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Luminous Silk Foundation

Natural silky lightweight foundation

Luminous Silk Foundation is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 582.
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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.

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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
    Shop now
  • 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 Best foundation ever! OMG!! Best foundation ever! Seriously one of the best, if not THE best, I've ever used. So lightweight yet full coverage. The color is absolutely spot on, blended perfectly with my skin tone. And it lasted all day! Received this for free to test out and I'm so happy I did!
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grade formula I received this product from influenster about 2 weeks ago and I can say i loved it completely. Loved the formula and how it dries on my skin. Made my face look so smooth.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buildable Coverage. Lightweight Feel. This is by far the best foundation I have tried. This feels awesome on my skin and is very light weight. The finish is beautiful and very skin-like. I was happy to receive this as a gift for testing purposes but I will definitely purchase on my own.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Foundation! I love this product! It’s super lightweight and long lasting. It works well no matter how I apply it. I forgot to use highlighter, and realized that my skin looked really nice still since it gave it this dewey look where I had a natural highlight! Will definitely continue to use this product, and would recommend it to anyone! I received this product free for testing purposes.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight but full coverage This foundation is super lightweight and full coverage. It has a beautiful luminous finish to it. I would recommend this product to all skin types and color
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silky - Beautiful Finish I've never tried any foundation before by Giorgio Armani but this one is the bomb! I didn't get the right shade but none the less it allowed me to build upon it and lighten it up to give me a beautiful finish! It worked well with my beauty blender and I couldn't have been happier with the end results.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Active Things I’m a college cheerleader so when I do makeup for games I typically use foundations that will stay and look great on my skin. Even when I’m sweating. This foundation went on flawlessly without streaking and my felt extremely soft on my skin. I definitely recommend this. I got this product free from Influenster but all opinions are my own.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! I received this product free from Influenster in exchange for an honest review. Let me just say that after wearing it for the last few days I am in love! It’s very lightweight, but covers well. It’s buildable so you can customize based on your needs for the day. It’s not a matte finish, but also not a greasy or wet look. It feels and looks very natural! Believe me you WILL get your moneys worth. It takes half the amount of my MAC foundation to get the look I want. I really love it! Don’t let the price scare you, it’s worth every penny!
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite foundation! I have been wanting to try this foundation for a while now and I am so happy I got the opportunity to do so! I used this foundation with my Real Techniques blender sponge and it worked perfectly! I love the way it evenly finished and it does not create a crease where some foundations tend to do this! I am so happy to say this has to be my new favorite foundation! I did receive this product for testing purposes!
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coverage is so skin like ! Now I've never had such a beautiful foundation ever. Its super light weight and buildable ! Major plus. Also the lay of the foundation is skin like and the color is spot on. Gorgeous products! I received this product for free or complimentary for testing purposes.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wont regret buying this I got this giorgio armani foundation complimentary from influenster for testing and reviewing, i had never tried this before or purchased it. As soon as i applied this foundation it was so light weight so soft and not cakey . it set into like a matte look but still really luminous and made my skin feel super hydrated the whole night it definitely is a buildavle foundation that wont make you feel like a heavy face . i forgot i even had anything on! i am definitely going to keep purchasing this! I Used a Cream based primer before applying this but even without primer if felt so soft and look amazing!
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Finish I received this complimentary for testing purposes and this will definitely be my go to foundation. It matched perfectly especially with my undertones which is usually hard to find for my darker complexion. I also like that I didn’t have to apply a lot for full coverage. I used a brush to apply which was perfect.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing day or night foundation! I was so pleasantly surprised by this foundation. I have dry/normal skin and I get oily very rarely, but dryness is my main concern so I typically go for dewy, hydrating foundations. This foundation did not disappoint and lived up to its name “luminous silk.” I got the color 11.75 and used a buffing brush to apply it. I loved how it glided effortlessly on my skin and felt so light — I hate the feeling of a foundation choking my skin. The coverage was pretty great and buildable too. I have one or two acne scars that need a little extra attention, and this mostly covered them (I supplemented the remaining coverage with my concealer). I also noticed that this has a light, pleasant smell that I’m not used to in foundations. I personally am not opposed to fragrance in things so I enjoy it and definitely prefer it to the chemical smell I sometimes get in other foundations. I love this product and can’t say enough good things and love that I can rock it for work or a night out. — This foundation was sent to me free for review.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful finish! I received this product free for testing purposes, and was so glad I did. What a beautiful foundation. It goes on light but buildable and my skin feels like it can breathe. I usually use cc creams because I like the none makeup look. This provides more coverage but still a fresh, pretty finish. Great product Giorgio Armani!
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels like nothing is there!! I got this foundation for testing purposes courtesy of Influenster & I am so glad they sent it! It makes your skin look so radiant & I love the natural feel you get & how it’s so lightweight & buildable
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Melts into the skin leaving a beautiful finish looks like natural skin!. Now using it for my wedding! I also gained a ton of followers from this picture on Instagram (miss_lala_makeuplova)
