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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Product Review: Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #10

When I made my Christmas Wish List last December 2010, the Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush was included. I got everything on that list (which wasn't a lot anyway) except for that blush. Well now, I finally got it! :P


I like the sleek black plastic matte minimalist packaging of this blush. It doesn't boast of its brand, being Giorgio Armani, but it will just keep you wondering if the product inside the simple packaging is good enough. I like that it doesn't scream it's expensive like Guerlain does. :P Plus it comes with a mirror and even though there is no applicator included, I don't mind that there is non because I so much prefer using my own blush brushes.


The shade I got is #10, which, I read is the best-selling shade among their blushes. 

On the pan, the blush looks blah and ugly. Nothing that made me gasp with delight, no "ooohs" and "aaahs".

Here's a closer look at the blush. As I have mentioned earlier, it looks ugly and boring in the pan but the moment you swatch it, it transform into a luminous peach-pink shade with beige undertones. It has a golden iridescent shimmer to it that gives the cheeks a very healthy and beautiful glow. It looks almost like NARS Orgasm on my cheeks, but is a tad less pink and with less shimmers. It looks almost natural on me.


The texture isn't as silky and velvety as Japanese blushes are and even though the powder isn't finely milled, it still blends well with the skin, much more like it melts on the skin, with the right amount of pigment giving the cheeks a healthy flush. I also love that the staying power is good that even though it is very hot right now, it stays on my cheeks for 4-5 hours. The sheen is gone but the color is still there. Most importantly, it does not break me out.

However, this brand isn't locally available so if you want to purchase one, you'd have to look for a friend who will go out of the country to purchase this for you. And it might be a tad expensive for $300 HK or roughly Php 1800 if converted, but still less expensive than Dior, Chanel, and Guerlain. Those who didn't like NARS Orgasm might want to give this a try but according to some, it appears differently on them. On some it looks too beige or brown. I guess it depends on one's acidity too. Those who prefer really pigmented blushes might not like this too. And this may not show up well or as peach-pink on women of color.

Overall, a very pretty blush to own and I'd give it a 4.5/5 rating. If I see the need to repurchase, I would., but I don't see that happening soon as a little goes a long way with this blush. It also contains 6g of product which will last me a long time as well.

Swatch (L - blended; R - swatched)

Have you tried any blushes from Giorgio Armani? :P

Happy Saturday, super awesome peeps! :P



28 comments:

  1. great review pam! :) lovely swatch! this is really gorgeous bronzey, pinky type with subtle shimmer :D haven't tried any GA products! but id love to! :D

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  2. TBA, go try 'em! Especially the blushes and the Lasting Silk foundations. :P

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  3. based on your pics and swatches, parang kapareho nya yung MAC Springsheen ko hehe its a bronzey peach with a bit of pink and gold shimmers =)

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  4. Kim, if that's the case then Springsheen could be the save version of this blush! :P

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  5. i haven't tried GA blushes ^_^ i agree the packaging looks dull!! it looks it applies so smoothly though :)

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  6. Jennifer, that's true. It does apply really smoothly. :)

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  7. pammy is a blush and foundation fiend! LOL! you make me want to go to HK and buy GA blushes. :)

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  8. Sugar, I think you should really go to HK and buy GA blushes. And foundations and lipsticks too! :P

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  9. Hindi pa! I haven't tried this, I heard the Giorgio Armani foundation are good too!!!

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  10. Nikki, you gotta try these! Will do a review of their foundation soon! :P

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  11. this is a lovely shade :) thanks for the wonderful review <3

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  12. love this review, had no idea they were doing cosmetics. it's such a gorgeous shade :)

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  13. Fashioneggplant, me too but as long as they're making awesome makeup, then I won't complain. Haha! :P

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  14. Doesn't look ugly on the pan at all! The swatch is gorgeous.. too bad I could never bring my self to splurge that much on a makeup!!

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  15. Nic, it's cheaper than Chanel and Dior and Guerlain! I wish you can try this blush too. :P

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  16. Kim was right, this does look pretty similar to the MAC Springsheen shade that I saw on her blog...

    another pretty blush! you really are on the Blush phase right now..hehehe

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  17. Hollie, I promise I'm done with it. Haha! A phase not good for the wallet :P

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  18. It's like a lighter version of NARS Orgasm and I bet it looks really nice on you cheeks especially that you're light skin.

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  19. Becky, a lighter version of Orgasm indeed and a bit more natural. :P

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  20. So pretty..I love GA's blushes. I think this one looks more refined and polished when applied than Nars orgasm!

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  21. I didn't know Giorgio Armani had blushes! This looks like a good product but quite pricey tho.

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  22. i havent tried this! but i would love to. i just dont know if this would fit my skin tone. and of course, i dont know where to get this haha!

    thanks for sharing this lovely product :) i promise you, the swatch looks gorgeous!

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  23. Burning Skies, they probably just don't make a lot of buzz like Chanel, Dior, and Guerlain. But the product itself is definitely at par with the blushes those other brands has to offer. :P

    Reina, I see one being sold on eBay or if you know anyone going to Hong Kong (cheaper) or US, they can definitely grab one for you. :)

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  24. the pinky with the shimmer is a nice glow for the blush, and the minimalistic packaging is nice as well

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  25. Julie, agree. I like the packaging a lot. :)

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  26. rar! the packaging got me alr. anything black for me! looks promising hah! thanks thanks a lot girl:))

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