Friday, 8 May 2020

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation & Luminous Silk Concealer Review

I am slightly late to the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation party, but with the recent release of the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer, I thought it the perfect timing to try this cult duo out.
The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has been around a while now and inspired by the fabric, it is a lightweight foundation that has been designed to help correct the complexion for instantly glowing skin. This luminous foundation is enriched with Micro-fil technology and helps to sculpt and brighten the skin. It has a buildable medium coverage and improves the texture of the skin and blurs out any imperfections. There are 40 shades available and I opted for shade 4, which works well for my light skin tone, but there are so many options, which you don't always find with luxury beauty brands, and there is bound to be a shade to suit your skin tone. The Foundation costs £43.00 for 30ml, which isn't the most expensive I have come across, and I do think with foundation it is sometimes nice to splurge a little as it really does help the complexion. It comes in a frosted glass bottle with a pump applicator, which I prefer, rather than an open bottle neck, so that you can control the amount of product you are dispensing. I have quite an uneven texture to my skin, and suffer from enlarged pores, and I find that this foundation does an excellent job at evening out my skin tone and minimising the appearance of my pores. I used to love a full coverage foundation, but now I am enjoying more light to medium finishes for every day, unless I am going 'out out' and this one works a treat.
The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Concealer is a new release and welcome addition to its big sister, the Luminous Silk Foundation. The Concealer allows you to conceal and highlight to perfect the complexion and give a luminous finish. The formula is infused with Caffeine, Vitamin E and Glycerine which work together to improve the look of dark circles under the eyes and provide the area with long-lasting hydration. Texture wise, the Concealer is fresh and lightweight and doesn't feel heavy on that delicate under eye area. I find it super easy to blend and it also works on other areas of the face, especially on the redness on my cheek area. There are 20 shades available, so again, quite impressive for a higher end brand, and I opted for shade 2, which again works well for my light skin tone. The Concealer appears much like the Foundation style-wise, this time in a frosted plastic bottle and then the lid twists off to reveal a soft, plump applicator that has a pointed end, making it easy to reach smaller areas. Even though it is a lightweight formula, the coverage is a full coverage, and so it works at concealing areas wonderfully. The only downside to this Concealer for me is the price - it costs £34.50 for 12ml of product, which is pretty pricey in my opinion for a concealer, considering the Foundation isn't that much more. However, all in all, I would definitely recommend trying this product out if you have the budget.
You can find both of these products online at Armani Beauty here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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