Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

3.8

1164 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

AQUA / WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, ISODODECANE, ALCOHOL, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, HEXYL LAURATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ACETYLATED GLYCOL, STEARATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, TRISTEARIN, CELLULOSE GUM, NYLON-1,2 LIMONENE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, METHYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, HEXYL CINNAMAL [ /- MAY CONTAIN CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES MICA


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

One of the first foundations that I've loved and repurchased! I'm now on my 4th..or 5th, I've lost count. Its a perfect texture, right in between liquid and cream, blends easily and when applied lightly, gives natural medium coverage.
I love it because it looks great in photos and is moisturising on my dry skin. This is my ideal night out foundation. The colour selection however, is terrible you might have to buy two colours and mix them to find your perfect match. And I'm not sure if its just me but I swear it becomes thicker near the end of the bottle, which makes application a bit cakier, but no worries as I just mix it with a newer bottle or some moisturiser. (Maybe I need to shake the bottle more before I use it)
The bottle looks great but I've almost broken it a few times as its glass! And the lid isn't secure so don't try to pick it up by the lid! I'd also like to know how much product is left as I'm always guessing when its going to run out, so one lippie off for packaging.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Not impressed with this foundation. Does not cover acne/scarring, enlargens pores, and it seems to sit on top of my skin rather than blending in. It has quite an oily texture as well, so I would recommend this for normal/dry skin. Additionally the pump on the bottle was a little inconvenient to use - not being able to express a small amount from it. Very expensive foundation as well.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My favorite foundation =) its oil-free, and my skin just feels so comfy with it on!!!! amazing product. in terms of coverage- sheer to medium (but all redness is gone) i use concealer with it. #8 in the winter. wouldn't use it in the summer (i just use some bronzer then) ;)


Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I received a sample of this foundation when I purchased an Armani concealer. My sample was in shade 4.5. The color match was very good (I wear Deauville in Nars Sheer glow), however I did not like the foundation at all. First of all, it had an extremely watery, runny texture which I found hard to work with (I always use my fingers to apply my foundation). Secondly, it was an extremely sheer foundation, which I do not prefer. I need my foundation to help me disguise my dark circles. Thirdly, it actually accentuated my pores and made them look a lot bigger, which is a definite no for me! I have extremely dry skin, and I'm not sure if that contributed to the pore problem. I tested the foundation over my Clarins Instant Perfecting Touch. I actually ended up applying my Nars Sheer Glow over top of the Armani to leave the house. I would not purchase this product.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I like the formula of this foundation. I have to be careful with my sensitive skin. Seems like my skin got more sensitive with age. I have been on a long search for a good mineral foundation. I like the idea of paraben free.
This wears nicely on my skin and for now I would keep buying. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I've wanted to try this for a couple years. It's always featured in Allure, InStyle, etc. But it wasn't even the price$ that kept me from buying it. It was the incomprehensible shade range. I finally broke down and ordered the 4.0 (I'm a MAC NW20) and it was WAY to dark and yellow. I did some online research and learned that the 5.0 was actually lighter and less yellow. When I tried that, I was pleasantly surprised at the match. It goes on smoothly and after a few minutes, seems to melt into the skin. Not in a yucky way, but in a "invisible coverage" way. After a good session at the gym, it was staying strong. I think I like this, but at the price point, I'm not sure I'd buy it again. Nice product, but it needs to come down in price before I'd feel good about repurchasing.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I love Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation. It lives up to all the hype. It's not just in my head, I've received many compliments since I started using it and I actually see an improvement in my skin. The foundation's texture is lightweight and silky. It applies smoothly, blends well, and dries to a clean polished "luminous" finish. It is best applied with a foundation brush for even coverage. It can be used without primer and powder which helps justify the cost, however on special occassions I have used primer before and powder afterwards for extended flawless wear and it still feels like I have no make-up on. The only reason I give it a 4 rating is because of Giorgio Armani's limited colour range. I'm asian and have a tan/yellow-based complexion. MAC's NC42 was a close match. I ended up buying two GA bottles and blend #6 with #8 (one pump of each) for an exact match. #7 gave me a pink undertone. I know what you're thinking. Why would you spend $$$ on two bottles? After trying it, I loved the fact that it didn't feel like I had any make-up on and it lasted all day. I justified my purchase knowing that in the summer I could just change the ratios and use more of the #8 without having to buy another shade. I would highly recommend going to the Giorgio Armani counter for a colour match for 100% satisfaction. I hope this helps:)

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I am in a constant search for the perfect foundation. Just like most of us, I look & try many different ones to find one I'm happy with & then use it until a new marketing campaign lures me in or a new product is raved about on the boards. So with that being said, I have to say I really, really like this one. It gives a beautiful finish to my skin that I find hard to describe. It isn't dewy, it isn't matte, it is just perfect. I don't usually feel the need to set it with powder most of the time. For reference I am nc35, combo/oily& I wear this in 6.5, which is a great match. I use my fingers to apply, which is new to me as I am a huge brush fanatic, specially for liquid foundation. I have found that this foundation blurs so many of my imperfections & I can even skip using my concealer, which is unheard of for me! Even when I have used a few layers of it to cover my undereye darkness, it has never looked cakey or overdone. Also, for me, this lasts all day long, photographs beautifully as well. There's so many great qualities about this foundation, that it almost makes me want to stop looking for my hg. But I am a sucker for new products & have a few foundations already in rotation, that I can't promise I wont stray, but that is not this foundation's fault! I would def. recommend though, & if I run out, I would repurchase. Wish it were not as pricey because it is my most expensive foundation I own.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i tried a sample of this. Simply not enough coverage for somebody with acne scars or active spots!!! looks almost too natural ie not there! will not even last 3 hours on skin. only for clear skin who want very natural look.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I wanted to love this foundation, but it was not meant for me! I prefer more coverage and I'd say this has light coverage. Also too drying for my aging skin. I'm glad I tried it but I'll stick with my Dior Capture Totale Foundation.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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