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I have always been a Chanel foundation kind of girl! Don’t get me wrong! I still am! But as a beauty addict, I feel that is my “duty” to try new foundations whenever I get the chance to.

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The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation rumbled the beauty world a little while ago. And even if it is quite late, and everybody ( …and their dogs! ) have already posted a review on this, forgive me, but I couldn’t help it! I had to join the crowd and tell you what an amazing base product this is!

It is a liquid foundation which has a fluid, ultra-smooth texture that glides all over the skin and dries to a natural, slightly matte finish. But it is not completely matte it also gives a natural, healthy glow to the skin, accentuating and enhancing at the same time your skin’s features. It is a gorgeous oil-free fluid which features an exclusive Micro-fil technology, that gives an all-day sheer to moderate coverage depending on your necessities. If I want a no-makeup-face I apply it with my Tom Ford #02 Foundation Brush and blend it very well. When I go to an event or I have an important meeting I go for more coverage and I apply the product with a beauty blender ( I’m currently using the Real Technique one ).

The formula contains fragrance ingredients and a small concentration of alcohol known to cause irritation, especially near the eyes. However, the iffy ingredients have no effect on my sensitive skin because they are present in a small percentage.

The Luminous Silk Foundation works best for normal to slightly dry or slightly oily skin, and comes in over a dozen lovely colours, for the fairest to the darkest skin ( 23?! different shades ), more than any foundation I’ve seen before! My shade is #4 and it matches me perfectly!


This is THE foundation to use for light coverage and an unbelievably skin-like results, bonus that perfect glow! Smooth and flawless! I think it is the kind of foundation that gets better with time: I put it on before leaving the house and just looks even better after 1 hour. It just responds so well to skin’s temperature as it blends seamlessly, and it does not oxidize throughout the day.

Perfect to use for big events when you are photographed a lot, as it will not make you look like a ghost!

Bottom line: now I have 2 holy grail foundations: the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua ( read the complete review here ) for an everyday use and for special occasions I take out the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.

photo_5 – pic recycled from another post –  the Favourite BURBERRY Lip Combo for Hot Summer Days: the Burberry Lip Glow #19 Mallow Pink Natural Lip Gloss and the Burberry Lip Definer in #02 Dusty Rose where, as a base, I used the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie


The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is last year’s InStyle Best Beauty Buy award-winner for “Best Liquid Foundation” and “Perfect Match, #1 Makeup Artist’s Choice” for the 10th Year in a Row!