Why Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is a Must-Have

Ok, so I am completely blown away by this foundation. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is one of those foundations that you need to try out yourself, to really appreciate its true worth. It is honestly one of the loveliest foundations I have ever used. And I have used many…

If you think the silk part is an exaggeration, it’s not. Applying the foundation literally feels like you’re applying a silky cream, yet it doesn’t have any oily feel to it. I have never come across a foundation with a texture quite like this one.

Before I get into how the foundation looks and lasts let’s start the review by seeing what the foundation is all about.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Giorgio Armani foundations are known for their superior quality and price! But don’t be put off by the price.

I’m not one of those people that believes all designer wear means the product is actually better. However, in this case, the Luminous Silk Foundation really is worth every penny. It’s a cut above the others.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation comes in 30 impressive shades. The colour range for light skin is really good, it has a shade for even the palest skin. The darks also look like a nice colour range, although I don’t think the darkest is dark enough for some.

Each foundation colour comes in warm, neutral and cool to match every skin tone.

The foundation was inspired by charmeuse silk which apparently is the fabric of emperors. Giorgio Armani aimed to get the foundation to feel like the softest silk fabric, and they did a very good job at that! It definitely feels like silk.

It’s formulated with an exclusive Micro–fil™ technology which helps to brighten and sculpt the face. I honestly can’t tell you what exactly it is and how it works, what I can tell you is that it definitely works! Oh YES!

Using the Silky Foundation

So I have a little disclaimer.

Perhaps I’m late in discovering this secret, but most makeup shops when asked will give you a sample to try out at home.

I love this because instead of buying an expensive foundation and then regretting it, you can ask for a sample and then use it at home for a few days to see if it works for you.

Giorgio Armani is one of those brands that’s worth trying out before spending the full amount because it is on the pricey side.

I went to my local Fenwicks and got a small sample that has actually lasted me a week now since all you need is a small amount each time.

All I can say is that after giving the Luminous Silk Foundation a fair amount of time to get to know, I absolutely love it. I will definitely be ordering the full size.

Giorgio armani foundation sample

Anyways, on to using the actual foundation. Aside from the silky feel to it, it has many other features that I love too.

The foundation glides on smoothly and literally blurs every line and pigmentation. What’s more, is that the foundation blends into the skin so perfectly that you can’t see you’re wearing foundation at all. It is one of the most natural-looking foundations on the market.

The coverage is a light to medium coverage, however, it is very buildable so if you are looking for a full-coverage foundation you simply apply a few extra layers to your skin and blend it well.

luminous silk foundation swatch

The foundation has a matte-luminous finish to it. That means it’s a matte dewy, radiant finish, and it stays that way the entire day.

I wear my foundation for about 12 – 14 hours at a time and it doesn’t move. I’m serious, at the end of the day, my foundation looks exactly the same as when I applied it in the morning. It doesn’t get oily or sticky either.

What Skin Type is the Foundation for?

The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is a must-try for any makeup lover. It is particularly good for mature and ageing skin as well as dry skin. This is because it will never look thick or heavy on the skin, and it won’t exaggerate any lines or blemishes.

It’s literally Photoshop in a bottle, or in my case a sample! It’s also perfect for sensitive skin.

Applying the Foundation

Like most foundations, you can apply it with whichever method you like best. I found that because the Luminous Silk Foundation is so creamy and silky, it applies really easily and therefore does not need a sponge.

Everything absorbs perfectly with a brush or even your fingers.

I do recommend using a primer before applying your foundation, it creates a barrier between the foundation and your skin which is always a good idea.

I also recommend using a setting powder, because, if you can help your foundation stay on longer and better then why wouldn’t you?

The Negatives

Why do all products have negatives?! Sadly, they usually do:(

In this case, I’m sure you can guess what it is. The price! Yep, it is expensive. I’m sure if the price would be a high street price, the foundation would always be out of stock. But, it’s not.

However, I still believe the Luminous Silk Foundation is worth every penny. If you can’t afford it then start saving because honestly, it is so lovely.

My advice is to help the bottle stretch for as long as possible. A little goes a long way so don’t use 3 pumps in one go, try one and add a little more if needed.

I hope you love it as much as I do, I’m pretty sure you will:)

If you have any comments or questions on the product, please leave me a line in the comment section below.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation can be bought from Look Fantastic / Nordstrom

Hollie xx

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  1. Hi Hollie, I usually use a bb cream..I’m just terrible when it comes to make up. But since I’m slowly running out of my bb cream I might as well upgrade and get a proper foundation. My skin is somewhat dry, specially during winter so I love that the Armani luminous silk foundation is good for such skin type as well.



    1. Even if you don’t have experience with applying foundation, the Luminous Silk Foundation will be a breeze for you. 

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  2. The Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is one of my favorite make-ups. It didn’t get cakey. It looked very luminous, just like the name of it says! People commented that I had a great glow. A very natural looking glow. My friends said it didn’t even look like I was wearing foundation. Also it doesn’t come off on my phone or my hands. It stays put and helps to even out my complexion. 

    I will definitely keep using this foundation. Great review!

  3. Hello Hollie. I have heard about armani products a lot but not this Luminous Silk Foundation. It sounds really cool especially because one can apply it like a cream on the face. Its good that you’ve tried it which means it is really credible. You say that its best for those who have dry skin or aging skin. Does that mean that it wouldn’t be suitable for someone with oily skin?

    1. It is suitable for all skin types, but more suited for dry and normal skin. If you have oily skin be prepared for some shine during the day. You can use blotting powder or setting powder to combat it. 

  4. This foundation looks lovely. I have maturing skin and it’s hard to find foundation that doesn’t get ‘cakey’. I love you can go all day with it still looking fresh. (That’s what I’m looking for.) The color range is awesome also, Often I can’ only find a few shades in my color range. Thanks for the great description. This looks like a ‘must have’. 

    1. It has everything a good foundation needs! And it does magic on mature skin:)

  5. I’m not really baffled by the price since armani is known for giving out best products but then, before taking my cash to get such an expensive product, I guess I would have to be sure it works well with me. I would try to visit a shop here to check for the sample trial of the luminous silk foundation and hopefully it will work well for me as that would increase my eagerness to get this product. Thanks

    1. Thanks for stopping by:)

  6. Hello there, I love the plain honesty shown in this post, its one very important way to having me around your post. I usually don’t give much importance to applying foundation during make ups but from your description of this Giorgio Armani foundation, its something I would love to try. Although you’ve said the price is on the high side, I would not mind spending the money since uts worth it. Expect my feedback.

    1. I’m sure you will love it, it’s hard not to:)

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