My love affair with NARS Sheer Glow was short lived and that's because the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation well and truly stole my heart. If you've seen my NYC haul video or my November favourites you will already know about how much I currently adore this foundation - If not I'm going to tell you why? right now!
My love for this foundation began when I was in New York, loads of my friends over there (make up artists included) were raving about it, I had to see if it lived up to the hype so I took myself down to Saks try it. I got colour matched in the foundation and trotted back to Brooklyn with a sample in hand. I remember loving the way it felt on my skin when I left Saks. That was it.. I continued to use the sample for the rest of my trip and have done so since!
The consistency is lightweight and feels more fluid than most of the foundations I have used. It applies like a dream and the coverage is medium, but buildable. The finish is matte but luminous and somehow appears to be more like skin than any other foundation I have ever worn. For me it's a very natural foundation whether you want to apply using your fingers or buff it into the skin for more of a polished look - This foundation is one that would suit many.
The variety of shades is amazing, I was initially matched up to a 9 and used it for a few days then thought it was a tad too dark for me, if we were in the Summer this would be perfect. Now I'm currently using an 8 it is, on the other hand a touch too light for me, but by the time I've applied bronzer, blusher and all the other trimmings - I feel like it's a good match.
Another thing I 'YES'd!' to myself about was the pump, I love it when foundations come with pumps - I mean why shouldn't they? This is one thing I don't understand about the NARS Sheer Glow. Anyways back to the Armani, it's like the perfect pump that dispenses just the right amount of product - RESULT!
Ok so it's a little on the pricey side, but totally justifiable by it's awesomeness. So there you have it the reason why I love Armani's Luminous Silk foundation and why? it quite frankly rocks my world.
Have any of you tried the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation? Check it out HERE.
I'm using this foundation in a few of my forthcoming make up videos so if you want to see how I use it, be sure to check out my YouTube channel HERE.
Lots of Love