Saturday, 3 June 2017

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation vs EX1 Foundation



I felt like I needed to do a post on both of these foundations. I have been using the two of these for months on end now and I love them both so much. I see some similarities between them and some differences, but the price difference is huge, so I thought why not do a comparison post on them!

The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is obviously the pricier of the two foundations and it is a cult classic with people like the Kardashians make it wildly popular. The EX1 foundation has come on the scene over the past few years and has been raved about on Instagram and YouTube, plus it is super cheap!

First thing I want to touch on is the packaging. The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is in a nice frosted glass bottle that looks really nice and luxurious. It just looks like an expensive product when you see it sat on your dresser. With the EX1 foundation I think the packaging is as nice as can be for a £10 foundation. For a drugstore foundation the packaging is actually really very nice!



Both of these products are dispensed by a pump which is exactly what I love. If a foundation has anything other than a pump I instantly have cold feelings towards it. A pump just makes sure that you don’t waste product and that is so important to me when I am spending my hard earned money on makeup.



Next I want to talk about the consistency of these foundations. The Armani foundation is quite runny in consistency which obviously means that it is nice and lightweight when it goes onto the skin. The EX1 foundation I would say is slightly thicker in consistency but not by much.

Both of these foundations I would say is a medium to full coverage foundation. Both I have found to be really nice and buildable. I have to admit that I find the EX1 to be a little better at building probably due to the thicker consistency.

How it actually feels is the next thing that I want to mention. The Giorgio Armani like I mentioned is nice and lightweight on the skin and literally feels like you aren’t wearing anything on the skin, especially when I set it with a powder and I don’t have to think about it for the rest of the day. The EX1 foundation does feel a little stickier and thicker when you apply it but again, when you set it with a powder it feels like nothing.

Finally, onto the price. The EX1 foundation I bought from ASOS for around £10. The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation I bought from House of Fraser for around £37. So, as you can see, they are completely opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to price.

Honestly, I would repurchase both of these foundations. I use them both so much and I honestly love them. I would even pay as much as double for the EX1 foundation. For the quality of the product at that low price I don’t think you can get better on the high street!

As normal with all of the posts on my blog I will link down below to where you can find the products. Also, if you have any questions just leave them down below and I will get right back to you!



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8 comments

  1. I actually thought the EX1 was more high end just from the photo! Went to get matched for the Armani foundation the other day but unfortunately they don't stock my shade so Id have to buy two shades & mix them :( such a shame as it sounds like such a good product!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

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    1. It is such a shame when they don't have your exact shade, plus it makes it twice the expense!

      Danielle xx

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  2. I love the EX1 foundation - it's my go to one for when I'm fake tanned :)

    www.oliviaetc.co.uk

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    1. It is such a good, affordable foundation!

      Danielle xx

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  3. GA luminous Silk always looks so beautiful on. The skin!

    Kayla
    Sheer Beauty Blog

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    1. It is an amazing foundation isn't it!

      Danielle xx

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  4. I've worn Luminous Silk for years but never tried EX1 - must give it a go! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

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    1. It gives a great luminosity to the skin at a really affordable price!

      Danielle xx

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