9.11.2013

Review: Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation


I've always heard people go on and on about how amazing the Armani foundations are. Therefore I always wanted to give them a try, but never got around to it. I have no idea why. After a bit of an unfortunate face mask try in New York (GlamGlow - do be warned!) I really needed a foundation for at least a few days instead of just the Nars Tinted Moisturiser that I had brought, and figured it was finally time to try an Armani foundation.


Boy am I glad I did! While I certainly would've rather not had my skin break out excessively over one stupid application of a mask, at least I found my 'Holy Grail' foundation through it all. The colour match; 4,5 is also perfect for me.


I apply this using a damp Beauty blender with gentle swiping motions followed by "dotting" it on where I need more. The first layer is light coverage but the Lasting Silk UV Foundation is really buildable. This makes it a really versatile foundation which means it's great to use for both good and bad skin days, you can just adjust the amount of product that you use. I set it with my Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray and also add a powder over that through my t-zone. If you have oily skin you will need to set it with powder.



The finish of this foundation is just amazing, like nothing else I've ever used. It looks just like skin! I know that's an over-used expression, both in marketing and by bloggers, but this one really does! The finish is absolutely fantastic, even with my skin breaking out I still felt like it looked really nice and that's the whole point of applying foundation, isn't it? When applied it somehow manages to even out skin and cover minor imperfections, but like I said, still looks like you've got nothing on!


Above; Foundation as it comes out of the bottle and swatched. Below; Blended across the top of my hand. You really see how natural the finish is!


Now, I couldn't cover really red blemishes completely and so went over the most problematic areas with my Cle De Peau concealer. The two worked really great together. Paired with the By Terry Touche Veloutée and NARS Penny Lane cream blush and I get a really nice, easy and natural base.



The Lasting Silk UV Foundation comes with SPF 20 which I love, but I'm not sure if it will cause a problem when taking flash photography. If not for that I would deem this the perfect wedding day foundation. It could very well still be if it doesn't actually flash back, but I just haven't tested it. Wedding day or not, this still is the best foundation I've ever tried and I recommend it to everyone and anyone whole-heartedly! I even bought a backup!

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8 comments

  1. Ahhh I have been wanting to try this for ages now, I just don't know if it comes in a pale enough shade for my white skin lol! Fab review xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you! I was the same way before I finally took the plunge - so happy I did! For the colour I'm quite pale and using 4,5 and there's at least one shade lighter, so you could be in luck! :) xx

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  2. I just bought this this morning from Selfridges. Great review, can't wait to use it! I was colour matched as the lighter shade than you, number 2 xx

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    1. Congrats on your new foundation! You'll absolutely love it!! Let me know how you get on with it! :) xx

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  3. I've been eyeing this foundation for a while, but buying it sight unseen is dangerous, considering the price! Does look like nothing on your arm which is just what I'm looking for :-)

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    1. It sounds like your looking for a really natural foundation and in that case your right - this is exactly what your looking for! :) x

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  4. This looks absolutely beautiful and totally work appropriate. I will definitely be getting a sample of this next time I'm at the counter. I'm also interested in looking at their corrector. Looks perfect for those with serious under eye issues. I'm so sad that you had such a bad reaction to GLAMGLOW. I feel like it's a really controversial product. I've also read some really interesting posts about how the ingredients are actually total crap and are all fillers.

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    1. Do it! You'll love it! Their correctors are amazing as well I've heard - when I (hopefully soon) finish the correctors I have the Armani ones have been on my to-buy list for ages!
      I think it was mostly the exfoliating beads I reacted to as my skin is quite sensitive, but also some ingredients as it burned a bit while it was on.. oh it was just horrible! Saw you love it in your recent favourites video though - I guess this is a product that either your skin loves or hates! xx

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