Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Review

I am a massive hoarder of foundations. You may have noticed by now that a post goes up on my blog near enough every week with a foundation review. This is purely because I own far too many of them. In my opinion I just think that the base should be flawless and the perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup to sit on. Personally, I don’t see the point in creating big elaborate eye looks and then have skin with patchiness and visible breakouts. But like I say that is just my personal opinion.
So, my foundation of choice for this week is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. This has soon become a firm favourite, ranked very highly with my Chanel Perfection Lumiere and my Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation. I am sure you guys know by now that this has been the foundation of choice for the Kardashian for many years. And when it was briefly discontinued back in the day Kim herself tweeted saying how upset she was and famously spelt Giorgio Armani wrong in the tweet, prompting much ridicule.

Even if you are not a massive fan of the Kardashians I am sure that you can appreciate their beauty and how their makeup always looks perfection… thanks to a full team of professional makeup artists.

Anyway, the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has always been something that is on my list to try out. I have gone to buy it so many times but I was put off because I have a mildly oily skin type and luminosity on top of that is not always a good idea.

But I was walking around shopping and I saw it and decided to swatch a couple shades to give them ago and I found the perfect shade. I am in number 8 and I don’t think there could be a more perfect match if it was even possible. So, I ran to the counter with it and couldn’t wait to get home and try it out. And I have been wearing it everyday ever since!

The first thing I want to mention about this Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is the packaging because it is obviously the first thing that you see about the product. It is the best packaging I have ever had on a foundation. The frosted glass bottle is very similar to the Chanel Perfection Lumiere, but along with the lid that you get on this it is just so luxurious. Even if I hated the foundation I would have still loved this foundation because of the packaging and how it looks in images!

In the bottle Luminous Silk Foundation, you get 30ml of product which is a pretty standard amount for a bottle of foundation. And when I am paying nearly £40 for a foundation I want there to be a normal amount of foundation, not like in the Marc Jacobs one!

Next up for the texture of this. Giorgio Armani really got things right when they designed this foundation, nothing feels better going onto the skin than this foundation. This is a really runny texture, just a tad thicker than water. I would say it is very similar to the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in consistency.

Now for the coverage. As I have explained in posts before I have freckles that I like to cover as well as pigmentation marks on my cheeks so for me a full coverage concealer is a must have. This I was very dubious as to whether it could cover everything due to the thin consistency. But it did and I have to say that a little bit of this goes a really long way. I used two pumps of this and for the whole face I still had some left to go back over areas that needs a little more coverage.

This Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation does have a strong scent to it. It is quite similar in that respect to the YSL Touché Éclat Foundation. I personally find the smell really nice and once it is on the face the smell does fade and becomes barely noticeable. But it is fragranced so that is something to bear in mind if you have sensitive skin.

I have been wearing nothing but this foundation now for about two weeks and I have to say honestly that I have not noticed one tiny bit of oxidisation. I have been applying the foundation at 7am and not taking it off until around 8pm and it doesn’t change colour one bit. Which is one of my biggest bug bears with foundation and this is perfect.

Now for the luminosity and my oily skin type. I tend to get oily predominantly around my nose. I have to powder throughout the day with more or less all foundations. With this been a naturally glowy and luminous foundation I did worry that I would look like an oil slick. However, that hasn’t been the case. I have been touching up once in an afternoon and other than that the foundation holds up really well. I would say if you are mildly oil like me the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is good for your skin type.

Now for the big question, would I repurchase this foundation? And the simple answer to that question is a resounding yes. Without a shadow of a doubt I would. It is a such a good foundation and I recommend that everybody gives this a go, even if you just get a sample because I can guarantee that you will love it!

Please feel free to leave me any comments below and if you have tried this foundation I would love to hear if you liked it as much as I do. As normal I will link below to all the products that I mentioned in this review in case you want to take a look!



  1. Nice blog and absolutely outstanding. You can do something much better but i still say this perfect.Keep trying for the best.
    Emporio Armani


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