#FOTD: Full-Face Giorgio Armani


This is going to be a BIG claim for me but I’m going to say it: Giorgio Armani makes the BEST face bases in the entire beauty industry.

I’ve always been a fan – starting the love affair with their iconic Luminous Silk Foundation. Falling in love with it has opened a consumerist black hole for me: I got to have EVERYTHANG. One weekend in Hong Kong was all it took for me to go ham with Armani products. This was my #FOTD for Easter Sunday 2017. Giorgio Armani has a dress code for the face: it has to have THE Armani Glow. Here’s what I used to achieve this look:


Maestro UV Makeup Primer (SPF 50):

Most primers that I gravitate towards are those with built-in SPF. While you can technically wear a separate sunscreen, this one protects and also provides a smooth base where other face bases can lay beautifully on top of.

Strictly speaking, The Armani Glow regimen recommends the Luminous Silk foundation. BUT it’s the middle of summer in Manila right now and I really cannot / do not want any foundation on my face.


Master Corrector in ‘Orange’:

Can you tell I slept only for 4 hours the night before? Thanks to this orange corrector you cannot. It cancelled the purplish tones under my eye.


High Precision Re-touch Concealer in ‘2’ and ‘3.5’ (mixed together):

An illuminating concealer is your best bet when you don’t have any foundation on because there’s really no point to the full coverage concealer if you want your skin to breathe.


Fluid Sheer in ‘02’:

One pump dotted on the high points: top of cheekbones, nose bridge, brow bone, Cupid’s bow, chin – then blended very well with a damp beauty sponge. UGH, the glow made for goddesses is suddenly achievable by mortals like me! 😀


Luminous Silk Powder Compact in ‘04’:

The powder foundation that swear-to-god does not dull down your skin’s translucence. It’s blasphemous to cover your face with powder after all the glow you put in it.


Sun Fabric Bronzer in ‘200’:

The intention is not to look like you came from the beach, rather adding dimension to the face but not necessarily contouring.

My favorite #FOTD is always skin-centered and Armani just gets me.

“Applying makeup is all about enhancing, not concealing.”
– Giorgio Armani