Updated on 20th January 2023 by Asma
When this foundation first came out, I saw a massive Instagram hype; every makeup artist I knew of had this in their kit, and it built a loyal fan base very quickly. Having a keen interest in collecting foundations, I knew this was a must-try product.
As you can tell by now when it comes to different foundations, I avoid anything with too much coverage on it, as I tend to always go for lighter coverage and something that won’t give a cakey look. The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has a nice creamy formula to it, not too thick and not too thin, which leaves the skin looking beautifully radiant. It is easily buildable and seems effortless. There is nothing cakey about this product, and I know it will be one that I continually purchase to use on myself and my clients. This has to be currently, by far, one of my all-time favourite foundations, and there are many reasons for this.
The Luminous Silk claims it is an oil-free product, which works well for me as I tend to always get oily in the usual t-zone areas. With no SPF as well, it photographs extremely well. Armani also says that it’s lightweight, comfortable and should improve texture and blur imperfections, making for flawless looks and pics.
I tend to prep my face with the usual moisturiser and then use this foundation on its own; I haven’t needed to powder on top. The foundation does live up to its title of being “luminous silk” as it leaves the skin looking exactly like that. In terms of lastability, I have found it stays on all day and evening without making my face at all oily, I have always used the beauty blender as this works best for me.
This product is on the slightly pricier side, retailing at £42.00 in most high street outlets (for 30ml); however, personally, I think it’s worth every penny. It works magic on me, and none of my clients have had a bad word to say when used on them so far. I would say whether you’re a makeup artist or not, it is definitely worth spending on.
Have you tried the Armani Luminous Silk before? Tell me what you think in the comments below. Anything else you’d like to see me try in the future? Make a request, and i’ll try to post a review!
Asma is a UK based makeup artist and hairstylist who loves sharing her expert knowledge and industry experience on everything hair and makeup related.