8 July 2014

GIORGIO ARMARNI : LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION | Review


I have been wanting to try out this foundation since forever now and last month i finally got my hands on this. For starters, I really adore the design of the bottle. The foundation is housed in a gorgeous matte glass bottle in a unique oval shape. There is a pump which is great news because I have been put off by purchasing the NARS foundations because they do not include a pump and I just find it quite annoying.


First things first, I have oily-combination skin therefore you can use that as a reference if you have skin similar to mine. My major concerns are my pores and becoming oily looking throughout the day therefore I need a foundation which works with with that. I am aware that Luminous silk is not a mattifying foundation nor is it a heavy coverage foundation, but I do know that it gives the most amazing finish and is buildable. Longevity wise, this wears 3-4 hours and I need to start blotting as this foundation is marketed as a luminous finish therefore mattifying powers are lower compared with my other foundations.


On application, this foundation is easily blended and feels quite lightweight and provides a sheer to medium coverage. I find that it is very similar to the L'oreal true match foundation in texture and coverage. I tend to use one layer for everyday use and build it up to two layers if I desire a more flawless look. The finish it gives really is as it describes - definitely luminous but not over the top shiny. I like using my fingers or my real techniques buffing brush to apply this foundation, both works well in my opinion but using fingers mean less product wastage.


As you may or may not know, this foundation does not contain any SPF. This can be beneficial for when you are on a night out and flash photography is involved as it would not give you the ghostly flashbacks if you were to have applied SPF products on the face. However, the downfall is when you want to wear this foundation during the daytime because no SPF means that your skin would not be protected against the rays of the sun therefore an extra step in the skincare may be needed. 


Overall, I really like this high end foundation and I believe that it is worth the money. However, I do think that alot of drugstore foundations are just as good as this without the heavy price tag. The finish it gives is lovely and it really does deserve a big thumbs up. Perfect for nights out and if you haven't tried it, I urge you to pop to your Giorgio armarni makeup counter and give it a go.


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12 comments

  1. Wow, you have such amazing skin! Haha sorry if that's a bit weird, but it's true! Luminous Silk looks great on you! :)

    xo Romzs from runbarbierun.com

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  2. I really want to try this one!

    xx
    Ana Leote

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  3. Looks great! I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC, if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted thanks!

    Camille xo.

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. so flawless! the result is just amazing. I agree with you, a non SPF foundation is really beneficial for a night out.

    xx
    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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  5. Your skin looks SO good :D

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  7. Your skin is amazing. This sounds like it would be perfect for my dry skin, shame it's so pricey but it's on my wish list anyway.

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  8. Looks phenomenal on your skin! Love the blog :)

    Sam xo sjmcdf

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  9. Omg! I so want to try this, it looks lovely on your skin. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  10. Wow your skin looks flawless! I only use drugstore foundation and haven't tried any high-end ones.

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog - International Giveaway

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