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Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani Beauty
Giorgio Armani Beauty

Luminous Silk Foundation

4.3(3011)
luxury
$64.00
lightweight(731)
hydrating(717)
brightening(568)
longlasting(536)
finish: demi-matte coverage: medium coverage
Variation: 10

Top Reviews

color accuracy

doesn't oxidize

it does not oxidize whatsoever and it looks like you've literally had your face done by a professional

- Sephora User

hasn't triggered any breakouts-wears super well with my go-to primer: bobbi brown face base, also works great with the hourglass mineral veil primer-the color has never betrayed me, my shade has never oxidized

- Sephora User

creasing

not creasing

i do have acne-prone skin and ever since i used this foundation i have noticed that my skin texture has decreased and my skin is getting so much better

- Sephora User

luminous silk makes my face look like a perfect skin version of my face, meaning: it is not powdery, does not settle into fine lines and pores - people won't be able to tell if whether you are wearing makeup or it's actually your skin

- Sephora User

weight

lightweight

what i love most is that it is so light weight that i almost forget i am wearing makeup on my face at the end of the night (until i look in the mirror and see how flawless it looks)

- Sephora User

i am someone who does not like feeling cakey but wants good coverage with a nice smooth finish and this foundation definitely does the job

- Sephora User

quality

good quality

my skin has improved each day with a regular routine of using high quality products

- Sephora User

love it great quality

- Sephora User

color correction

color correcting

it genuinely blurs imperfections and even covers my dark spots without color correcting

- Sephora User

it is like magic the way that it makes your skin look healthy while color correcting redness and leaving your skin just looking smashing

- Nordstrom User

layering

buildable

i apply it with a beauty blender and it gives the most natural, flawless (medium) coverage that is so easy to build to full coverage, and never looks cakey

- Sephora User

overall, it really is a great foundation ; it's long-lasting, has a smooth and radiant looking finish, great buildable coverage, and a really great range of different shades for different skin tones

- Sephora User

brightness

brightening

luminous silk is my new holy grail

- Sephora User

i love this finish and radiant silky finish

- Sephora User

hydration

hydrating

i have combination-dry skin and this makes my skin glow in all the right ways

- Sephora User

perfect for dry skin

- Sephora User

blendability

blends well

the longevity, the unbelievable silkiness, the unique color blend that is skin perfection, the coverage and how my face feels when i apply this are unique to armani

- Nordstrom User

i even used to wear primer or moisture but still has patchesmy niece was looking so gorgeous and i asked her you look so nice your skin is fresh and your looking so nice

- Debenhams User

staying power

longlasting

goes on easy, stays on all day

- Sephora User

it lasts all day, even just applying to pulse points

- Giorgio Armani User

texture

smooth

what i like most is how light-weight it feels on the skin and how smooth it glides on when applying

- Nordstrom User

i love the silky finish on my skin and it feels wonderfully light yet gives great coverage

- Sephora User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

luminous silk makes my face look like a perfect skin version of my face, meaning: it is not powdery, does not settle into fine lines and pores - people won't be able to tell if whether you are wearing makeup or it's actually your skin

- Sephora User

literally i have the most problematic skin (texture, pores, redness, sensitivity) and this foundation just makes my skin look healthy and perfect

- Sephora User

mattifying

mattifying

i was having a hard time making my makeup look flawless and smooth instead of cakey, i use makeup forevers mattifying foundation no

- Sephora User

yay no primer needed- lightweight- great coverage but your skin still looks like skin- floats over the skin, minimizing pores, does not settle into fine lines at all- long wearing, does not oxidize- mattifying (and i have super oily skin)- transfer proofthis is really it

- Sephora User

finish

demi-matte

gorgeous semi-matte finish

- Sephora User

dries demi matte finish which will become more dewy throughout the day if not set with powder

- Sephora User

coverage

medium coverage

i think anyone who wants light to medium coverage would love this illuminating formula

- Nordstrom User

this liquid foundation is medium to full coverage and i wear it for both my makeup no makeup look along with my night time glam

- Sephora User
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Sephora userApril 6, 2016
5

