A good indicator of a great and loved foundation is the level of product left remaining in the bottle. In this particular example, I have gone through more than half of my Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation bottle, which says alot. If you go through more of my recent FOTDs, you will notice that I have been using this and only this foundation.
This foundation has given me compliments, in-person and on my blog. I daresay that this is by far my most favourite foundation so far. Like the name describes, it feels like silk on the skin, and glides beautifully with your fingers or a brush. I still find that using a foundation brush to be more effective, especially to buff in the product more evenly.
Yes, I agree that it's a pricey little 30mL bottle from Giorgio Armani... but honestly, this has been the best money I have ever spent on a department store makeup product. My skin always looks luminous and healthy with this foundation on. I consider this my trusty friend when I need to look my best.
GA Lasting Silk Foundation claims to be used for backstage studio lighting, similar to the MUFE HD foundation, to blur any signs of imperfections. Between the two, I don't think the cheaper MUFE HD Foundation is a cheaper dupe to the GA Lasting Silk Foundation.
Firstly, the shade of the GA Lasting Silk Foundation is simply stunning on my skin (NC 25). I have the shade in number 5, and has a slight tint of pink undertone. Just having that small tint of pink helps to add a bit of life to my otherwise dull complexion. Unfortunately, having too much a yellow-based foundation tends to make you look quite FLAT (i.e MUFE and MAC Foundations tend to do this to me). Today I swept a bit of loose powder on top of my foundation, and I could walk out the door and still look 'alive'. No blush and no bronzer required!
|After eight solid hours|
Secondly, I noticed that the GA Lasting Silk Foundation lasts alot longer than the MUFE HD Foundation. After eight hours, my skin is not suffocating from an oily t-zone and I can still see that my face had some coverage even after a sweltering hot day.
- a great foundation for oily skintypes, stays put for a good 8 hours
- beautiful semi-matte luminous finish
- feels like second-skin, just like the name suggests - 'silk'
- great in photographs
4.8 stars out of 5!