Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation | Review


Hey guys!
So it's another foundation review, I don't think I've done one in ages. The Luminous Silk foundation was my latest addition to my collection, and lets say I think it's over raved. Whoops - yes I said it.. read more for my reasons.

Bottle Design
As you can see by my photographs, the bottle is beautiful. It's defo one to have on the shelf to show off! I love the simplicity of it, but yet you can tell it's an expensive foundation. Although that is all true, it also means this bottle is NOT travel friendly. It's glass or glass like, so weighs more than the average plastic tube of foundation.

Longevity
Now, this is where I've been very surprised by it. I have read many reviews and watched countless Youtube videos about it (Yes I'm that sad) and everyone seemed to say it lasts all day/a long time. I disagree. It seems to slide of my face after a few hours.. baring in mine I have DRY skin. Weird.

Colour Match 
Well, you guys are gonna be annoyed but I didn't go for the actual colour the sales assistant matched me to. It was wayyy to pink toned and was a shade too dark. I instead went for one my friend wears (her foundations usually match me) and also again Youtube videos to compare the perfect shade for me. I went for Shade 4, which I understood was a kind of neutral tone. I ordered it online, and when it arrived I couldn't wait to try it.. Unfortunately it is a bit too yellow for me, I would say it's more like an NC in Mac, some may dissagree. Maybe I needed shade 4.75 which I understand is more of a pinky tone. Who knows.  I can wear this foundation, but this shade seems to make me look a bit washed out/ill. I have to say the colour range for this foundation is brilliant, so I'm sure everyone can find their perfect shade - Don't do it online like I did!

Texture And Finish
This is why I initially bought the foundation. I wanted a dewy, longwearing, fresh looking foundation. It seems to look amazing on everyone else. When I do apply this foundation it is quite smooth and does have a dewy effect. This one isn't the easiest to blend, when I use my buffing brush to use this foundation, all I can see is streaks across my face! I have also tried to use a beauty blender but it just gives me the caked effect. Pics for you to see below:


Final Thoughts?
I do like this foundation, but I think it's overpriced. I paid £38!!!!!There are many cheaper foundations on the market, like Bourjois that do the same thing and look very very similar on the skin. This is a luxurious product, and I think with the right shade and way of applying to the skin it can look beautiful. 

Have you tried this foundation?

Love Laura  


42 comments

  1. I never go with the shade they recommend as i always find they pick shades far too dark for me! Its weird how it slides off your skin when its dry. I have oily skin and i don't think i would try this out x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    1. Yea it's weird I don't like it! It's a shame xx

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  2. £38 is quite expensive wow, foundations do last a while though and this seems nice!

    Great post and blog x

    Katie Loves ~ UK Fashion & Beauty Blog
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  3. Great post Laura as always. I would love to try this foundation but my skin is really oily. I think I'll go crazy one day and buy it. Who know, I may love it

    Debbie x | http://debbieloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I would still recommend it, as my other friends with oily skin love it! x

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  4. This deff seems overpriced but if you have the $ I guess it's worth the price. The bottle is beautiful though but at the same time its pretty basic. Great review though!!!!

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  5. What a shame that you didn't get on with this foundation as well as you hoped! Its one of my holy-grails and it works perfectly for me on my dry skin, so I'm surprised that you didn't like it. Have you tried using it over a hydrating/smoothing primer?

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

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    1. Maybe there's something I'm doing wrong with it... maybe I need a primer?!

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  6. Need to try this foundation for sure

    Debbie | DEBBIE LOVES

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  7. The air finish on this is just gorgeous!! I have been wanting to try it!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. I would still try it even if I didn't like it, my friends love the foundation x

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  8. I completely agree with you Laura! I rushed out to buy this foundation after seeing reviews on Youtube, but I was not happy with it. It was not the foundation for me. It's nice to see an honest review of a very expensive product! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  9. I've been looking into this foundation as I'm on the hunt for a new one so really appreciated your review! I have dry skin too/very dry and I really struggle with foundations looking a mess on me no matter how I apply. On top of that I'm crazy pale and can't find the right shade so it's just a nightmare. I use Mac studio fix fluid. I try new ones all the time but they never work so I stick with Mac. It's not great for me but it's the best I've tried. Great post and review! Xx

    www.thestyleblossom.com

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    1. I know what you mean about Mac, I'm trying to use up my current Mac foundation .. I now hate it! x

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  10. i think it looks great, but you're right, a littttttle pricy. maybe someday! haha
    great review, girl.
    if you get the chance please feel free to check my blog out too, i'd really appreciate it! :)
    love, rach.

    So, hi.

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  11. From your review it definitely doesn't sound like it's worth the massive price tag! I doubt it would stay on my skin for very long as I have oily skin!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. you never know you might like it :) x

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  12. Thanks for the honest reviews babe!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  13. Too bad it disappointed! For such a high price, I would have expected better quality. Thanks for the great review!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  14. The product's color looks amazing from the swatch you did on your hand but I can see what you mean about the caking. This is supposed to be the most popular foundation on the market as we speak! Like you I've seen loads of YouTubers rave over this product so I guess I too am surprised with the fact that it doesn't last all day on your skin and it doesn't give that flawless finish.

    Heba xx || The Heba

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    1. yea the colour match looks fine by the pics, but I just don't like it on my face :(

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  15. Lovely review, I really love your blog! I often find that about foundations, especially when I order online, I'm guilty too! xD my favourite is Max Factor Facefinity which is longwearing and still quite dewy, but is a little more expensive than other drugstore formulas. The bottle here is beautiful though, I love the slightly frosted glass *sigh* :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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  16. I've just bought this foundation, and I went for shade 2 but it's not a very good match either - it's very yellow toned! I love the packaging though but £38 is painful xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I had how so many foundations look yellow on me .. weep x

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  17. Thanks for this wonderful review! I've never tested any of the Giorgio Armani beauty products, I usually stay committed to Estee Lauder; too bad this foundation is disappointing, the packaging looks so sleek!
    Fashion Soup

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    1. Estee Lauder is so good for long wearing foundationsx

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  18. Having a makeup artist match you to a shade that doesn't look right on you- happens to ma all the time, which is why I don't even bother talking to them anymore lol. If I'm paying that much money for a foundation, it better be a perfect match.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  19. I've seen so many good reviews of this and was tempted to buy it for nights out because it has no SPF but it's sad to hear that you didn't get along with it very well
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  20. i've heard a lot of good things about this, i'm interested in trying it but there are a lot of cheaper ones that are really great as well so i'm not sure!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Yep, I wana try true match foundation next xx

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  21. Great Review! Would you mind checking out my blog and giving me some feedback? www.just-be-fabulous.blogspot.com

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  22. I've always been curious about this foundation but too nervous to take the plunge so it was nice to read a review that wasn't saying this was the best foundation ever! Now I don't feel like I'm missing out.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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