The Review: Georgio Armarni Luminous Silk Lovin’

As my Light As Air foundation is currently squeezing out it’s last droplets, I started the search for a replacement to it’s discontinued holy grail predecessor (it is just me or do all the best makeup items bite the dust?). The Laura Mercier Silk Cream? Too heavy for daily wear. YSL Touche Eclat? Nice, but too dewy for very warm days. Countless tinted moisturisers and BB creams? Laaavely – but obviously lacking in coverage. I had my eye on the Bobbi Brown Longwear Even Finish, but got a little side tracked by the Georgio Armarni counter which sat opposite on my recent trip to London. The MUA applied, the girls and I ooh”d and ahhhh’d and thoughts of moving out went out the window quicker than this was scanned by the sales assistant.

The Georgio Armarni Luminous Silk comes highly recommended by some of the best girls in the blogging business, and I can see why. The shade range is excellent with (correct me if i’m wrong) a whopping 21 shades, I’m 4.5 and could have gone for a five but chose the shade down so it will last me through the winder too (it’s all about the pennies at the end of the day). And that’s the thing – I will be able to use it in the winter. Although it’s a natural finish, my normal – oily skin gives it a nice little glow without looking shiny at all, so once my skin returns to it’s normal state come autumn time this won’t be pushed to the back of the drawer.

I apply it with my Real Techniques buffing brush for a medium coverage – I find fingers are just a tad too much as it gives a much heavier application. The lasting power is also pretty darn good. I always expect a little wear seeing as I sit with my hand on my cheek every single day at work and I have a tendency to rub my temples when i’m having a stress. But on weekends when that doesn’t happen it stays put for a good 8 hours.

The only downer? It’s no Jemma Kidd in terms of price (Β£23?! Seriously, who was the crazy cat who decided on that price…) retailing at Β£35 in Selfridges – certain shades are slightly cheaper – only Β£5 more than Bobbi Browns offering, but still on the more pricey side of the foundation price spectrum. But price for product it’s a good’n and I’ll happily pay a little more for a decent base.


  1. 27 Aug 2013 / 8:30 am

    This sounds fab! I've read so many rave reviews but I'm worried it would be too dewy for my oily skin x

  2. 27 Aug 2013 / 8:35 am

    I need to go see what this is all about! Im almost out of my studio fix and i dont know if i wanna go highend or look for a decent drugstore one that will have my shade. Liking the sound of this though
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  3. 27 Aug 2013 / 8:36 am

    I really want to try this, looks flawless!

    Katie xx

    Beauty By KW

  4. 27 Aug 2013 / 9:07 am

    Looks lovely on you, i cant imagine it would have enough coverage for me but i would still like to try it out πŸ™‚

    Frankie xXx

  5. 27 Aug 2013 / 9:10 am

    All this great reviews on this foundation is making it very hard not to go out and splurge x

    Alissia from Ma Vie en R0se

  6. 27 Aug 2013 / 9:21 am

    Ahh another rave about this foundation, I need to check it out! My favourite foundation of the moment is the Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation so I'm looking to try some more from the range! x

  7. 27 Aug 2013 / 9:40 am

    I'm definitely going to get matched up at a counter in the next few weeks! This looks lovely πŸ™‚

  8. 27 Aug 2013 / 10:03 am

    I'm willing to spend a bit more for base products! Base is such a big breaker for make up I think.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  9. 27 Aug 2013 / 10:16 am

    It looks gorgeous on you! I guess it's better paying a bit more for a better product πŸ™‚

    Jamie β™₯

  10. 27 Aug 2013 / 10:52 am

    All these rave reviews are starting to sway me!

  11. 27 Aug 2013 / 10:57 am

    this looks so good! i also like to spend a bit more on foundation as I don't want it to look fake or something, also drugstore shades are always too dark for my skin, so I haven't really got a choice anyway haha πŸ™‚ x

  12. 27 Aug 2013 / 11:43 am

    looks flawless on you, would love to try it!

  13. 27 Aug 2013 / 12:14 pm

    This looks so beautiful on you! Its been on my list for such a long time. Might just have to bite the bullet and buy it now!

  14. 27 Aug 2013 / 12:22 pm

    Your skin looks amazing!!

  15. 27 Aug 2013 / 1:11 pm

    What are the eye products and mascara and lipstick are you wearing? You look absolutely flawless

  16. 27 Aug 2013 / 3:23 pm

    I have been lusting after this for a while and it's on my UK shopping wish list for when I come home to London in 2 weeks!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

  17. 27 Aug 2013 / 3:46 pm

    I have heard so many good things about this foundation, you will definitely love it !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  18. 27 Aug 2013 / 10:25 pm

    I really want a new foundation and this sounds lovely!x

  19. 27 Aug 2013 / 10:36 pm

    I was worried that it would be too dewy, but it looks amazing on you!

  20. 27 Aug 2013 / 11:20 pm

    I've never been quite drawn to Luminous Silk…until I read this review. It sounds ammaazzinggg! And my parents wonder why I have no savings….

    xo Lillian from

  21. 27 Aug 2013 / 11:35 pm


    I tried it few weeks ago, it was really good but way too expensive!! Crazy!
    I almost forgot it and now, I am reading your blog and I wanted to buy it again :{
    Shame on you Suzie!!! πŸ˜‰


  22. 28 Aug 2013 / 6:22 am

    That looks beautiful on your skin! I definitely want to check out this foundation. Based on what you said you're looking for above, you might also want to take a look at Guerlain Lingerie de Peau. It's lightweight but covers well and is glowy rather than dewy like YSL. Thanks for sharing!!

    xx Lauren
    Dirty Blonde Ambition

  23. 28 Aug 2013 / 6:42 am

    This looks gorgeous! Definitely worth a try πŸ™‚


  24. 28 Aug 2013 / 10:31 am

    I've never thought about this foundation, definitely going to think about this next time I run out of my foundation xxx
    Life of Verity

  25. 28 Aug 2013 / 11:06 am

    I've heard so much about this, need to go and get a sample – no way I'm spending Β£35 without!

    Roshni’s Journey

  26. 28 Aug 2013 / 3:12 pm

    I've heard good things about this product, i'm now tempted to try it out.

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  27. 29 Aug 2013 / 2:03 pm

    This was my wedding day foundation. So glad I took the plunge and bought it!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  28. 06 Sep 2013 / 8:55 pm

    This sounds really good, I've seen others talk about it but I like this review! x

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