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Luminous Silk Foundation

Natural silky lightweight foundation

Luminous Silk Foundation is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 574.
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Reveal your inner light. Inspired by charmeuse silk, "The Fabric of Emperors," this luminous foundation glides on weightlessly for a flawless lit-from-within glow. 30ml format. Using exclus... more

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Keywords

Luminous - Lightweight - Comfortable

Benefits

Lightweight, buildable, medium coverage foundation

Type

Fluid Foundation

Reveal your inner light. Inspired by charmeuse silk, "The Fabric of Emperors," this luminous foundation glides on weightlessly for a flawless lit-from-within glow. 30ml format.
Using exclusive Micro–fil™ technology to sculpt and brighten, this buildable, medium coverage foundation improves texture and blurs imperfections. Comes in 30 shades to match every unique skin tone.
How to apply:Use the blender brush for a radiant, air-brushed finish.
We're Honored: InStyle Best Beauty Buy award-winner for "Best Liquid Foundation" for the 13th Year in a Row!

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Makeup artist favorite foundation. Use the blender brush to apply. Add more layers for buildable coverage.

Backstage tip:
Mix with Fluid Sheer for a quick application and all over glow.

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MAESTRO FACE FABRIC LUMINOUS SILK
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LUMINOUS SILK COMPACT DESIGNER LIFT POWER FABRIC
MAKEUP RESULTS Light matte, Powdery finish Light matte, Powdery finish luminous natural finish long lasting hydrating glow semi matte, natural finish radiant finish lifting and firming SPF 20 matte, weightless 16 hour wear, SPF 25
TEXTURE thin fluid Mousse to powder fluid powder fluid fluid
COVERAGE Sheer coverage Light, buildable Light to medium coverage Light to medium coverage Medium to full coverage Full

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SHADES 16 12 24 8 8 31
SKIN TYPE normal, combination, oily normal, combination, oily all skin types normal, combination, oily all skin types wanting lifting, firming uneven skin tones and those wanting full coverage

Compare Armani Foundations

  • MAESTRO
    • MAKEUP RESULTS
      Light matte, Powdery finish
    • TEXTURE
      thin fluid
    • SKIN TYPE
      normal, combination, oily
    • 16 AVAILABLE SHADES
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  • FACE FABRIC
    • MAKEUP RESULTS
      Light matte, Powdery finish
    • TEXTURE
      Mousse to powder
    • SKIN TYPE
      normal, combination, oily
    • 12 AVAILABLE SHADES
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    LUMINOUS SILK
    LUMINOUS SILK
    • MAKEUP RESULTS
      luminous natural finish long lasting hydrating glow
    • TEXTURE
      fluid
    • SKIN TYPE
      all skin types
    • 24 AVAILABLE SHADES
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  • LUMINOUS SILK COMPACT
    • MAKEUP RESULTS
      semi matte, natural finish
    • TEXTURE
      powder
    • SKIN TYPE
      normal, combination, oily
    • 8 AVAILABLE SHADES
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  • DESIGNER LIFT
    • MAKEUP RESULTS
      radiant finish lifting and firming SPF 20
    • TEXTURE
      fluid
    • SKIN TYPE
      all skin types wanting lifting, firming
    • 8 AVAILABLE SHADES
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  • POWER FABRIC
    • MAKEUP RESULTS
      matte, weightless 16 hour wear, SPF 25
    • TEXTURE
      fluid
    • SKIN TYPE
      uneven skin tones and those wanting full coverage
    • 31 AVAILABLE SHADES
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  • SHEER COVERAGE

