Having heard so many wonderful things about Giorgio Armani’s award-winning “Luminous Silk” foundation, I knew I had to shell out $60 when I spotted it in Harrod’s during my 2013 London trip.
The bottle certainly feels luxurious, with a glassy exterior and sleek black pump, complete with the Armani logo.
It feels soft once applied to the face with my wonderful Sigma F80 brush. Although the website describes the coverage as “sheer-to-moderate,” I would have to say that the coverage is definitely moderate. The finish is satin — neither dewy nor matte — and quite natural.
Below — Left to Right (Bare Face –> Foundation applied –> Full face of makeup):
Despite lacking sunscreen, this product definitely lives up to its reputation. Nevertheless, I can think of several foundations with a fraction of the price tag which conjure the same effect, namely CoverGirl “Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1” foundation, Revlon “Colorstay Whipped” foundation — not to mention the numerous high-end foundations (such as Lancome “Teint Idole” foundation) which can be purchased for way less than $60.
For this reason, I probably would not re-purchase this foundation. It is worth $20-30, in my opinion.
Final Verdict: 4/5 Stars