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I think I may have found one of my skin bases for the Summer!! Check out the Armani Neo Nude True-To-Skin Natural Glow Foundation. I have been testing it out and have all the details for you here with before and after photos. If you like natural looking, juicy glowy skin, I think you may like this.
Update 13th May 2020
This gorgeous foundation just reached Selfridges* and shades are already selling out – find it at:
So the hype with this foundation is that the Armani beauty laboratories have worked to fuse the best of skincare with the best of foundation. That obviously got my attention!!
What is Armani Neo Nude Foundation?
The strapline for this skin base is INVISIBLE MAKE-UP. VISIBLE PERFECTION. I am always on bored with that when it comes to base. I am happy for you to see my highlighter, but I want my foundation to look like skin!
- Skin-caring foundation
- Creates a fresh, naturally perfected, and glowing complexion
- Buidable coverage
- Infused with hyaluronic acid and glycerin for long lasting hydration
- Lightweight, water-based formulation
- Captures water droplets inside the light oil emulsion
- Composed of more than 50% water
- Mineral pigments offer a higher level of coverage than traditional pigments
- The light oil within the formulation encourages light reflection and contributes to the foundation’s even finish, without creating a heavy feel
- Available in 24 shades* with natural, true-to-tone pigments
To reduce the product’s environmental impact, the outer pack is made from FSC-approved material, and the box it comes in doesn’t have any leaflets inside.
Armani Neo Nude Foundation Swatch
I have the Neo Nude Foundation in the same shade as I wear in Luminous Silk (you can check that out in my Luminous Silk Concealer post.)
There are 24 shades and I have shade No 4 here to show you:
Here’s how it looks first squeezed out:
It has the most gorgeous firm gel serum texture.
And here’s a shade swatch:
I love the texture of this foundation. As you smooth it on there is the sensation of water droplets bursting over the skin and it feels instantly hydrating and refreshing. It melts in and I like to apply like skincare in light layers. The formula is really easy to apply and blend and if you prefer a brush rather than fingers, this works really well too with a seamless finish.
One layer softly evens out redness and textural irregularities, creating a subtly harmonised complexion. You can build up the coverage by adding another layer where you need it, but it never gets cakey or looks like makeup on the skin. It just looks like you have great skin and you have treated yourself to a lovely skincare regime.
Before & After Photos
Here’s my skin with just skincare:
And here it is with shade 4 applied in a couple of light layers with my fingers and then lightly buffed in with a clean brush:
I didn’t set it with powder at all, because I love the glow, and I found it wore nicely for me. It definitely gets a bit glowier and shinier as the day wears on, and I don’t have any problems with that. If you prefer less glow, or have oilier skin, you will want to set it with powder.
If you want something with a little more coverage, and also with a high SPF thrown in, I’d recommend giving the Estee Lauder Futurist Foundation a go. It has more of a classic liquid foundation texture, as opposed to the Armani Neo Nude Foundation’s beautiful gel-serum texture, just for you to note.
I love the soft nude packaging of the Armani and also how the cap colour indicates the shade inside each tube.
Where to buy Armani Neo Nude Foundation
The new foundation is £32 and available at:
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