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Luminous Silk Foundation

Natural silky lightweight foundation

Luminous Silk Foundation is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 594.
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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!

Can't find the perfect shade? Use our Foundation Finder to find the right foundation and shade for you.

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.

Compare Armani Foundations

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 AMAZING! This is what 60 years young looks like using this beautiful finish foundation! Found my holy grail!
Date published: 2019-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FLAWLESS This foundation makes your skin FLAWLESS. I really didnt believe the hype until I tried it myself. Looks amazing not only in pictures but in real life. I really didnt think I'd find my "holy grail" foundation until now. I see why so many people including Kim k rave about this. And I see why it's so expensive. I get it now. This is my holy grail and I'll be buying the full size soon. Amazing job Armani you really killed it with this one!
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I look ashy I have been using this foundation for about a month and though I love the texture and the natural coverage, the end result isn’t as glorified. The foundation makes me look very grey. I matched to a shade 9, as it was complimentary to the shade warm honey I use in the foundation stick range from Bobbi Brown which is a perfect match to my skin tone. However, I am not sure why I look grey. Any solutions?
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best foundation on the market With in the past month I have bought this foundation and I am so glad I did! I have tried tons of luxury foundations over the years and this is hands down the best foundation I have ever used. I will be a life long user of this product!
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Parabens and aluminum. I’m so disappointed. I’ve been using this foundation for almost a decade and I just now realised that this foundation contains parabens. Still. In 2019? When all other makeup lines are putting out cleaner products with the health and safety of their clientele in mind, Armani is still putting out foundation with parabens? Say it isn’t so. I have 5 bottles I now how to throw away. So disappointed and honestly slightly panicked considering I wear this stuff every single day.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best foundation The best foundation i have ever used. I have dry skin, it makes my skin smooth
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best foundation loving it ! I'm in my late 40's ... for my budget it was something to thing about it, but I get tired to try others Department brands and feel a thick layer of product. After hear some bloggers about this, I decide to buy it and......... the best decision I ever made... match perfect with my tone, I see that glow thru my skin and the best part.... it feels like my own skin....... I love it.....
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best foundation I’ve ever used This is literally the best formula I’ve ever seen in a foundation and I honestly have used so many high end foundations. I have oily, acne prone skin and this sits amazingly on my complexion. It covers, it feels light weight, it lasts and most importantly it leaves my skin so beautiful after wearing it almost all day. MUST HAVE, REALLY WORTH IT.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not long wearing I wish this would have worked for me, I’m happy I was able to get this in a travel size to try rather than buying a large bottle and realizing it did not work well for my skin. I was not impressed with the coverage, and it does not wear well on oily skin. I will not be repurchasing this foundation. ;(
Date published: 2019-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best!!! This is my favorite foundation of all time and I’ve tried many. It looks so natural on the skin but can be built up for more coverage without looking cakey. Love and highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I e been using your luminous foundation for several years now. It is simply the best foundation beautiful coverage. please don't change this product!
Date published: 2019-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Natural Appearance I believe I have found my favorite foundation! The shade and texture are superb. The coverage is perfect. Worth every penny!
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A learning curve I originally found this foundation to be splotchy but a friend recommended using the flat makeup brush instead of a beauty blender. I do a layer all over and add another layer to my trouble spots. Looks smooth but like skin. Love it!!
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds expectations I didn't think that this would cover enough as I'm a mature woman but did not want to cakey finish. It's very buildable and remains natural looking as if it melts into your skin. I would definitely wear this for a special occasion
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful texture!!! My very favorite face make up. So easy to apply and once you do, it appears that you are not wearing any makeup whatsoever. However, it still manages to even out your skin imperfections.
Date published: 2019-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice foundation I have been using this for about a month, and love it. The only thing is I ended up picking a shade (online, which is difficult) that is a tad too light. When I run out of this I will get the next shade darker. But the finish is quite nice.
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sure it’s luminous I ordered one and you sent and charged me for two. The color is one shade too isn’t and I have to mix it with moisturizer. It’s too dry and I have very good skin, so I’m a bit disappointed. I don’t have time to return the extra bottle.
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dewy Skin I love this luminous silk foundation. I only wish that it had spf protection. It really brightens my skin!
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love I bought this a few weeks ago and I had the biggest buyer's remorse when I did but when I got it and used it. It was one of the best foundations ever! I don't like super full coverage simply because I have dry skin but this foundation is buildable without giving me cake face. I went with the shade 7.5 and it matched perfect. I can't say enough good things. I love it and I'll definitely be purchasing it again....
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I love this foundation! I was using tinted moisturizer but felt i needed something different lately and this is perfect.
Date published: 2019-02-04
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
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Q&A

I need some new shades to add to my MUA kit! Which 'basic' shades do you recommend? I hope you can help me out :)

Asked by: Elke123
Hi there! We suggest you try the following shades: 2, 3.75, 4.75, 5.75, 7, 8.5, 11, 13, 15. We hope this was helpful!
Answered by: Giorgio Armani
Date published: 2019-04-30

Is Armani fundation contains soy ?

Asked by: Terri
All the ingredients we use in a product are listed on the package or the label of the product itself. For products too small to accommodate the list, a separate ingredient list is available on the display unit in the store for your convenience. Since some ingredients are known by more than one name, we use the standard industry FDA-recognized names. A review of the ingredients that are listed on all of our products or packages will alert you to the presence of this type of ingredient.
Answered by: Giorgio Armani
Date published: 2019-04-26

hi I wear Fenty Beauty shade 390, what would you recommend as for my shade?

Asked by: tousledgold
Hi there! We appreciate your interest in our Luminous Silk Foundation. Based on the information given, we suggest trying out the shades 10 tan warm or 11 tan neutral in this foundation. Additionally, if you are interested in trying Giorgio Armani cosmetics and skincare products, please visit one of our counters. A Face Designer will be happy to help you choose products for your skin type, and introduce you to cosmetics to help you achieve the look you like. Each counter has testers so that you have the opportunity to try each product before you make a purchase. We hope this information helped and you can use our products with great satisfaction.
Answered by: Giorgio Armani
Date published: 2019-04-26

I am in 1n2 ecru Estee Lauder doublewear nude water fresh and Vienna in nars natural radiant foundation. What shade would best suit me for luminous silk foundation?

Asked by: Lisi
Hi Lisi! We appreciate your interest in our Luminous Silk Foundation. Based on the information given, we do suggest trying out the shades 4 Light Golden or 4.25 Light Peachy. For more information about this product, please visit this link here: http://tinyurl.com/y9wneto4. We hope these shades work out well for you and you can use this product with great success!
Answered by: Giorgio Armani
Date published: 2019-04-23

The foundation I have is too dark. How can I lighten it?

Asked by: Tracey
Hello there! Thank you for reaching out about our Luminous Silk Foundation! This this luminous foundation glides on weightlessly for a flawless lit-from-within glow. To find your perfect shade we suggest you use our Foundation Finder. Take our quiz to discover the perfect Armani foundation for your skin or use your current foundation to match to an Armani shade.To view this helpful tool here is a link http://tinyurl.com/yc84uyvb. We hope you find your perfect match!
Answered by: Giorgio Armani
Date published: 2019-03-26

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
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