Foundation Review | Armani vs Dior

Hey everyone,

So i'm going to be doing a make-up review about the Armani Luminous Silk and Dior Star foundation today. I know they've been around for a while, but as their both popular foundations I will be doing a comparison as to what I think is better for me and why. I also have some photos of me wearing both to show you the difference.

Although my skin type is oily, I prefer foundations that give a dewy look rather than matte.

Armani Luminous Silk:

 So I've been hearing good reviews about this for ages, and if any of you have heard of "amrezy" on Instagram, she wears this foundation all the time & it looks flawless, so I thought I would give it a try.

The title "Luminious Silk" sounds quiet elegant and appealing and really does what it says. I bought this from Kingston, Bentalls, and was colour matched - the colour is an exact match to my skin tone - shade 6.5. The price was £36.50 and the packaging, for Armani I think it could be made to look more attractive, the Dior packaging is a lot more appealing.

The bottle is medium size and it has a pump which I love as I hate foundations that you have to pour out! I've been through a lot of foundations and this is by far my favourite, especially if you like the dewy look. It makes your skin look amazing, glowy, healthy and on a night out I apply quite a few layers and it never gives the cakey look! So it is definately worth a try. Also, even though I have oily skin it never makes me look shiny in a bad way - although this could be down to the face products I use beforehand, which I will blog about later.

I apply this with a foundation brush, I've not tried it any other way but I believe this is the best way to get that flawless yet dewy look. It's so lightweight aswel! No matter how many layers I apply, it always feels light on my skin and I can wear this for hours - and I don't really wear foundation unless i'm going on a night out because I hate the feeling on my skin - another reason why I love this. This is a picture of me wearing it, sorry its so far away I will upload a recent closer picture this week, but as you can see it gives an amazing glow.

The only downside I would say is if you have any spots, because of the luminious look this gives, I feel like it actually highlights spots rather than conceal them - so the coverage, its not the best.

Have any of you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?

Dior Stars:

Okay so this foundation the packaging is a lot more appealing and looks expensive which I like. It comes in a glass bottle which is taller than the Armani, but smaller in width - however, they are both 30ml. It also has a pump which is an advantage, is SPF 30 and is priced at £32.50.

The coverage on this foundation is medium and you can add multiple layers to give a flawless, but non-cakey look. For spots etc, I think it's a good foundation and conceals well.

However, I have so many negatives about this foundation - although the coverage is good, the SPF in it makes it awful for flashback. I can't wear it anymore because I realised that it makes me look like a ghost in photos! And photos are a must!!! As well as that, I remember wearing it one time when it was quite hot outside and it actually made me break out in some spots. Here's a bad photo to show you the difference between my face and skin colour (bearing in mind I was colour matched in Westfield and this is an exact match to my skin tone).

Awful colour difference and picture!! It's a shame because it is actually a good foundation.

On a positive note, the foundation is also lightweight and feels nice on my skin when wearing it - although in comparison to the Armani, I definitely prefer that. I applied this with a foundation brush, although having read various reviews and hearing the make-up artist who did my make over when I purchased it, a beauty blender is a better application to apply it as it gives a more flawless look. So I think using a foundation brush didn't do it as much justice. I would suggest maybe mixing this with another foundation if you use it.

What are your thoughts on these foundations? Have you tried them?


  1. I've never tried either of these foundations, they both sound fab but I think I prefer the sound of the Armani one. The flashback with the Dior one is not good! Such a shame because other than that it sounds really good.

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    1. Yeah the Armani is amazing!! I don't think i'l ever change foundations now, my Dior just sits on my shelf! awful flashback xx


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