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It is interesting that after all my years of working in cosmetics as a makeup artist 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’ve gone through the cc cream and bb creams faze. I tried the famous Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. But I always circle back to my favorite foundation.
I worked for them in 2004 for about five years and although I went on to work for other high end cosmetic companies as a makeup artist, I always longed for my Luminous 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 Foundation is like gold in a jar. It’s the best liquid foundation for all types of skin. If you’re looking for foundation for women over forty, you have hit the jackpot.
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. We are starting to get age spots and fine lines.
In the business, we call them “expression lines.” But the truth is that mature women have different skin texture.
The Luminous Silk Foundation
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.
You will also find many different shades and the perfect match.
I started wearing it in my 30’s. I watched countless women with mature skin (with fine lines and wrinkles) 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 a lightweight, sheer coverage with buildable coverage, luminous and loved by many. You won’t just stop at the foundation.
It’s sheer coverage that can be buildable up to medium coverage. It’s simply the best foundation I’ve used and recommend it for all types of skin. If you have oily skin, it’s for you. If you have dry skin, it’s for you.
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 also great for all skin types.
It’s the only line of makeup that I can use for a natural look at my age, and pull off a nude lip (with the right lip liner), 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.
So, besides having foundations for aging skin, Giorgio Armani has different kinds of coverage like medium to full coverage, full coverage foundation, or light coverage foundation that is buildable (like LSF). They even have a foundation that has a matte finish.
What I love about the Luminous Silk is that some days you can reapply another layer for heavier coverage to cover dark spots.
Giorgio Armani Beauty also has skincare that’s great for all types of skin like oily or dry skin. They have great makeup tools like foundation brushes and brushes that will help achieve a flawless look.
You can find the right foundation brush with the right foundation with the perfect match.
Don’t forget loose powder or translucent powder.
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. You can still be a natural beauty!
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.