Giorgio Armani • sheer blush 10 • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
Folks, it doesn't get much better than Armani blush. My only wish? More shades!! However, Mr. Armani and his team have kept these gems to a minimum for so long, it's almost part of the allure! If you're looking for an in your face bold blush like some NARS or Illamasqua (which are both amazing...just a different effect), this is not your blush. If you're looking for a sheer but buildable blush that lends a beautiful glow to the cheeks and the perfect amount of pigment for a healthy flush of color, these are the perfect. They're almost foolproof, apply beautifully, blend like a dream, and are very buildable...so the possibilities are endless!! I am NC20, Guerlain 31-Amber Pale, and Chanel 20clair and Armani sheer blush in shade #10 is my favorite out of the bunch! It's shade is simply called #10-beige...but it's a gorgeous muted pinky mauve with micro shimmer. The shimmer is of the elegant sort...very evident in the pan, but translates onto the cheeks as a glowy sheen, not at all chunky or "glittery". One can hardly even detect glitter once it's applied to the skin, and it can only be described as the signature "Armani glow". I also love that they are surprisingly long wearing for a powder blush! I get a good 7 or 8 hours of wear even when I don't use finishing powder, and when I dust some Guerlain Meteorites powder (pressed or Pearls either one) over my face to finish, I get every bit of 10 hours out of these gems. I own 5 shades, but #10 is by far my favorite so thats why Ive chosen to review it...however, they are all spectacular in their own ways! The packaging is classic Armani: a simple sleek round black compact that contains no brush...I personally enjoy Armani's minimalist sleek packaging, I find it a pleasant break from all of the elaborate metal compacts on the market. It is very lightweight, but not so that it feels cheap...a caution: be careful if you've just handled anything oil based or greasy because it will leave a permanent fingerprint on the compact's black, brushed finish. All in all, if I could give these blushers 10 lippies, I totally would. They are a bit pricey, but if you treat yourself to this glowy indulgence, you will not be disappointed! Happy makeup-ing everyone!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is one of the only makeup items I've purchased online without seeing it person first. This blush is nothing like what I had imagined. On me, it is a pink with some gold shimmer but if I apply with a heavy hand it turns into a beautiful dusty rose. Unlike some other reviewers this blush leans more pink on my NC20 skin--there is very little peach. I find that if I apply too much it can look a bit frosty. This is nothing like orgasm on me (which is what I was expecting). It's so subtle, yet it gives me this sexy, innocent flush that none of my other blushes give me. It took me a little while to fall in love with this blush. I usually prefer louder blushes, but I can't deny that sexy flush it gives me. I've been wearing it every day and I love that it goes with pretty much any eye combo. It looks great paired with rouge d'armani beige 102 l/s. I would have to say that this blush justifies the price tag for sure. Did I mention the powder is buttery and fine and blends perfectly? Now that I'm not a GA blush newb i will definitely be checking out more of their blushes. I've been wearing it every day and literally the only drawback of this blush is that it makes me neglect all my other brushes since this is so perfect.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This blush is gorgeous. Pinky-beige flesh toned shade with shimmer. I can't say it lasts all day without oxidizing, but that's my own skin issue and not the blush. You get a huge amount for the price so I cannot see griping about price. Subtle enough shimmer that the effect is not flattening but nothing you can see from close up. I currently use their luminous foundation shade 5.75 and it is a shade too light for my ruddy skin but a close enough match and this shade is neither ashy nor too warm.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is my favourite blush and I have been wearing it everyday since I got it (3 months). On my NC15-20 skin it pulls the perfect balance of pink-peach. Some readers have commented that it can come across slightly frosty but I have not experienced this. I honestly think it is the most natural and pretty blush I've ever used.
It is not at all sheer as the name implies neither is it as pigmented as say NARS blushes so you'll never have to worry about clown cheeks!I My skin can get a little oily but this blush lasts about 8 hours on me - granted there is a bit of fading towards the last few hours but it is noticeably still there.
I love the minimalist packaging. It is sleek black and light weight which makes it easy to carry around. It does not come with a brush which doesn't really matter to me as I use my own brush to apply in the mornings and touch up isn't usually required.
