Why I haven’t done more reviews lately I honestly have no clue, I guess the whole idea of writing them is quite daunting to me because I’m not quite sure how. All these lifestyle posts are good and easy because it just comes naturally to me, however no matter how much I love makeup and books I always find writing reviews so much more difficult! Today I thought I’d mix all the deep posts up with a review (got to practise somehow, right) of my most recent foundation purchase. I’ve used 2 Giorgio Armani foundations before, this being the second one I’ve tried. It may be a high end product and far from cheap, but boy is it worth the money. I first got this foundation after trying the ‘Luminous Silk’ one (eventually I will review that too), I was reluctant to spend the money at first considering I’m more on the poorer side of life, and the last thing I want to do is spend excessive amounts of money on a foundation I don’t even like! However after taking the plunge I did not regret it one bit, in fact investing in Giorgio Armani foundations is probably the best risk I’ve ever taken.
(Photo credit to Yasmine Summan who took these photos for me)
“Full coverage in a featherlight texture. Comfort, sensory delight and hold. Designer Lift creates the perfect balance. The Armani glow reaches its height: the skin is cloaked in a matte and luminous veil. The stretch texture, rich in active ingredients, enhances the youthfulness of the face. Just like in couture, the difference is in the details. Designer Lift’s added extra is an unusual hint of Prussian blue pearliser. A bold addition that brings a new freshness to the complexion. The best of Giorgio Armani Microfil™ technology is combined. Smooth and voluptuous, Designer lift gently embraces the face. Sensory pleasure and absolute comfort, for hours… A perfect second-skin sensation.”
That’s what this foundation claims, and to be honest I have to say it pretty much matches the description. When it comes to the coverage I would say you can have up to full coverage, but personally I don’t think it looks it’s best at full, medium is as far as I would go or it tends to look a little cakey. If you want an Armani foundation that’s good for full coverage I would lean towards Luminous Silk. This comes with a matte finish so if you’re looking for something dewy then this isn’t for you, but personally I prefer more of a matte finish to anything else so this is perfect.
This foundation has lasted me a lot longer than my Luminous Silk one which only lasted me round 2 months, but I won’t be repurchasing it again. I find this foundation tends to break down around my nose and t-zone, even when using primer and powder after a few hours of wear and that’s where I need it to stay the most. If you want more of a medium coverage and you have dry skin then I’d highly recommend this, however I don’t find it does much for my super oily skin so I’ll be going back to Luminous Silk after I’ve finished this bottle. I love the creamy texture of Giorgio Armani foundations as it makes them heavenly to blend, both of these foundations blend like a dream due to the lovely formulas, and they also smell gorgeous! It has an SPF of 20 unlike Luminous Silk which has no SPF at all, so that could be the difference between you choosing which one you want to buy.
Have you ever used a Giorgio Armani Foundation? What’s your favourite? Be sure to let me know down in the comments, this is a really great foundation but I just don’t think it’s suited to my skin type personally so I’m sticking with Luminous Silk as hands down my favourite. If you have any slightly cheaper recommendations then be sure to let me know, I’m not sure my purse can deal with how expensive these are, no matter how much I love them! If you want to see any more of my reviews or lifestyle posts then click HERE to follow me on bloglovin, I’m trying to get to 900 followers so any help would be super appreciated.