What makes a product HG material? I think one of the best ways to judge is simply asking yourself, "Will I repurchase it?" With so many great products out there, and as any product junkie will attest, it is hard to say yes to that question unless you really are in love. And I am in love. Quite simply, I will be repurchasing this again and again. Armani Luminous Silk and I are in it for the long haul.
My skin is not the best, so I rely on a good base to help me achieve that flawless finish. I am definitely not one of those lucky gals to be able to walk out the door sans makeup! To give some background, I have combination skin, dry on the cheeks and chin area, and only slightly oily in the forehead and nose region. I do have areas of hyperpigmentation, so I look for a foundation with buildable, medium coverage.
Enter Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. My shade is number 8. Winner of the In Style Best of Beauty Award 2011 for best liquid foundation for 10 years in a row. With its consistent accolades I had to give this formula a try. I have been using it for 6 months now, and I've come to rely on this base to help me fake radiant, perfect skin. What have I tried? Impossible to name everything, but in the recent past I have used Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua and Matt Lumiere, NARS Sheer Glow, MUFE HD and Matt Velvet +, Laura Mercier Oil Free, Silk Creme and Tinted Moisturizer just to name a few...
This formula is an oil free, lightweight fluid with Armani's micro-fil technology. It is insanely buildable, providing anywhere from sheer to medium coverage. This liquid goes on smoothly, imparts a healthy glow and feels like a second skin. Used with the Armani blender brush, I achieve an airbrushed, flawless finish. Lately I have been wearing this without a primer, setting it with the Armani micro-fil loose powder, and it lasts all day, for 12 hours with no touch up. This may be because my skin is dry in the areas where I need more coverage.
Most of the time when I hear words like luminous associated with foundation I think the formula will be too sheer for my skin type. Armani Luminous Silk is different. This hydrating fluid glides on like silk and gives all day, buildable coverage. My imperfections are covered, while looking like my own skin! Available in twenty shades, wherever Armani cosmetics are sold, $59.00.
What is your favorite foundation? Is it HG material?