Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid SheerGiorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer ($62.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a light, subdued peachy-brown with warm undertones and fine gold micro-shimmer. It had sheer coverage, as described, that spreads and diffuses well on the skin. This is going to be better for fairer skin tones to be used alone as a highlighter or light blush/bronzer, while medium skin tones may find it works better for adding a slight warmth and dewiness all-over when mixed with base products (it doesn’t show up on me other than as a subtle, golden sheen when used on cheek bones). Alone, it wore for eight and a half hours before fading. MAC Margin (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented. MAC Summer Opal (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is more shimmery. Revlon Peach Light (P, $12.99) is less shimmery. MAC Stereo Rose (2014) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery. Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented. MAC Fairly Precious (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented. MAC Barefaced (LE, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Giorgio Armani Fluid SheerGiorgio Armani Fluid Sheer ($62.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is available in fifteen shades that range from sheer beige to sheer yellow to sheer copper. The formula is supposed to “dress skin in an illuminating veil of radiance.” It’s designed to be sheer, though some shades are more buildable than others, and in general, the darker hued shades are going to appear more pigmented and can be used as highlighting blushes or even as blushes (depending on your skin tone) — the brand actually calls out it can be used as “an eyeshadow base, blush, or bronzer” as well as your typical highlighter. It can be used alone, mixed with base products (like foundation, primer, or moisturizing). Some shades are glittery, others are shimmery, and others have very fine shimmer. Alone, I tend to get seven to eight hours of wear with lighter, shimmery shades and closer to ten hours or longer with some of the bolder shades, and it doesn’t seem to impact the wear of my base products (either shortening or lengthening the wear). I like fingertips or a duo-fiber/stippling brush for application using a patting and dabbing motion rather than a lot of sweeping, then a light buffing to diffuse and blend out the edges.

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Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 11 Fluid Sheer

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Viseart Paris Nude palette
On lips:
  • NYX Madeleine Butter Gloss
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I totally lost it, hadn’t purchased any remotely cosmetic in weeks..weeks! Two night ago, late at night after a really long and difficult day (long story short: I now have a baby goat living in my house with the dogs) I snapped and purchased 4 of these GA fluid sheers and 1 of the maestro bronzers. This was one of my picks and I’m so glad..it looks divine on you. I also grabbed shade 8,9, and 12. Not sure why it has taken me so long to jump aboard, but I guess I got tired of hoping for a group of mini versions to be offered. Now that sentence is out of my mouth..just wait..

This is such a pretty shade! I have medium toned skin, but this is much too peach to be anything but a blush on my skin – even Hourglass Dim Light turns me orange (and I’m not interested in a blush with this sort of formula). I’ll have to live vicariously through others like you wearing it!

I have a sample of shade No. 2, I believe it is, which I tried just this weekend. It’s beige toned with golden shimmer and I really enjoyed it as a highlight. πŸ™‚

I swatched several of these at Sephora the other day, and none even showed the slightest *hint* of color and/or shimmer… I wonder if it’s because they were old, but even if that were the case, these are far too expensive to not get through in a timely manner, and although you get a lot of product, it means nothing if you can’t get through it!

Weird! I think about 2/3 of the range are going to be lighter/sheerer where they aren’t tinting (more shimmer than a strong tint), and then about 1/3 are more like blush/bronze.

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