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  1. katie
    January 11, 2011 at 11:50 am ·

    Thank you for the great post; I’ve never heard of Armani’s Designer foundation and am looking forward to trying it. Can you tell me if you’be tried Guerlain’s Lingerie foundation?

  2. joolz
    January 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm ·

    Thank you for posting this as I purchased the Luminous Silk Foundation a couple of months ago. On my 3rd outing, I had the same experience you did – after one hour, sinking into lines and sliding off the face! I don’t have particularly dry skin but I still have an oily tzone in my mid 40s. I’m terribly disappointed!

  3. Eileen
    January 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm ·

    I love Luminois Silk and have not had any problem with it settling into lines or slip-sliding away. But then, no foundation is going to be all things to all people. The condition of our complexion and the types of products we use on it will have a dramatic effect on how a particular foundation wears. Also, there are times when no matter how much we may like a particular foundation’s appearance or formulation, the particular brand just doesn’t make a color that suits. It’s a wise and honest SA/MA who will admit it when the color is off and steer us towards another brand that will be more compatible with our skin tone. It sounds like Armani Luminois Silk is simply not for you 🙁

  4. January 13, 2011 at 7:22 pm ·

    Nice post Kari! Now of course I am dying to try the Designer Shaping Cream foundation.

    I cant tell if it is due to another Birthday or simply the cold weather, but for the first time, I do think I need a foundation for dry skin.

  5. Jane
    January 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm ·

    I love the comparison post! There IS something for everybody! I have not yet ventured into Armani foundation territory but I think you have me curious about the compact powder version. I like light coverage for my oily skin so this could work! The Face Fabric also sounds interesting but that smooth finish sounds like it could have silicones…zit o rama for me. Will have to test!

  6. Cathi
    January 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm ·

    I started with the Designer Shaping Cream and loved it – I have very dry skin. It was too moisturizing for me in the summer so I added the Luminous Silk for the summer. It is lighter so it works for me. Overall GA is my favorite for foundations.

  7. January 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm ·

    Thanks for the comparisons! I think I may need to track down an Armani counter now 🙂

  8. Bibi
    May 16, 2012 at 2:36 am ·

    It’s funny because I’m the other way round. I was using Luminous silk 4.5, but decided to give the Shaping Cream a go. Yes the texture is as nice, but I just find that it doesn’t stay on that long and the pot is quite messy, compared to a pump dispenser. It’s more fiddly and you end up with spare foundation on your fingers when trying to put the little black inner lid back on before the main lid. So I’ve just bought a bottle Luminous Silk as it’s just simpler and cleaner (even though I have lots of the Shaping one left). On saying that, I have to say all the Armani Foundations are great and feel good on the skin. I always return to them even if I take a break from them.

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