Hello Everyone! Hope your weekend is going just peachy keen! I am going to just jump right into my thoughts on the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (not really – I find I have to ramble a bit first). But in short – I.LOVE.IT.
In Augusta, GA (where I live), we do not have access to an Armani makeup counter (or Chanel, or Cle de Peau, etc – any super high end makeup). In short, we don’t have a Nordstrom. But hey! We just got a Whole Foods and a Homegoods and a DSW. So I shouldn’t bitch.
Anyways, when I was in New York with my blogger friends, I visited the Sephora in Times Square (duh!). I was so excited that they carried Armani! So I got matched, exchanged some cash, and he came back to Georgia with me.
As a rule, I am pretty faithful to my foundations. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will see all sorts of posts on a variety of makeup, but not the stuff I put on mah face!
My Holy Grail foundation has been the Chantecaille Future Skin, and my review is here.
These days, I only use high end foundations. Why? Reason #1 – I am old. Reason #2 – I am hard to match (Japanese/White), and higher end foundations have way more shade options for a true match. Reason #3 – I think you get what you pay for. This foundation is available in 24 shades!!!
So, rambling done.
I am a NC40 in MAC. I have a rather dark medium/warm/olive/yellow/skin tone, and normal/dry skin. I was matched to 5.75 in the Armani foundation. PERFECT!!!
This baby comes with a pump and is a dream formula to work with!!! I apply it with my favorite Shiseido brush (I am half-Japanese after all!!!). It buffs so easily into the skin, and gives a dewy, flawless finish. Coverage is medium, but buildable to full coverage.
I am not a regular user of face primers. But with this foundation, you do not need one. It is so awesome, I think a primer would just get in the way of it’s wonderful-ness.
It does have a teeny bit of fragrance, but nothing that lingers once you apply. It lasted pretty much the whole day on me, and didn’t oxidize to a weird color or settle in to my fine (and not so fine) lines. I set it with an Hourglass Ambient Light Powder (not that it needed it). However, since it is a “luminous” foundation, if you are oily, this may not be a great fit for you.
I love, love, love this foundation. It is in my rotation with my beloved Chantecaille. If you are in search of a new somethin/somethin, I wholeheartedly recommend this.
Again, thanks for reading! kxoxo