I dressed up my wedding with this best-selling foundation

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From the moment my husband and I started planning the wedding, I knew I wanted to do the bride’s makeup myself. Disclaimer: I am not and have never been a makeup artist, I just know that I want to be myself on my wedding day and I absolutely love makeup too.

Although many people tried to convince me to give it up, assuming it would only stress me out and that it wouldn’t last all day or night, I redoubled my efforts and did my homework. I knew foundation would be the most important part of my wedding day makeup, so after hours of research, I hit the following criteria. I needed a foundation that felt breathable on my skin, took good photos, and most importantly could last for hours in the heat and humidity—because we got married in Miami in September (summer is still pretty cool). much in the South), outside.

Enter Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation ($69). The best-selling, oil-free foundation is loved by makeup artists, beauty influencers, and glamor enthusiasts everywhere for its buildable, medium coverage. casual, serving gorgeous looks for special events as well as everyday wear. I know I can’t try a wedding foundation without trying this iconic favorite first. Behold, it outperformed other foundations I tested with a landslide—and held up well during the 18 hours of sun, sweat, tears, and rain on my wedding day.

It has a perfect and light finish

Jaleesa Jaikaran, a professional makeup artist whose client list includes comedian Amanda Seales, Princess Nokia and top model Jourdan Dunn among others, says Luminous Silk has long been a favorite of hers and clients. . She says: “First of all, the shade range is amazing and I can match my lightest to darkest skin with it. “It’s also known to wear and look great on the red carpet.”

And even though I didn’t walk the red carpet at my wedding, the Luminous Silk foundation looked great as I (happily) cried on the aisle in the 90 degree heat. The results were exactly what I was looking for—natural and well-groomed—but somehow my skin looked even better when the oil started to come out. Any perspiration caused by persistent moisture is camouflaged with Luminous Silk’s radiant (but not greasy) finish. And it also looks amazing in pictures if I say so myself, no flashbacks or scary lines from my jaw to my neck.

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I’m crying in this photo, which shows how well this background layer stays in place. No amount of tears can defeat its enduring power.
Photo: Light Sky Photography

It does not contain oil

What’s more, I don’t have to worry about it causing any nasty breakouts, as the formula is 100% oil-free. “[Because it] As an oil-free formula, I trust it with all of my clients of all skin types,” explains Jaleesa — though if you’re drier you might want to opt for a moisturizing primer or Prep your skin with a rice-based moisturizer.

It applies like a dream

True to its name, Luminous Silk Foundation is silky smooth to use, presumably because the brand’s Micro-fil™ technology allows pigments to layer seamlessly without clumping. I applied it with a makeup brush to take advantage of the medium coverage of the foundation, then covered it with a makeup sponge for a seamless look. And I don’t mean to brag about my skills, but Jaleesa recommends you do. “I chose a combination of brush and sponge,” she says. product down and melt it into the skin.

After putting Luminous Silk Foundation through the final test, I can confirm that it is 100% worth the hype. So, if you’ve got a special occasion coming up (hint hint: holidays) or are looking for the right foundation for your everyday glam beauty, you can’t go wrong with adding your established foundation. BUY this approval to your Sephora cart.

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