The Foundation Series – Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #4, #5.75 Swatches and Review

Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani has been named “Best Liquid Foundation” and “Perfect Match, #1 Makeup Artist’s Choice” by InStyle for 10 years in a row now! That is a decade of excellence. I haven’t thought why these are so perfect or what makes them so uniquely awesome. Though, by reading the award / recognition, I must admit that it has magical powers to make any face look flawless, just like all other Armani foundations, for example Lasting Silk UV Foundation.

Before starting off with this best liquid foundation, coined by InStyle, I am going to show you the ingredients on the box. Feel free to click on the image to enlarge.

Don’t mistake it to be the Designer Lift Foundation even though they do look almost identical. Both foundations come in a frosted glass bottle with a pump on top. Each of these foundation has something called Micro-Fil technology. The foundation is weightless on the skin while providing maximum hydration. And the result is long lasting, always fresh makeup.

The colors I will be showing you is #4 and #5.75. #4 is a fair to medium light sand color whereas #5.75 is a medium warm beige. Both colors are yellow toned except obviously #5.75 is a tad darker.

Both foundations bring the skin to a natural smooth finish that is filled with perfection. It’s like having an invisible layer of silk veil, hiding the small imperfections and even out the overall complexion. Not only is the formula lightweight, it also adds a luminous appearance with polished glow to the skin. The foundation isn’t too thick nor is it too runny and the coverage is buildable. The best way to apply it is by using the Armani Blender Brush, adding thin layers and gradually building up the intensity. Don’t worry about looking cakey or having a mask on, the foundation is light weight and melts into the skin as you brush on.

As you can tell, the first swatch doesn’t look as seamless as the second photo. Because it was blended by fingertips! And on the second photo the blender brush was used. Despite the color difference, both foundations look like it was my real skin but more healthy looking and more glow-y.

Armani foundation is such lightweight in formula bringing together perfect harmony. It’s ultra comfortable on the skin due to its hydrating factor. The foundation is long lasting and stays on all day. With radiant silky finish, fantastic buildable coverage, and over 15 shades to choose from, no wonder it is the InStyle Best Beauty Buy award-winner for 10 years!

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation can be found at Armani counters and online at

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4 Responses to The Foundation Series – Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #4, #5.75 Swatches and Review

  1. tasha September 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    hi. do you mix these two colors?

  2. tasha September 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    alright. thanks. 🙂 i bought shade 4 cause when they tried on me @ Sephora Paris, it seemed flawless but when I came home and tried on myself it looked a tiny bit ashy. hopefully mixing these 2 would get my shade. thanks again !

    • Fruity Lashes September 24, 2012 at 3:15 AM

      It must be the store lighting =x I remembered getting color matched in Sephora a while back, it looked flawless inside but like a clown after I stepped outside. So now I always have the makeup on for a while and check the color with natural lighting.


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