Blushing Fabric ($39) shades for Spring 2013 with the Pop Collection: High Density Orange, #8, and Fuchsia, #9. Either shade will create a pop of color that transforms into a soft flush when it makes contact with the skin.
Blushing Fabric is a micro-blend of water-soluble pigments that creates a luminous and luxurious fabric-like finish with incredible transparency. Inspired by Armani's finest couture fabrics - silks and chiffon - this sensuous "textiled" color wraps the skin in weightless perfection.
Blushing Fabric is like wearing a "colored layer of air" on your skin. Formulated with Armani's MicroFil 3D technology, it creates your "second-skin blush." The unique MicroFil 3D formulations in Armani makeup products are characterized by lightness and fluidity, facilitating seamless blending and layering to enhance the natural glow of the skin.
As you might expect, I selected #9, Fuchsia. High Density Orange is actually a pretty peach on my skin, but I'll get more wear out of #9.
You must try Blushing Fabric in order to understand how it will look on your face. Don't ever let the color on the tube dissuade you from trying these long-lasting blushes. It takes only the tiniest drop, about the size of the head of a pin (or less), to make you blush. You might think the 20 ml tube is "stingy," but when you see how little product is needed per application, you'll realize the tube will last for years.
Blender Brush or any cream blush brush. Or just stick with your fingers. Make sure that you use very little and blend quickly before it sets. You can always build the color, but it's hard to subtract it. It's a bit like a stain.
You can see why #9 was dubbed Fuchsia. It has a vibrant hue, even though it's perfectly wearable by us pale faces. I blended the swatch on my arm, although I left enough unblended product to produce decent swatch photos.
I wish I could suggest you look at the shades at the Giorgio Armani Web site. They show them on the Pop Collection page, but when you get to the Blushing Fabric Page, #8 and #9 are not shown as available. I suspect that will be rectified soon. I purchased my #9 at Saks Fifth Avenue. I'm sure most Armani counters will have these new little darlings soon.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty