Makeup is becoming more and more popular amongst the general public. The focus is steering away from the basics and are people forget the most important step in their makeup routine. Foundation.
In Norwich the makeup situation is quite dire and has only started picking up in the last year since Jarrold’s started stocking Charlotte Tilbury. There are still a few that aren’t and because online is the only option, I have tended to stay away from them.
Since my MUA course started a few weeks ago, I have realised how important base/foundation actually is and how much of an impact it can have on a look. One thing in particular is how you get matched to it. Even now, I struggle choosing the right shade. I seem to have more luck with high street foundation matches and not so much with higher end brands. I’m thinking of doing a whole post on how to match yourself to foundation etc. So if you’d like to see that, then please leave me a comment below.
Giorgio Armani is a brand I have never ventured into before. Firstly because of the price and secondly because I have always found ‘posh’ brands a bit daunting. Having heard so many good things about the Luminous Silk, I spent a long time researching my shade and decided to go for shade 4. Described as a light shade with golden undertones, it’s much more yellow than I though it would be. It does blend out well, but I will return this for another shade.
The bottle is fancy frosted glass which is weighty and feels really nice. The actual formula of the foundation is really really nice. It feels really light on the skin but packs a punch with a medium coverage. Once of the selling points of this is it photographs great. This is the only foundation I own that doesn’t contain any SPF. Although I’ve never experienced any problems with any of the others I own, if I were doing shoots or brides on a regular basis, then something like this is great. Once I have returned this one for the other shade, I will report back on how I got on.
At £37 for 30ml, it’s on the higher end of the price bracket. But having given it a good go, I would recommend this for a your skin but much better finish. It’s build-able when needed and lasts for a good 8 hours when set with powder. I prefer it from Feel Unique, as they send a free sample along with your order. So you can test the shade and get to send the foundation back if you didn’t match it right. How did I not know about this before?!
I am currently on a foundation binge, so inevitably there will be more posts about the base.
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