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? 

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36 comments

  1. It sounds brilliant, I have heard so many people love this foundation and I haven't bought it because of the price. I wonder what is your skin type, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks for sharing your review, glad you love it! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  2. The Armani silk is most definitely a firm a favourite of mine, its so light and lasts all day massive win for me, need to try the new release as well x

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  3. I'm seeing a lot of people talk about Armenia products these days. Will have to recommend them to my wife.

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  4. I am seeing so many posts about the Armani products lately and they have all been positive. This foundation really does sound like a fantastic product and it is packaged so beautifully. I'm starting to think I need to try it out myself.

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  5. I've had this foundation for just over a year now and to be honest I'm very underwhelmed, I bought it because there is such a huge positive hype around it so i was expecting something amazing for that reason, plus the price! But I just don't get it, it's so just, meh.

    Courtney | Lashes and Luxe

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  6. I am surprised to know that it lasted for 18 hours. It's definitely worth the pricey price tag. I usually don't wear foundation because I don't need it. I never tried anything more than bb cream.

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  7. I have this foundation and absolutely love it! I have a lighter shade for winter and a darker shade for summer so I can wear it year round x

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  8. This is the second time I have seen this today and I had no idea that they did foundation :) I am really going to have to give this a try.

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  9. It sounds amazing...I've never tried it because I wanted to ride out the hype but it seems to be a winner to this day. Definitely going to get a sample sometime xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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  10. This sounds amazing! I have a lot of pigment in my cheeks that I'm always trying to cover, too.

    Beauty From Katie

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  11. I have seen quite a few posts on Armani products and so far nothing negative x

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  12. wow- 18 hours! That's amazing! I don't mind paying more for a product if it actually works.

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  13. You've made me want to go out and buy thus straight away! I always ignored the type around this too but I think I'm going to try it now. Thanks!

    Made In The 1990s

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  14. This looks like a great foundation. I've had my eye on this one for a while x

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  15. I remember how hyped this was and just had to get it when I was going overseas at duty-free. I've yet to try it but glad it's worth the hype. :)

    splasheswithfabulosity.blogspot.com.au

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  16. I've YET to try Giorgio Armani beauty products! x

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  17. I love the stylish packaging. This looks like such a great product.

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  18. I have just bought this foundation after getting colour matched in Selfridges. I had heard so much hype but also it felt so nice when applied x

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  19. This sounds good. I'm not sure about the price but the fact you don't need to apply much helps. Interesting to hear it's one of the best you have tried I may have to consider trying this.

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  20. I've tried it about a year ago after seeing so many bloggers still raving about it (despite all the new foundation releases) and, just as you, I was very glad as it met all my expectations! And it is exactly that sort of luminous, glowy but not dewy or greasy finish as well as its longevity which make me reach for it when I want that perfect, flawless skin! Great review!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

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  21. I've heard how amazing this foundation is definitely something I would want to use

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

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  22. Wow this sounds like an amazing product! I've heard lots of good things about it and now I want to try it!

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  23. It looks like a great foundation, however a bit too pricey for us - sounds like you get what you pay for x

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  24. I tried this foundation before my wedding day and loved the finish. Unfortunately it didnt last very long on my very oily skin though :( xxx

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  25. I have heard amazing things about this foundation the only down side for me is the price. I could probably save up the money and try it, will see.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    Leslie xoxo

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  26. This seems to be the product of the week. Everybody has good things to say about it.

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  27. I've read a lot about this foundation recently, it sounds fab I might give it a go!

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  28. I have seen a couple of reviews of this now and even though it's £10 more than I spend now it just sounds so good! Thanks for sharing X

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  29. I have not tried this before but its got so many positive reviews, I am so tempted to try it one day seeing as its such a long lasting foundation

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  30. I keep reading such good reviews about this foundation and I really want a decent foundation that's going to work properly but I can't afford this right now, dilemmas!

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  31. I couldn't agree more with you this foundation is seriously good! I love it so much, great review! L x

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  32. I use this foundation and it is worth every penny, such an amazing product.

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  33. The expensive stuff really is worth it, isn't it?! I absolutely love Chanel foundation. I can't solely use it because of the price, but I keep it for occasional use. Glad to know this Giorgio Armani foundation is worth the price!

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  34. I definitely need to give this a try! I'm always in search for a foundation that can hold up throughout the day!

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  35. I've heard so many great things about this foundation, I am definitely keen on trying it out.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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