Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation
When you hear the name,it just oozes luxe and sheer opulence (in a no-nonsense way)….and this is exactly that. This foundation by Giorgio Armani Beauty (Luminous Silk Foundation) is a cult product …and with good reason.
I have heard of this Silk foundation for a few years now, but I have always been a bit nervous about paying so much, especially when there are so many other foundations available. However, I was happily proven wrong when I used the product – it is worth the money!
Firstly, the formula is simply sensational. It is easy to apply, and gives amazing coverage that can be worn quite sheer for a natural finish, or built up to a medium coverage foundation. I can apply the foundation in layers, and it evens out my complexion, without having a thick or ‘cakey’ appearance. I think it is so important that a foundation is versatile enough to use for different occasions, and this foundation definitely does the trick! It is perfect for a natural look, or for events requiring flash photography (as it does not contain SPF).
Secondly, the pigmentation is great. I tried a few colour shades in store in order to get matched perfectly, and would highly recommend getting matched before purchasing. The colour appears true to the swatch, and did not oxidise or discolour on my skin at all. Once applied, the foundation feels comfortable and smooth on the skin, even hours later. When applied on top of a primer, I found the foundation lasted several hours without sinking into fine lines or dry patches, or did not ‘lift’ off the skin.
Thirdly, it is not only luxurious to use, but the attention to detail of the product demonstrates very high quality, from the sleek packaging to the feel and smell of the foundation. It comes in a pump bottle, which is ideal for hygiene and convenience, as well as equally dispersing the same amount every time. The foundation itself smells great, not too much like chemicals or like soaps.
Overall, I would highly recommend this for oily-combination skin like myself. It is definitely worth the investment, as it creates a smooth, flawless canvas for the rest of my makeup products to be applied on top. The perfect choice for a well-rounded foundation!
P.S. I am very pale with a yellow undertone and shade 4 works perfect for me. 🙂