Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Fluid sheer dresses skin in an illuminating veil of radiance. This unique, translucent formula is available in a range of versatile hues including makeup base shades, correcting shades, and radiance boosting shades. Blend your favorite fluid sheer with foundation to add radiance, polish and sculpting definition to your complexion. Or use it alone as a makeup base. All skin types.
  • perfects, sculpts and illuminates skin
  • complete and versatile shade range
  • doubles as eye shadow base, blush or bronzer
  • sheer, lightweight texture and coverage
For Spring 2013 GIORGIO ARMANI brings six new FLUID SHEER shades.
The six shades: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12 will be added to the existing five which are permanent. Of the six new shades I purchased 8 and 9 from the Giorgio Armani website. When navigating the website I actually had to do a search for them. I thought they would be listed under the blush / bronzer category but they were in fact listed under the foundation category. Which makes sense seeing as how the ultimate purpose for these are to be used in conjunction with your foundation.

Click the link to check out my review of FLUID SHEER 9.

Previously Fluid Sheer #8 was a dark reddish bronze; almost a dark chocolate with hints of copper. It has been discontinued and now the new GIORGIO ARMANI FLUID SHEER 8 is a cool-toned shimmering medium pink. It isn't as pale as the Fluid Sheer #7 Pale Shimmering Rose and it's not as bright as the Fluid Sheer 9 - it is somewhere in the middle. When blended out it is quite similar to MAC Mineralize Blush duo MoonRiver. It gives the same shimmering effect with a slight pinkish sheen and there is a hint, almost subtle, of lavender undertones but it is barely noticeable. I didn't notice any chunks or flecks of micro-glitter with this formula either.

When I tried wearing the fluid sheer alone it gave my skin a beautiful healthy glow. It really perked up my tired looking skin and it didn't seem to enhance any wrinkles or fine lines. For those with oily skin you might need to apply a slight dusting of translucent powder but overall it didn't seem greasy nor did it oxidize into an oily mess.

Next I mixed the Fluid Sheer 8 with several different foundations. When trying to use a cream foundation it created a greasy mess. The two just didn't blend together very well and the end result was a greasy looking face. I tried a powder foundation and it was okay but there was a fair amount of flaking involved. The Fluid Sheer seemed to work best when mixed with normal to matte liquid foundations.

The Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheers are currently priced at $59.00 USD on the Giorgio Armani website, and on all other websites: Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, etc. they are listed at $60 for 1 fl. oz.

application techniques:
Apply with the blender brush to wear alone or mixed with foundation for a boost of radiance and color. Use on top of foundation for added highlighting and contouring.

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