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Friday, April 29, 2011

Review: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Why yes, I have been on a new products seeking phase. Thanks for noticing! 

I saw a Giorgio Armani counter (the only one!) at Nordstroms in Park Meadows when I was down there for the MAC Master Class. I've heard sooo much about this foundation (and most of the reviews are positive), I figured that it couldn't hurt to try it out. 

I admit, the GA counter just looks straight up classy and expensive. You just feel good by shopping there. The GA artist didn't seem like she had her stuff together thought, not gonna lie. She kept pushing skincare to me, without investigating what type of skin I have, what my concerns are, etc. I'm 23, I don't need your $250 Restoring Serum, thank you though. 

She also kept matching me in a shade 6. I got little darker, but not THAT dark. If working at MAC thought me anything, it's foundation matching. I matched myself a shade 4. It went on a little light, but after 5 minutes it just morphed into my skin. 

This is what the package looks like:

I like the pump, 2 pumps is all I need for my entire face. 

The color:

How it looks like on:

The price: $59 + tax

Coverage: Light - Medium in my opinion.  

How it feels: It feels weightness and moisturizing. 

How it wears: I usually wear a primer underneath, so it lasts all day on me. I do think that because it is so moisturizing that the longevity will be compromised. 

Overall rating: 3 out of 5

Would I repurchase: No. In fact, I already returned it. While it's a nice moisturizing foundation, it does NOT justify the $60 price tag. I can easily find a drugstore foundation (Milani Glow Natural) that performs the same at a WAYYY lower price point. All in all, it's just an average foundation. It's DEFINITELY overhyped in my opinion. 

However, if you have extra money to blow and great skin to start out with, I'd say give it a try. Then at least you'd know what people are talking about. I came, I tried, I failed. Again, everyone's different and products perform different on different people. What works for me might not work for you and vice versa.

Lastly, just because everyone's talking about the Royal Wedding...
image from http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh8ei4MUVS1qhxg9co1_400.jpg

Call me immature but I find that HILARIOUS!! LOL! 

Happy Friday!

Tao

3 comments:

cjx3pooh said...

I don't get the engaged to the doctor joke?
I feel like designer brand makeup is always overpriced, only worth buying if the packaging is REALLY attractive

Anonymous said...

.. i dont get it? "You're engaged to a doctor" ...?

amandag_92 said...

LOL I finally get it, it took me 2 weeks. HAHAHAHA Like if Kate was to respond to a girl saying, "You're engaged to a doctor? How niceeee." HAHAH bc she totally ups that brag bc she married a PRINCE.