Luminous Silk

I have given my all time favourite (Nars Sheer Glow) a break, to see what all the hype is about with Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation.

The raves I’ve heard about this product means I’d be silly not to.



Luminous silk comes in at a steep £40 for 30ml, £8 more than Nars Sheer Glow. My biggest complaint with Nsrs was that it didn’t have a pump, you had to buy that separately. So I was very happy to see that Luminous Silk had a pump!

The packaging is very luxurious and does look the part on your dressing table – but so it should for £4o.


On first application I wasn’t blown away… I was in a rush and I liked the product and how it felt on my skin. But I wasn’t ready to write home about it. The next day I had more time and decided to build it up a bit because it has a light coverage on first application.

The product does feel amazing on the skin and I can see why they put silk in the title. It buffs into the skin really easily and coverage builds well. I went for shade 3, which is really good for my pale skin, but now I’m on holiday I could probably do with 3.5.


The product sits really nicely on the skin and I’ve notices that my contour goes on even better than usual. I set it with Laura Mercier Loose Powder and find the product to last all day.

So, we have discovered why the word silk is in the title, but what about Luminous? It certainly makes your skin look flawless, but it doesn’t give you that glow. Not like Sheer Glow does. It is fairly matte and so I add my highlight to give it that extra oomph!

If you’ve read my beauty blogs before, then you will know  that I can get dry patches on my skin. This foundation is probably the best I’ve used on top of dryness. It doesn’t emphasise it at all and I’m actually unaware of it.

Overall Result

Since using this product I have grown to love it more and more. I can certainly understand the hype because it makes you feel more confident in your skin and it also feel so luxurious on the skin. I’ve have been using this product for two weeks now, so I will keep you updated. I know that some people have complained that for £40, it doesn’t last that long, so I’m yet to find out if this is true. I’m currently using 1 pump for light coverage and two for a more moderate coverage.

I’ll keep you updated and if you are or have been using this product, then please do leave a comment below to get some other opinions!

Love Life,

Emma xxx


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