Giorgio Armani's Lasting Silk UV Foundation has been my Holy Grail foundation since 2009. You can read my 2009 review here.
It is an expensive foundation but I can't live without it. This water based foundation is so light weight that you do not feel it on your skin. On my now normal combination skin it lasts the entire day working day. In my work place, half of my day is spent in non-air conditioned environment and I spent most of my time running around. It gets humid and I do sweat a bit. I can go without blotting without looking overly shiny. It provides sheer to medium coverage. It is easy to blend especially with the GA Beauty Blender and it never looks mask-like.
When I swatched it, I knew immediately it was too light for me. So now I mix shade 5.5 and 7 together to get the perfect shade. I must remember to get shade 6 or 6.5 next time.
Here is a shade comparison of all the Giorgio Armani foundations I own. From left to right, Lasting Silk UV in 5.5, Luminous Silk in 5.5 (notice the difference!), Lasting Silk in 7 and Face Fabric in 3. My skin tone leans more towards neutral tones. I find the beige pink tones match better than those with yellow in it.
The troublesome part is having access to Giorgio Armani, the only Asian countries that sell them are Japan and Hong Kong. I always get my friends and relatives to buy me GA when they are there. Alternatively, you can buy GA from Nordstrom.
I love GA as a brand on the whole, I find that they produce really good quality products. Of all the items I have bought, I have no once felt that it was a waste of my money. Some stand out items are their Fluid Sheers and powder blush. I am currently eyeing the latest Eyes To Kill Intense eye shadows. They look awesome.
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Do you have any Giorgio Armani favourites?