Testing out a Celebrity-Loved Foundation

After hearing nearly a dozen celebrities (including Kim K!) say that they swear by Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation, I have been dying to try it. Well, my foundation finally ran its course at the end of November, and you can bet that I hopped on Sephora’s website right away to order the foundation I’ve heard so much about. (I used Sephora’s shade finder to match my face, if you’re wondering!).

Y’ALL. It really is like wearing silk on your face… there is honestly no other way to describe it! I can’t believe I’m doing this, but here is a photo of me sans makeup compared to after:

(I’m wearing shade 5 in the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.)

My skin has made a lot of progress over the past year, but it’s still uneven and I struggle with redness on my cheeks and chin. The coverage is just enough to even out skin tone without looking made up, and the finish is natural with a gentle glow. And the best part: It lasts a long time and makes you look polished but natural all day. It even withstood the elements this past weekend when Chris and I took our maternity photos in below-freezing weather on top of a mountain!

Next on my list to try: the Luminous Silk Primer and Luminous Silk Concealer

Have you guys tried this foundation yet? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

*Thank you to Sephora for sponsoring this post

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  1. I have heard sooo many people rave about this, definitely on my list to try!
    xx Janine

  2. Blythe

    Finally tried and absolutely loved!

  3. Morgan

    Is this a clean foundation? I know you were trying to stick to clean beauty products and I would love to try it as well! If not, do you have a recommendation for a clean foundation?

    • Kerry

      I’m curious about this too! I love this foundation but last time I went to purchase I couldn’t find the ingredients. Can you let us know if it is clean? Thanks!

    • Hey Morgan, I don’t believe this is a “clean” foundation, but I actually have not been able to find a clean foundation that I like!! I am still searching!

      • L

        This is NOT a clean foundation. It has parabens. Very disappointing.

        • Hey L, I NEVER made a claim that it was a clean foundation! I pointed out in the above comment that I have not been able to find a clean one that I like. If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears!

          • Amy

            Have you tried The Body Shop’s All-in-One Face Base? I’ve used it for several years (I have to use the lightest shade – 02) and really like it! It’s paraben-free, as well as cruelty-free and vegan. I apply it using the sponge, but dry (you can also try applying it wet), and find that I need to layer it over my cheeks and chin – I also have issues with redness, but I find that it provides really nice all-day coverage.

            I think this site does a good job providing an overview of the ingredients, and any potential issues! https://cosmily.com/products/the-body-shop-all-in-one-face-base

        • Kaitlin

          How well does it wear throughout the day?? It sounds like it worked well! .. I’ve wanted to use it as my wedding foundation in the spring on a mountain outlook. Did you use any primer? Was thinking of the hourglass one for it.

      • Aubrey Bodt

        Hi Caitlin – Check out Juice beauty serum foundation (available at Ulta). It has a lovely, buildable to full finish which I appreciate on days I want to wear a thin layer vs. a full face. In addition to containing organic ingredients and being free of yuckies (i.e.: parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycols, silicones, talc, carbon black, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, GMO, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances), it’s also silicone-free (i.e.: any words that end in -siloxane, -cone, -conol, and -silane), which is hard to find in a truly nice foundation. I find my skin has greatly improved with silicone-free products (that goes for body moisturizers, lotions, serums, hair products, etc. too!) and I’m happy to know I’m not washing micro-plastics down the sink each time.

  4. Cortney Walker

    I’ve remember loving this foundation a couple years ago and now I want to try it again! Did you wear a sunscreen underneath? Do you use a skin treatment for redness?

  5. Katarina

    You look amazing even without makeup! This one is my favourite foundation 🙂 I was wondering what do you use for your sunkissed look, you look tanned and I love it! 🙂 thanks!

  6. Michelle

    Oh my gosh your skin looks like mine!!! THANK YOU for sharing! It’s so refreshing to see that you also have skin struggles and please please share what has worked for your redness because I struggle with the same issues. I will definitely be purchasing this makeup too seeing the before and after – wow!

    • Andi

      I can tell you what will help with the redness. You have to treat it internally. Dermatologists and esthetician’s won’t help. Redness is usually caused by a gut imbalance and or inflammation inside the body. Your face is a reflection of what’s happening inside your body. I had redness until I took a spore probiotic and spirulina supplements. It took about 2 and half weeks to completely clear up. Also, the new Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue is the BEST foundation ever for covering redness and giving the prettiest skin ever…

  7. Andi

    Girl, I share your struggle. The redness can’t be cured with skincare. I learned that and found a way to permanently get rid of the redness and dryness. You have to treat it internally. A dermatologist or a esthetician will just try to treat the symptoms, the redness and dryness not the cause. My naturopathic doctor helped treat the cause of my facial redness and dryness. It usually has to do with the gut not being balanced and or inflammation in your body or maybe an over active immune response. For me, spore probiotics and spirulina supplements got rid of all my redness in 2 in a half weeks. Yours isn’t that bad. Mine was similar so I bet it won’t take long to get rid of once you take supplements. The skin, especially your face is a reflection of what’s going on inside your body. Hope this helps…..

  8. Andi

    Oh, I forgot to tell you about the BEST foundation especially for the winter months of you have dryness or redness or just want the prettiest, glowing skin ever. It’s Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue. It’s new and it’s the most amazing foundation ever! I’ve tried them all but this new one by Estée Lauder blows them all of of the water….

  9. Jeni

    Wow! It looks so nice! I have redness on my cheeks and chin too and super sensitive skin 😩 Also may I ask what lipstick you are wearing? It looks like the perfect nude shade that doesn’t wash you out!

  10. I haven’t tried this foundation before and had not heard of it until reading this post. Adding it to my wishlist now! I’d love to check it out. I always go for anything that feels light and good on the skin. I absolutely hate a heavy foundation. And you’re saying this feels like silk? I’ve got to try this when my current foundation runs out!


  11. Your skin is glowing after using this foundation. Armani foundation is ideal for sheer coverage. I’d love to check it out