Hello there lovely readers, hope you're all good & well!
Something a bit different today on a topic that all beauty addicts covet... ladies..lets talk...FOUNDATION. The beauty product that pretty much all women have in their makeup arsenal. And from that then comes the question...high street or high end? I confess I am a loyal follower of high street makeup, there is such a vast range of great quality products available that are just as good as higher end for a fraction of the price!
That being said there are occasions where I, like many, succumb to the luxury temptation of high end makeup, one such being foundation choices. For my everyday makeup good old high street has been good to me, Bourjois & Rimmel being my brands of choice for a nice light coverage. However when it comes to weddings & evenings out I do like to reach for the more luxurious brands for a more flawless finish.
One high end foundation that has been on my radar for a while having heard so much about it & which has received countless rave reviews is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Every review I have read of this much coveted foundation has been nothing but positive praise. Well lovelies, after finally having the opportunity to try it myself I can safely say...IT IS LOVE.
Lets just say I now understand why many prefer to venture towards higher end foundations! They just seem to deliver that added oomph factor that is hard to achieve with high street brands. I do confess from my experiences with MAC & Estee Lauder, whilst the makeup finish is flawless, I could feel I was wearing the foundation if that makes sense? No such problems with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk however.
Coming in a gorgeously sleek matte glass bottle packaging, this award winning foundation has a matte yet lightweight formula that is both creamy & dewy & simply glides on to the skin smoothly, creating a silky 'my skin but better' flawless finish. Stuff of dreams! Time for some obligatory shots? Unfortunately my camera decided to die & I had to resort to using my phone (no filter!) so here we go...
I applied the foundation with a flat foundation brush & found that one pump was perfect for light to medium coverage, which can easily be built up on if needed. I was delighted to note that it also gives off the most gorgeous healthy glow. I've used shade 6.5 (Tawny) which was pretty much a perfect match for my skintone.
I suffer from dry skin & always worry, especially with matte finishes, how my skin will deal with it, but I experienced zero problems at all with the Luminous Silk, no caking, no blotching...I hardly felt like I was wearing anything at all!
It is worth mentioning that this foundation does not contain SPF, great for photos! However something to bear in mind in case you require additional SPF protection. But I think its pretty obvious that I am officially converted to Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, now I've been introduced to its wonders there is no looking back for moi!
So yes, a fantastic high end product that actually delivers. *Applauds* The Giorgio Armani Lumious Silk retails for £36.50...I know. A wince worthy price to be sure & one I would normally run a mile from, however this foundation has proved itself worthy in my eyes, plus its suitable for all skin types & comes in a whopping 21 shades.
But I do have a bit of a treat for you my beauts! I'm happy to have teamed up with the lovely people over at House of Fraser & offer you dolls the opportunity to win a bottle of this divine stuff to try for yourselves! I have a pretty bottle of the Luminous Silk in shade 9 to giveaway to one of you my lovely readers :)
For a chance of winning & experiencing for yourself the wonders of Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk foundation simply enter via Rafflecopter below.
Good luck and thanks for reading as always!
Lotsa love to ya!
Disclaimer - * this review and giveaway has been in collaboration with House of Fraser. I am not affiliated with the brand nor paid for this post, this review has as always been my 100% honest opinion!)