Monday, 30 January 2017
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation - Worth the Hype?
If you follow me on Twitter then you would have seen that a few days ago I tweeted about a foundation that stayed on for 18 hours and somehow still looked good. That foundation, my friends, is this one. You can already get an idea on whether this gem is indeed worth the hype, and let me just get it straight out - yes, it really is.
I had just ran out of my beloved Estee Lauder foundation and I was desperate to test something new. I like keeping my classics but it's fun to try new products and after hearing so much about the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation, I knew I had to try it at least once.
Price: £37 - yep, quite pricey. Probably its only down side.
My Shade: 4.5
Application: I used both brush and sponge and personally I preferred the lighter effect on my skin when I used the sponge. As it's a pigmented foundation you really don't need that much to be able to cover redness and even pimples.
Lasting Power: As I mentioned earlier, the second day of testing this, I wore it for 18 hours and I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it lasted, I could still see my contour and blush as well! Obviously, I did look a little shiny, but for someone who has combination skin with the oiliest T-zone ever, to have even any sign of foundation left that didn't look like a greasy mess was an accomplishment for me.
The Result: I loved the fact that it really did make my skin look more luminous and as if I was glowing from within - not greasy at all. In the past, I used to be an 'only matte' kinda gal but now I prefer to have a little more dimension and glow. It also doesn't cake up on me which is easy if you apply too much or go in with powder afterward so that has also been a great point in my books. My cheeks are very red and sometimes with lighter foundations I need to go in twice plus use a concealer but in this case, despite the product feeling weightless and looking very watery, it actually covered up everything without clogging any pores.
I'm not going to lie, for the longest time I didn't try this foundation as I thought that celebrities such as Kim Kardashian were the reason it was so popular (apparently it's one of her favourites). Now I really see why it's rated so well. Of course it might not work for some people but for me, this by far one of the best foundations I have tested and it's definitely something that will become a classic in my makeup stash. Only one pump covers all my face - and I even have some left over to double up on problematic areas which for me are usually cheeks or chin. What can I say, it's a little magic in a bottle.
Have you tried this foundation before?