You know that moment when you finally get that product that you've been waiting for and it turns out to be better than what you expected? Well, I finally had the chance to get my hands on the Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani. The foundation that everyone has been talking about and I really just couldn't understand why. I mean, yeah it looks beautiful but could it really be that much better than most foundations?
Let me tell you, this product not only smells fantastic but the quality of it is incredible. It glides on so easily and really does have a wonderful silk effect on my face. It isn't too thick and it's a great buildable foundation, so I can achieve the specific coverage that I want. After a day's wear, my face isn't oily and the coverage is just as I left it that morning. It's the first 'luxury' high-end foundation that I've bought and I honestly can tell the difference. What's more, mixing this with my ByTerry Cellularose Brightening CC Serum is a true dream come true! Even though it may cost that bit extra, it really does feel worth it.
When I bought this product from House of Fraser I actually received a gift with purchase (because who doesn't love a good GWP). The free gift was the Ecstasy Shine Lipstick. I've not ever had a Giorgio Armani lipstick before but my god, this is good! I was a little hesitant about what shade this would be as I don't tend to wear red lipsticks - I'm much more of a nude gal! But, this shade is perfect. I'd say it's quite close to my natural lip colour but it's beautiful, doesn't dry out my lips and applies so easily.
The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is part of House of Fraser's Beauty Favourites. Starting tomorrow (9 April), HoF has a Beauty Event online which gives you £10 off when you spend £50. Until the 22nd April, you can choose from its vast collection (I'm talking over 1000 products) and get £10 off, when you spend over £50. And let me tell you, it's a little to easy to spend over that amount with the incredible selection that is available.
Not only did I decide to get my much awaited Luminious Silk, I also dedicatd to getting another sought after product. We've all seen those amazing videos of people putting the Iconic Illuminator to the test... I was sold as soon as I watched one. So, I thought it was time! The thing I love about this illuminator is the fact you can mix it with your usual foundation to give you that all over extra glow (a look that I'm obssessed with - I'm all about that healthy skin vibe), you can use it as a regular highlight - that might I add, pops to the gods, or you can even use it on your eyelids as an extra eyeshadow base/glow. The opportunities for this versatile highlighter is endless!
I decided to get the Iconic Illuminator in Shine. This is quite a more pink and vibrant glow that the two other shades available. I prefer my highlight to be light, as opposed to a more bronzey effect. All in all, not only have I purchased two products I've needed for ages, I've also got a fantastic deal from House of Fraser.
A few more extras from the House of Fraser Beauty Event are: