Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, from £32
Where to buy in the UK: House of Fraser || Selfridges || Armani Beauty || John Lewis || Harrods || Harvey Nichols
Where to buy in the US: Nordstrom || Sephora || Saks Fifth Avenue || Armani Beauty || Barneys || Bloomingdales
I DID IT! I finally have in my possession a bottle of one of the most coveted and raved about foundations amongst beauty bloggers. It has been on my wish list for far too long, but I wanted to get properly colour-matched before buying it. So I took a trip to London, forked out £32 and went home with a sad credit card and really high hopes. Did it live up to my expectations? Keep reading :)
- No SPF (great for flash photography)
- Natural matte & luminous finish
- Medium coverage (buildable to high)
- All skin types
- 21 shades (I’m shade 5.5, for reference)
This is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, an SPF-free medium coverage foundation with a natural matte & luminous finish. It’s oil-free, available in 21 shades and it’s suitable to all skin types.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is super lightweight with a silky texture; it has a similar consistency to the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation (review HERE), but in my opinion Luminous Silk is easier to blend and adds a gorgeous glow to the skin. Pretty much the dream foundation, right?
Even though Luminous Silk has a matte finish, it doesn’t feel like a mask on the skin; the foundation lets the skin breathe and after it’s blended it leaves a beautiful natural glow. It has the most beautiful naturally flawless finish and it made my skin look effortlessly perfected.
Luminous Silk is a medium coverage foundation, but due to its weightless texture, you can apply a small amount and achieve a light coverage, or build it up in layers and you’ll get high coverage without losing the natural finish. On the photos, I have 1 layer on, and it was perfect for covering my pigmentation spots, minor imperfections and evening out my skin tone. For a special occasion or an evening look, I would add another layer, just to get a bit more coverage on my freckles.
The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation comes in a whopping 21 shades: 2 (Ivory), 3 (Pale Peach), 3.5, 4 (Light Sand), 4.25, 4.5 (Sand), 5 (Warm Beige), 5.25 (Creamy Natural), 5.5 (Natural Beige), 6 (Golden Beige), 6.25, 6.5 (Tawny), 7 (Tan), 7.5, 8 (Caramel), 8.5, 9 (Natural Suede), 10 (Warm Almond), 11.5 (Cacao), 13, 14. My shade is 5.5 (Natural Beige) and it’s a perfect match to my current skin tone.
One of the biggest selling points of this foundation is the lack of SPF in its formula, which means you won’t get flashback from it. It’s perfect for special occasions where you will have your photo taken, such as Weddings and Red Carpet events. If you’re wearing it on a daily basis or exposing your face to a lot of sun, remember to apply a separate SPF to protect your skin from UV rays and sun damage.
Do I need to spell it out? I L-O-V-E this foundation. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is the best all-round foundation on the market, in my opinion. I’ve chosen it as my Wedding Day foundation, so that says a lot about a foundation. Apart from the hefty price tag, I really cannot fault it. It’s performed really well on my dry skin, but I’ve also read rave reviews of people who have combination and oily skins. Three words: GO GET IT!
What do you think of the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation? Have you tried it? Are you tempted to try it? :)
- Product: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
- Price: from £32
- Where in the UK: House of Fraser || Selfridges || Armani Beauty || John Lewis || Harrods || Harvey Nichols
- Where in the US: Nordstrom || Sephora || Saks Fifth Avenue || Armani Beauty || Barneys || Bloomingdales || Neiman Marcus
NOTE: The photos shown on this post have not been retouched to prove how good this foundation really is!