Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer Review, Photos, Swatches

Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer ($62.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and soft shimmer in hues of pink and gold. The texture felt lightweight and was thin but not as thin as the average shade is in this range. It had sheer coverage that produced a very light hint of color but primarily sheen on my medium skin tone, though layered two or three times gives more noticeable color. It blended out well and looked even applied. On me, the color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Charlotte Tilbury Formentera (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented, cooler. Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, cooler. bareMinerals Golden Gate Radiance (LE, $19.00) is cooler. MAC Scene to Be Seen (Inner) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, brighter, more pigmented. Giorgio Armani Light Rose (LE, ) is more shimmery, more pigmented, cooler. Bobbi Brown Nude Beach (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery. NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Giorgio 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. 17 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • IT Cosmetics CC Cream
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC Pro Matte Palette
  • LORAC Teal Eyeliner
  • LORAC Nude Eyeliner
On lips:
  • NYX Tea Rose Matte Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Very subtle, but still gives off a fresh, lovely glow on your skin! I like it, but I think we both know it’s that golden-bronze one ( I forgot its number! ) that I am going to go for in the not too distant future!

This is gorgeous! Christine, you have this on your cheeks in the photo ,correct?I’m wondering how this one would work mixed into foundation? Too pink- ish? If I do buy one, I want a versatile one.

Just on the cheek, yep! 🙂

You could definitely mix it! I think it’s similar in effect to Becca’s Rose Gold.

One more dupe for this is sold at the body shop. They sell it in a little lip gloss tube, but it works best on the cheeks. In case you don’t have 62 dollars for 1 fluid ounce of cheek tint.

This would be beautiful to add to my foundation or moisturizer. ..if it wasn’t so expensive. I just can’t justify the price in my head

These are all really pretty, but I’m still in sticker shock. Maybe they’ll come out with a holiday pack of 3 different ones in mini form, hopefully.

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