Sorry to ruin the good ratings for this foundation, but I totally regret buying it!
- Elegant bottle
- Armani makeup is great quality
- Colour match wasn't great - though I blame my SA for this.
- The formulation was quite watery and the coverage is too sheer on me (and I normally wear Chanel Teint Innocent/Guerlain Parure Aqua/Mac Face and body which are all sheer!)
- Did not provide the glow I was looking for, my skin looked dull and sallow (and I have pink toned skin!)
- The formula highlighted dry flaky skin patches that were not visible to the naked eye, so up close my skin actually looked WORSE with this on than without :( which is totally the opposite of what a good foundation should do - unforgivable in my book.
Wish I could return this - so sad it didn't work for me like it seems to have for many of the other reviewers.
I was recommended to GA's foundation, and have read countless glowing reviews about this product.
On the packaging aspect, it comes in a simplistic glass bottle, with a built-in pump. The quality of material that the bottle is made of is top notch, there are no leakages with the pump, nor is the bottle filmsy or anything like that.
The foundation itself spreads out in a liquid form. But what is amazing about it is it applies onto the skin seamlessly, and has an end effect of cashmere. Yes, cashmere. Coverage wise is medium, so don't expect it to cover all scars and marks (a separate concealer is needed for this). Unlike most foundations I've used, this one makes my skin sooo comfortable. It does not leave any trace of oiliness, neither does it finish with a matte effect. If you're looking to achieve that dewy skin look, this foundation does this for you. It has good lasting power, and comes with SPF 20 too.
Hands down the best foundation I've ever used ! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a foundation with medium coverage and a dewy look. The only set back is probably the price. Very expensive.
Best foundation I have ever used. For whatever reason, the Luminous Silk made me very oily, and I wanted something that was more matte, but not too matte. This was the perfect one. EVERY time I wear this foundation, I get compliments. The key is that it provides medium coverage without looking fake. It makes my skin look so beautiful and radiant. Hands down the best foundation out there! I wear color 6, and wear 5.75 in the Luminous Silk.
This has become a staple for me, as it gives natural looking, medium coverage on my dry sensitive skin. No breakouts, no milia, no dermatitis. #2 has a cool-toned yellow base that covers my redness without requiring additional concealer & suits my NC15 skin quite well. It has a lovely fluid texture that is easy to work with using fingers or damp sponge, and has a very mild & pleasant fragrance, preferable to many other highly fragranced HE foundations. I have trouble committing to one foundation, but I'm on my second bottle of Designer Lift, & I don't eye new foundations the way I used to. Truly a favorite. continued >>
I wanted this foundation SO much, and when I recieved it from Nordstrom and tried it I thought of one reviewer who said her sking looked so good, she couldn't stop looking in the mirror! Beautiful color match, lovely luminous finish, BUT...broke me out. I am still using it, in some lunatic hope that I'll get used to it. I'm devestated, not only because it cost $65, but because if not for the breakouts, it make your sking look amazing. It really is a HG foundation, except for some reason, it won't work with my skin :-(
if you can afford it.... GET IT.. i think its definitly worth spending the 85 or 90 bucks for! skin is so important.. i dont have very nice skin and the few days ive been wearing it ppl have commented on how good my skin looks :) that is all .
Matte? seriously? I was looking like a buttery turkey when I applied this!
I love GA foundations, I wear the Luminous Silk foundation and I thought this "lift" foundation would be as good....I"m so dissapointed!! I have normal to oily skin and let me tell you my pores looked HUGE with this foundation! It was super thick and oily and my face looked like I had out butter on it! Maybe for super mature women with super dry skin...
It was not worth the price and I"m so mad I can't return it now.
I bought the new Giorgio Armani Designer Lift yesterday, paid €50.00 and I have to say it is probably the worst make-up I have ever purchased and feel ripped off to be honest. It is horrible, flat, greasy, hard to touch-up, very sticky...horrible finish, tricky to apply as it's tacky and very expensive for what it is. This is my first review ever and I just had to write it as I feel so ripped off. I am going to try to return it tomorrow as I was told by the Sales Assistant that it is for dry, dehydrated skin, I have normal skin probably on the dry side in the winter with heating.. I tried the GA LS before and I liked it more but not in love with it..But the Designer Lift is just singally the worst make-up I have ever tried. I should of just asked for a sample but with all the research I done on DL I was sold on it and thought this was the best invention ever with the Pearl additive. No way would buy nothing from GA again every after this flop
HG foundation. #4 is a great match for my fair skin and it has a slight yellow undertone that gives my complexion a really appealing and natural look. My skin is more mature, and when I did a test run of Armani's Luminous Silk foundation I found it didn't give quite enough coverage, but the Designer Lift is perfect. I often have sensitivities to different cosmetics but DL feels soft, comfortable, and calming. My skin is dry and DL lasts all day on me, even through challenging weather and late nights out on a recent business trip. Very happy that it has a 20 spf as well. I had been wearing Chanel's Lift Lumiere foundation previously and while the Chanel honestly had a really nice finish it just doesn't compare to the beautiful appearance that Armani Designer Lift gives my skin. In Canada, I paid $75 at Holt Renfrew before taxes. No question, I will be back for more when this bottle runs out.
The SA has matched me (NC25 with some hyperpigmentation) to 5.5 which turned out to be a bit orange under natural light (5 was ashy and 4 too pale). As for the colour I could have lived with that if I had been truly impressed by the formula. While the coverage was good and lasted on the skin, it did not look natural and had no luminosity whatsoever. I looked older with it on. As much as I like GA foundations in general (Luminous silk, Lasting UV etc), this is just not a winner. It also left my face itchy after wearing it on 3 consecutive days, so in the end I returned it. CD Nude and the new SU Face Architect foundations are better options for normal/combination skin IMHO.