IMakeup artists have a hard time picking favorites – they have so many amazing products to play with every day. However, this means there is a surefire way to know which the GOAT is: by using it on yourself every day.
Obviously everyone’s skin is different, and we have different skin needs, different color matches, different things we want our foundation to do. Still, it’s always fun to watch the MUA favorites. We spoke to LA and Las Vegas-based makeup artist and beauty educator Kandice Delgado to find out what she personally uses on a daily basis.
your first choice? “My favorite foundation is Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk,” says Delgado. “I’m 33 but I honestly love this foundation for any age – it’s like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but for the basis. Like these jeans, Luminous Silk fits everyone like a glove.”
The foundation comes in 40 shades, meaning a whole range of different skin tones should be able to easily find their match. According to Delgado, it offers medium coverage with a natural finish, making it great for everyday wear. It’s oil-free, which means it doesn’t get greasy — instead, it gives you the “perfect shine,” says Delgado.
What makes the formula so special is the fact that it’s made with specially formulated pigments that lay flat on the skin’s surface, allowing for seamless blending. Because of this, the product is easily buildable, allowing you to apply for fully customized coverage. It lasts all day without looking sticky or flaky and allows for breathability that most traditional foundations lack.
With all of this, it’s no wonder Delgado isn’t the only one who considers this product their go-to. The silky-smooth foundation is a favorite of beauty editors (half of the editors on Team W+G wear it), and reviewers consistently praise it. “Legit the BEST foundation ever…it’s like an instant perfect cream…blends seamlessly into my skin leaving it hydrated and hydrated.” [my] Pores filled… ARMANI WINS FOR LIFE!! Forever staple,” wrote one fan. “Best foundation ever,” agrees another.
If you need a little extra coverage for dark circles or blemishes, Delgado suggests pairing the foundation with the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Face and Under-Eye Concealer ($38). It contains the same pigments as the foundation, plus skin-friendly ingredients like glycerin and vitamin E (which moisturize) and caffeine (which helps reduce puffiness under the eyes).
If you’ve been searching for an MUA-approved foundation with a formula that works for everyone, consider your search over.
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