Friday, February 12, 2016

Are you wearing your holy grail foundation? If not, keep searching.

A little while back, I shared an Instagram Beauty Secret article on Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation.  Even though I went on and on about how much I adored the look of this product on my skin, I allowed the high price tag to scare me and was lured into purchasing Nar's Sheer Glow foundation.  The reviews for NARS were pretty good and saving an extra $20.00 was definitely a motivation.
@ canickacabarras wearing Giorgio Armani Luminous Skin Foundation
Don't get me wrong. NARS' foundation is pretty decent. But it doesn't love my skin like Giorgio Armani does.  As a matter of fact, on a trip to Sephora I tested multiple brands of foundations in search of the perfect one.  Again, most of the foundations I tested did a solid job of covering blemishes and evening out skin tone, but Giorgio Armani was the only one that made my skin look better and healthier.

Last night, I went to an event of young professionals.  Instead of wearing NARS, I decided to scrape the rest of the Giorgio Armani sample and mix it with Kevin Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer.  Since I was running late, I didn't get a chance to examine the results closely.  But when I ran into a friend who complimented me on my skin, I knew something magical happened.  Why? Because she and I see each other a couple of times a week. She's seen my skin with NARS foundation (and other brands).  I should also mention that this girl's skin is BEYOND flawless and she doesn't even have to wear foundation!  Once again, Giorgio Armani  demonstrated, that it is essentially the most perfect foundation for my skin.

@glambylibby-"I'm in love with foundation, I would marry it if I could."
Now, I'm not telling you that Giorgio Armani is going to give the same results to everyone.  If you look at various reviews on Youtube, there are people who swear by it and others who claim it isn't worth the $62.00 investment.  I too thought that paying more than $50.00 for a foundation was nonsensical which is why I avoided purchasing it for so long.  But, in the end, I found the foundation that does exactly what I want. Covering flaws should be a given. But I longed for something that could actually make my skin look like I was receiving regular facial treatments.  That's what this does (for me).  And I can no longer deny that.  One reviewer said it best when she proclaimed that Giorgio Armani "brings out the best in her skin."

The moral of the story is that I want all of you to be very discerning when it comes to your foundation. Create a clear picture in your mind of what your skin would look like if it were absolutely perfect. Then, work tirelessly to find the right formula that brings your best skin forward.  If that happens with a $20.00 drug store foundation, then great! But if you haven't found "the one" yet, then there's still work to do.




  1. The last time I tried this foundation, I didn't have the best colour match. I have used the Maestro foundation and its also quite amazing. Hope this is helpful, but if you subscribe to the Giorgio Armani website, they send out 20% off links 2-3 a year, enough to stock up and avoid the high price tag.

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  2. Does the armani foundation transfer easily? Do you need to set it with alot of powder?

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  3. Thank you for this! I ran out of foundation forever ago and I've been trying to find a good high end one so I don't need 100000 foundations cluttering my counter. I may check out this one!

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  4. I used Giorgio Armani foundation years ago when it first launched. It was by far my favorite foundation, the quality was top notch and the color was perfect match. I was using the pressed powder then because at the time my face was so oily that I never used liquid foundation. Then they discontinued the powder on my color. I was so distraught. So I moved on.to other brands. But I will definitely check out the liquid foundation now that I'm older and I'm using liquid.

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