Armani debuted the Liquid Summer last year in only one shade #100. I tried it, it was a great product, just a touch more pigmented and darker than I wanted for an everyday bronzer. I tend to like a touch lighter bronzer a ‘sun kissed glow not full on tan’ versus the full on bronzer look. I am a NC 25-27 or light-medium skintone, so I can do bronzers well, I just prefer the lighter version of them. Shade #100 was perfect for me as a full on tan bronzed look. This year Armani put out shades #90 and #110 a lighter and darker version. I grabbed #90 or Sun Glow thinking a bit lighter would be perfect.
This has a glass dropper style bottle. The retail is $64 for 1 fl oz. Per Sephora “This revolutionary bronzer is a waterless formulation of volatile oils and pigments for ultra-comfort and blendability. With just one drop, the innovative, oil-to-pigment pearls glide on effortlessly for a flawless, buildable Mediterranean glow that leaves a no-makeup feel.”
If you haven’t tried the Liquid Summer yet it’s a highly pigmented thin liquid that has the pigments suspended in an oil base that evaporates leaving the pigments behind, like the Maestro foundation I love. This is very lightweight, highly pigmented, not greasy, doesn’t break me out, and it applies evenly. It’s thin and doesn’t add a greasy, thick layer like cream bronzers can. This can accentuate dry spots on dry or flaky skin just to be warned. On every other skin type it’s fabulous though.
This is a light brown with a yellow tone, it has very slight shimmer which is not really noticeable once applied, as the darker one did as well. It is perfect for what I was looking for, a glow not a tan. This will not show up well on medium skintones, on me it adds a warmth but not a tan, no matter how much I apply. I love that the two shades I tried #90 & 100 are not orange at all.
I use the Tom Ford #6 Cheek Brush to apply and it’s perfect for applying this. It blends this in effortlessly and streak free, while being able to control placement due to it’s smaller size versus a large bronzer brush. I need 3-4 drops in this lighter #90 shade, I only needed 2-3 drops of shade #100. However, you need so little for an application it does last a long time. You can apply this after foundation like I do for a targeted application, or add a drop or two into your foundation for overall warmth. You must shake this well before applying every time. If you’re looking to bronze or warm your skin in a non powder or cream way, this is the product to try.
Swatches(This is one drop with part of the drop rubbed into my arm below):