I’ve held off my review on Giorgio Armani Beauty Blushing Fabric for a while now. I purchased all three shades of this blush early in July or so when it originally released. But counters had gotten a very limited stock in plus online was sold out for a little bit which is why I didn’t want to tempt and tease you with something that might prove unattainable.
I thought these were running for a limited time but two of my Armani Beauty counters have recently restocked and they are readily available again on www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com so I’d said it’s about time I told you all about them.
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A micro-blend of water soluble pigments create a fabric-like finish with incredible transparency and mimics Armani Beauty Face Fabric of the same name but in a blush format.
Those of you who use and enjoy Armani Beauty Face Fabric will undoubtedly find the joy in Armani Beauty Blushing Fabric as the texture, idea, and formula pretty much mimics the foundation.
Face Fabric is one my favorite products from Armani so of course upon seeing Blushing Fabric I was all about getting on board. I was not disappointed as Blushing Fabric brings a solid color cosmetic table that performs beautifully.
As mentioned above the product mimics the face fabric formula in the fact that it’s a thin, dense cream which has a powdery, primer-like feel (think Smashbox Photo Finish in a lighter format) which borders the edges of a silicone-like texture. Now this may bother you from my description particularly since I am all about hating on silicone products since they make me feel itchy but Blushing Fabric just feels velvety smooth and absorbs into the skin leaving behind flawless, photo finish color without looking garish, too pigmented, or crazy. You get a natural flush from the product sans the drama of a pigmented powder and of course, no itchy feel.
At first application the blush will feel powdery as it apples but it has a certain velvet like finish that feels very comfortable, extremely lightweight, and virtually weightless. You won’t feel like you have makeup on but you’ll have the benefits of a flawless blush.
I got all three shades since I couldn’t decide which I really had to have. Shades include Shimmering Peach, Sicilian Orange, and Pink Chiffon.
Every great formula suffers its downfalls…..
First off the price is a tad on the absurd side, marked at $38. But I cannot rant about this sadly because 1. you only need a little because it goes a very LONG way, one tube will last you years! and 2. this is high end makeup I don’t think you can debate much about it. Going into purchases like this, you know the investment and jump you are about to make.
Now the thing that really bugged me….
Shimmering Peach and Sicilian Orange swatch very different but do not make the mistake of purchasing both because they come across on cheeks as the same shade which happens to be a very reddish pink color. I didn’t quite love how both shades made my cheeks look red rather than a natural shade of pink or peach. It wasn’t necessarily an unflattering look but the product mislead me a tad bit because it swatches on my arm so brilliantly and beautifully but it applies very differently.
Now Pink Chiffon also has a problem…..
This shade is a tad too sheer and subtle so I can barely see it on my cheeks. Really, super fair ladies might see a bit of color with this but on my it was very subtle, almost non existent.
- Anyone looking for a natural flush of color in a lightweight formula ideal for warmer weather!
- Armani Beauty Face Fabric fans!
- Anyone who can’t justify $38 blush purchase!
I really wanted to love these and in some ways I do but they really aren’t something I can’t live without. I’d recommend at the very least heading to your counter to try them out if you like Face Fabric however do be aware of color selections and choices when deciding your purchase and have them, if possible, try it on prior to committing. The shades swatch beautiful but two apply the same and one simply fails to show up. I’m unsure if I’ll ever get through an entire tube before it goes bad simply because I wasn’t loving how they looked on because of the color (the finish is amazing, very flawless and natural). Perhaps on days when I am just running around with minimal makeup these will come into place but at $38 I expected to do so much more with such high end pieces.
Have you tried Beauty Blushing Fabric?
Did you love it?
Did you leave it?