Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation. Cult fave, Holy Grail, period. End of story...almost
I never wear foundation in the summer, but I remembered being downright smitten with another Luminous Foundation, Bobbi Brown's, and a half bottle still lived in my medicine cabinet. I recently stumbled on a terrific website called The Timeless Beauty, after they stumbled upon DivaDebbi. This great group of ladies chat message board style, about all matter of beauty, sharing tips and obsessions. Naturally, when I queried about GA Luminous Foundation, it was lauded, loudly. Hmmmmm...how long until I caved?
Later that afternoon, I was at the Westchester Mall, (which I tend to avoid since I can never find my way in or out). As fate would have it, as I was exiting Nordstorms, I bumped into their Giorgio Armani beauty cave, located separately, on the lower level. Of course I couldn't pass this up. I told Naidra Beckles, their Business Manager, that I was just chatting about GA Luminous Silk Foundation earlier. She didn't seem a bit surprised, since it's her bestseller and personal favorite. She looked at my cheek and neck and declared me a "7"..."and I am never wrong"--- she wasn't. Naidra was kind enough to give me a generous sample and confidently declared, "you'll be back"!
I went home and did a little online research on Luminous Silk Foundation on the Giorgio Armani Beauty website. Here is their description:
As seen in the press, capture the glow of perfect skin with this award-winning foundation. Luminous Silk foundation is an oil-free fluid with exclusive Micro-fil technology. So weightless, it redefines foundation. Its hydrating fluid glides on seamlessly with a silky texture and all-day, buildable coverage. For all skin types.
weightless and luminous oil-free fluid
all-day sheer to moderate coverage
InStyle Award Winner in 5 categories
Apply with the unique blender brush for a radiant, air-brushed finish
Huh??? I want an air brush finish!!! Something else I didn't know I needed...urrggghh!!!
You be the judge:
Made from luxuriously soft sable, this flat brush is slightly rounded at the edges to precisely follow the curves of the face. dispensing the perfect amount of makeup onto the face, the blender brush creates a flawless, second-skin effect when used with any liquid armani foundation. Sensuous application and flawless results.
flat shape with rounded edges for precise results perfectly designed for the face flawlessly airbrushed finish
Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner $48.00
I have been using GASLF for a little over a week now and I have to admit, I get it. The coverage is as luminous and complete as BB's, but with what feels like half the density. I absolutely love it. So Naidra, you were right, I will be back, but I am going to do my best to bypass the blender brush.
I can just hear Naidra now, "no problem...you'll be back"---and I probably will.