Foundation reviews are some of my most popular posts on this blog so I’ll be giving the people what it wants! Today’s post will be a review of the Armani Beauty Essence-In-Foundation Cushion! Armani Beauty is kind of an underrated makeup brand even though they are such a fashion powerhouse. I’ve tried their liquid eyeshadows last year and was very impressed.
Cushion foundations have been the rage for a few years now (I’ve tried ones by AmorePacific, Laneige, and Sulwhasoo in recent years). The Armani Essence-in-Foundation Cushion comes in a similar flip case but with a few luxurious details. The sponge is mostly circular but with a pointed top. This is very helpful as I found a lot of times, I struggled to get in corners of my nose or small spots.
The compact clicks open with a pretty silver logo right. Although it looks circular in photos, the top and bottom are overlapping ovals which is very functional as the narrow bottom is easy to hold while the wider top gives a bigger mirror size.
The Armani Beauty Essence-in-Foundation Cushion is the most full coverage cushion foundation that I’ve tried! With one layer, I get a medium coverage look. But it’s very easy to press more product onto certain spots for a full coverage look. The product hides any of my post acne hyperpigmentations and evens out the redness on my cheeks.
I find the foundation lasts pretty well throughout the day. However, it does start to cling to dry spots and break apart. For some reason, almost all of the cushion foundations I’ve tried tend to do this. Maybe the formula is less hydrating than liquid foundations, but it’s not the best if you have very dry skin.
Shade 3 is the perfect match for me right now. It’s usually tough to find foundations with an yellow undertone. If you have a similar issue where foundations usually pull too pink or peachy on you, this is a great product to check out.
My only gripe about this product is the hefty price tag. Coming in at $90 with no refill is quite steep. But if you like the portability of a cushion foundation and have always wanted one with more coverage, this is a nice one to try! I really enjoy the finished look!
Total: 28/30 A