Giorgio Armani – Luminous Silk Foundation

Every make up lover must have spend countless hours dedicated to finding the ‘perfect foundation’ and during my research one brand kept appearing time and time again: Giorgio Armani. It wasn’t just the rave reviews that drew me to the luxury brand but the fact that celebrities raved about this foundation too (yes I am ashamed to admit that I am on of those people who sometimes falls for celebrity endorsements!).

So eventually I found a Giorgio Armani counter on a shopping trip and I let the make up artist practice on finding the perfect shade to match my skin tone. Before I mention the colour match I have to say that I hardly ever find anything that matches my skin tone. Anyway, she flitted between shade 3.5 and 6.5 – a huge number difference but I was told it was only a difference of one shade. Eventually I decided on 6.5 and thankfully there was a £10 promotion so I didn’t have to feel tooo bad if I didn’t like it.

The colour match is something that still is a bit of a problem for me as I have to be sure not to layer on too much on my cheeks as it really stands out however that being said this is definitely the best foundation I’ve used in a long time. I have sensitive skin yet this didn’t once affect my face, it lasted all day – even in the humid, hot weather of Hong Kong and it doesn’t contain SPF. While some people want something that does contain the all important SPF, I personally prefer a foundation that doesn’t as it doesn’t provide flashback in pictures and also lets me choose my own sun care protection.

All in all I would definitely recommend this foundation, as it is literally luxury in a bottle!

 

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