REVIEW // Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

A blogger favourite for a while now, Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation is fast becoming a cult product. It’s a high end, medium/build-able coverage foundation available in a great colour range. I tried it for the first time a while ago, and now I can’t get enough of the stuff! Here’s my review of my new favourite go-to foundation of the Summer!


I decided to try this foundation after hearing a lot of hype about it earlier in the year, in the hope that the price (!) would mean I was going to get more than the usual wear, quality & blend-ability compared to high street foundations. It didn’t disappoint me! The foundation is £37 and available at Debenhams, Fenwick, House of Fraser and the like, at the Giorgio Armani concession stand.


Before use, it’s recommended that you give the bottle a good shake (but I guess we should be doing that with all liquid foundations really?). Luckily, it has a great pump rather than a dropper or being completely open! (I always end up using way too much with open top foundations…)


The pump dispenses a good amount of product, and I found one full press of the pump was definitely enough for one full face, medium-coverage layer. I usually apply it with a beauty blender, but I think a good foundation brush works great to! although you need to put in a little more work to blend out a few bristle strokes with it being such a light consistency product. The application is really effortless, as the consistency is so fluid, meaning blending is almost effortless no matter what method you use!

One layer with some light translucent powder.


The foundation is very lightweight, but definitely has a good kick of coverage for being so! The finish is not overly dewy, but definitely gives a gorgeous ‘from within’ glow that lasts nicely throughout the day, even after a light setting with powder. I was worried that using a foundation labelled ‘luminous’ would encourage the oilier areas of my face, but it actually balanced those areas – around my nose and forehead – a lot more than I expected throughout the day!


I wouldn’t expect any product to be without it’s downside(s), but this stuff is definitely close to perfect! However, I’d be lying to you if I didn’t note a couple of things;

+ I’m not sure really oily skin would get on very well at all with this foundation. It’s nowhere near as dewy as some others with the same claim, but it definitely allows oils to blend in throughout the day. My skin is dry to combination and it sits right on the border of ‘too much’ and ‘just enough’ oiliness after 8 hours of wear.

+ I tried the foundation in the shade number 3, and although there is a great range of shades available, shade 3 is a little on the yellow side which is definitely something to bear in mind when you’re considering buying this.


Luminous silk is a reliable and consistent luxe product that is worth the splurge for sure. Be sure to take a look at the shades in person before buying, but otherwise you can;t go wrong with this one! Love it!

Have you tried this foundation? Are you considering it? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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