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Monday, May 5, 2014

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation


Whether you're a full-coverage lover, medium fiend, or sheer bearer, you need at least one of each foundation in your stash. Although, hold on--maybe you shouldn't take this advice to heart; I am a little beauty psycho, after all. Nevertheless, I believe in the statement. And to satisfy one of such categories, I souped up my foundation array with the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Within the last year, it's gained quite the blogger publicity. And the fact that this really is the only full-coverage foundation I've tried doesn't quite make me the most apt to do this review, but I'm presenting my two sense--my sheer coverage loving two cents.

My preferred way to apply and use this Silk Foundation is by applying the majority of the product just where I need it (my chin and forehead) and using the excess left on the brush on the rest of my face, just for a pinch of coverage. Not only does this result in a strikingly non-makeup-y finish, but your skin will look perfected; sometimes, I don't even need concealer. But, perhaps the most amazing part about this foundation is that, even when applied in full blown mode, it never looks cakey and the skin looks surprisingly bare. Either for daytime or nighttime use, it works perfectly, and the void of SPF means that you'll want to slap some protection on during the day (as you always do, right?), but it is also lovely for photographic purposes. The finish isn't overtly dewy, nor matte--just somewhere in the middle. Whether you apply it with a brush or your hands, the finish stays nearly the same. I like to use a combination of both. As for the lasting power, I'd say it's pretty fantastic, but I owe it to the heavy coverage which means there's more to lose, so the skin doesn't look too empty.

So, whatever type of base you prefer, Luminous Silk is a good starting point for pure versatility, especially for those days where you want to wear a brown bag over your head, because we all have those. 

21 comments :

  1. Okay my wishlist just got appended! Nice review :)


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  2. Emily TheladyandtheBlogMay 5, 2014 at 4:47 AM

    Great review, and It's been on my long foundation wishlist forever :) xx

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  3. I recently indulged and got this myself - it's a gorgeous foundation! But it has a strange scent that I just can't place.

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  4. Love the sound of this, I think I may try out the L'Oreal True Match first though as it is meant to be a really good dupe! x

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  5. have been meaning to try this out for the longest time, sounds great! xx

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  6. Love this review! I definitely have to agree with having a foundation from each category ;) haha! I don't think there is a Giorgio Armani counter anywhere near me but next time I'm in America I'll have to pick one of these up! xx


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  7. I don't even own a single foundation. But I am only 16 so maybe I still don't need it. Most of them time I'm even too lazy to use BB Cream. But this foundation sounds fantastic. :)

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  8. Michelle Glassow SchrollMay 5, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    I need this foundation in my life :)

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  9. This is a foundation I've wanted to try for such a long time but I've held off because of the price…it's just so expensive haha. I think I'll eventually treat myself to it but right now I've been loving my NARS Sheer Glow :)
    Amber
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  10. Definitely get a sample! x

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  11. Haha! I don't blame you. My wishlist is ever growing because of blogs.

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  12. Oh, my foundation wishlist is ridiculously long, and it keeps on growing because I can't decided which one to choose...so I buy none. x

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  13. Hmmm, I haven't noticed that. Have you looked at the ingredient's list? x

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  14. Oh, yes! Give that a try first; always go for the cheaper options. x

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  15. Definitely give it a try if possible. I think the L'Orèal True Match Foundation is supposed to be a good dupe, or so I've heard. x

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  16. That's the reason I use BB and tinted moisturizers. x

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  17. That's why I asked for it for Christmas, so only my mom had to complain about the price. Ha! NARS Sheer Glow sounds awesome. x

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  18. It's not a bad scent or anything, I just found the fragrance different to the usual floral overload that Chanel have.

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