  • SHEER COVERAGE

  • Light to medium coverage

  • Light to medium coverage

  • Medium coverage

  • Medium to full coverage

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Customer reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silky Smooth I am very impressed with this product. It goes on so smoothly and is a perfect match for my skintone. I can use either my fingertips or a foundation brush and get the look and feel I want.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overpriced I bought this with an overpriced lipstick that I used in less than a month. Both items overpriced!!
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pigment Floating on Skin I used to use Long Lasting Silk Foundation which is a great product. It is discontinued so I tried this one. It's just horrible - foundation was never absorbed/taken by the skin. You can literally see pigment and little chunks of powder floating on the skin. It is more than a nightmare. Some foundations could do this with line or corners but this foundation does this all over your face, including moistened smooth areas. Can you please enhance the product?
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ❤️ I love this foundation since it’s easy to thin out.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only the BEST! Like no other! I bought this foundation Jan. 11, 2019. I was previously using Bobbi Brown Luminous foundation for the past 2 years. I researched Armani Luminous and it looked great and had exemplary reviews so I went ahead and got matched and started using it. If anyone is out there wanting to change or looking for the best foundation just do it! But this foundation, it blows away everything else. I love it and it doesn't compare to anything else. Enjoy! You'll look fantastic and see the immediate changes.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Foundation I used to use luminous silk then changed to power fabric, which I loved. But when my skin was dry, it was somewhat hard to apply. So I tried to go back to luminous silk—it seemed like putting on dyed water in comparison, but since I’m older, I need more coverage. Both are great products but for me, I will try to keep my face moisturized so that I can use power fabric.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Feature ~ Like it That is very good product, when i use that, my skin looks bright. I love that
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cleanest feeling coverage Been. Using this product for about 8 yrs. I love the fluid foundation and highlighter and the eye pencils, best
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb I bought it about 3 weeks back as I had heard and read a lot about it. I must say its simply amazing and gives this soft glow to my face. Just loved it and would like to try other Armani cosmetics and see how they are:)
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection I bought this product after vigorously searching for a lightweight foundation that also made my skin glow. I was definitely skeptical with the price, but I must say I will never go back to another foundation. I don’t even feel like I am even wearing make up, and a little goes a long way. I was truly aiming for the “no make up” make up look, and this foundation helps me accomplish that beautiful natural complexion. It provides enough coverage without hiding my freckles! It also doesn’t dry out my skin, which I can sometimes have problems with. I’m very impressed and I can’t wait to try other products.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Giorgio Armani. Luminous Silk Foundation I have been using this product for several years. I have freckles and very dry skin. It goes on very smoothly, sheer but covers imperfections well and is great on dry skin. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light cover works well Thin layer of covering but perform well in coverage. Also easy to apply
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My current fav! Absolutely love it! It lasts all day and has such a smooth finish. I have an oily T-zone and this foundation works wonders. It comes in a good variety of shades and I would have to say it's definitely worth the price (albeit, I got mine for free from an Influenster campaign). I definitely plan to restock on this foundation when mine runs out. It has a good medium coverage as well and blends easily with other products. It applies smoothly and a little goes a pretty long way!
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I have been using this foundation for I think at least 15 years or more I would not put another thing on my face. Im in the beauty industry makeup was one of my expertise. I tell everyone about this foundation. I have one question for the company why did you discontinue the Maestro glow I heard you went to a more mat look think of woman in there 60 and 70 and more we like a little more moisture meaning the oil base.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Absolutely love this foundation! I’ve got sensitive skin and it’s perfect. Great coverage and very even. Stays all day with a beautiful finish.
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natural look on your face I have been using this product for many years. I’m often complimented on the look of my makeup, very natural looking. No cake like appearance.
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Not happy...see below regarding my comments and why I didn't care for this product.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Customer Service was AMAZING. I always have trouble finding the right color foundation. The Armani rep spent a lot of time with me trying to find the right color for me, but unfortunately the two I purchased are both too light, and sat on top of my skin more like a mask - very drying for my mature skin. Based on the reps help and if I could have found the right foundation, I would be a customer for life. Outstanding customer service and I am very sorry this time the colors didn't work for me.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buildable foundation I've been using this fountain for about a month now and I really like it! At first I thought the shade I picked was too dark but it turned out to be perfect. Then I noticed I could get a lighter, sheer, Dewey coverage with a minimal amount- one pump for the whole face. Or I could put more product for more of a full coverage to cover hyperpigmentation on my cheeks. I really like the pump, the frosted glass, the weight of the bottle and the clean fragrance of the product. I have sensitive skin and this product did not cause a breakout or any reactions. I received this foundation for free from Influenster in exchange for my honest review.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Believe the hype! I was not a believer, but now I am. I have combination skin and was scared the finish would make me oily. However, it didn’t leave me greasy and had a satin finish instead. It was lightweight yet I was able to build it up to full coverage. I usually apply it with the Juno sponge and my skin looks flawless. I’m so happy I recieved this product complimentary for testing purposes.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Lightweight I received this from Influenster for free to give an honest review. I honestly did not read the description before putting it on my face. To my surprise it was very lightweight! It was as if I put in moisturizer and then I totally forgot I had makeup on because it did not feel Camry whatsoever. Additionally the formula isn’t very buildable. The first time I tried it on I though the coverage was okay but then I layered some more on my scarring and it was able to cover it up without concealer.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing I recived this foundation complimentary free from Influenster for testing purposes it is amazing i love it. It goes so smooth on the skin and gives me a natural glow it does get oily but just on my tzone and after a long time it is nothing horrible. It feels amazingly silky and it is a medium to full coverage.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! Let’s start with packaging I love the look. I love the frost look of the glass. The packing has a very sleek look to it. The foundation I received was a little to dark for me but I wanted to try the foundation out. My skin has yellow undertones I would definitely try another color foundation. When you apply it it goes on very smooth and it was easy to blend. To me it was a medium coverage foundation. So if you wanted full coverage you would have build on it. I did receive this product for free for testing purposes. I would buy this product to review again in my shade color.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definite Must Have! I love this foundation. It’s coverage is amazing and last all day with few touch ups needed. Definitely builds and blends well. And the texture is sooooo smooth and lightweight, you almost forget you have it on! I will say that since I have a oily face that I had to blot a lot since it not a matte foundation but that for me was the only down side, which is beyond control. So good job Giorgio Armani with this foundation, definitely a must have!! (I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.)
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVEEE IT! I absolutely LOVEEE this foundation! The finish is sooo flawless, and it’s very lightweight. I have excessively oily skin, and I was able to get a full day’s wear with this, in combination with one of my oil free primers, it gave a soft matte look. I would say it’s medium to full coverage, and it’s also buildable without the cakey look! I will definitely buy this once I run out, it has become one of my faves. “I received this product for free or complimentary for testing purposes.”
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful product I revived a complementary bottle of this foundation for testing purposes and LOVE the formula. In fact, the only issue I have with the foundation is the color swatches available online. This color was far darker than the swatch appears so I will need to either “lighten it” with another foundation or use it to contour. Honestly, one of the smoothest full coverage foundations I’ve used to date! I just recommend purchasing in store.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Natural Coverage After all the hype, I decided to try this foundation despite the price tag. I settled on shade 4.5 as it's winter and I'm not as tan. I have blonde hair and blue eyes but I'm not a pale blonde, more of a medium skin tone. I tan easily in the summer and tend to hold it for a while so it was hard to pick a shade. After trying this foundation, I thought it was nice and natural which I like but I didn't get that luminous glow which I was anticipating. I do like it but Loreal Pro Matte works just as good for a fraction of the price.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great finish! I received this product complimentary from Influenster. The shade didn't quite match my undertone, but I loved the flawless finish! The coverage was also pretty good considering my hyperpigmentation.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product It’s a great product. The texture is awesome. Gives a very hydrated feeling. Luv the product.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect winter foundation I prefer a matte foundation since I have oily skin. So I was unsure how I would like this foundation but it still looked good on my skin without making it look too shiny. It lasted about 7 hours. It also worked well with my highlight & bronzer. Thank you to Influencer for sending me this to try out. Definitely recommend testing this out for anyone who likes a dewy foundation. I received this product complimentary for review purposes.
Date published: 2018-12-09
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Q&A

