Giorgio Armani • Luminous Silk Foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
NO thank you- i will not purchase a foundation that makes me look shiny, old or looks only pretty on my dresser....i'm so dissapointed bc everybody loves this product so much..it does look good indoors with warm lighting,it applies lovely but it just pools in my pores no matter how thinly i spread it and what technique or primer/moisturizer/...i use. To make matters worse- fair people are not always PINK, i again failed to get a great match..if one even exists! So i guess that's my fault, but still this foundation is completly over-hyped and i haven't tried any foundation from the DS yet, but this is how i imagine something for 3.99$ would look...well let's add 2$ for the obvious 'shimmer-particles'..lol It looks so glowy and perfect in pics, but unfortuntatelly i don't have the time to stare at my-self all day to correct every little thing ...I do like the bottle- but i'm still looking for a foundation that actually looks natural on me. So if your a PPP w/ oily/combo skin test-drive this before commiting !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I bought this in no.4 together with face fabric in no.2 and for the past month I tried both. LSF provides more coverage than face fabric, it covers blemishes and old scars but remains sheer and natural. I also noticed that the face is luminous in a good way that I really liked on the contrary face fabric is to the mat side.
both of them create a flawless face, if you apply them with a foundation brush (i use bobbi brown) and finish with loose powder (i prefer laura mercier). at the end of the day after 14 hours (and with absolutely no touch up during the day) I decided that face fabric looks better, not so much oil on my face.
UPDATE: after two weeks of use I got huge pimples I have no luck with the Armani products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
The finish of this foundation is incredible! Now I'm thinking all those foundations I've used in the past and I can't come up with a single one that provided such an amazingly soft and flawless look like this does. Since I have normal to dry skin, foundations tend to become cakey during the day on me. But not this one. On the contrary, it goes on smoothly and looks like I'm not actually wearing foundation at all. My skin looks even, healthy, young and natural. What else do I want? I'm NW20 and wear this in shade #4,5.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
*Edited again on 6/22/09*I first reviewed this back in 2004. At the time it was by far the most expensive foundation I had ever bought. In the intervening years I have yo-yo'd from Laura Mercier Moisturizing Foundation to Bobbi Brown Luminous Foundation to Vincent Longo Water Canvas and back again. They are all fairly pricey, so finally I realized I might as well be spending the $58 on Armani LSF. There are some tricks to picking out the right color. I ordered mine online and because I am most often the lightest shade I picked LSF 2 which turned out to be ultra pale and very yellow. I ended up exchanging it for LSF 4. For a comparison, I am Porcelain in Bobbi Brown LMF, Porcelain Ivory in Laura Mercier.
Pros: You can layer the coverage as needed and it blends in with finger tips or a foundation brush. Light to medium coverage, with a "soft lighting" effect that can make skin look quite flawless. Unlike other luminous or dewy looking foundations it photographs nicely, i.e., dewy does not turn into shiny in the photo.
Cons: For a long time I wore this without using the Fluid Master Primer underneath it. But with the primer the staying power of this is vastly improved. I also find that I used less of it, and the coverage is overall better and more even. I consider this a "con" because I think if I am paying $58 for a foundation I would like to think it could be flawless without the use of a primer.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
My comment on the quality of the product may be premature as I have only just bought it and used it three times, but so far I am satisfied with it. I did not want a heavy foundation, or one that was too matt or too greasy, or that oxidized and changed color to an orangey tone (which has been my experience of some makeup that I have used).
UPDATE: I see I first posted these comments on 29/8/2008 after three uses. Today is 29/05/10. I do not use this makeup every day but wish to say, I have been keeping track of the number of times I have used it and it is 65+.and still have some left. BUT, the consistency after almost, well it is 1 year and 9 months is excellent. Now I think that is saying a lot.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I first read about this product in People...this is a "must have" for Jennifer Nettles. Although I had no idea who she is, she had other "must haves" on her list of which I think highly and the picture they showed of her looked like she has great skin. So I thought this might be worth giving a shot. I was lucky enough to have swapped with a WONDERFUL MUAer who had samples of this in 4 and 5. For me, 4 is a little light (maybe save that one for winter) and 5 seemed just right. Now for the results: A friend from out of town recently visited and she asked me what I'm using on my skin. She said my skin seemed softer, smoother and no lines around the eyes when I smile. Well, I love my skincare routine and have been very happy with the results, but had to attribute her comments to the LSF. I must admit, when I put it on it just evens everything out...soft and natural looking, without being overdone... just pretty skin. It is definitely a liquid foundation and not a TM, but not as "masky" as many foundations can be. I would say the finish is somewhere between a TM and liquid foundation. It offers just enough coverage to hide the imperfections without looking like makeup. I didn't notice any "sparkle," but maybe a nice "luminousity" as the product name implies. The ONLY reason I gave this product 4 and not 5 stars is the price tag...$58.
*UPDATE: I have come to LOVE this product... can't find another foundation that looks as good on my skin... I am still keeping my lippie rating a four for the same reason as before... $$*
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a great foundation. I actually found out about it through the MUA boards!! I needed something that provided medium coverage with a soft finish. This goes on smooth and never cakes; I have a few scars on my face from a car accident and I love that LSF covers the scars without caking around the scars that are slightly raised. I used to use the MAC foundations, but I found that the emphasized the scars more than hid them. One of the greatest things about LSF is that its beautiful in pictures; I look perfect! I apply LSF with the foundation brush from Armani, it goes on so smoothly and evenly. I use LSF everyday, especially for important occasions. Whenever I wear it I get compliments on my skin. One gripe is that its very expensive and the bottle is frosted so its hard to see how much you really have left. I'm a repeat buyer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is my best foundation I own (I also have chanel's teint innocence, which i brought when this foundation started to get low). I have shade NO.5.
Price is alittle on the expensive side but it lasts. Mine is just under a year old, Ok I only wear make up 2/3 times a week but it still lasts longer than others out there.
Quality is perfect for my skin type, i have mild acne-prone skin and i don't see it making it any worse, but it covers any spots,scars or marks I have, I dont need a concealor. It doesn't feel heavy on my skin and does not leave it shiney as some do (need the right moisturiser.) It is very natural looking and the lady you sold it to me got the exact same colour as my skin tone, sligthy yellow. I also notice in photos it gives me better alround looking skin than my old L'oreal foundation did.
One negative is the lacking of SPF, so you need it in your moisturiser or need to add Sunscreen to your routine. (I mix sun screen into my peter thomas roth moisturiser.)
If you skin matches my mild acne, slightly yellow tone skin and you want good coverage without it being heavy, I would recommend spending the money for this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have bought this foundation 3 times, it is fantastic. Great coverage (looks natural but covers a multitude of problems including lines and spots). I have tried various other foundations over the past few years but I always come back to this. If only I could find something slightly less expensive with the same quality!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a splurge but well worth it. It's so silky and gives very good coverage. This is like caviar for foundation. It lasts and gives you a great glow but doesn't smother my skin. My skin can breathe and the packaging is wonderful. Would buy again.