Saturday, October 17, 2009

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Review!

Natalie Saturday, October 17, 2009
giorgio armani luminous silk foundation

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6.5

As I mentioned in post a few weeks ago, I decided to purchase a long time lust of mine. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. At $58.00 for a 1 oz bottle, I was very reluctant to purchase it. But, I finally decided to treat myself to a bottle when the website had a 20% off promotion. I would of done a review sooner, but I had only used it a couple times because I haven't gone out at all since I started my job.. and its too expensive for daily wear. I wore it today though, to really test it out and see how I like it!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: As seen in the press, capture the glow of perfect skin with this award-winning foundation. Luminous Silk foundation is an oil-free fluid with exclusive Micro-fil technology. So weightless, it redefines foundation. Its hydrating fluid glides on seamlessly with a silky texture and all-day, buildable coverage. For all skin types.
  • weightless and luminous oil-free fluid
  • natural finish
  • all-day sheer to moderate coverage
Application techniques:
Apply with the unique blender brush for a radiant, air-brushed finish.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6.5
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6.5

Swatches of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, courtesy of Karlasugar.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Swatches

First of all, I didn't do much research on this product other than knowing it has a really high rating on Makeupalley. While I was waiting for it in the mail, I started to do some research. I had no idea the coverage was sheer to medium. That made me a little nervous because I never purchase sheer foundations. I always purchase buildable medium coverage foundations. They work better for me for an airbrushed look and seem to have a longer lasting power.

The way I applied this was I first prepped my face with moisturizer and then I put one pump of foundation on a clean palette. I used my MAC 187 brush and stippled it all over my face and then buffed my face in light, circular motions. Because its a light foundation, I needed a few pumps to get the desired coverage I wanted.

Thankfully, it didn't seem at all sheer to me. At the moment, my skin is fairly clear, except for a few pimples that are in the process of healing and a little redness in my cheeks. This foundation covered all of that. No redness from my pimple blemishes showed through. My skin was completely flawless. I would say the coverage is a solid medium.

The beautiful thing about this foundation is, it makes it look like I've applied an iluminating tinted moisturizer on completely perfect skin. It doesn't look like a heavy foundation. It just makes my skin appear like I have naturally good, clear skin. And I love that about this! A very natural flawless.

The color is PERFECT for me. It matches my neck to the point. I got the shade 6.5 (Tawny). For reference, I am a MAC NC37-40. A problem that I always have is finding a foundation with the right amount of yellow. If the foundation is the slightest bit pink or peachy, it will not match me. This has the perfect amount of yellow.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Swatch
Here's a swatch on my hand of shade # 6.5.

Because this makes my skin look fresh and radiant, I like pairing it with a cream bronzer as opposed to a powder. The bronzer I've been pairing this foundation is my Chanel Bronze Universel, and they go together perfectly.

This foundation also claims to be dewy, but on me, it is more of a satin. I don't need much setting powder, just a little on my nose, around my frown lines and under my eyes. The staying power is wonderful, and it doesn't seem to disappear throughout the day. Only after several hours, I'll notice the tip of my nose needs touching up.

I'm definitely adding this to my list of favorite foundations. I think its perfect for days you want to do heavy eye makeup without looking like you have tons of makeup all over your face. Will definitely repurchase!

Follow up (a year later): I am still loving this foundation. A while after this review, I started using my fingers instead of a brush to apply.. and I really like the outcome. I never used my fingers to apply any foundation since I was in high school.. but one day while I was in a hurry, I put a couple of pumps in my hand and applied it quickly to my face as if I was applying moisturizer. I was surprised to see, my face looked as flawless as when I use my brush. By the end of the night, my forehead and nose get shiny.. so i do find it necessary to use a setting powder. This foundation remains a favorite.

8 comments :

  1. hi Natty. Just wanted to say thks for doing that favorites entry down below. I SOOOO want to find the wet and wild eye gel but dont know where i can find it. MAC's blacktrack can def be pricey in purchasing backups so i def wouldnt mind buying an imitation version if it works just as well. and i also need to get the eye makeup remover wipes :)

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  2. ooh sounds great! :) i also can't use foundations with the slightest hint of pink in it. i've been trying to find a foundation with medium buildable coverage. thanks for the review!

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  3. i have the exact same problem with the yellow in foundations. loads of foundations do not make one yellow enough! i usually stick to mac or bobbi brown. i'm interested to try this now.. though will have to wait til i'm a bit richer!

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  4. thanks for the review
    i have never tried any makeup from Giorgio Armani before but I always read good reviews about them.

    but the price is a bit high for me....


    http://sparklemidori.blogspot.com

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  5. i so want to try this, can't wait to see some pics of u in it! I remember the mua used it on me for my wedding, and of the ones she had she had to use a darker one than my skintone...so i wonder if any will match me perfectly :( I'm 360 Golden Caramel in Revlon and MAC NC42 tho the studio fix powder in nc42 gives me a lil tan...but not that noticeable to anyone else but me lol. someone help?

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  6. sounds like a wonderful product! One thing I do splurge on occassionaly is a good foundation, so I think I might check this one out! :) Thanks so much for the awesome review!

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  7. I'm dying to try this, but I can't stray from mt MUFE. :(

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  8. The post is a review of Giorgio Armani lusciious silk ietm isgien in te post here. Havea look at it

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