Giorgio Armani No. 09 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 09 Fluid Sheer ($62.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a bold, brightened, fuchsia-red with cool, blue undertones and fine gold, pink, and violet shimmer. This is sheerer than it looks, though it is one of the more buildable shades in the range. It is easiest to get a sheer tint of color (noticeable but still lets a lot of the natural skin color come through), but two to three layers gets you semi-opaque color, if desired. The finish is more satin once applied as the shimmer doesn’t stand out. I liked applying this prior to foundation and then using foundation to help keep it from being too intense on me, when I wanted to wear it as more of a distinct blush. For a sheerer tint of color, applying on bare skin or over foundation worked just fine with a few pats of the fingertip or a small, stippling brush. The texture was thin, a little watery, and it did seem thinner than the average shade in this range. On me, the color wore for almost ten hours before fading slightly. Colour Pop Clutch (P, $8.00) is less shimmery. YSL Fuchsia Desinvolte (01) (P, $40.00) is brighter, cooler. NARS Adoration (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Surratt Beauty Rougeur (P, $32.00) is darker. Burberry Hydrangea Pink (P, $42.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Giorgio Armani No. 09 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer No. 09
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%

Too Faced Baby Love Love Flush Blush

Too Faced Baby Love Love Flush Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “soft dusty nude with fine gold sparkle.” It’s a muted, medium rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a dusting of gold shimmer and sparkle. Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Tarte Empowering (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane (P, $25.00) is warmer. Tarte Elevated (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Hourglass Mood Exposure (P, $35.00) is warmer. Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is lighter. MAC Corol #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is more shimmery. Tarte Celebrated (LE, $26.00) is lighter. YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is more shimmery, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Baby Love Love Flush Blush
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush Baby Love
B-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5.5
Application
5
Total
82%

NARS Tribulation Blush

NARS Tribulation Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “shimmery rosy sand.” It’s a light-medium gold muted slightly by hints of beige paired with a luminous, shimmer-sheen finish.
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NARS Tribulation Blush
NARS Powder Blush Tribulation
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%

Becca Flowerchild Mineral Blush

Becca Flowerchild Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “peachy pink, golden highlights.” It’s a light-medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a light dusting of gold shimmer. This is a very standard shade for most brands to include in their blush offerings, so there is no shortage of dupes! Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Sand (LE, $65.00) is lighter, cooler. Colour Pop Fox (P, $8.00) is less shimmery. Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. NARS Fervor (Left) (P, ) is lighter. Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is darker. Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker. Tarte Glisten (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer. YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Who’s Your Poppy (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer. MAC Petal Power (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, warmer. IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer. Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE, ) is more shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is cooler. Guerlain Peach Boy #2 (P, ) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Becca Flowerchild Mineral Blush
Becca Mineral Blush Flowerchild
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
Permanent

MAC Film Noir Blush

MAC Film Noir Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “rich warm chocolate [with a Matte finish].” It’s a very deep, dark burgundy brown with warm, reddish tones and a matte finish. I couldn’t think of any dupes based on products I’d reviewed in the past; it’s much, much darker than anything I was considering (Chanel Plum Attraction, MAC Pressed Amber, NYX Taupe).

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MAC Film Noir Blush
MAC Powder Blush Film Noir
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
79%

Sleek Makeup Pixie Pink & Pomegranate Blushes

Sleek Makeup Pixie Pink Blush ($6.99 for 0.27 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft and silky with some excess powder kicking up in the pan, but on the skin, the blush didn’t look powdery, which is where it counts the most. It was richly pigmented, and the silky quality of the powder made it easier to blend on the skin. I noticed it darkened on my skin, though if you are naturally drier, you may find it stays truer to the color in the pan. It wore for eight and a half hours before breaking down. NARS Roman Holiday (LE, $30.00) is darker. Colour Pop Mochi (P, $8.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is more muted. NYX Flamingo (P, $5.00) is . Urban Decay Quickie (LE, ) is darker. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $7.99) is darker. NARS Mistinguette (LE, $30.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sleek Makeup Pixie Pink Blush
Sleek MakeUP Blush Pixie Pink
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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