I received Giorgio Armani Beauty products to facilitate this article. However; all opinions are my own.
It is interesting that after all my years of working in cosmetics and now blogging about cosmetics that I have circled back to Giorgio Armani Beauty. Whenever I venture out to try something else, somehow, I come back to it. I worked for them in 2004 for about five years and although I went on to work for other high end cosmetic companies, I always longed for my Luminous Silk Foundation. I would discover something great but then realize that it never lived up to the expectations that Giorgio Armani Beauty set for me. I could never achieve “that glow.” As a 45-year-old woman I am faced with the fact that I need makeup to achieve that youthful look. Luminous Silk Foundation is like gold in a jar.
Speaking of gold, in addition to the Luminous Silk Foundation, the Fluid Sheer 10 will give any woman a sun-kissed, bronze glow without looking like she is wearing makeup. That’s a miracle for women like me who hate makeup sitting in their lines, and avoid all things glittery because of it. Having that natural glow is all us women really want. Past forty, gone are the days of waking up fresh faced. We have to work at it now.
The Luminous Silk Foundation is exactly what is says, luminous. Your complexion is radiant. You will feel beautiful. It evens out your skin tone without getting into the crevices or expression lines. Perhaps this is why they say it was inspired by Diaphanous Silk. Your once dull over forty complexion is now bright and luminous. I started wearing it in my 30’s. I watched countless women with mature skin come in and buy bottles of this stuff. I always loved it. But now that I’m forty-five, I get it. I really get it. Every time I wear it, I am complimented on my complexion, not my makeup. It’s lightweight, luminous and loved by many. You won’t just stop at the foundation.
Giorgio Armani makeup glides on your eyes, lips, and skin like butter. It feels like silk and not makeup. It melts into your skin, making you feel like it’s part of you and not something caked on.
It’s the only line of makeup that I can use for a natural look at my age, and pull off a nude lip, nude eyes, and bronzer without looking lifeless. Again, I don’t get complimented on my makeup, I get complimented on my skin. Everyone assumes that I am not wearing makeup when in fact I am wearing a face full of it. That’s how I want to be perceived. Makeup is all about shading, contouring, and creating an illusion.
I had the privilege of working with Tim Quinn, Giorgio Armani’s Celebrity Face Designer and VP of Creative Artistry, one thing we have in common is our obsession with bronzer. I asked Tim about the “must haves” for the summer. He recommends Maestro Liquid Bronzer, he says, “it looks natural and wears well in heat and humidity.” One of his “go to” products for the summer is Maestro UV Primer with SPF 50. He also loves the Eye Tints in the new Summer Neutral Mattes which are waterproof and crease proof.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do a “nude look” after age forty.
Do rush out and buy at least one product from Giorgio Armani Beauty. Yes, it’s pricey. Money can’t buy you happiness, but money can buy makeup, and makeup will make you happy.