Giorgio Armani • Luminous Silk Foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is definitely one of the best foundations in the market. It has a cleverly designed colour range, which makes it easy to select the perfect tone for your skintone and it is the perfect match indeed. I like the natural coverage and that it makes my combination skin look luminous and silky all day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have this in shade 4.5 and it is just such a perfect match for my skin tone itís unbelievable. Iím completely in love with this having used it for almost 2 months now. The pump on the bottle is great - hygienic and dispenses the right amount every time, so no product goes to waste. I use a MAC 187 brush to stipple on to apply and then buff in. It really does give a beautiful luminous finish, but itís not at all unnatural. Another thing I love about this is that you only need a tiny amount to obtain very good coverage, so it doesnít feel heavy on the skin. I canít really fault this product (except for the price, ouch!), only that I still need to use blot powder to avoid shine in the afternoon. Overall, absolutely lovely foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I tried it this weekend and I'm surprised at how easily it applies. I got this in a set with the mini blender brush and it applies like a dream. No streaking, no cakeyness, flawless blending. At first when it came out it was really liquidy like the Teint Innocence by Chanel. I thought oh it's gonna be sheer coverage. When I put it on my face it covered everything, even my scars and my undereye circles. (yay!! no need for concealer!!) My skin looked so nice no dry patches from my combo skin it was smooth!! My only gripes is the matching I was matched shade 5 at the counter 3 months ago when I tried it I was ghostly paler than normal, so I tried the 5.5 it was closer but it was a bit darker I might have to stick with 5.5 since summer is coming and I don't think I'll get any lighter. I think this is reaching HG status, I don't know how it will hold up in summer when my skin changes to oily. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
The packaging is great and it comes with a pump!! (unlike my NARS I was stuck with for 2 years...) A little goes a long way I love it!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Ladies, it always pays to stick to your HG foundation. I stopped using this product a while back and went around the block but nothing compares. Why? Cos the name really does say it all - this is the only foundation that leaves my skin feeling like glowing silk. Honestly, I am so happy to be back. And guess what, I have dark skin and use #11 and the colour match is just perfect - i really think it will work for quite a range of dark-skinned girls. Whats also great about this product is that it can be applied lightly for a sheer glow or heavily to cover blemishes etc and has great staying power. I will not be wasting time and money with any other liquid foundation products. Thank you, Pat McGrath!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Cant say much about the quality of this foundation, as I didnt wear it long enough, but it seems fine and looks great on others. However, there is not a good match for a ggg nc45, the closest is #8, which I have, but there is not a enough yellow/gold tone to it, so it applies kinda dull and slightly greyish on my skin. The SA suggested adding a LSF, which works and I dont mind, but I should not *have* to, especially at this price. I wont repurchase for this reason.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Could my ever frustrating search for a HG foundation and 5-10 minute makeup be over? Perhaps. I'm an NC37 MMM/GGG . The quality of the entire GA line is unsurpassed, IMO. What I like best is the ease of application. First goes GA Master Corrector #2 for under eye circles and any little discoloration. Then, I mix 1 pump of the LSF in #7 with the same amount GA Luminous Sheer #1, a pure, Naples yellow base with a subtle sheen. I start in the center of my face and blend outward with the GA blender brush. Then, a swirl of the GA creme blush duo # 1 (a natural looking, rose pink blush/bronze duo with a teeny bit of shimmer, and GA #7 compact powder dusted on sparingly with a big powder brush. Sometimes I use GA #5 bronzer dusted in the "shape of the number 3" (as instructed by the SA) on forehead, temples, cheeks with a teeny bit on the jawline. Then, GA #10 sheer lipstick (or NARS Dolce Vita if I need a little more oomph in the lip department that day.) I blend the whole thing with my MAC 187. This line is worth the money. Ohhh Yeahhhh.
PS-- The MAC 187 works well for getting a natural look with this, BUT, the Sephora Platinum #55 HD brush works even BETTER.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've been using LSF in #5 for a long while so it's about time I got around to writing a review. I don't use a primer and just blend out the smallest amount with my fingers - this gives me a medium, semi-matte coverage. I prefer tinted moisturizer to foundations in general--don't wear this daily because I like something with a much sheerer finish [Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer or Prescriptives Traceless.] Having said that, on the rare occasions I do want a foundation this is a great one with a skin-like satin finish--I've been very happy with it and would repurchase. The only slight drawback is that the glass bottle with pump is opaque and doesn't open, so there's no way to tell how much product is left. [Many people don't have this reaction so I won't alter my rating, but this product contains silicone which often makes me break-out...odd, because I don't have sensitive skin and I almost never get breakouts. Based on this issue, I use it only occasionally when I want a more polished look than I typically get with a tinted moisturizer.]
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I received a small sample of shade # 5.5 while at Nordstroms. I tried it, not expecting much and thinking it would be too dark, and too rich for my combination skin. This is one the BEST foundation I have ever used.
Pros: medium/light coverage that lets skin show. Makes my skin look like me, but better. You really don't need much either, a little goes a long way. It wears well, even when my skin is acting oilier.
Cons: Ridiculous Price; absolutely the most money I've ever shelled out for foundation. However, the quality is outstanding, and the price, while high, is worth it.
I'm medium light, NC 30 in MAC and 5.5 is beautiful on me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
ok definitley didnt love this at first, i am dry and i felt like i was wearing a mask with this foundation, maybe its more coverage than i am used to ( i usually use porcelain BB stick or porcelain perfect glow from paula dorf-but i wanted more coverage). it came highly recommened so i purchased it and then let it sit on the shelf for awhile, which made me mad b/c its pricey.....after experimenting a bit i found if i mix it with mac face and body and swirl it on with the 109 brush its perfection!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I think this is the best foundation I have ever used, it is so lightweight and really has a buildable coverage. I have tried Chanel, Cliniqe,Givenchy, Clarins, Biotherm, Lancome and MAC and I can say that this is the best one. It did not break me out. You even dont feel that you are wearing it. For reference I have very prone to acne skin. Actually I am in the middle of NW 20 and NW 25 :D and I use 5.5 in this range which is slightly darker for me. But I m still satisfied. Be sure to use any powder to fix it and it will stay a day long. I took one lippie of cos it is very expensive here 80 USD :(