I have tried about 50 foundations. I have quite a few foundation favourites but if I had to pick just one for the rest of my life, it’s got to be the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. If you want to know what makes this the holy grail, makes-my-skin-look-like-a-million-dollars foundation for me, read on:
It’s a fairly liquid-y texture and a little bit goes a long way. I generally use a buffing brush to apply and it blends in no time. One coat gives a good medium coverage and it is definitely build-able and never looks cakey. Oh boy…. it fills out pores and makes your skin look super smooth and dewy but not greasy or wet. It really looks like you were born with near perfect greek goddess skin that photographs beautifully.
It’s also a very versatile product. While it is my go-to for fancy night outs or when I know i am going to be photographed a lot, it also makes for an amazing everyday foundation because it is so easy to blend. It also lasts very very well and never goes patchy or clings to dry patches. So everyone from dry skin to oily skin can use it without having to faff around with primers. On my combination skin, i do powder down the T-zone especially since I live in sunny Singapore.
The only downside to this foundation is the shade range. I recommend this foundation to a lot of my girl friends but it’s always hard to find a color match although sephora.com now stocks a good 20 shades. I am a NC20-ish girl and i have to mix shade 3 and shade 6 to get the right color for my skin. This also shows how much I love this product cos I own over 50 foundations but i always find myself reaching out for this one.
So if you are in the market for a good high-end foundation for everyday or night-outs, I would totally tell you to shell out the money on this one. *closes eyes and nods passionately*