I was once a girl who didn't give a crap about foundation. I wore what I had, usually MAC, and, quite often, didn't wear any at all. My, how times have changed! I now have a foundation wishlist as long as my arm and I am slowly working my way through it. My most recent acquisition is Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, and by "recent", I mean I bought it in November, so I can't quite believe it has taken me this long to write about it!
Luminous Silk is billed as a weightless, hydrating foundation that leaves skin with a silky finish and luminous sheen. The formula is oil-free ensuring a good weartime - I usually get a good 15 hours out of it on an average day - and makes it very suitable for all skintypes.
The reasons I love this foundation are many but, the main one is the uniqueness of the formula. Never before have I found a foundation that offers light-yet-buildable coverage with a satin finish that still looks luminous and glowy. Even on my worst, most tired days, Luminous Silk manages to give a definite light and life to my skin which, let me tell you, is no mean feat!
The shade range - 21 - is generous and I had no problem finding a match for my ghostly complexion (FYI I'm shade 3). However, there is no obvious way to tell what are the pink-toned shades and what are the yellow-toned so, I would highly recommend getting colour matched at your nearest counter.