After trying the Giorgio Armani Master Corrector (Review here) and being suitably impressed I was very keen on trying a foundation from the brand. Off I popped to Selfridges and was torn between the Luminous Silk and Lasting Silk foundations; as I have combination/dry skin I went for the Luminous Silk, the Lasting Silk is more for oilier skins and so if my skin was particularly dry at times it might not be quite right.
|Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 4|
|Top Pictures - Foundation alone|
Bottom - With Powder, blush & Bronzer
I have no other makeup on hence my eyes looking terrible!
'Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk foundation has been developed with exclusive Micro–fil™ technology, for a weightless, silky texture. The oil–free fluid glides on seamlessly, offering hydrating all-day coverage that can be layered for a personalised finish.'
Coverage: I would say this is a light medium coverage foundation which is definitely buildable and so it can cover imperfections whilst still looking very natural on the skin.
Staying Power: I do have combination/dry skin and so I do need to set this foundation with a powder and with the right powder this is stuff lasts. I apply my makeup at 6:30am and at 8pm after a day in a very warm office my skin still looks great, not freshly applied but luminous and healthy and most important: very natural.
Texture: It is a beautiful lightweight liquid which blends into your skin very easily and once blended looks incredibly natural. I personally think it would be pretty impossible for you to over apply this and for it to end up looking cakey and heavy.
Price: At £34.50 for 30mls it is a pricey foundation, is it worth it? In my opinion yes. It ticks all my foundation requirement boxes and I can't think of a foundation like it on the market that I can wear. Unfortunately I have found that budget friendly foundations which are similar for example Bourjous Healthy Mix and Revlon Nearly Naked both of which I love and totally recommend I am allergic to and so I have to look to more 'sophisticated' and therefore more expensive formulas when choosing foundations.
I completely recommend this foundation for people with decent skin who want a foundation with a little more coverage than a tinted moisturiser whilst still looking like you have very natural and healthy looking skin.
What is your Holy Grail foundation? and more importantly tell me WHY it is your Holy Grail!