Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Cream SPF 35

GA Luminessence CC opener


Giorgio Armani Beauty has recently released their latest hybrid makeup/skincare product, Luminessence CC Cream (CAN $49.00), which claims to brighten & revive lacklustre skin while helping to improve tone and texture over time and with continued use. As with every other item this luxe brand produces, you can tell at first swipe that a lot of thought, research, and attention to detail has gone into its making.

Available in 8 shades for North America and 4 shades for Europe, I was sent #3 to try out and it happily turned out to be my perfect match. Applied with the fingertips, this non-greasy fluid, lightly tinted & mildly scented cream with its broad spectrum 35 SPF, blends seamlessly into the skin and appears to merge with your natural hue, helping to even out your tone and leaves behind a ‘just-woken’ appearance to the skin. The finish is unique as well; there appears to be an overall luminosity but in a slightly matte, bare skin kind of way.

The Luminessence CC Cream (Colour Correcting) has the benefit of warming up the complexion due to its “rosy glow pigments”, although the coverage is more on the translucent side – you can build it up very slightly, but don’t expect full-on opacity. The “liquid mirror particles” provide a brightening effect to the skin, which also help detract from any imperfections and you notice that your face takes on a rested appearance upon initial application. Totally weightless in feel, you literally forget that you’re wearing it and I was surprised that a product relatively sheer like this, actually wears for a solid 10 hours without fading or oxidizing.

Following the Armani aesthetic of “natural beauty”, this cream gives me the perfect daytime coverage and has quickly earned its way into my daily rotation. The secret to its success, according to the company:

“…energizing, antioxidant and anti-wrinkle complex: Moringa oleifera extract + Vitamin E + Adenosine”

I can’t speak on the long-term benefit as of yet, but if what I see now is any indication, then I have high hopes indeed.


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Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Cream #3 swatch

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Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Cream #3 swatch, different lighting

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Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Cream #3 swatch, different lighting

Available in Canada now through The Bay (select stores) and Holt Renfrew – Connect via:

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*Disclosure: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

2 Responses to Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Cream SPF 35

  1. I have got to check this thing out in person. Falling hard for Armani lately and it’s all downhill from here! LOL

    • Eugenia says:

      HAHAHA! YOU ARE DOOMED!!!!! I absolutely adore Armani anything (clothes, makeup, you name it…) and this CC Cream is no exception! Love how it makes my skin look without the cake-y sensation some foundations can give – let me know what you think once you’ve given it a look-see!

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