Shade: 5 - Light Beige
According to Giorgio Armani Beauty webpage:
As seen in the press, capture the glow of perfect skin with this award-winning foundation. Luminous Silk foundation features an exclusive Micro-fil technology. So weightless, it redefines foundation. Its hydrating fluid glides on seamlessly with a silky texture and all-day, buildable coverage. For all skin types.
Ingredients: Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Isododecane, Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Acetylated glycol stearate, Magnesium sulfate, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Tristearin, Cellulose gum, Nylon-12, Limonene, Benzyl salicylate, Linalool, Diphenyl dimethicone, Acrylates Copolymer, Parfum, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Aluminum hydroxide, Hexyl Cinnamal, CI77891, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77007, Mica
I've mixed feelings for this foundation, and I really need to list out the pros and cons to explain it.
- Perfect shade, I had never had such a perfect color match
- Medium coverage (is a pro for me)
- Easy application
- Light formula
- Doesn't work well without a primer, I've tried wearing it alone, it oxidizes and leaves my skin very oily.
After evaluating the pros and cons, most people would consider this a catch, but personally I don't like to put too many layers of product on my skin, and I usually skip primers, so it has been a pain for me to remember to wear a primer everyday, otherwise, I'll just look like a grease ball by midday.