After hearing almost every blogger and youtuber talk about their love for the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation I knew I would eventually need to purchase it. I brought mine from House of Fraser after reading Lily Pebbles 'What Shade Are You in?' post. I found her post really useful as I noticed we are similar shades in other foundations and concealers. I picked up the same shade she uses which is 4.5. However, I do wish I brought 4 as it would be an even better colour match.
Firstly, lets talk about that beautiful packaging, so sleek and pretty. Which it should be for £36. (House of Fraser currently have 10% off if you're interested in purchasing it!) I like the glass bottle as it certainly does make it feel expensive and luxurious. However, for travelling I'm not sure how it would end up if you were to accidentally drop it -I don't even want to think about that disaster occuring!
I was quite surprised when I first pumped out this foundation onto the back of my hand. The consistency was a lot thinner than I had expected. My initial thoughts after I had applied it was that the coverage actually isn't that great. However, I didn't use that much, which suggests how build able the foundation is. I added another layer onto my face and like I mentioned the coverage was medium/full and looked beautiful.
If you know me you'll know I'm all about a matte base, which you will therefore ask why chose a foundation that claims to be 'luminous'? I have very dry/combination skin, weird I know. Therefore I wanted a foundation I could wear when I'm going out, having pictures taken and generally want my face to look pretty flawless, without it enhancing my dry areas. The first couple of times I used this foundation it did take me a while to get used to the more dewy effect it gives.
I personally, on my skin would say this is very hydrating and dewy. Which is good for me as it means it doesn't cling to any dry patches. Due to me being used to a matte base I did chose to mattify and set the foundation with some powder. - I'll either use a regular transparent powder, or my Bare Minerals powder foundation which adds a bit more coverage.
As for photography, this foundation is great due to it containing no SPF. I've worn this to a few parties and events in which I knew I'd be taking photos and like I expected they turned out great. *cheers for having no ghost face in pictures*
Overall, I would recommend this foundation. I think the real reason this is such a cult product is due to the way it photographs and how beautiful it looks. Like I mentioned I've only used it a few times so I'll deffo update you on my thoughts. I recommend getting colour matched and trying a sample simply due to the cost and because it comes in a whopping 21 shades!
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