I don't like to spend a lot of time doing my makeup. There, I said it. I'm a total makeup minimalist these days and I'm not really sorry about it. That's why more often than not, I reach for Armani Beauty products. Like just about every celebrity makeup artist on the planet, I find that the brand's staple products (foundation, eye shadow, and blush) always help me create a flawless five-minute face.
Although there's nothing wrong with taking your time on a look, Armani products really work both ways—they're buildable, blendable, and compliment so many different skin tones. The brand's Luminous Silk Foundation ($65) is basically legendary for its silky, skin-perfecting, noncomedogenic formula. Makeup artists keep it on hand at all times to create a fast, foolproof base and I honestly do the same. Whether you fall into the "extra AF" or minimalist camp like moi, Armani products truly work for everyone. To confirm which products are the best of the best, I asked two celebrity MUAs to weigh in. Keep scrolling for their picks and a few of my own personal favorites.
"The Luminous Silk Foundation is a kit staple for me. It works on pretty much everyone and I also love to mix it with a heavier foundation to get the perfect medium coverage that still gives a glow to the skin."—Hailey Hoff, celebrity makeup artist
"My number one cult favorite for obvious reasons would absolutely be Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation. There’s a reason your favorite celebrities and influencers gush over this staple. The name is a perfect description of this buildable, glowy second-skin like base. It blurs, has a broad range of tones and shades, and feels hydrating on the skin. Use one pump for an everyday natural glam, or two pumps to amp up the pigment and coverage!"—Judi Gabbay, celebrity makeup artist
"This is perfect for any beachy photo shoot or to mix in with the foundation for a super glowy, natural look. I love using the pink shade to layer as a more sheer blush as well."—Hoff
"Another holy grail Armani beauty product in my personal and professional kit is Armani's Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer. This multidimensional product is beautiful on its own to give a subtle glow from within on bare skin or added over a finished beat for some extra highlight. A pro artist secret: you can even mix your fluid sheer into any foundation for an instant luminous finish!"—Gabbay
"For an effortless, long-lasting, skin-like luster, Armani's fool-proof Luminous Silk Glow Setting Powder sets foundation into place and will give your skin a lifted, radiant set. Luminous Silk Glow Setting Powder is my go-to for an everyday sheen on the skin, or to set foundation into place for all-day wear."—Gabbay
This multiuse cream blush melts into your skin like no other. It gives a natural, matte finish that's great for everyday wear or you can build it up for a more intense look. It can be used on both the cheeks and eyes making it a great color staple to carry around with you on the go.
Armani's liquid eye shadow provides super creamy and pigmented color to the lids. The formula is so smooth and buildable, you can 100% just use your hands to quickly swipe it on before leaving your house. Definitely my kind of eye shadow.
This is one of my personal favorite primers. It smooths and hydrates my skin in such a beautiful way and provides the perfect canvas for any foundation to sit atop. It also adds this subtle, warm radiance to your skin that's just *chef's kiss.*
For a fuller coverage option, I reach for Armani's Power Fabric Foundation. Like Luminous Silk, this one is also noncomedogenic and is formulated with patented micro-fil technology which allows pigments to lay flat for seamless blending. It's weightless, comfortable, and provides a gorgeously smooth finish.