Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric Blush Review and Swatches – POP, FLESH, ATTITUDE and SKIN

August 31, 2014

Giorgio Armani has revamped their iconic Sheer Blush this year with the old range being discontinued. The new range is called Cheek Fabric Blush and I picked up the pinks 500 POP and 507 FLESH, and the peachy pinks 306 ATTITUDE and 502 SKIN. I love their Sheer Blushes for the quality, but I am also pleased to see this new range as they certainly look more appealing in the aspect of packaging as well as color choices.

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The new Cheek Fabric Blush is housed in a glossy black lacquer case with an incase mirror. First impression was that it is a lot smaller than the previous version – it only has 4 grams of product whereas the Sheer Blush was 6 grams. The con is that it retails for the same price but you get much less product (as with everything else these days…), and the pro is that it is more compact and portable to carry.

It has the silkiest and smoothest texture you can ever get from a blush, and it is ultra finely milled as with all Armani makeup so it looks very light and easy to blend on the skin. In terms of finish, the Cheek Fabric applies slightly more vibrant and brighter, so if you think the old range was too sheer you will be happy with the color payoff of this one. It retains its signature seamless flush of color look with a lit-from-within soft glow, which means it wold never look patchy and heavy with a visible edge line/border.

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The new colors that I picked are quite similar to the old ones (as you can see in my below swatches). Nevertheless they are really beautiful everyday colors (particuarly the pinks), and I am sure I will get frequent use out of these.

500 POP (Limited Edition) is an angelic matte milky pink with no shimmer. Compared to Sheer Blush 12 it leans more of a neutral pale pink, and can be used either as blush for fair complexion, or as an overall beauty powder that gives a sheer wash of soft pink glow to the cheeks.

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507 FLESH is a bright candy pink with micro gold shimmer which doesn’t show up on the skin.  This is a must-have color from this new collection for me!

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306 ATTITUDE is a bright peachy pink with silver shimmer. The color is similar to Sheer Blush 10 but leans slightly more coral. This is a universally flattering color that would look lovely on anyone (think about Nars Orgasm…)

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502 SKIN is a softer version of peachy pinky with micro silver shimmer. It looks very similar to Sheer Blush 02 in the pan but goes on more vibrant and has a stronger pink undertone.

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This is a FOTD/Selfie wearing the Cheek Fabric 502 SKIN which was taken with my new selfie camera CASIO TR35. If you follow me on Instagram you would know I just spent a ridiculous amount of money on this camera. It wasn’t love at first sight as I had really high expectations on it but I am starting to love it more and more as I get to know how to operate this camera better. I will definitely post a proper review for the camera in the coming weeks.

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Overall the new range has better color pay off and feel silkier than the Sheer Blushes. The quality difference is not that significant compared to the Sheer Blush as they were already superior to begin with, however they are worthy to collect as the new generation blush from Giorgio Armani. The Cheek Fabric is available at Nordstrom, and you can still get hold of the Sheer Blushes on Neiman Marcus online in the US.

 

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Sheila August 31, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Wow they look almost like creams on your arm swatch! Gotta look into these now 😛

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Jeslynj September 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm

You look so beautiful in this selfie! Your makeup looks natural yet flawless 😉

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Reika September 2, 2014 at 4:49 am

Thank you. You are always so kind and sweet 🙂

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Renee September 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm

I am not sure if I’ve asked you this question but are you still using the same eyebrow technique and products?? i like how light & natural it turns out x

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Reika September 2, 2014 at 4:48 am

Yes I am using a set of diferent products now (mainly Japanese brands). A new post should be up this week 🙂

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Renee September 2, 2014 at 6:59 am

You look even more so gorgeous after motherhood 🙂

I can’t wait for the new post!! xx

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Ena September 2, 2014 at 10:58 am

Old one in number 10 is my favourite every day blush.
Great post, I will have to look at the new blushes now 🙂
And what color is on your lips it looks very pretty and natural ?

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autumnsnow October 7, 2014 at 2:18 am

Hello. May I ask what brand is your cream sweater? Thanks!

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Reika October 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Hi the sweater is by French connection 🙂

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ranze December 16, 2015 at 5:28 am

Soo pretty!! I recently followed you on instagram and now reading your blog has become an addiction! May i know your lip color is for this selfie?

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Reika December 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

Thank you so much ranze! Oh that was quite a while ago so I don’t remember what lip color I wore for this selfie..I’m sorry..

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Castb December 16, 2015 at 10:53 am

Hello! Love your blog 🙂 if you are interested in selling the sheer blush 10 I would love to purchase it from you. My mother didn’t know it was discontinued and didn’t get backups for herself.

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