Friday, March 29, 2013

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color in Frantic Pink & Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush No. 2 Pink Side by Side- Swatches

Both purchased by me
This is intended as more of a pictorial post than an in-depth review of the two products featured because they appear to be part of the same color family. Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color in Frantic Pink (review forthcoming) & Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in No. 2 Pink (review forthcoming) both fall somewhere on the pink spectrum, but on me both transform into more of a peachy pink.
That both blushes are indeed luxury products with luxury price tags is rather obvious, and both are done quite well.
Left pair: Frantic Pink light swatch & heavy swatch. Right pair: Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush No. 2 light swatch & heavy swatch.
At an astounding $55.00 for .28 oz, Tom Ford Frantic Pink is the most expensive. Meanwhile, Giorgio Armani No. 2 Pink costs $44.00 for .21 oz, and is comparable in price to the Burberry Light Glow Blush that cost $42.00 for .24 oz, and Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush $43.00 for .14 oz.

While both Frantic Pink and No. 2 Pink are both finely milled, the texture of the Giorgio Armani blush is more finely milled and creamier. No. 2 is a softer shade than Frantic Pink, whereas Frantic Pink is comparatively darker, as well as more powdery and dry. This is by no means to say that Frantic Pink is chalky, but that No. 2 Pink is far more creamy and soft.  Like No. 2 Pink, Frantic Pink also imparts a lovely healthy glow, and that is indeed one of the hallmarks of Tom Ford Cheek Colors. Of the two, No. 2 is more subtle and natural looking, but Frantic Pink is likewise hard to overdo. Both are lovely colors, and indeed high quality luxury blushes, but if creamy dreamy soft textured ├╝ber finely milled blushes are your preference- then the Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush and Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush formulas will likely be more to your liking. That said, I am really loving Frantic Pink and No. 2 Pink- and am reaching for both quite often! Both are utterly perfect for the season!

To see how these swatches compare to Burberry Peony, Burberry Misty, Rouge Bunny Rouge Gracilis and Milani Beauty's Touch- then click here!

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful pinks! BRING ON THE SPRING!!
    I went to look at the TF blushes the other week and ended up buying Wicked. Frantic Pink didn't work so well on my skintone but so lovely in the pan. Hope you are enjoying both your Armani and TF blushes.

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    1. Hear hear!! Wicked is gorgeous- I swatched it at Neiman Marcus and was having a hard time deciding between it and Frantic Pink. It remains on my list, and I will definitely get it one of these days-- I can't wait to see your review and swatches!!!!!!!!!! I am definitely enjoying both of them! HAve a lovely weekend! <3

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  2. Hi Helen :)
    You have me falling for Giorgio Armani bad! First with the nude lip set (which I adore) then with your post on the lipstick No.501 & gloss No.507 now you are tempting me with this blush!!! lol
    I have the Frantic Pink, but I'm wondering how does the GA No.2 blush compare to Burberry's Misty & Peony blush? Or RBR Gracilis? Please if you ever have a chance sometime in the near future to post a swatch of all your light pink/peachy shades side by side that would be great ;)
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    xoxo Naomi

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    1. Hi Naomi! <3

      You and me both!! The more I try from GA the harder I fall for the line. Wait until you see my swatches of their new LE eyeshadow quads-- they are STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad that you are loving what you have purchased from them so far!!

      I just did a By Request post for you and just posted it in order for you to see all of those blushes swatched together! I hope that you like it!!

      http://lolassecretbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/by-request-pink-blush-comparison.html

      I hope this helps!!

      You have a fabulous weekend too!!!
      xoxox Helen

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  3. These are just stunning. I personally can't believe the prices but I'd still love to own them someday.

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    1. They are lovely, Marcia. The TF pricing is absolutely INSANE- so much so that I can hardly believe that I was willing to spend that on a single blush! I find Armani to be a bit more smooth and finely milled, and it also imparts that glow from within. There is definitely something to the TF blushes though, but I wouldn't say that it is higher quality than the Armani.

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  4. I'm sooooo glad you posted this review!!! I've been lusting after TF blushes as much as anyone, but after your comparison I think I wouldn't like it as much as the Armani and OUR beloved Burberry :-) Actually...was talking to Bronzerbunny earlier and saying how much my other blushes have been neglected because I love the Burberry texture so darn much!!! LOL!! So...in that case I evidently need to check out the Armani! And this No. 2 color you swatched looks like it might be close to my absolute favorite color ever - NARS Penny Lane. But I hardly wear it bc it's a cream and creams don't wear well on me, so I've been searching for a powder dupe forever and a day.

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    1. Hi Gummy!! I'm so glad that this is helpful to you! Based upon Naomi's request (above) and your comment- I just did another post with swatches comparing the Armani to Burberry, RBR, TF, and even Milani.

      http://lolassecretbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/by-request-pink-blush-comparison.html

      I definitely do not think that TF is better than Armani or our beloved Burberry-- in fact I find both to be more finely milled than TF. It really is pretty hard to match the creamy dreamy texture of Burberry-- but of the remaining two- I would say that the Armani comes the closest.

      I don't have NARS Penny Lane to compare it to Armani, but from online swatches (especially Sabrina's) they look close-- with Penny Lane appearing a touch more peachy and Armani's being a little more peachy pink. Have a lovely weekend! <3

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  5. Its really helpful to hear your thoughts on both, I'd finished up my Armani blushers so this is a reminder that I really should get some more :) xx

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    1. Hi Replica! My only complaint is that I wish that Armani would expand the colors offered, but I think that the quality is utterly superb! I really like Frantic Pink, but I do not think that TF blushes are better quality than Armani, Burberry, RBR, Chanel etc. I do think that the price point is also excessive with TF. :D

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