Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Review

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 0

Coverage and glow

For every day of February, I'll be reviewing a different complexion product.

Day 3.1: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

Level of coverage

This is one of the few foundations that you can genuinely layer and build without any clumping, so I’d say medium on first application with the potential to build to full.


For lack of a better word this is a luminous finish, glowing but not shiny and a medium to full coverage. It covers what you need it to and retains a fresh finish.


It lasts a long day with a little touch up of powder half way through. What’s great about it is that it keeps the glow factor all day.

Techniques that you might need to know

A brush will give you a slightly softer coverage with Luminous Silk, but my friend Laura who has worn this for years tells me that a damp Beauty Blender will give you a completely flawless finish.

You’ll like this if…  

– you are getting married. Luminous Silk photographs beautifully as it has no SPF in it

–you want to look polished without being too heavily made up

–you like being able to quickly touch up your make-up after work and go straight out

Avoid if…

I can’t think of anyone that won’t get on with this. It gives coverage, it isn’t heavy so it won’t sit in fine lines, it just suits everyone.

Giorgio armani luminous silk foundation

Products that work well with this 

The Fluid Sheer cheek colours from Armani work beautifully on top of this. The shade 02 is a lovely pearlescent shade which teams perfectly with Luminous Silk as an illuminator for the cheekbones.

Everything else I need to tell you

When it comes to foundation, I believe that Giorgio Armani has two of the best on the market – Luminous Silk and Maestro. If you like a dewy finish you’ll love this and if you’re more of a matte fan you’ll love Maestro. It’s that simple.

If I had to describe this foundation in one sentence…

The best foundation for photographs, Luminous Silk covers a multitude of sins while still looking fresh and pretty.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk costs £37.00 and is available nationwide.

More from Day 3 of #FoundationFebruary:

Day 3: Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation Review

Day 3.2: Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation Review

To read more of my foundation reviews, see the full #FoundationFebruary list HERE.

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