Giorgio Armani No. 12 Fluid Sheer Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

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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

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

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helen Avatar

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…..

Elysia Avatar

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!

Denise S. Avatar

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.

Sandra JT Avatar

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.

Sandra JT Avatar

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.

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