Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige review and swatches.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #10 Beige.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige.

Blushes in general are the chameleons of the cosmetics world.  What you see in the pan does not necessarily translate the same way on the cheeks.  I feel like Goldilocks, some colors are too dark, others are too light, and some are down right hideous.  Enter Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige ($44 US/ 6g) what you see is what you get; he is just right 🙂   According to the sales associate at Saks, 10 Beige is the #1 seller in the Armani blush range.  The name is a bit deceiving, 10 Beige does not resemble any beige color I have ever seen.  This peachy/pink color with pink and gold micro-shimmers is quite flattering, sophisticated and smooth.  Forget the porridge ladies, this is all about the “Oops…I didn’t mean to do that” flush of color to your cheeks.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige.

Many people have compared Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige to Nars Orgasm.  The latter has such a huge cult following. Every makeup enthusiast, at one point in time, has used that color–myself included, however on me it looked downright clownish.  The strong pinky/peach base color coupled with an unnatural golden sheen was completely unflattering and artificial.  Nars Orgasm had performance issues and it left me unsatisfied (despite the name 🙂 )

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige heavily swatched and blended out.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige heavily swatched and blended out.

The Pros:

  1. GA 10 beige has an ultra silky smooth formula.
  2. Sleek black magnetic packaging coupled with a sizable mirror.
  3. Blush 10 Beige is very natural looking…for women who seek the “less is more” look.
  4. Powder is tightly pressed into the compact–no annoying powder flying everywhere when you swirl your brush in the blush.
  5. Pigmented with a sheer texture and tone.
  6. Blends easily to meld with the skin rather than sitting on-top of the skin.
  7. Refined shimmers transform into a beautiful sheen on the skin to give that “lit from within” look.
  8. The more the color is buffed into the skin the more luminous the effect.
  9. No fragrance or parabens.
  10. Armani offers 6 g/$44 as opposed to Chanel blushes which offer 4 g/$43.
  11. Universally flattering color pairs well with most eye looks and lip colors.
  12. Ideally suited for lighter skin tones.
  13. Permanent color in the Armani line.
  14. Stays put for 8 hours and beyond…(longer if you use Skindinavia Setting Spray).

The Cons:

  1. Armani Cosmetics are not readily available at all department stores.
  2. Absence of a protective cover and/or brush–at this price point, an additional item should have been included.
  3. Darker skinned beauties may find this more suitable as a highlighter rather than a blush.
  4. Medium skin tones will have to layer 10 Beige, to reap the benefits of the lovely peachy/pink glow.

I prefer to apply 10 Beige with my Tom Ford Cheek Brush (reviewed here).  Simply, dip the brush into the blush and using a tapping motion, pat the color across the cheekbone area, until you have reached your desired intensity.

Giorgio Armani Cosmetics can be found at Bloomingdales, Saks, Nordstrom, and Bergdorf and giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige worn on the cheeks.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige worn on the cheeks.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige worn on the cheeks.

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige worn on the cheeks.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you if you seek a refined sophisticated look, then you will not go wrong with Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige.  This color hits all the right notes in terms of texture, color, luminosity, and even packaging.  Truthfully, I was torn between GA blush and the new Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in (84) Accent.  I chose Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige because of the size, silky feel and lack of fragrance.  So glad I did.  Do you own any GA Sheer Blushes?   Be well and stay safe.

-M-

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