Is it safe to use this foundation during pregnancy ?

Asked by: Nikki
Hi Nikki! We appreciate your interest in our Luminous Silk Foundation. While every ingredient we use in our products is evaluated for safety, we do not specifically test our products on women who are pregnant or nursing. Giorgio Armani ensures there is a substantial information supporting the safety of our products when used as directed by consumers. However, as there could be certain ingredients that physicians may not recommend for use during pregnancy and nursing, we always recommend that you discuss this with your physician and follow their advice. We hope this helped!
Answered by: Giorgio Armani
Date published: 2019-03-15

I'm a 50 yr old, blue eyed redhead w/fair (dry) skin & red undertones. I want a lightweight foundation that covers imperfections/wrinkles & has a luminous glow. What color do you recommend in luminous silk?

Asked by: littlered
Thank you for your question. Giorgio Armani Beauty would recommend Luminous Silk Foundation in Shade 3.75 for fair skin with rosy undertones. If this is not the correct shade for you, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com offers complimentary returns on all foundations.
Answered by: Giorgio Armani Beauty
Date published: 2017-03-17

what shade would i be if i wear makeup forever hd in 123/y365?

Asked by: Franchesca
Thank you for your question. Giorgio Armani Beauty recommends Luminous Silk Foundation in Shade 5.75 for medium skin with warm undertones. If this is not the correct shade for you, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com offers complimentary returns on all foundations.
Answered by: Giorgio Armani Beauty
Date published: 2017-02-23

Hi! My skin is very light, and it's difficult to find a foundation that would match me. My color is light porcelain, do you think the fair shade would match?

Asked by: Dori
Thank you for your question. Giorgio Armani Beauty recommends Luminous Silk Foundation Shade 1 if you have light skin with neutral undertones. Giorgio Armani Beauty recommends Luminous Silk Foundation Shade 3 if you have fair skin with golden undertones. If these are not the correct shade for you, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com offers complimentary returns on all foundations.
Answered by: Giorgio Armani Beauty
Date published: 2017-02-24

If I use the NARS in Fiji, what would I be in Luminous Silk?

Asked by: Janny89
Thank you for your question. The best match for NARS in Figi is Luminous Silk Foundation Shade 3.
Answered by: Giorgio Armani Beauty
Date published: 2017-02-13

Which is the best primer to use with this foundation? 

Asked by: Makeupfiend
Thank you for your question. The best primer to use with Luminous Silk Foundation depends on your skin. Use Maestro UV Makeup Primer if you would like to protect from sun and environment. Use Fluid Master Primer if you have textured skin or large pores. Use Light Master Primer if you have dull skin.
Answered by: Giorgio Armani Beauty
Date published: 2017-02-13

How many millilitres is in a bottle of luminous silk foundation?  What skin type is luminous silk foundation suited for?  What type of coverage does luminous silk foundation give? 

Asked by: Belle22
Thank you for your question. Luminous Silk Foundation is available in two sizes of 30ml or 18ml. Luminous Silk Foundation is suitable for all skin types and provides light to medium coverage.
Answered by: Giorgio Armani Beauty
Date published: 2017-02-13

Why is there shades 8.5 and 8.75 what is the difference ?

Asked by: dime0129
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