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