I am beyond excited to be introducing the GIORGIO ARMANI - LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION into my makeup kit. I have been extremely skeptical in the past about buying this foundation due to a lot of my clients having a more oily skin type. I was worried how that "luminous" finish would look and if it would turn out to be a complete flop & waste of money (cos it ain't cheap!)
To see my review on this foundation please keep scrolling down my lovelies...
Luminous Silk | Review
I have never been so impressed by a new foundation. On trying & testing this out for the first time the results were simply stunning.
First of all - I am an oily skin gal, so I was especially intrigued to see how well this lasted during the day. And truth be told - it lasted amazingly! Now, I did set this foundation with the By Terry - Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder (that is a blog in itself for another day) but due to being oily, this is was not a new step in my makeup routine.
I got these foundations online from Look Fantastic which had 20% off at the time. (Always shop around to see where has the best offer, free next day delivery or who is giving away a complimentary sample for you to try)
The Inital Swatch
I had absolutely no idea what to expect in terms of texture.
As I swatched the shades onto the back of my hand the consistency surprised me having seemingly a very good coverage - I had assumed it would be very thin and glass like. The texture was a giveaway - very silky to touch and the foundation glided across my skin with ease, a buttery kind of feel.
I dread buying foundations online due to colour matching, so I bought 2 colours (a pink neutral undertone and a warm neutral undertone) which would allow me to mix and create the perfect shades for my clients. My initial thoughts were (Ugh-oh!) I've bought the wrong shades, however they surprised me hugely and blended beautifully into my skin tone.
Lightweight & buildable. I started by applying the foundation to one half of my face - instantly my skin looked smooth, even and any imperfections were blurred.
A little goes a long way with this product due to its great consistency and blending is made seamless. This is a very buildable foundation with a sheer to medium/full coverage, creating a naturally flawless look. My favourite benefits of this product are its pore minimising appearance and natural dewy finish - not wet looking just a gorgeous fresh hydrated glow.
This product endured a trip to the beach with sun, sea, sand and wind and it did not budge!
I had no creasing, the colour stayed true to my skin tone and didn't oxidiz, the wear stayed flawlessly in place and even with my oily skin the foundation kept its lovely natural glow all day and night without making my skin look greasy.
Kim's Rating of this product?
5* This foundation is simply gorgeous. I can't wait to use this on my Brides! I know you are going to love it as much as I do.