Overall love this to bits!! I will defintely buy again as this is my everyday staple :) Love love love!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A lovely peach-pink blush with beige undertones in a sleek, black, matte compact is what you should expect from this blush. It has visible sparkles on the pan but once on the cheeks, it blends wonderfully on the skin and disappears. It is also pigmented and lasts a fairly long amount of time on my combination-oily skin and it is unscented. The texture isn't the greatest and smoothest but that isn't enough reason for me to dislike this blush. The deal breaker for me is that it turns to an unflattering reddish-brown shade as soon as it starts to oxidize on me, which I wish it didn't do. Other than that, it is a nice blush all in all. I cannot say it is a must have but if you get the chance to try it, do so.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
My HG blush. The texture is super fine and blendable. I love that it always look like it's glowing from within my cheek. I am around NC40 in MAC and 6.5 in GA and I was initially hesitant about the color, since it look so light in th pan, but it turned out to be my favorite everyday natural blush.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Really can't decide about this one.
Heavily excited to be wearing giorgio armani makeup, yes the colour is gorgeous, but in all honesty, i found one that was an identical colour and finish in the body shop for a mere £8, instead of the £28 i paid for this one.
And it runs out so quickly - I have to go over my cheekbones at least three times to notice a difference, as its not at all pigmented.
I think ill stick to cheaper brands next time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This started out as such a promising blush but I'm disappointed at having to write a less than glowing review. Though I was hesitant to try this upon seeing the amount of shimmer in the pan, the GA SA assured me it would look beautiful on me and to "wait and you'll see something wonderful". With blush brush freshly dusted with #10 at the ready, and an air of confidence and make-up sagedom not unlike a great Jedi Master she proceeded to apply. And it was wonderful and beautiful. #10 imparted a seemingly unmatched subtle peachy-pink GLOW on my NC30ish-with-a-smack-of-incredulous countenance. No shimmer! Smooth application! Blush that melds into skin and doesn't sit atop of it! Sold! Unfortunately, I discovered #10 would oxidize all kinds of ruddy on me after a few hours and the great disappearing shimmer would finally make its presence known. To its credit, it chooses a subdued shimmer-existance and remains completely wearable were it not paired with the ruddy color. A reviewer below mentioned her #10 would oxidize and turn ruddy when overapplied but, to my dismay, even the slightest application resulted in faint ruddyness which I consider to be unacceptable considering the peachy-pink glow it promises in the beginning. That said, it's worth a try - just test drive it for a few hours before buying considering it is $40+. Considering the rave reviews it has, it seems only a small percentage of people experience the oxidization that I have. I would still entertain the notion of purchasing other GA blush myself but will take my own advice and try (for a few hours) before I buy. #10 is going to the bottom of my makeup drawer and I won't be repurchasing (duhz)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm on the fence about this one. I have a lot of blushes in the shade from other brands. It a nice medium pink with a touch gold. The staying power is great and goes great with a neutral pink lip.
I love #2 more, but this is a great option for when you want a little bit more color.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that, for my skin tone, this is the prettiest, most natural looking blush I've ever purchased. I have tried so many blushers (NARS, Chanel, Dior, Laura Mercier, Lancome, Bobbi Brown as well as others and and a few DS brands). I buy them, try them and they end up in a drawer or on my S/L because on my fair, freckled skin they are just too pink, too brown, too orange, too peach, too mauve, etc, and I won't even get into bronzers on me... This kind of reminds me of another fav - Lancome Miel Glace, but with a more pink/peach luminosity to it. It's not sparkly, shiny or matte and gives more of a dewey finish. I really, really like this one and can see myself using it every day. It's perfect for me, even with the $45 price tag. I'll be purchasing backups...you know how they are - always DCing stuff.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
1-2 swipes, and it's a nice neutral pink with peachy gold shimmer that's visible in sunlight, but not OTT. More than that, it oxidizes on my face and looks too ruddy. That's when the peach-gold shimmer loses it's color, and becomes a shiny mess. It's a quality blush, and beautiful for when I want a cooler look, but works with both cool & warm makeup.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
The first thing that strikes you when you look at this blush is the packaging. Minimalist, matte plastic. Small, barely noticeable lettering at the front. Clearly, the point of the packaging isn't to brag about the brand. The quality of the mirror inside is good, too. It gets quite dusty from the blush, but one swipe or blow and all is well. The only thing I'm really missing for my convenience here is a brush.
