I'm sure that all of us would have heard about Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation - the rave about it coming from beauty gurus such as Jeffree Star etc. I just had to buy it and try it out for myself. Is it worth the hype? Is it worth the high price tag of £37? Read on to find out...
I don't owe a lot of high-end foundations. I've always been going back and forth to my favourite Rimmel Match Perfection foundations or the trusty MAC Studio Fix, but when I heard so many positive reviews of the new Giorgio Armani foundation I went ahead and bought it as a birthday treat last month.
I really love the packaging. It screams 'sophisticated' and 'expensive'. It looks gorgeous on my desk, alongside the matching primer and my MAC lipsticks. As soon as I opened the box, I had high hopes for the product. I chose the shade '02' which I believe is the lightest shade available, well it was the lightest one when I was buying it anyway.
The colour match is perfect for me. It's not too pink yet not too yellow either, giving me a nice colour to my pale skin without being too dark - I do need to blend it down my neck slightly but I have to do this with all foundations so no biggie.
The coverage, ha, it states it is medium coverage however I think it's more of a light to medium coverage if anything. It applies on smoothly but I've noticed it moves around a lot when I try to blend it with my beauty sponge. I don't know if it's my skin and the redness or whether it's the actual product but I find that it does not conceal much. I feel the need to use a lot of concealer in places I need it, whereas when I use my Loreal True Match foundation I don't need to use a lot of concealer at all...
I think it lasts a full day without smudging or separating, it doesn't oxidise and it sits well on the face. However this might be due to my setting spray, but my skin does tend to get quite oily throughout the day so maybe a luminous foundation is not the best one to wear haha. I will continue to use it every day and see how I feel, but I think it will suit me better in the summer as it has a beautiful glow to it, and at the moment I feel like I need a little bit of extra coverage to my skin.
Overall, I rate this product a 7/10.
Have you tried this foundation? If so, what did you think of it?
Lots of love,