Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

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.

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

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.

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

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.

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 5.75

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!!!

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

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.

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 5.75 Swatch

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 5.75 Swatch

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

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Comments

  1. Kimmy says

    Fantastic review, Karen. I can so appreciate foundation reviews a) for someone who rarely uses more than a select few and b) someone who understands what it means to be over 30. :-) These days I have myself having to change formulas. ) I used to me all about the mattes but as my skin has gotten…let’s say “drier” in some areas, I’m really digging the satins and somewhat “dewier” or more luminous options. Hopefully, I can score a sample of this at some point. xo
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    • kpsays says

      Thanks Kimmy! Definitely try to get a sample before investing! I love it! Funny thing – I just got two matte coverage foundations because all I use are dewy!!! Will be reviewing once I wear test them!

    • kpsays says

      Noush, I think we actually have similar coloring. I just haven’t gotten as tanned as I usually do over this summer, but you are always such a bronze goddess!!! haha! xo

  2. Julie says

    I have always wanted to try this foundation, and now you make me want to try it even more! I prefer high end brands when it comes to foundation as well, it may be in my head but I think they treat my skin better. Right now I’m obsessed with Becca’s matte skin shine proof foundation, but this is definitely going on my wish list!!! Also, your nationality is awesome! I’m half Mexican/half Swedish so my skin can be tricky to match as well!
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    • kpsays says

      I thought you had a bit of an “exotic” mix! haha! I love BECCA foundations also! Just got a new one from the Sephora sale!!! If you can, definitely get some samples of the Armani!

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