wanting something natural and easy to apply, I checked out the Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Makeup with SPF 12.

I like the tube packaging which means no mess. The texture is buttery. As I smoothed it over the back of my hand, the product just blended beautifully.

I've been wearing this foundation for over a week, and am very happy with it.

It goes on matte, and as the day goes on, it becomes more luminous, not oily. I've had it on literally from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The colour remained fresh and true all day long.

I primed with Shu Uemura UV base first. Then, I warmed up a pea-sized amount of product on my finger tips and spread it all over my face. The texture is so beautiful that no application skill is required!

Then, I applied two layers of Make Up For Ever HD powder over the foundation to make it last.

Here I used a matte pink blush. On my lips is Bobbi Brown Lipshine in Toffee.

A closer look at the Giorgio Armani foundation right after application. It's a perfect matte and a perfect shade (#1). What more do I want?!

My only concern is whether this foundation can take the humid heat during summer. Has anyone used this product before?


Mayhem said...

Cheryl, I could tell you my MAC shade and we can go about it accordingly. You said it was darker than your skin shade. Do you know what your MAC shade is? That would really help.

fuzkittie said...

I've heard tons of great things about the GA foundation~~ It really looks great on you. Though I'm going to stop trying new foundations since I love Cle de Peau so much, and I have all the BB cream to use, haha

Mayhem said...

Oh no! I'm an NC25. =/

Mayhem said...

I really like the shampoo, I've been meaning to review it for quite some time but I wanted to use it for a while before I did. It's good, and it smells nice, nothing too flowery or medicinal. Just right.

Mayhem said...

Okay, I'll keep these two items on the side and when I finally get the chance to try the foundation Ill let you know!

angie519 said...

Great minds think alike! I just bought Face Fabric from Nordstrom.com today along with 3 Shiseido glosses (they're discontinued)! I got #3 since 'natural beige' sounds more feasible than pale or porcelain for my skin. I sure hope it's not too dark since you got #1!

angie519 said...

Hahha, geez you're good at not noticing things! I sleep 7+ hours a night! A minimum of 7, but usually 8. And ever since I started working, I've been chugging more water than usual. Thanks for the advice!!

My skin's getting better.. just dealing with scars now =(

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

I've been interested in Face Fabric too but I just can't locate a sample in my shade! (The lady said I was #1 too). Too afraid to try it out for now since its silicone based. Still that didn't stop me from buying their primer over the weekend.

Speaking of that GA concealer, I was about to buy that too but luckily they were sold out, haha. I did get the pink corrector though as it seems great for undereye circles.

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

Btw about your comment, I actually find my skin has a yellow undertone. In some of my pictures it does look pink-ish but I think its because I have slight rosacea on my cheeks :(

In real life my neck and chin is definitely more yellow toned while the cheek area is pinkish. Since I don't want to look like I'm wearing a mask I usually try to match my neck as much as possible.

M said...

it looks good! i really should stop buying so many foundations but i'm tempted!

Glow Chaser said...

Looking good as always dear Cheryl!! I must try to try out some more GA goodies.

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

u make it seem really good so i am curious but my skin breaks out easy

ahhhh the lotion is gone! i'd have loved to try that.

DSKNguyen said...

What camera do you have? Your portraits look very professional- I like it.

The Skin Food e/s are very pigmented, but I think the colors I picked at the time weren't suited for me and my darker skin.

I don't like to glow you know lol.
But they are very pretty that's why I'm keeping my orange, I love it for spring time.

Kimberly Tia said...

Gosh Cheryl -- your always soo soo pretty my dear!
Whatever you do or use in your daily routine, your skin does look amazing. Im baffled when girls can just pull off a natural look and still work it. YOU are one of those gals.

have you tried looking into some bb creams, like legere or jarts/brtc? they seem to have some nice coverage and good spf too and they double as foundation.

Eelie said...

Oh its so horrible to feel it. Even worse when you wake so cheerful and THEN you feel so hopeless. But you are right the anguish will pass and everything will be happy-clappy again!

I'm really amazed at the results and your glowing recomendation of this product. My parents are flying soon so i think this will be in the "Can you get me" list. You're looking beautiful and you can tell makeup is a passion of yours.

Happy happy days!.....

tokyostargirl said...

oOoo I've heard so much about the GA foundation - I must try it now!

birkinbagbeauty said...

I am not familiar with GA foundations, because they are a pain to get over here (even online).

On a different subject, I love the way you pose on the first two pictures...you look very photogenic.

angie519 said...

Thanks! It's thanks to Shiseido Tsubaki shampoo! =)

I will! hehe. I get it tomorrow! I'm so excited!!

angie519 said...

I'd love to visit Milan~!

Yep. My ex and I are still friends. I'm mainly going down to see him.. strange I know. haha

Eelie said...

lol i know right! Erica makes me want to have aa wee pug for myself but Beckett i don't think would appreciate it. He squawks when i pay my laptop attention for crying out loud! He is so selfish teehee ^_^

Btw, i've given you an award! Hope ye likey :)

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

i bet you'll love great without any foundation!! greta photos there!