Lasting Silk UV Compact SPF 34

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$59 
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Makeup > Foundations With Sunscreen > Powder Foundation w/ Sunscreen
Last Updated:
2/28/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Lasting Silk UV Compact is an impressive powder foundation with sunscreen! The texture is elegantly silky and it blends to a beautiful smooth finish while offering medium coverage. The shade range is typical Armani, which means excellent!

They offer seven flattering colors, with options for fair to tan skin. All that and broad-spectrum sun protection in an easy-to-use pressed powder for all skin types!

What more could you ask for? OK, the price is needlessly high, but if you are willing to splurge, this is a great powder foundation with sun protection. Those on a budget, fear not: Maybelline New York’s Age Rewind Protector Finishing Powder SPF 25 is equally fantastic (and don’t forget, L’Oreal owns Giorgio Armani and Maybelline).

Note:Although this foundation provides broad-spectrum sun protection on its own, you must apply it liberally and evenly to get the stated level of protection. A sheer or spot application will not provide the amount of sun protection the label indicates. If you’re not likely to apply this foundation liberally, we recommend applying it over a moisturizer with sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater and setting your foundation with a pressed powder rated SPF 15 or greater.

Active: Octinoxate (2.9%) Titanium Dioxide (8.6%); Other: Talc, Diphenyl Dimethicone/Vinyl Diphenyl Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Methicone, Lauroyl Lysine May contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani is credited with giving tailored elegance, power, and sex appeal to standbys like men's suits, and turning Hollywood's A-list stars into fashion icons as they parade through countless award ceremonies adorned in his simple yet elegant creations. According to Armani, "Elegance doesn't mean being noticed, it means being remembered." That statement has been parlayed into the designer's makeup collection, where the products are replete with the textures, colors, and flawless application that assure your natural beauty will be memorable rather than masked.

Because Armani has always been passionate about textures, it's no surprise that his makeup (which is the main reason to check out this line) presents an impressive collection that features some of the smoothest, lightest textures you're likely to find. From foundations to powders, eyeshadows, and mascaras—even pencils—the makeup selection includes some truly stellar products. According to the brochure for Armani's makeup, the supreme textures and silky application are the result of Micro-fil technology. This supposedly allows for a precise blending and layering of select ingredients, offering a heightened sense of color that fits like a second skin.

Regardless of how that technology is labeled, almost all of the makeup contains standard silicone polymers along with ordinary ingredients like nylon-12. Of course, many cosmetics companies have their equivalent version of Micro-fil, but Armani seems to have taken it one step further, though not always toward desired results. For example, the eyeshadows, while very smooth and easy to blend, aren't much for intensity, a point the counter personnel made clear.

There are a few other instances where the pricey products aren't all they're made out to be, but this is the world of cosmetics, and although the fantasy is for every product to be perfect, that's hardly ever the reality. Still, there are many compelling reasons to explore this collection. Although not fully distributed across the United States, it has a presence in most major cities and the products may be purchased on Armani's Web site. Makeup is where it's at for Giorgio Armani's cosmetics line. The skin care was a blatant, exceedingly overpriced afterthought and is not worth considering.

For more information about Giorgio Armani, owned by L'Oreal, call (877) ARMANI-3 or visit www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

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