Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Dupe

L'Oreal true Match foundation Giorgio Armani Dupe


Many of you may know that my favourite foundation is Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk nothing glides on so smoothly, gives the right amount of coverage and has the lasting power of Luminous Silk, but I have found a dupe in L’Oreal True Match.

This may not come as a surprise to you make up mavens, as they are both owned by the same company and are probably made in the same factory.

The Finish

Both have a dewy finish with the L’Oreal True Match being slighter matter which I actually prefer because I always powder on top.

Shade Range

Luminous Silk has a vast shade range, I have the shade 5. L’Oreal True Match although it has 22 shades it is very hard to match yourself up. True Match is split into 3 shade categories – warm,cool,neutral. Although they have an online guide that can help you here. I found the shade W3 to suit me perfectly.


Luminous Silk £34.50

True Match £9.99 

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Dupe

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Who wants a shade that there but it’s not in your face, goes with every outfit, looks effortlessly chic and will stand the test of time?

I know I do, Being a huge Nails Inc Porchester Square lover but hating the lovely £11 price tag. I have always been on the look out for a dupe and ladies I think I have found it. Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Almond fits the bill perfectly.

Nails Inc Porchester Square is slightly more lilac in tone but you can only see that if you look really closely.

The key to applying this nail polish is to apply really thin layers. If you go in to thick it just look gloopey.

Any other nail polish dupes I should know about?

L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer |Review and Dupe



L’Oreal is seriously wowing me at the moment with all the dupes its pulling off.

What I like about it?

The brush is attached which makes it really easy to apply although personally I still love to blend it with my fingers.

Its multi-purpose meaning you can conceal those under eye dark circles and highlight your cheekbones and cupid’s bow all with this one product.

The coverage isn’t too heavy which means its perfect for everyday use and it doesn’t crease throughout the day as long as you really blend it in.

I picked up the shade Light which is lighter than my natural skin tone so it does highlight and brighten my under eye bags.

Any Dupes?

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclait

Where can I buy it?

UK: Online Here for £8.49

Ireland Online Here for €12.99

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The Repurchase Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk


You know it”s a good foundation when you repurchase it.

Why do I love it 

Well the list is endless but basically it’s seamfree finish (it look like your skin but better), shade range, it makes my skin glow something that is hard to do. It is the perfect combination of matte, dewy and radiant and if that doesn’t win you over maybe it’s staying power will.  On my skin (combination) it stays for around 8 hours.

As there is a low SPF in it, there is very little if none of the horrendous flash back face.

What Colour did you get?

Shade 5

How much does it cost?

£35.50/€43  and can be found on Selfridges here,  on House of Fraser here  and lastly Brown Thomas here

Any Dupes?

L’Oreal True Match Foundation (it’s just slightly matter not always a bad thing in my books)

Review and Dupes of MAC Pressed Blot Powder



I bought this product as I was fed up with my shiny T-Zone that alway decides to join me at around 11am on the dot. I bought this in a MAC store but you can find this blot powder online here for $25/£15.  There are 5 shades ranging from Light to Deep Dark.

How does this work?

It contains Mica and Silica to absorb oil and reduce shine.

Does it really work?

Yes, I find that it does reduce my shiny forehead. I did use this all over to set my make-up  a few times but I have found I just prefer it on my T-Zone. A powder puff does come with it but I prefer to use a big fluffy ecotools brush.

How long will it last?

As I only use this on my T-zone a few times a day. I think this is going to last me a very long time.

Any Dupes?

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

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The Review | Soap and Glory Face Brush


You have probably heard the raving’s of many bloggers about well giant toothbrushes for you face such as the Clarisonic Mia. As much as I would love one I just can’t part with that much money.

So I have opted for the cheaper do it yourself version. This is by Soap and Glory I found is in the exfoliating glove section of boots. Yep exactly where you thought it would be!
Moving on, this brush has too side Hard bristles (white) and soft plastic bristles(pink). I find the white bristles too harsh for my face even when I do it gentl. I have very red skin as it is so were not enhancing that. So I don’t use that side! But I adore the pink bristles. They are so soft and squidy! and I just love using that side! I feel like it does take off alot more of my make up than if I used my hands. I do like this brush as an alternative to my usual muslin cloth. Perhaps because I hope it is getting the circulation going in my face and making me look younger. A girl can dream!

Have you tried face brushing?