Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Review 2021: Is It Worth It?

Not to be dramatic, but this is a foundation I would want with me if I were stranded on a deserted island. Sure, I’d be alone scavenging for food and water, but at least I’d look good

After cleaning and moisturizing my skin, I applied the foundation (in shade 5.5) using a makeup sponge spritzed with a bit of rose water and blended it outward from the center of my face towards my ears. What I noticed immediately was that it melted effortlessly into my skin, leaving behind a silky-smooth texture with a hint of dewiness. It feels like nothing and blends in with no stickiness. The foundation is also so foolproof that even a makeup novice can apply it on their first try and still look amazing. 

One layer (about half a pump) was all it took to make my face look flawless. My skin still looked like my skin, but so much better—like I drink eight glasses of water a day and eat my vegetables (which I always say I’m going to do but never get around to it). But with Luminous Silk, I can mask all of my bad habits. It also did an amazing job at blurring my imperfections (sunspots and broken capillaries) without making it look like I was trying to hide them behind a heavy coat of plaster. I decided to forgo using a setting powder and eight hours later did not regret that decision at all. By the end of the day, my skin was still dewy and not one trace of oil was detected. I had to do a double-take because I couldn’t believe that my face looked the same as it did eight hours earlier. 

But the best part? The foundation did not cake around my dry patches. They were on a well-deserved vacation (they work hard at getting attention) and didn’t appear again until after I washed my face that evening. Another thing that I noticed was that it didn’t cling to or enhance the tiny peach fuzz that I have on my face. I can thank the Micro-Fil technology for that. It does what it says—allows the pigments to lay flat on the skin’s surface. 

Now for the proverbial elephant in the room: its hefty price tag. At $64, this formula is at a higher price point than other leading foundations, but it is worth every penny. It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly makes this foundation feel so luxurious, but I’d have to say its silky texture and dewy finish stand out. I have not tested another foundation that comes close to its amazing yet breathable coverage, long-lasting wear, and foolproof application. If you wear foundation every day, it’s well worth the splurge. If you only wear foundation for special occasions, it’s also a smart choice because you can extend the longevity of the bottle.