I'm on the extreme side of PPPism, no mainstream foundation looks well on me aside from Armani's Face Fabric Second Skin #8. And yet, somehow, this strong, dusty rose blush looks great on me. Which is a feat. It's great for summer-time, a time when I use more as a bronzer than a blush along with a highlighter (Stila's Kitten eyeshadow) on my cheeks for a healthy glow.
Don't be fooled by the golden shimmer in the pan or swatch on your hand. It's finely milled and in no way looks 'artificial' or frosty. One dab is more than enough for me to apply on one side of my face. The application is very smooth, no streaks or 'racing stripes'. It's bullet proof and lasts all day, but if you're overzealous with the application it's difficult to remove the excess.
As for bang for buck... I've had my blush for a year now, and I barely hit the pan even though I use it almost every day. This is a blush that I'd recommend to anyone, especially since it seems as though it is very versatile and suits a lot of skin tones (even mine). Great stuff!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This one works well on MMM/GGG skins too, I'm LSF 7/MAC NC30-35. For a low key, no makeup look, I use only a little to avoid overdoing the shimmer. This is perfect with GA's new #33, a coral/pink MLBB super sheer lipstick.
I hate the fact that GA powder, blush and bronzers have identical packaging. The labels on the back are also black and have tiny print--Arggggh. I mark the backs with a fat indelible marker so I don't waste time looking for what I want.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
In a word, this blush is perfection. Up until I tried this, I was a chanel JC girl all the way. I had no idea what I was missing. I can only describe it as art in a pan :). The color seems to suit a wide range of skin tones based on the huge range of my MUA friendswho cite this particular blush and shade as their total HG.
If your looking for more specifics, I am nc30/35, GA 5.5, Chanel 2(40) olive and this blush creates a natural flush unlike any other I have encountered. It brightens without being too pinky and yet its sophisticated enough to wear to work or for more refined events. The color in the pic is not quite true to life...there is more dimension irl (you just have to see it to know what I mean). Bottom line...get thee to a GA counter and give this gorgous blush a try. While I like some of the other GA sheers, its only the #10 that is magic. :)
If I had to have one blush for the rest of my life, this would be it. Can't make it any clearer then that :).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Even though it looks 90% the same as #2 in pan, its way different when applied on face. It has a tan/warm beige undertone in it, even a bit of wine shade; #2 is a pale pink with nothing brown. This one is comparable to NARS Madly, maybe a bit OASIS when applied heavily. Its a mature but nature shade, great with heavy smokey eyes or bold lips. Pretty much all season.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
When I first saw this color I was a little taken back by its shimmer but the MA tried it on me and told me it's their most popular blush. I am really enjoying this pinky/peach...the color is beautiful, texture is lovely and it's very easy to pick up with a brush unlike my old favorite Chanel Be Bop which tortured me forever. Definitely recommend.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a lovely chameleon blush: It's mauvey in the pan, but on my face it's a browned rose with a peachy gold shimmer. The undertone with the shimmer makes the blush versatile--it can be used with warm or cool, pink or (slightly) peach lippies. Very unique. One lippie off for the price and the fact that I have to be careful not to overapply for fear of shimmer overload.
For reference: I'm brunette, hazel eyed, NC 25-30, LSF 5, Dior 2.0-3.0.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
In general, I am not a pink blush fan. I have yellow toned tanned skin, and I find peaches and corals tend to work better. But this is a unique color. It's a pink yes. But it has a golden/ bronzey undertone that warms it up and the shimmer is so fine it's just glowy.overall a great color for warm and neutral skintones.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love Armani's blushes. Theyre amazing quality and sooo finely milled that they just sink into the skin. This is a gorgeous pinky,mauvey,bronzey type color with subtle shimmer. Im an Armani LSF 7 and this just gives me a subtle glow with a bit of color but nothing OTT. This is my go-to blush when i cant decide what color to wear. I always get compliments when im out while wearing this. Its Just perfection. Im not a huge fan of the Armani packaging as its a bit boring but love the products!! If youre a blush lover like i am, you need such a gorgeous and unique color in your collection.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love Armani's subtle minimalist packaging. This blush is a gorgeous rosy bronze with a hint of shimmer. For reference, I am an LLL, BB Sand, NC-20. As long as I apply it lightly, it's the perfect veil of natural color.