Nearly my HG

I say nearly only because even the lightest shade is a little too dark for my very fair skin. I can make it work, but I have to be careful to take it down my neck and bronze my chest but this foundation is actually worth going through all that trouble for now, come summer I don't expect it to be an issue. Onto what I love about it though--everything! The thin fluid texture feels like nothing on the skin, it has a perfect medium coverage (I prefer to use concealer for problem areas vs. having a mask face), and looks like nearly nothing on the skin--SO skin like! I have extremely combination oily/dry skin with dry patches and this actually makes the dry patches invisible without making the oily parts look shiny any sooner than they normally would. It's actually rather amazing. It looks gorgeous and skin like when freshly applied, is easily buildable, and the most impressive part was that I found it looked just as good 10+ hours later! I do usually use a primer, but even switching up primers this foundation lasted just as long--and I've never had a foundation look as good at the end of a long day as this one does. As for the "luminous" finish--I think that's a bit of an exaggeration. I would say it is a satin finish, not at all flat, but also in no way dewy. I do powder this foundation in my t-zone where I tend to get oily, but it doesn't seem to compromise the skin-like satin finish. I love that it comes with a pump, and that the lightest shade (2) is yellow based as often times the lightest shades are pink based. I just wish they made a neutral or yellow based shade 1 for us super fair ladies. I will say that if you're looking for very full coverage you certainly can layer this without looking cakey, but you'll have to use a lot (I use 2-3 pumps for medium coverage) and you'll probably go through the bottle faster than you like. Obviously the price is very steep, but I just haven't found anything I like nearly as much (and I've tried A LOT). I plan to save it for bad skin days/days I need extra confidence, and special occasions. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="-217968567705807247-full" data-show="-217968567705807247-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>

- Sephora
mira userMarch 7, 2019
5

This is like the only foundation brand that matches my skin color perfectly, doesn’t separate on my dry nose/Accentuate my dry patches, and doesn’t crease around my mouth 

- mira
Sephora userOctober 29, 2018
5

This Foundation is fantastic

I want to start by saying thank you to Giorgio Armani and influenced her for allowing me to participate and this review campaign. Well I was given this product to review my opinions are my own. I must say straight from the gate I love the complexity of this Foundation the color is unlike something I've ever seen with my particular undertone there only a few Brands I can go to without having to adjust the formula more cool or less warm. But this Foundation was the perfect match to my undertone. If you take this foundation and you spray it with a bit of water you see the green pigment. My particular golden tone has green and this Foundation caters to that. Whoever formulated these colors really understand skin. Next let's talk about how this Foundation looks on the skin the skin just looks like skin it's amazing it Blends well with a brush or a beauty blender and I made sure to try this product several times before I gave her review I received this product last week but I wanted to make sure I did my due diligence working this product. I found this product to be a team player she works well with other products and does what she supposed to do. The first day I tried I wouldn't for a sheer coverage a coverage that I prefer I don't have too much discoloration and the small discoloration I do have I can touch conceal but I like for my skin to radiate. The second time I used to starvation I bulked up the coverage with two drops instead of one like the first day. Also if you need to lightly rehydrate Andre blend if you need to adjust for your personal skin tone this Foundation is very forgiving in that manner. When I look for a foundation I look for performance color ease of use and longevity. This Foundation satisfies all of those requirements. I'm not a full coverage girl so I'm not particularly looking for full coverage but you most certainly build the coverage with this Foundation. This will be my new go-to now that prescriptives custom blend is no longer in the mall « less

- Sephora
mira userApril 8, 2020
5

One of my best dewy foundations. Huge color range and beautiful satin/luminous finish that looks super smooth and makes you look runway ready.

- mira
sephora userFebruary 04, 2018
2

Not worth it unless you have great skin already

Product: 6/10 Colour: 4/10 Not the best shade range Blendability: 8/10 Coverage: Medium, slightly build-able Finish: Demi Mate Price: 3/10 Packaging 10/10 I really wanted to like this product because everyone absolutely raves about it but it was NOT for my skin. This is my review for dry skin, slightly acne prone slightly texture skin. The colour on my skin was wack, I have light skin with rosy undertones but this looked like white out on my face.The next shade with my proper undertone was for medium skin. Foundation blends pretty good but come on its medium coverage, how thick can it be if its mostly water, alcohol denant and cyclopentasiloxane Coverage was disappointing if im using a 70$ foundation i want it to cover at least some of my redness and dont want to have to use multiple layers. The finish is what threw me for the biggest loop, i know some brand like Nars will have foundation names that suggest quite dewy but are more mate or satin but this was medium coverage marketed as luminous so i thought it would have a bit more of a wet look. nope looked quite powdery and drying on the skin Price is expected for a prestige brand but the value isn't there because of the need to build. The packaging is vanity candy though,it just says i'm boujee Overall i'm disappointed and quite surprised because of all the hype, would probably work best for someone who uses a brush for their foundation ( I used hands and brush and brush looks best ) I'd be wary to us with a sponge because its watery and again this is $70 foundation that needs to be build a bit so you'd want all the coverage you can get. I'd suggest this for someone with more normalized oil levels which already has quite smooth skin and little acne and discoloration. The BEST way i got this to work is by mixing some facial oil in to counteract the mattifying effect, spot conceal redness and imperfections with a concealer either before or after and stipple on a layer concentrating on center of face.

- sephora

Ingredients

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