Dupe: Armani Luminous Silk Vs L’Oreal Lumi Foundation Review

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Dupe: Armani Luminous Silk Vs L’Oreal Lumi Foundation Review

Hello beauties! I ran out of my favorite foundation a few months ago. This foundation happens to be the holy grail of foundations with the price to match. With a baby on the way I couldn’t bare to spend that amount of money when it could totally go to things like nursery decor or a few boxes diapers. Look at me taking on motherhood so selflessly! Hehe! I remembered that I had seen that my foundation had a “dupe,” so I researched it & ran out to check it out for myself. Dupe: Armani Luminous Silk Vs L’Oreal Lumi Foundation Review, keep reading to see how these two compare & differ. Battle of high end vs drugstore! 

What skin type do they cater to?

These foundations are best for dry to normal skin, and for those who want a light-medium coverage with a dewy finish. Both are totally buildable, meaning you can continue to layer it to provide more coverage.

Left: L’Oreal Right: Armani

 

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 

  • $62 (but there is a $42 travel size)
  • Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus/online; high end makeup counters
  • 24 shades
  • 1 oz

 

L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup, Creamy Natural, 1 fl. oz.

  • $10-$15
  • 15 shades
  • 1 oz

 

 

The side with the sleeve on is the L’Oreal, and the side with sleeve off is Armani. I tested them side-by-side with primer, using a stippling method. Below I linked some amazing, affordable stippling brushes- trust me, this method leaves your foundation as if it were airbrushed. Try it! The Real Techniques one is my favorite! 


How They Differ:

  • Price
  • Shade range

Can you tell the difference? I sure couldn’t! Both leave an equally flawless finish. I walked out of the house & wore both the entire day. By the end of the day, both were still on flawlessly & oxidized the exact same way. If you’re looking for a luminous, dewy foundation, you can’t go wrong with either. It’s honestly a matter of whether or not you want to be bougie and spend the money on the higher priced item. Personally, I plan to keep using the L’O real one until it runs out! PS: In case you didn’t know, L’Oreal actually owns Giorgio Armani. 

I actually loved doing this post, so I’ve decided to make this some type of a series & doing my research & finding some more awesome dupes! Any item you’re interested in finding a dupe for? Let me know below!

Yours Truly- Yaniris

How To: Blow Dry Hair Like A Pro

 

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How To: Blow Dry Hair Like A Pro

Hello beauties! I get asked often “how do you get your hair that straight?” or told “I wish I knew how to blow dry hair.” Well, here’s your chance to learn how to blow dry hair like a pro! Or as I like to call it, get a fierce blowetazo. I have pretty thick, curly hair & have become a pro at getting this baby super straight, to the point where people forget my real hair texture. Keep reading for some tips & tricks, below you will also find a tutorial I uploaded to my Youtube channel! 

Few tips before I link the tutorial:

    • Air dry your hair for a bit, damp hair is best. Hair that is soaking wet will just take you longer to do.
    • USE HEAT PROTECTANT:

 

    • Invest in a good blow dryer. Lightweight & powerful is what you are looking for! Here’s the one I use in the tutorial:

Below are other great affordable ones.


    • Invest in good ceramic, round brushes. They heat up quickly, & are amazing at smoothing out the hair. Here are the ones I used in the tutorial:

    • Always point the blow dryer down so it keeps the cuticle down; otherwise, it creates more frizz.
    • Start at the nape of your head & work your way up. Use the size of your brush barrel as reference for how big of pieces to dry at a time.
    • For curled ends, flick/wrap the hair off. For super straight hair, dry straight down going in towards your face.
    • For v-v-v-olume, place brush under hair & dry hair upwards.
    • Finish off & eliminate frizz with a bit of oil. If your hair tends to get oilier quicker, avoid your scalp & work mid-ends. Here’s the one I used in the tutorial:

Finally, here’s the tutorial:

Remember, practice makes perfect. If you don’t get it on the first try, try again. If you’re still not getting it after 5-6 times, book an appointment with me & I can hook you up! Hehe! Any questions? Ask away below! Know  of any other great hair products, please share below!

Yours Truly-Yaniris

FYI, Makeup Expires




 
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Hello beauties! We see makeup or beauty products & we just have to have it! Did you know that makeup expires? Think about that before you spend tons of money growing your collection.

Just like food, our makeup can spoil. Unlike food, cosmetics aren’t required to have a printed expiration date, but what they DO have is a symbol that tells you how long it’s good for once opened. Inside the symbol is a number, and that number represents the number of months it is good for after being opened.

Skin is the largest organ in our body, remember that. What you put on your skin will be absorbed into your body. Your skin “eats” what you put on it. And, lets not forget that eye makeup and lip makeup are applied very closely to open orifices of our body, which means direct access to your bloodstream. This is so important to me right now, because I’m now sharing my body with my most prized possession, & the last thing I want is to harm them in anyway.

What happens to makeup when it expires? For sure, its consistency will change. The efficiency of active ingredients also becomes compromised over time. For example, after a foundation with SPF has expired, the sun protection may not be as strong as it was when fresh. This also applies to products that include salicylic acid for acne prevention or retinol to prevent fine lines. They can also start to harbor bacteria, causing infections, acne, pink eye, etc…

Here’s a list of how long you should keep your makeup once opened:

Now that I’ve scared the crap out of you! LOL! I have a few small tips:

  • Always keep a small spray bottle of alcohol & lightly spray your makeup once or twice a month. Good way to disinfect, just in case.
  • Tightly screw the caps back on to avoid products from drying out or contamination.
  • Watch where you store your makeup, make sure it’s not in a room where the temperature gets too hot.
  • Try not to let your brushes dry on a towel. Created mildew. Hang them, if possible! Sigma has a great Dry’n Shape Tower!
  • Keep track of when you opened the makeup by writing the date it’ll expire on it with a sharpie.

Got you thinking about that extra contour kit you didn’t need, huh? One thing I do, since my mentality is always “baller on a budget,” is ask myself if I really need it. Usually, if I buy something close to something I already have, the other gets donated or discarded. Plus, it’s better for keeping an organized, less cluttered vanity.

Yours Truly, Yaniris