Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer ($59.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a warm-toned, darkened bronze-shimmered reddish-brown. It sheers out to a burnt sienna kind of color with a faint red and bronze shimmer that’s very, very fine so it’s hard to see on the skin (and gives off more of a sheen overall). MAC Stylish Me is similar when this is applied sheer. MAC Hidden Treasure is redder, not as warm-toned. MAC Stratus is more plum, less brown. See comparison swatches.
The Fluid Sheer formula can be worn however you want; it’s a face product, but it could easily be used as a body product, too–highlighter, bronzer, blusher, all-over. With the intensity of No. 12, it most obviously works as a blush and bronzer, but with just a little amount mixed into foundation or moisturizer can give a slightly sunkissed look all over the face without being too much (but very fair complexions may find it is too strong). This is a shade that will be exceptional on medium-dark and deeper skin tones. The consistency is thin, very fluid, and sheers out readily, but a little goes a long way, so be very gentle and slow when pumping out product. I was able to control the pump enough to get just a drop out a time, but one full pump is likely far more than you’ll need for any small area. The resulting texture, as it dried down, was slightly dewy, part glowy, that didn’t emphasize my pores and looked like a natural finish. This shade lasted nine hours on me when I wore it as a blush.
P.S — Giorgio Armani Beauty is also having their Friends & Family sale now through the 30th, so that’s 20% off + free shipping when you spend $75.