The goss on the Giorgio Armani foundation favourite

30 May 2011 05:00 AM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
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When I first heard about the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, it was between gushes of ‘oooh’ and ‘yes, it’s my holy grail!’ from my friends in the beauty biz.

I was instantly excited, as I know I (as well as every other red-blooded beauty buff) have been on what seems like the never-ending search for ’the’best foundation. The one we can depend on when a bad-skin-day rolls around or we just really want a flawless face. I knew I needed it in my life.

So when I received my gorgeous new face base from Giorgio Armani, I couldn’t wait to try it. What I soon discovered was this foundation provides the coverage I need without seeming too heavy. In fact it feels pretty light and natural which was a great bonus. It provided a silky-soft, dewy finish that lasted most of the day without becoming oily – a previously unconceivable notion for me!

My blemishes and subtle acne scarring instantly diminished like a blanket covering my face – but without the mask-like effect. I’m a true convert, and so glad I was introduced to what I consider to be the best foundation around town, and here are my tips on how best to apply it.

-    While fingers are my usual tools when applying foundation, I found a combination of fingers and brush best. I used a foundation brush first and then, using the warmth of my fingers, blended the formula in.
-    A little goes a long way, so do yourself a favour and don’t pump too much out as it’s difficult to get back in. Two full pumps should well and truly cover your whole face.
-    If you want Luminous Silk to last, try mixing a pump of it with a tinted moisturiser for day wear. It’ll mean a slightly lighter coverage, but also that the Giorgio Armani base will last longer!

 

What is your holy grail of foundation?

 

Stockist: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $90, 02 9931 8888