I love trying out luxury brands, especially ones i've not delved into before. Armani beauty products are only something that i've managed to try over the last couple of months, but have easily become my new favourite premium beauty brand. The Luminous Silk Foundation has quickly become my new favourite foundation, and for plenty of gorgeous reasons.
I've read so so so many rave reviews about the Luminous Silk foundation (RRP £37 for 30ml), so I was really excited to try it out for myself. I'm typically a high street foundation gal, and on a day-to-day basis I wear the Rimmel Match Perfect foundation, but the Luminous Silk has changed that. Luminous Silk aims to capture the glow of perfect looking skin with an oil-free hydrating fluid that contains exclusive Micro-fil technology. It is also a light foundation, with a silky texture that glides onto the skin for an all-day, buildable medium coverage with a natural finish, suitable for all skin types. Now, my skin type is predominantly oily, so I was keen to see how it worked with my skin type. I shade matched myself online, using swatches and a little guessing, and opted for the shade 4 which ended up being the perfect shade, and probably the best foundation match for my skin that i've ever found, what a miracle.
The foundation comes in a lovely frosted glass bottle, with a large Armani encrusted lid, and a pump applicator. I love how weighty the bottle feels and how luxurious it looks in my collection. But how did I find it? From the first application, it was love. I've always been in the mindset that foundation is foundation, whether it costs £8 or £40 and have never seen the appeal in splurging on a high end product. But oh my, now I do. I never thought a foundation could make my skin look so good. The consistency of the foundation is pretty liquidy and you have to make sure to give the bottle a little shake before use, but because of this consistency the foundation simply glides onto the skin and looks so, so natural. I love how the foundation perfects the look of my skin with a flawless finish, yet doesn't look heavy or overly done. I had my doubts about the foundation and how it wore throughout the day. But again, it blew my expectations away, and it wore so, so well. Half way through the day I looked in the mirror expecting to see my usually super shiny forehead and chin, and was pleasantly surprised to see that I could actually probably get away without re-powdering, wow. Fast forward to 6pm and only a little shine was creeping through, but still,my skin looked luminous but not shiny, and there was no obvious signs of wear or patches, and my skin looked as good as it did in the morning.
I've been completely blown away by this foundation and I would 100% repurchase this in the future!
Have you tried Armani Luminous Silk, how do you find it? What is your favourite high end foundation?