5.26.2015

Review and Giveaway - Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation


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!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!)

47 comments:

  1. Aw, I would love to try this, but I think I would have to sit out in the sun a little more to be able to use shade 9! haha. Your skin always looks flawless anyway, but it almost looks airbrushed in the pictures!

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  2. My favourite is BareMinerals, but this sounds lovely . Thanks

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  3. My favourite foundation right now is the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen or the Rimmel Wake Me Up!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. My favourite foundation at the minute is Benefit WOW

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  5. aura Geller Luminous Veil Foundation

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  6. My favourite foundation is Nars Sheer Glow, I love that you only need a little and it goes a long way. I also really respect brands that make the effort to cater to a range of skin tones. I've been using Nars for a long time though so I'd love to change it up a bit and try the Luminous Silk Foundation!

    Love your blog! X

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  7. I love my Rimmel foundation.

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  8. I haven't really got a favourite foundation as I don't really wear it, but I would love to start trying different foundations!

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  9. The one you're giving away! I love it!! My cousin introduced me to it and I've used it ever since x

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  10. I am using a colour match foundation by No7 Boots

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  11. I love Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse Foundation!

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  12. This sounds like such a stunning foundation and looks gorgeous on you! My favourite foundation is NARS sheer glow xx

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  13. I love mac studio sculpt! :)

    thechloelook.com <3

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  14. Dior Star. It gives my skin a luminescence I've never seen before! :)

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  15. mine has to double wear estee lauder but this looks fab really looks great on you x

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  16. I don't have a favourite being a dude, I would give this to my GF

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  17. I don't have a fave, I've never found one yet!

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  18. Not strictly a foundation as I prefer a light base in the summer .. but I'm currently using the Balance me BB cream which is hydrating and gives a nice glow

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  19. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr

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  20. My current favourite foundation is the maybelline dream flawless nude! Gives you a very flawless finish and looks better when applied with fingers, honestly! Its so smooth after! x

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  21. I am loving benefit wow foundation at the moment :)

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  22. The Boots No 7 Superlight foundation is my most recent purchase and I'm really impressed.

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  23. Nivea Q10 colour correction, I only purchased it last week but love it already x

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  24. bare minerals bare skin foundation

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  25. L'Oreal True Match Mineral Powder Foundation :)

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  26. L'Oreal True Match liquid foundation

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  27. I am using Clinique BB Cream at the moment

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  28. I don't know if this one would change my mind, but my current favourite is Max Factor Whipped Cream foundation.

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  29. No favourite as such but using Dream matte mousse at the minute x

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  30. has to be dream matte mousse makes me feel like im not wearing any foundation

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