Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer
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.

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No. 12

A+
It's a very rich, buildable product that can also be worn sheer with little problems, as it is very blendable and remains that way for enough time to spread and blend it out to even the sheerest layer of product.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer
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Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer

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26 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. helen

    These fluid sheers are just calling my name. First #5, then #8 now #12. Now, i can justify just about any purchase (12 pairs of black shoes, etc.) but how will i explain these when my VISA statement arrives????
    I’ve gotta get a hobby…..

  2. I’m loving the swatch on the left side of your arm. Now, I have to find a lipstick of the same shade. :D

  3. This one barely shows up :/

  4. I LOVE the fluid sheers! But this one looks too red for me :( I will wait for #11 to be back in stock or go to Nordstroms and pick it up…… Because I Am Obsessed!!! I Must Have!!! :) I ordered #8 and #9 and I can’t wait for them to come :) Yay Armani Fluid Sheers!!! Fun in a bottle!! lol!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alison Alison

    I love that you’re reviewing these! Now I definitely need one!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of somhrita somhrita

    i am undertone blind. is this better for warmer or cooler complexions?

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Angie Angie M.

    How did you apply all of the Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheers? With a brush, your fingers, or a sponge?

  8. Woah. This is the first Fluid sheer that really catches my eye!

  9. Very pretty. I like that these can be worn intense or sheered out.

  10. I think it might be a little too dark for me, but it looks great on you!

  11. Liz

    I really like it. I never have good luck with gel or cream blushes though.

  12. I have this one and love it, but it looks more golden bronze. I think they reformulated these and changed the numbers, I’ve had mine for a while . I like to mix a drop in with my BB cream and apply on my face. It enhances and warms up my complexion with a natural glow. You only need a drop it’s very concentrated . I might buy another color soon after reading these reviews.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of SandraJT Sandra JT

    This shade & the finish remind me very much of the Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Spice, which I picked up just last week at Sephora. It’s huge – 16 grams – for less than $30 in Canada. It’s an incredible product which looks beautiful on the skin, suitable in spring/summer/fall, and wears all day. It really suits light to medium to tan skin tones very nicely because it can be worn completely sheered out or built up.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of SandraJT Sandra JT

    This shade & the finish remind me very much of the Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Spice, which I picked up just last week at Sephora. It’s huge – 16 grams – for less than $30 in Canada. It’s an incredible product which looks beautiful on the skin, suitable in spring/summer/fall, and wears all day. It really suits light to medium to tan skin tones very nicely because it can be worn sheered out or built up. It’s by far my favorite product that I’ve purchased so far this summer.

  15. This looks really interesting…I really like multi-tasking products!