The Foundation Series – Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF 20 Sunscreen and Blender Brush

Being the master for utilizing and layering fabrics especially silk, Giorgio Armani brought him skills along with cutting edge technology to the beauty industry. His foundations are known for light weight formula, seamless second skin effect coverage and long lasting power. In the past we have talked about how luminous and flawless the Designer Lift Foundation presents, today we’ll be showcasing Lasting Silk UV Foundation.

This award winning foundation comes in a bottom heavy bottle for stability on the vanity. As simple as its design, the bottle is housed in a pure black soft shimmering cardboard box.

Unlike Designer Lift Foundation’s frosted glass bottle, the Lasting Silk UV Foundation looks quite glossy. If you look closely you’ll notice the fine shimmers coming through the glass resembling silk material itself. When the bottle is up against the light, it even shows off a luminescent look. Finally, there is a cap on the top hiding a pump dispenser inside.

Next, what is a foundation without a brush that is specialized in creating a flawless look. This Blender Brush is flat shaped with rounded edges. The hair is made from 100% natural soft sable which is truly luxurious on the skin. The light weight non-slipping wooden handle feels comfortably in the palm of the hand. Since the size of the brush is slightly smaller than an everyday seen foundation brush, it actually gives more control and better results. The brush dispenses the perfect amount of foundation onto the skin and blends evenly without looking streaky. It can used with any liquid Armani foundation which makes it even more versatile.

Now after saying so much about the foundation and the brush, let’s hurry up and take a look at the final result. On the left we have a little drop of the foundation in #6. On the right side is the foundation blended out using the blender brush. Even though the color is slightly darker for me, the coverage itself is flawless. It looks like my bare skin but better, because the foundation blurs out those imperfections like discoloration, blood veins and pores. The water-based formula feels moisturizing but super light weight. The pigmentation is superb with medium satin matte coverage and it lasts all day even on my oily skin! That means, an even coverage that stays even after work and after partying at night. It is that good. So you might think, it is thick because of the long lasting? It actually feels like silk and doesn’t have the bulkiness to it and doesn’t look like a mask.

Although I do want to point out something is that if you’re going to be taking photos with camera flash, you’ll look extra luminous due to the silky particles. But the glow is rather natural and radiant, so you won’t look like a disco ball. If you prefer less shine, a setting powder will easily do the trick.

Armani Lasting UV Foundation is simply marvelous as it provides a natural looking luminous matte finish with great coverage, but not the heavy feel. It’s the perfect summertime foundation for all skin types. Couple it with the Blender Brush for use, you get a flawless dynamic duo ready to go and glow.

Giorgio Armani foundation and brush can be found at Armani Beauty counters and online at

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