The Best Foundation Ever

I have been avoiding writing this post for awhile, I am loathe to recommend a beauty product that is so undeniably out of budget for most (and that includes me) but I couldn’t keep this to myself any longer. Let me start by saying, I did not buy my first bottle of Georgio Armani foundation, my former boss received a hideous candy bowl from Neiman Marcus one Christmas and let me have it to return, I did and was able to exchange it for my first bottle of foundation nirvana. Okay, let’s get the price out of the way, it’s the elephant in the room and once I blurt it out perhaps you can decide if you want to continue reading (do so at your own risk), the bottle will run you about $85 usd. Yes, you read that right, now go ahead and faint, I did.

So why bring this product up after years of keeping it to myself? I used to only wear this on very, very special occasions, I made it last as long as was hygienically feasible. Nowadays with baby any opportunity when I have enough energy to leave the house and not feel/look like a zombie is a special occasion, so I started wearing it, not knowing when my next very, very special occasion would ever be. I love it, I love the way it looks, the way it feels (the way I feel), how long it wears. So to throw out the blanket claim that it’s the best foundation ever may be a little bold, but it is, hands down the best foundation I have ever tried.  I have dry skin, but it seems to universally work on all skin types from all the reviews. Makeup artists will only use this on their A-list celebrities and trust me, a good make-up artist never wants to use the most expensive item just because it’s a luxury brand, their reputation is on the line, they just want to use the best period-Georgia Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is the best ever. There I said it.

Here’s some tips I have learned while I have been using it. NEVER use a brush or sponge. Why? It’s expensive and you will not want to waste one precious drop. A little goes a long way, I just dot it on my face and blend with my clean fingers, for blemishes or dark spots I still really like the Make Up Forever’s HD concealer, people have commented that it is as good (I think it’s better) then Cle De Peau (another insanely expensive item). I make sure it’s not near any heat, in a cool closet, which means it is never in the bathroom, I don’t want any temperature changes effecting my formulation.

I know it’s not for everyone and certainly not an everyday luxury for most, but if you have a once in a lifetime event to go to and want your skin to look perfect then I think you need this.  Let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to answer.  And for those that are shaking their head no way never, ever in a zillion years, I do have a new mineral foundation that I have also been wearing (and loving) and I promise to share soon!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they just welcomed to the world a baby girl. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

9 thoughts on “The Best Foundation Ever

  1. I just want to say yay! Your makeup posts are back! I have got so many great tips and products from your blog and I trust your recommendations – although this one will have to wait ;)

    1. Thank you Rachel! I know this is spendy, that’s why I think it’s definitely a special occasion buy (wedding, class reuninion, etc.) or if you are trying to be a movie star (or are one already). I also have a great new mineral make-up that I am loving and a special trick to use it, coming soon;)

  2. I found a rip out sample package of this foundation in a magazine about a year ago and decided to give it a shot. I fell in love… big time. It wasn’t even my correct shade and who knows what torture it had been exposed to in that magazine pullout! It was so silky and light and even the incorrect colour blended so well.
    On a whim, I decided to try and find out where to buy it and how much it cost. Thankfully for my bank account, I couldn’t even find anywhere in my city that sells it.
    So, I decided to try out the Makeup Forever HD foundation instead (based on your and some others’ recommendations) and I’m happy to report that I have almost forgotten about my brief encounter with Armani. Almost….

    1. The Makeup forever HD concealer is still one of my very favorites, for some reason the shades started to not work for me I was inbetween a shade so I couldn’t get it right but I do love their foundation as well!

  3. Sorry just a little bit confused. I have this foundation and I know I didn’t pay that much, I paid 62.00, did you get an extra big bottle???

    1. Nope, alas, regular size, I did get it at Neiman Marcus so maybe it was more there. I did see and linked to the less expensive bottle:)

    1. Oh, I love this product! They should have it at a place like Harvey Nichol’s for sure. That way you can test it. It’s what all the celebs use;)

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