When I left my job at Town & Country to focus full-time on my blog, a mentor of mine told me to make a list of 10 brands or products that I dreamed of working with.
So I started jotting down all of my favorite things — products that I used in my everyday life from brands that I admired.
Top on my list was Armani Beauty. Their best-selling foundation—Armani Luminous Silk—has been a longtime favorite of mine. It was the first luxury beauty product I ever splurged on!
A professional make-up artist had done my makeup for a wedding, and after she used the foundation on me, I remember looking in the mirror and thinking, “I’ve never seen my skin look so beautiful and flawless.”
Ever since then, I have been a loyal Armani Luminous Silk devotee, and have recommended it to nearly everyone in my life.
Below I’m sharing my detailed Armani Luminous Silk Foundation review — what I love about it, the type of coverage it offers, and why I think it’s worth the price.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Review
There’s a reason why it seems that every celebrity makeup artist hails Armani Luminous Silk as their go-to foundation. Just as the name implies, it’s incredibly silky on the skin.
Once applied, the foundation itself feels feather-light. You’d honestly never know you had anything on your face.
What I Love About Luminous Silk…
The finish and the feel! Also, I love that it offers customizable coverage. If you’re the kind of person who likes products with really sheer coverage, you’d be good to go with half a pump of Armani Luminous Silk.
Because I have hyperpigmentation and dark spots, I typically prefer medium to full coverage, and Luminous Silk is perfect for me. I do 1-2 pumps for medium coverage and let that set.
If I still feel like I need to go heavier, I can add an additional few pumps to build up the coverage, and it somehow never gets cakey / doesn’t lose its luminosity. That’s really, really rare.
I’m the kind of gal that LIVES for a glowy, dewey, Jennifer Lopez-level look. But sometimes that’s not totally practical. When I’m somewhere that’s super humid (like Miami!) or if I’m going to be running around for an entire day without time to touch up, being a disco ball of glow isn’t sustainable.
Luminous Silk satisfies my need for “dew” without turning my face into an oil slick by mid-day. (It’s oil-free, FYI!)
Good for Dry Skin
Is Armani Luminous Silk good for dry skin? In my experience, yes.
I tend to have combination/normal skin, but in the winter, I get super dry. (Which is why I switch to my winter skincare routine!)
Even when my skin is cracked and flakey, this foundation still gives off a flawless, airbrushed-looking finish.
How to Apply
Armani Luminous Silk can be applied in whatever way tickles your fancy.
Whether you prefer a foundation brush, a sponge (like my go-to Beauty Blender), or your fingertips, I’m confident you’ll be satisfied with the result.
Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is $64.
Armani Luminous Silk Before and After
Foundation Swatch: Armani Luminous Silk 5.75
My usual everyday shade is 5.75 light to medium golden. Not sure what shade you’d be?
Check out Sephora’s “Find My Shade” tool here, or head into a Sephora store to be shade matched.
Is Armani Luminous Silk Worth It?
If you couldn’t already tell from my recap above… YES. I 100% think that Armani Luminous Silk is worth the price.
When it comes to my makeup routine, I personally think that foundation is the most important item to splurge on. I could survive on drugstore mascara or eyeliner (and I have plenty of products that I love) but when it comes to foundation… I splurge. It’s the FOUNDATION of my look!
And while $64 is steep, I find that my bottles last a REALLY long time. The product goes far—you don’t need a TON for a flawless finish.
When I made my “dream brand” list, I never thought in a million years that a brand like Armani Beauty would want to work with me. I’m not a professional makeup artist, I don’t have a well-known beauty YouTuber… I’m just a regular girl who likes to splurge on items that are worth the money. I also like my skin to look beautiful, because when my skin looks good, that’s when I feel most confident.
Needless to say, when I joined the Sephora Squad, I figured I would shoot my shot—so I mentioned that Armani Beauty was a brand I’d die to partner with.
And as I’ve learned many times before, you never get what you don’t ask for! So here I am… writing a blog post in partnership with my dream product. MANIFESTATION, YOU GUYS! To say this feels like a full circle moment would be an understatement, and I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity.
Are you an Armani Luminous Silk die-hard? If so, I’d love to hear it in the comments!
This post was created in partnership with Sephora. All opinions are my own!
If you make a purchase through one of the links included in this post, I may make a small commission. As you know, I only feature products that I genuinely love.
AllisonOctober 1, 2021 at 9:00 pm
It’s the best!
debbie McloughlinAugust 30, 2022 at 1:53 am
ive just bought my first Armani foundation, so excited and im 53 yrs. Im hoping this is going to be what ive read about. Im in Australia and it cost $105 so a little steep but fingers crossed