Giorgio Armani Beauty – Luminous Silk Foundation Review

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Today we are reviewing the Armani Luminous Silk foundation for you. This foundation got a lot of attention after Meghan Markle mentioned it was her go-to foundation. Is this foundation worth the hype though? Let’s find out 😉

The foundation

Let’s get right into it! The foundation is described as a ‘weightless foundation that corrects and evens complexion for glowing skin.’ You can build up this foundation to a medium coverage to cover up spots or keep it light coverage if you just want to even out your skin tone.

When you pump out the foundation, it comes out creamy and it applies to the skin very smoothly.

This foundation has a velvet finish that looks like real skin, it’s not too matte and not too glowy. Basically, it’s the perfect finish if you want a natural looking foundation. It’s an oil-free foundation, so if you have combination/ oily skin it won’t start to look oily after a few hours, as long as you set it well with powder. It gets a lot of love online, because of how good it looks on dry skin, which is great! There aren’t many foundation that work this well on both dry skin and combination skin. As someone who has struggled with dry skin as well, I can confirm that it works well. As a matter of a fact, the entire reason I stumbled upon this foundation, is because I was going through a video with foundation recommendations for dry skin 🙂


It has a beautiful finish, but how about the coverage?

Here’s a photo of my face before applying foundation:

And here’s a photo after applying the Armani Luminous Silk foundation:

Plus a photo with some blush, bronzer, lipstick and mascara 🙂

As you can see, I’ve been having some breakouts 🙁 Thankfully, the coverage of the foundation is enough to hide my blemishes. Personally I think the finish and coverage is beautiful! It gives me the right amount of coverage to cover up spots and unevenness, but my skin still looks like skin. It doesn’t look like a mask and I don’t feel as if I’m wearing makeup at all.

I had a dry flakey bit on my cheek, which you can see in the after photo. However, I won’t blame that on the foundation, because no foundation will mask that and I could have exfoliated that part.


Does this foundation have cons? Well, the price definitely is not very friendly to your wallet. This foundation retails for $64/€53/ £42 for 30mL, which is seriously on the high side of high end foundations.

Another point is the shade range. This foundation has 31 shades, which is amazing:

*Image from the Armani website

However, out of those 31 shades, there are only 4 deep shades, which is not so great. If you have a very deep complexion, you might not be able to find your shade. I hope they will extend their shade range to include more dark shades in the future.

Final verdict

Even for the high price I would still recommend it and purchase it again. I don’t need much of it, it looks good and it stays on all day. It also gives me the perfect amount of coverage for my personal tastes and it’s buildable. That’s basically what I look for in a foundation! The shade I’m wearing is #3, which is good if you have NC20 in MAC foundations. You can order the foundation online here.

I’d rate this foundation a 4/5 , it’s losing a point due to the high price.

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