It’s probably safe to assume we’ve all been there. After preening for an hour or so we leave the house feeling gorgeous: every hair in place, every lash enveloped in mascara, lips lacquered to shiny perfection.
Fast forward one hour. You’ve stopped in the restroom – equipped with harsh lighting – only to find that your foundation is horribly mismatched for your skin tone. Whether its three shades darker than the rest of you, or awkwardly pale in comparison – it’s flat-out embarrassing. Like I said, we’ve all been there.
Perhaps worse than a mismatched shade would be the foundation that once again looks perfect as you leave the house, only to later discover that it’s creased and settled leaving you with a tired and haggard appearance.
Point is, finding the right foundation for your skin tone and type is so important. You can have the best smokey eye or perfect pout – but if the rest of your face (basically, your canvas) looks awkwardly out-of-place thanks to less than ideal foundation, it doesn’t matter.
As a self-professed makeup junkie, I’ve tried countless foundations over the years. When it comes to my favorites, from pricey (Dior, Chanel) to bargain (Almay), I’ve found some foundations I’d consider definitely worthy of recommending to a friend. But recently, I’ve switched foundations and I think I’ve found my makeup soul mate: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.
The liquid foundation goes on extremely smoothly, and just one pump provides plenty of product for your entire face with what I’d consider to be medium coverage. If you have blemishes or dark circles, another half pump or two is sufficient to hide imperfections all day.
I have combination skin, so to help the coverage last and remain matte I typically dust on a light layer of finishing powder. (My all-time favorite is still Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder.)
So let’s just get down to it.
What do I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE about Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation?
- Silky smooth feel and effortlessly even application
- Excellent coverage for imperfections
- Impressively long-lasting, never creases
What am I not so crazy about?
- The price.
While this foundation is worth every penny in my opinion, it will set you back a bit. One bottle is $60. (ouch) However, I purchased my first bottle back in January, and it doesn’t seem to even be close to the end. As mentioned above, one pump is enough for moderate coverage all over, and an extra half pump will is sufficient if you have some imperfections to address.
Have you tried Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation? Or do you have a favorite foundation that would be a worthy rival? We’d love to hear in the comments.