i think you noticed by now that i am focusing on blushes these days. this little darling arrived some days ago. i had an eye on the Sheer Blush by Giorgio Armani quite some time, but never took the step to get them because they always seemed so expensive to me. since i got the two Guerlain blushes (the Blush G and the Blush 4 Éclats) the price tag of 41.95€ (it contains 6g) for the Armani blusher got put into perspective ;)
because i don't have a Giorgio Armani counter where i live, i had to choose the shade online from different swatches and reviews (The Beauty Look Book and makeupalley.com were especially helpful) and went for #10, because it seemed to be the easiest but most stand out and most popular colour in GA's range.
i ordered from douglas.de, the only online source to get Giorgio Armani cosmetics in germany. i used a 5€ coupon code (564DEDM) and two other codes to get some goodies, which were a 60ml shampoo for coloured hair by Fekkai (FTS266) and a 100ml perfumed body lotion from Dolce&Gabbana (DGL365). this is a nice option with douglas.de, i love to get goodies like these, they always are great additions to gifts for friends&family. of course you could choose two samples, i went for one more Belle d'Opium by YSL and Armani Code Femme perfume sample.
the blush comes in a very sleek satin black plastic compact with a mirror. no useless miniature blush brush.
the texture is very fine and rather dry, it feels very light on your skin. the pigmentation is good, but it creates a sheer veil of colour instead of a intense stripe.
#10 has a muted light pink as base colour with lots of pink, copper and gold microshimmer to it, so it looks different in different light conditions. in sunlight it's more of a peach and in artificial light the pink hue is stronger. but all in all it's a light and subtle shade that looks great with every eye make up an lip colour. the very fine shimmer gives you a slight sheen so you wouldn't need an extra highlighter.
it applies evenly without getting blotchy and doesn't emphasize unevenness or enlarged pores.
i wished i could swatch all of them to choose a second colour ;)
in the shadow:
|in the shadow: Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #10 swatched heavily + blended out|
in the sun:
|Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #10 swatched heavily + blended out|
i also compared it to some light blushes i own, but you can already see in the pan that they aren't similar (also the light wasn't great when i took the photo, so i haven't swatched them).
|Guerlain Blush 4 Éclats - Giorgio Armani #10 - MAC Well Dressed - NARS Deep Throat|
here i wear the #10 Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush: