Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Last summer I finally took the plunge and bought this much sought after foundation for a whopping 50 euros and whoa, do I have no regrets! Everyone and their cats and dogs have been singing its praises but I just had to join the crowd and write an equally enthusiast review because I would not be able to pass on it anymore. We are talking about a serious love affair here so if you have been postponing this purchase prepare yourself to get involved.


Luminous Silk is master at turning bad skin days into good ones thanks to its smooth and silky texture. Because of its heavy silicone formula it’s pro at smoothing over imperfections, dry patches, and omits the need of a primer, creating a flawless canvas. You could say that it’s an Instagram filter in a bottle: It blurs imperfections and creates a beautiful soft-focus look. The Micro-Fil technology, which provides a weightless formula, allows a buildable, sheer to medium coverage whilst still providing a natural and glowing skin. 

Why Luminous Silk defeats them all?

I have tried numerous foundations throughout the year and I’ve caught myself reaching back to Luminous Silk time and time again. You could compare this foundation to shapewear — I kid you not: invisible and always reliable. Invisible because once buffed into the skin it’s barely noticeable. It’s not matte nor dewy, it sits just right in the middle. Always reliable because whenever in doubt or whatever my skin condition, it’s Luminous Silk I can count on.


A few other things worth mentioning: A genius pump that manages to squirt out just the right amount, no spilling whatsoever. It comes in a whopping 24 shades! I currently use shade 6.5 which suits me perfectly. It lasts all darn day which makes you actually feel guilty to take it off at the end of the day. It looks too good to be wiped away. And finally, it photographs beautifully as it doesn’t contain any SPF which means you’ll need to slather on an extra layer of SPF during the day but at night you’ll be the star of the picture, that’s guaranteed.

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  • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

    Hey Jasmijn! Ik heb net hetzelfde voor, wat een toeval! Ik moet dringend een nieuw flesje gaan halen! X

  • Sté // StyleLab

    This has been on my wish list for a while now. Good to know it’s worth the money. Your skin looks flawless! :)

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Aww. Thanks Sté! I postponed this purchase for the longest time and oh boy, do I have no regrets! One year later and I’m nearly finished my first bottle. I definitely need a trip to Parfuma one of these days. Story short: Undoubtedly worth the money! ;) X

  • Grace@minimalmakeupblog

    Hi Alice, I tried a deluxe sample of this in 6 or 6.5 but the colour looked ashy on me. I may go back to ask for another colour match and try it again. It does look flawless on you!

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Grace! Oh really? Maybe you should go back to see if there’s another shade that matches you better because the last thing I want is that my foundation looks ashy! I’m so happy with it, but of course try another sample first because it certainly does not come cheap! X

  • Liz

    I bought this a long time ago and it oxidized on me quite terribly. After trying two different shades, I just had to give up. That was back when I was really oily, but I still wouldn’t use this unfortunately. You look lovely!

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      I’m so sad to hear that it didn’t work out for you, Liz! I haven’t experienced any oxidising whatsoever but I do have normal to dry skin. I hope you have found one that suits you better then! X

  • MajaEstelle

    Ohhh Alice, don’t do this to me! I want this so badly!

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Oops! But you should, Maja. It’s seriously worth every single penny – guaranteed! If I could only buy one foundation for the rest of my life, it will be this one in a blink of an eye! X

      • MajaEstelle

        How right you were X

        • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

          I’m so glad you love it! Join the Luminous Silk fan club, hahaha! X

  • Jaa

    Looks nice on you, Alice! I’ve been using this foundation on and off. I am still undecided whether I like it. LOL.

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Thanks, Jaa! The picture was a bit of a quickie but yeaa. Gotta work with what you have I guess ;) Oh really?! You’re not convinced? *shocker* Do you perhaps have oily skin? :/ X

  • Phil

    Darn.. this would be the first foundation I would ever get if I wore it :P

    • Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hahaha, awesome – and darn right you are! :p X