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great foundation This color matched PERFECTLY!! I love the finish it gives and it didn’t leave my skin muddy. Definitely a great buy thank you to Influenster for sending me this foundation
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage For Me!  love the way this looks and feels on me. Its not too heavy or too light, like its absolutely perfect. And I love the luminous look it gives off too. Goes great with my highlight! I received this product for free for testing purposes.
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Smooth Texture I thought the foundation had an overall smooth and creamy texture. It was not oily which was a plus and I experienced no breakouts. I did not receive the right shade so that made it difficult to evaluate but I do plan to try it out again in the future.
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Armani Glow I loved this foundation! It has a beautiful natural look, and it feels so light I forgot I had it on. I put it over my sunscreen and was able to layer it without any issues. I’m so thankful I received this for testing purposes, it has a nice product amount for the quality.
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love at first sight! From the moment I applied this foundation I was head over heels in love! From the light buildable formulation to the long lasting wear without any oil breakthrough. I have normal to oily skin and this medium to full coverage foundation stood the test of time normally by lunch time I have to blot away the excess oil buy not with this foundation! I will 100% purchase this when I run out. I was given this complementary foundation to test via influenster:)
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfeccctttt foundation This foundation is lightweight yet buildable!!!! The coverage is remarkable!!!! The wear is amazing and your pictures are breathtaking!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Silky! [product:giorgio-armani-beauty-luminous-silk-foundation] I’ve received the product as a complimentary from Influenster (VoxBox) for testing purpose. I’m glad that I am able to participate in this campaign and test the foundation. It felt really nice on my skin and it feels lightweight. I like the consistency and silky finish. It’s like my skin, but better. However, there is a slight issue with oily skin, especially after a long day, but it’s an easy fix with a good primer and setting powder. I think it is worth purchasing the product. I received this product complimentary for review purposes.
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heaven in a Bottle This product is beyond amazing! The coverage is great, it’s light and leaves my skin radiant
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Iightweight ❤️ I love the product it’s lightweight and doesn’t make you feel as if you have a sticky mask on
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love at first application This is my first high end foundation and I’m completely in love with it! I like how it’s buildable and the silky/velvet feel it give I honestly have no complaints at all I’m in awe with it this product is complimentary for testing purposes.
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I received this product for free thru influenster to try and review. I love the foundation I think I just choose the wrong shade for me but nothing a little bronzer cant fix. When I applied the foundation it is liquidy. It's not a thick foundation. The coverage is light weight but it is buildable. Love the shade ranges many to choose from. It is long lasting. I wore mind from 9am till 9pm and when I cleaned my make up off with a wipe all of it was still there. Did not need to do any touch ups. I definitely would purchase this product again but in my correct shade.
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and Natural It’s not often that I love a foundation, but this one did it for me. I have dry skin and look for a little glow anywhere I can get it, and this foundation delivered without looking greasy or crazy. It’s also just as lightweight as it says on the box and sort of watery, but if you layer it up with a beauty blender you get a really nice medium coverage. I mixed it with a little of my BECCA Backlight primer and it was gorgeous and light coverage for running errands as well. There’s a slight scent like most high-end foundations, but it dissipated quickly and wasn’t overpowering. I also have very sensitive skin and it didn’t break me out. My first five star foundation in a long time and honestly worth the price if you want to splurge on a foundation. (I received this product for free or complimentary for testing purposes. This does not effect my opinion on the product and all of my reviews are my genuine opinion.)
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pros and cons For starters I got the wrong shade. I got 8.75 when I should have gotten 6.5. Another disclaimer: I did receive this product for free from influenster for testing purposes but all of the opinions are my own. SCENT: It smells like SPF but i don’t see anywhere on the bottle that they do have SPF in it. FORMULA: it is lightweight and kinda water feeling. Dries down to like a velvety matte, BUT has these reflective specks in it that give you that luminous glow without looking greasy/ oily! Would recommend for oily skin. COVERAGE: it says medium and buildable however I feel like it’s sheer and can build up only to medium coverage. WEAR TIME: I wore this and ended up taking a nap with it on. I excepted it to be greasy and smeared all over my pillow cases but it didn’t! It still looked great and not greasy at all! I napped for about four hours OVERALL: At first I didn’t like this foundation because I got the wrong color and felt it was too watery for me. I also have really bad oily skin and usually don’t want anything “luminous” on me. I love medium to full coverage only, as well; but now it’s growing on me because of the quality of it! It dries matte but gives you a gorgeous glow! It’s long last! It looks like your skin and not caked. I think I need to get it in my correct shade and i believe I will fall in love with it 100%! TIPS: when you are trying to build it up, let each layer FULLY dry! If not, it will take forever and look greasy for a lot longer. It will also give you more coverage if you wait til it’s fully dry.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Finish I got 11.75 ,This foundation was a lil darker than I expected however it covered beautifully and layers well. It does have a slight perfumery scent but I dont mind it. It feels really lightweight on and lasted all day long without me having to retouch it, I have dry skin so not sure how it would do on oily skin. I received this complimentary from influenster for reviewing purposes. My thoughts and opinions are all my own.
Date published: 2018-10-25
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Q&A

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

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
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