Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Review


I must admit I am a high-end foundations girl. I love a good complexion product and an excellent base to makeup is definitely worth an investment. The Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has been very hyped since its launch and promises a myriad of benefits. It’s won awards, it promises to correct the skin, be weightless and provide luminosity to the skin. I’ve been wanting to try this foundation for a very long time but the price has had me hesitant. For Christmas last year, I was lucky enough to receive this as a gift and the rest is history

The Armani Luminous Silk Foundation comes in 24 shades.


So for me, this is a bittersweet better experience.  This is a nice beautiful foundation but I do not think it is worth the hype and price tag. This was my foundation for the month of March. I have the shade 13.

This is described as a luminous foundation however for me I find the finish more satiny. I still have to use an illuminator underneath to give it the luminosity I thought it would have. It’s not a matte foundation, maybe it’s the fact that its luminous silk instead of just a luminous finish makes me not enjoy the finish as much. I have certainly used more luminous foundations than this.

In terms of application, I have noticed the Armani Luminous silk applies better stippled & pat on instead of buffed into the skin. I prefer to buff my foundation into my skin because that way it gives me more of a natural skin finish however buffing this foundation moves it around a lot and I do not get medium coverage. The coverage is better when it has been stippled and pat onto the skin. In terms of coverage, it’s definitely low to medium. I don’t mind my hyperpigmentation showing through my makeup but for this foundation, I have to use about 3 pumps patted on in order to get coverage. I normally use 1 to 2 pumps buffed in with all my other foundations. It doesn’t look cakey when built up and it still feels very lightweight on the skin.

The foundation wears very well throughout the day, it doesn’t oxidise and it doesn’t fade. I do get separation around my laugh lines after many hours of wear but this happens with almost all my other foundations.


This foundation has been on my list for a very long time and I received it for Christmas last year. It’s a nice foundation but I do not think it’s worth the hype and the price tag. Its 42 pounds! It didn’t make it into my top foundations but it’s not in my worst foundations as well. It’s an in-between. I would have liked it to be more luminous but I don’t mind the finish.

I’m not sure if I would recommend it, if you would like to try this, perhaps definitely get a sample and decide for yourself. In these times, £42 for only 24 shades is very poor. I have the shade 13 which is just a tad bit light but it looked like 13.5 would have been too red. Armani has the capacity to extend the shade range and add more undertones. Can you imagine the current 24 shades is actually an extended range? I think they first released 20 shades. I honestly do not think it’s worth the price tag. You can get better foundations slightly cheaper with a much bigger shade range!


Catch you later


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