Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Review & Swatches: Neo Nude Powder, A Blush, Ecstasy Lip Balm

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Review and Swatches
Giorgio’s Armani’s Neo Nude Collection for summer 2018 is all about helping you achieve a ‘no makeup, makeup look’ in simple, yet effortlessly easy products to add to your beauty routine. The summer collection comes in beautiful nude packaging and includes the Neo Nude Compact  Powder Foundation, Neo Nude A- line Complexion Enhancers, as well as 3 shades of the Ecstasy Lip Balm. I picked up a few pieces as soon as they appeared on Nordstrom’ s site a few weeks ago and today I have my review and swatches to share with you.

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Review and Swatches

The Neo- Nude collection is made for the woman who prefers a more natural look to simply enhance the face, lips, and cheeks in a subtle yet beautiful way. All the products in the collection feel weightless on the skin and is so appropriate for warm, summer days.

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Review and Swatches

The Neo Nude Compact Foundation is a pure pigment powder that provides a radiant finish. It can be used as a finishing powder or can also be worn alone as a powder foundation with sheer coverage.

Details, courtesy of Nordstrom:

“The powder transforms into a veil-like filter, avoiding any harsh lines, smears or caking. Powders traditionally are formulated with “white filler powder” that cause light to reflect off the your skin in photographs. This formula contains pure pigments that eliminate this “flash-effect” and leave your skin looking photo-ready throughout the day. It combines the radiant finish of liquid foundation with the portability of a compact. It’s the perfect glow product for the woman on the go.”

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Review and Swatches

I picked up Shade 5.5 which is described as medium/cool undertone. The powder seems to have an almost imperceptible finish, much like the Luminous Silk Compact, reviewed here. Once  applied, however,  it provides a radiant, healthy, subtle glow that breathes life into my complexion. I love the natural luminosity it imparts. I use it to softly set my makeup and to touch-up through the day as needed. It seems to give the perfect veil of radiance and I am enamored with the stunning design and effortlessly easy application.

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Review & Swatches

I also picked up the Ecstasy Balm in shade 1, which is described as a nude pink. The lip balm is packaged much like the Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks which I reviewed here,  except they are more of a sheer balm. It helps to enhance my natural lip color beautifully. My lips are enveloped in a cushiony balm that provides nourishing comfort and hydration. The formula contains antioxidant caper oil which adds softness to the lips and provides a smooth texture that isn’t sticky. This is a beautiful summer lip addition that I will be a staple in my makeup bag this summer.

 Finally, I picked up the Neo Nude A-Blush in #50. This sold out quickly online and I was happy  to find one at my local Nordstrom counter. The blush is a water -based liquid color. I would describe the color as a mid tone pink. It is packaged much like the Armani Lip Magnets if you’re familiar with them, reviewed here. The applicator is similar to that of the Lip Lacquers except the applicator for the blush is more velvety and soft while the lacquer applicators have a more pointed tip for precision.

Details, courtesy of Nordstrom:

“The sheer formula is like a watercolor for your complexion. Effortlessly blendable and buildable, application is basically mistake-proof. A unique velvet applicator collects a perfect dose of the highlighter for easy application.”

The Neo- Nude A Blush is easy to apply and provides a beautiful wash of color on the cheeks. It seems to dry down to a stain when swatched, but on the cheeks, it provides just the right amount for a natural looking flush. It is buildable, yet still lightweight. I dab a few dots on the cheek and I use my fingers to blend it for a sheer wash of color on the cheek. It is so easy to use and packaging is so chic. Swatches to follow below.

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Review and Swatches

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection Review and Swatches

Bottom line, this collection truly lives up to it’s Neo-Nude moniker. It’s just perfect for anyone who wants to enhance their features while still allowing their natural beauty to shine through. It’s practical, no fuss, and the packaging is completely swoon worthy.

You can find the Armani Beauty Neo Nude Collection at Nordstrom and the Giorgio Armani Beauty website.

Thanks for stopping by today. I am excited to share more new launches in the upcoming weeks!




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