I am actually in love with this foundation! I’ve had it for a while now- just had to make sure I love it so I can actually review it!
The Giorgio Armani “Lasting Silk UV foundation” looks very similar to the Designer lift and luminous silk foundation from Armani in terms of packaging- however- it works very differently!
Just in case you are wondering, it is available in Sax Fifth Avenue (Bahrain). This foundation is available in 8 shades.
According to Armani, the Lasting Silk UV foundation is made for extreme backstage conditions – staying up to 14 hours. It also contains SPF 20
After testing the product I realized that this foundation is very light weight in terms of formula- ( the majority of Armani’s foundations are light weight)-and what I loved about it – it felt like second skin.. Very natural and flawless. It gives off such a beautiful and healthy glow! If you are tired of matte foundations- then try this for a change- for a beautiful satin finish! The coverage I would say it is light to medium… so if you have major imperfections this won’t really cover (you would need to correct/conceal).
If you look closely at the bottle you will see fine shimmers.. This will give your skin a luminescent glow!
It is an award winner too: Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, Allure “Best Medium Coverage Foundation” 2010 Award Winner and CEW Beauty Awards 2010 Finalist, “Best Face Product Prestige”
This foundation however is water based… meaning that it will work great for oily skin and normal skin. If you have dry skin or dry patches- this product will not work well with it. For dry skin I do recommend the Luminous silk foundation. But anyways it is very moisturizing and you barely feel like you have anything on your face.
I love using it with a Sigma Beauty “flat kabuki” F80 brush or a Real Technique’s “buffing brush”. I just love working it into my skin with a buffer since it’s very lightweight.
I’m slightly disappointed- as Armani claims it will stay up to 14 hours- this doesn’t. I would give it maximum 6hours.. and that is with a proper base & a fixant.
What I also love doing is NOT applying any powder on top! It’s your choice to (if you want it to set), but I don’t want to remove that dewy glowy look- so I just leave it as it is and use cream/liquid blush and highlighters to give a healthier look than a mattified one.
See below for pictures on how the foundation looks like
Starting to blend the product
The picture below shows after blending- see how the skin looks cleaner, fresher, healthier & more glowing!
It’s a pricey product though- compared to other foundations in the market such as MAC etc.
Thanks to one of my followers (more like a sister) who got this product for me from the UK!
Well, this collection didn’t arrive in Bahrain yet and it will arrive on doomsday I guess:P
The product I will review here is from a new collection in MAC- which already launched in the US and Europe for a while now.
The product is from a collection called “In Extra Dimension“- the full product listing/pictures can be found in a previous post- click here !
This amazing collection features beautiful eyeshadows & skinfinishes…. all in 3D texture.
FYI: it’s called ‘extra dimensions’ for a reason- to highlight the dimensions of the face & bring out it’s unique features.
According to MAC- “Introducing a new liquid-powder formula with prismatic reflections that sculpts, highlights and models the face.”
Gorgeous shades- and I fell in love with a skinifinish which I had to get a hold of!
“Superb” – is one of 3 skinifinishes available. I fell in love with the color.
Superb is more of a nude peachy color with a hint of gold with it. More like rose gold
It does have shimmer- but I love how it is NOT too shimmery/glittery. It’s a subtle shimmer to give a beautiful glow.
Many girls will get confused, believing it is like other mineralize skinfinish products from MAC. Well, it is completely different- I think they should have named it something else. The texture and finish is totally different than the other skinfinishes.
FYI- this product is a highlighter. Meaning that you would use it to accentuate the features on your face. I love using it on my cheekbone & nose.
What I absolutely love about this specific shade, it goes perfectly with a tanned look! Many of the highlighters we find don’t contain a golden/nude sheen – more leaning towards silverish white colors. A sunkissed look goes perfectly with “superb” skinfinish.
Use it with a sigma brush F35 or MAC 188 to apply on specific areas. Don’t over apply – make it look natural.
It is easily blendable- highly pigmented- long staying power.
Check out my swatch below
This product is selling out FAST- and it is LIMITED edition… so get it while u can!
This is the foundation I have been talking about yesterday! This foundation from Chanel is so special to me. It is simply amazing.
I have been recommending makeup up forever HD foundation for some time, & I still do- I love it- but this Chanel one is different. It basically gives you an all over glow. Other foundations give a slightly matte effect, & you have to add shimmer etc to make your face all glowy.
So it’s called Chanel “Vitalumiere” Foundation- Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup! There’s another similar one called “vitalumiere aqua”.
The Vitalumiere has a beautiful texture. It’s very soft, delicate & light. It makes your complexion flawless with an natural glow. Really- I’m not joking- a real glow (NOT OILY GLOW). It makes your skin appear fresh & energized. You will achieve the “nude” beauty look with the glow it gives- as if your face is glowing from within!
The formula includes SPF 15, & the fragrance it gives off smells like freshness! Full coverage & the result is a radiant glow! Even after applying some powder or skinfinish on top, the glow is still there! This foundation is pricy though!
HOW TO USE:
Since this foundation is lighter than the rest- I deeply recommend using a stippling brush. You can always use it with the MAC190 foundation brush, but I prefer the MAC 130 brush- a small duo fibers brush for a flawless & airbrushed look. Apply all over with the 130 brush, then take a sponge & dab all over to remove excess oils!
I personally use the shade 45 (rose). A shade slightly lighter would be 32 (epice)
THIS PRODUCT IS A WINNER…
This blush from MAC is different from the rest. I don’t consider it a “blush”! I feel that it doesn’t only add a hint of color, but highlights the skin to give a beautiful light glow.
It’s called “Springsheen” -It basically gives you a beautiful peachy glow
The picture above is shown when photographed with light.
The photo below shows how the blush looks like with NO light.
Let me describe the color for you. It’s a peach color with a hint of pink & golden shimmers. It will give you a rich, goldish peach color on our cheeks. What’s good about it is the shimmer is not TOO much.
Whichever blush you choose, you can apply, then you can apply springsheen as a highlighter on the top part of your cheeks. It works beautifully if applied to compliment any peachy/pinky/light bronze blush. Can be also used alone!
Amazingly, it matches all skin tones.