Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Product Review - Luminous Silk Foundation

I couldn't think of a better way to kickstart my blog than to write a review about my favourite foundation – Luminous Silk Foundation from Giorgio Armani. So... here we go...

Feather-light, oil-free fluid foundation with Micro-fil technology. It glides on seamlessly with a natural finish and leaves a velvety smooth & silky complexion. With its long-lasting, buildable coverage from sheer to full, it is suitable for all skin types.

I use it on almost every bride as it does not transfer, it works beautifully in front of the camera and it does not have SPF so it wont give that ‘white flashback’ look.
Likewise, it's perfect for Print and TV work as it makes the skin flawless and is HD friendly. Any good makeup artist should have Luminous Silk as a staple foundation in their kit. Oh, and it has won ‘Best Foundation’ 7 years in a row for INStyle magazine.
One of the many reasons I love this foundation is it's soft, dewy finish – and I think that only a liquid foundation can deliver that. The texture of this product is definitely the most sublime I have ever used. It gives a youthful, dewy glow without being shiny and greasy as it is oil free.

Luminous Silk is for all skin types, it works especially well with dry skin due to its luxurious texture. For oily skins, I would recommend using the Luminous Silk Powder on top or a few hours after application to keep shine at bay.

Some of the celebrities who swear by Luminous Silk:
The Giorgio Armani Luminous micro soft crystals have a very soft texture and give the skin a smooth and comfortable feel. Further, because the microcrystals are made in an oil free base, they are described to “capture the gloss” of skin and generate a radiant light. When applied in successive layers, these crystals fill up the spaces in the skin, maintain hydration and also provide a basis for a firm foundation.

When used on a regular basis, the luminous formulations are said to make you look young, wrinkle free and gorgeous. The end result? Micro-Fil products create a weightless veil of make-up, which can be layered, for a seamless finish
This weightless quality is exactly why I adore Armani Cosmetics, and in particular the Luminous Silk Foundation

Apply with a blender brush for a radiant air-brushed finish. With its "MicroFil Technology" it will never go cakey which, let's face it, is an essential in the rule book of good foundation days. It doesn’t clog my pores as it's non cosmodgenic which is essential if you wear foundation everday.
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Luminous Silk has a fantastic shade range catering to all skin tones and undertones (warm, cool and neutral.) I use the shade 6.5 when I have self tan on which is a perfect match and for (au natural) days, I use 4.5.

By the way….
  • £34
  • Oil Free
  • Long lasting
  • Paraben Free
  • Non cosmodgenic
  • Perfume Free
  • Exclusively sold in House of Fraser, Jenners & Harvey Nichols in Scotland

In summary...

Overall, I’m in love with this product! It makes for flawless skin without a heavy foundation look. It redefines foundation!

Until next time guys...... Dream, Believe, Achieve!

Louise Ballantine

Celebrity Makeup Artist

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