A Week With Luminous Silk

My post "A week with Sheer Glow" seemed to be really popular and receive some great feedback- so when I purchased yet another new foundation I was excited to give you all yet another weeks thoughts, this time testing out Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk. (£36.50.) One obvious bonus this foundation has over Nars Sheer Glow already is that is has a pump, and it won't cost you another four pound to purchase one- or in my case, throw out your old YSL Touche Eclat foundation and cut the pump so it fits onto your Sheer Glow.
As usual, I had to purchase the palest shade, which strangely was '02' if I remember rightly...
This foundation really has me stumped, unlike Sheer Glow or just most foundations in general, no matter what primer, moisturiser or method of application I used, it just didn't make any difference.
Through out the week I used different primers and such, and everyday I still got the exact same finish.
I LOVE it, I don't want the finish to change, it's great the way it is and it's totally lived up to the hype.

This is unlike any other foundation I've tried- it provides semi matte medium coverage, so powder and concealer is totally optional. Despite the great coverage and stunning finish, this just looks like a second skin, it's definitely a "your skin but better" product.
Tuesday morning when I first applied this, my mam actually asked why I'd done all of my make up and put no foundation on...I didn't realize how natural it looked until she pointed it out, the amazing colour match is also a big help. Despite it being a more matte finish than I'm used to, it didn't prove my fear of matte foundations being drying and cakey at all- so this has made me want to start trying more matte'ish foundations again.
I have been applying this using my Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush (£20.00,) with a little bit of finger blending action too.
It's pricey, but I don't regret it and I will definitley be turning to this most days now Autumn/Winter has arrived. It's proved it works well with all my primers, including: Hourglass Veil Mineral, Le Blanc De Chanel and Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer.

This product is just an all round 10/10, from the sleek luxurious packaging and glass bottle to the wonderfully natural application and perfect skin finish. (And who can resist foundation in a frosted glass bottle? Not me, obviously.)
I didn't give into the hype for such a long time but I'm so happy I eventually did, this has very quickly became one of my favorites.


  1. You don't need to apologise for not posting in a while, sometimes life gets in the way and we just need to prioritise! (although I hope everything is okay?) and I love the sound of this foundation, although it's a bit odd that 02 is the lightest shade!
    Jodie // Jodie Loue

    1. Aw thank you for the support Jodie - means a lot!xx

  2. This sounds amazing! Although it's on the pricey side, foundation is the one product I don't mind splurging on if it's that good quality.

    Roxie x
    The Beautiful Bluebird

    1. I think if you're going to have 1 high end beauty product it should definitely be your base!x


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