Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Press Sample

Hey Y'all!!  Happy Humpday!!  So my revolt against Winter failed :(  Ever since posting my I Don't Care if it's Winter, I Want Spring nail art, it's been freezing, dark, cloudy and wet here.  But I'm not giving up!  I think I got Mother Nature's attention now!  LOL

I'm so excited about today's review!!  It's always fun to discover new make up products and for me, that was discovering that Giorgio Armani made make up!  I know, what rock was I living under?  I knew they made fragrances, but make up?  I had no idea.  Then when I visited Saks Fifth Avenue, I saw the Armani counter and couldn't wait to try out their products.  Then, they asked if I would review their newest foundation, Luminous Silk Foundation, and I said sure!
The claim of this foundation is to give you the, "glow of perfect skin".  Big promise, right?  But did it?  Keep reading, he he.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is a light coverage foundation, but can easily be built up according to their website.  But to be honest, I think it's more of a full coverage that acts like a light coverage.  Huh?  In other words, I've never had to "build this up".  It's given me fabulous coverage every time.
It is very thin, a little goes a long, long way.  I applied it with a liquid foundation brush.  It just glides onto your skin.  And despite the thin formula, there was no streaking, or pooling.  It didn't cake up in lines.  Literally.  It glides on and stays.  The coverage was fabulous!  It evened out my tone completely and without any effort.  Dark spots, redness, all gone with one easy sweep of the brush.  I used a little transparent powder to set it.  Is it matte?  Shiny?  I know this is going to sound strange, but it's's luminous, lol. 
See the teen's hand?  Such a help to mom.  And how did it wear?  Here's a picture of me (on another day),  12 hours after application:
Sorry, I forgot to re-apply lipstick, but the foundation is still going strong!  Only once during the day did I blot excess oil and apply a little powder.  The foundation is still cake free and giving fabulous coverage!!

And the best part?  How it makes my skin feel!  It claims to be a hydrating foundation and it is!  Without being oily!  Thank you!!  My skin feels fabulous while wearing it.  It feels hydrated, refreshed and not like I'm wearing make up.  All day!  I've actually worn this foundation for some of my dreaded 18 hour days, and though I may be dragging, my face looks wonderful.  It truly makes my skin look flawless, which, by far, it's not.  Y'all...I have found my new foundation!!

Now I know the big question in your minds...that's great Dionne, but how much?  It is $62 for 30ml, which is actually a good size bottle.  And a little goes a long way with this foundation.  A bottle will probably last you a good 3 to 4 months.  Even more if you don't wear make up every day.  I feel like it's a really good value, especially when you consider the "cheaper" drug store foundations are over $12 now days.

It also comes in a wide range of shades, 23 to be exact from very light to very deep browns.  And it's designed for all skin types.

If you want to see it and try it out in person, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom all carry the Giorgio Armani beauty line.  Or, you can go to the Armani beauty site, by clicking here

I hope y'all have a fabulous day!  <3

The products in this review were provided to Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes for review.  The opinions are mine alone and were not influenced in any way.