I Think I’ve Just Found My New Fave Foundation

I’m a little late to the party but I’ve just tried Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation (just launched at Adore Beauty FYI), and I can now fully understand why Chrissy Teigen, Meghan Markle and Kim Kardashian-West all use it themselves. If you love a really radiant, natural-looking finish from your foundation – this is for you, too.


My Verdict:

The Coverage:

I normally opt for foundations with quite a sheer, dewy finish as I like my skin to shine through. While the Luminous Silk Foundation has a lighter (yet buildable) coverage, it does have more of a velvety satin finish.

So this is where I customise my skin prep to ensure I get that dewy finish along with all the benefits that this Giorgio Armani best-seller has to offer.

How I Prepped:

Semi-matte formulas can cling to dry areas of your face, so to create the illusion of a flawless, radiant canvas, I make sure my skin prep is focused on hydration when I’m using the Luminous Silk Foundation. To start, I moisturise then prime with Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Foundation Primer, and add glow with a pump of BECCA Liquid Shimmering Skin Perfector before I go in with my foundation.

How I Applied:

Using a damp blending sponge for sheerer coverage, I applied the Luminous Silk Foundation from the centre of my face outwards, pressing the foundation into my skin with the sponge. Because of the finish of this foundation, I only used setting powder under my eyes and nowhere else.

The result? Well, you be the judge – that’s my before and after below.


What You Need To Know About It:

– It uses patented technology to sculpt & brighten the skin

– Has a light to medium, buildable coverage

– This foundation has a weightless, super comfortable, ‘barely there’ texture

– Can improve the appearance of skin texture & blur minor imperfections

– The blendable liquid glides on seamlessly & is easy to buff into the skin

– Allows your complexion underneath to shine through (hello, freckles!)

– The luminous formula is inspired by charmeuse silk according to Giorgio Armani

– It was created by renowned makeup artist, Pat McGrath

– Available in 18 shades in Australia

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What’s Everyone Else Saying?

★★★★★ Perfect match – Nic16

“I had been wanting to try this foundation for a long time. I wished I hadn’t waited! This is the best foundation. Feels like you wearing nothing but still a good coverage with an luminous look. My colour match is perfect.”

★★★★★ Light, bright and beautiful – Nolza

“This foundation is the very best foundation I have ever used. Both my skin and I just love the look and feel. It’s light enough and it makes my skin glow. Try this foundation and I am sure you will be very happy you did.”

★★★★★ I love love love this foundation! – Lauren

“Super lightweight and easy to build up coverage. Never looks cakey, never separates or creases. I was a little hesitant at first as I can be a little oily at times, but it didn’t really make me feel or look oilier than I normally would, if anything a little less. Even if you are one who doesn’t really like to powder, it really does have a really nice dewy finish (but not too wet looking). Looks and feels like skin with a super healthy glow.”

★★★★★ Amazing – Hannah

“Finally a foundation I can sheer out as I like, that matches my skin tone and undertone without me having to mix two colours, that gives my middle-aged skin some soft radiance, doesn’t dry out or make my face greasy or enlarge pores. Really perfect so far.”

Buy Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Here