Thursday, 31 October 2013

L'Oreal Eau De Teint Foundation - Armani Maestro Dupe

Last year, I reviewed Armani's latest high-tech foundation, 'Maestro'. For those of you not-in-the-know, L'Oreal own Giorgio Armani Beauty (along with YSL, Essie, Lancome, Maybelline etc) usually, high street dupes of their high-end bestsellers tend to hit the market a few months after their expensive counterparts (previous examples include YSL Touche Eclat vs. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch and Armani's Eyes To Kill Intense Eye Shadows vs. L'Oreal's Infallible ones) and unless my eyes deceive me, L'Oreal's new Eau De Teint is almost identical to Armani's Maestro foundation.

Now, I didn't give Maestro a totally glowing review. I liked it a lot, but it's very dependant on your skin type, and most suited to those with almost-perfect skin in the first place. You can read my full review here, but I have to admit, with the hefty £38 price tag almost quartered to £9.99, it makes this foundation a whole lot more appealing, especially as an everyday base...

Left: Armani, Right: L'Oreal. Different shades, but identical formulation.

Before and After makeup using L'Oreal Eau De Teint (no filters)
There are only a couple of differences between the two...

The L'Oreal version comes in a teeny tiny 20ml glass bottle that has no pump. Not the most user-friendly or hygienic but it's passable, and very portable!

The shade selection is also smaller for the L'Oreal version (6 shades compared to 12), but if they have a shade to suit you then I'd recommend checking this out!

If you have normal-combination skin and are looking for a light coverage, ultra-natural foundation then I couldn't recommend this more. It's an absolute bargain by all accounts, and it looks great as a daytime base. See my review of the Armani version here.
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  1. This looks amazing on you. I definitely want to give this a try so shall see if they have a shade suitable to my skin. Your right it's not very user friendly or hygienic but if it's as good as it's counterpart I can't complain x

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  2. it looks great and looks very natural on you, and its not too expensive either :)

    Leyla xx
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  3. Sounds ok. I've been hearing rave reviews of this so it was nice to read a somewhat mixed review. Thanks!

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  4. I've been coveting this foundation for the longest time! So glad for the almost-dupe!

    xo runbarbierun.com

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  5. Great review, I don't think I'll splurge on Armani this time then. The finish is flawless on you! Xx

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  6. I heard this on YT body talk about this foundation!! If anyone's interested in trying the loreal one, its on offer is Sainsbury's at the moment for £7!! xxx

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  7. just bought it and i love this stuff!!xx

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  8. I'm not a massive fan of the L'Oreal foundation...I think it's really light coverage which is probably fine for summer but I need something a bit heavier in the winter x
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  9. I love this foundation and found its actually pretty build-able if you keep layering it up xx

    Charlotte| LongHairDontCare

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  10. Will this foundation work on oily skin?
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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    1. I bought it, I have oily skin and I love it very very much! Of course, it's not a mat finish, rather semi-mat I'd say but it's lovely. I have to touch up my makeup during the day because I get oily, even with a primer, but the finish of the Eau de Teint is so lovely that I don't really care :) You should try it out!

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  11. I LOVE THIS! I never knewi t was a dupe, i was going to buy the armani version today- thanks for the heads up!

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  12. Fleur! Your skin is flawless! You are so lucky. The foundation works (in my opinion) beautifully with your skin. Wishing you the best from the States!

    xo's, Abby

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  13. Might have to check this out! Thanks Fleur :)

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  14. I tried the loreal one in boots the other day and its so light...almost like water! you look lovely x

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  15. I use the Fitme foundation from Maybelline. It's a liquid foundation.

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  16. I saw this yesterday at a local drugstore but there was tester missing in the lightest shade so I walked away. Now I think I will check it out again somewhere else :).

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  17. I've seen the L'oreal one but never felt the need to look into it a bit more but now it looks like it just might be worth a second look at! x

    Harlean Rose

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  18. This is useful... I was thinking about trying the one by L'Oreal.

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  19. I use Giorgio Armani maestro from time to time and am so excited about trying this foundation and saving money!!
    Thank you for this great blog post.
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    http://helpmakemebeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I have been wanting to try the L'Oreal one for a while but wasn't sure due to how watery it looked but after reading this review I think I'm gonna go out and buy it, try it out! xxx

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  21. I'm not very interested by the L'Oreal one, but the Armani one seems to be great!

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  22. I have combination skin and I am looking for a light coverage, so I think this is perfect for me. When I finish my Revlon Nearly Naked I will definitely try this.

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  23. I like the idea of the light coverage but I just can't get over how small the bottle looks in my hand. It's like a sample size! I think I'll be trying Bourjois happy light first.

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  24. Ooh I'm definitely going to pick this one up! It seems perfect for my skin :)

    ♡ Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  25. Think im going to have to pick this up asap!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  26. In the US this is being marketed as L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder. It comes in a 27ml bottle for $10.99. It is available in 12 shades but I don't know if those shades are equivalent to the Armani shades.

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  27. i have heard alot of good things about both foundations i am def going to try out both of them

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  28. Really want to ret the L'oreal one!x

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  29. I really want to try it! I hope they have a colour for very pale girls ;D

    xx Jo Betty
    JoBettyB

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  30. I wish this offered more coverage... it seems like such a cool concept. :/

    Voyage of the MeeMee

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  31. I find it a little bit to dark for you

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  32. Hi Fleur...
    Can you tell me what's the shade of the L'oreal foundation that you use on the review?
    Tahnks

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  33. Ooooh, interesting. I bought the Armani one and actually returned it because I wasn't sure I liked it, especially at that price. But at a cheaper price point...

    Shani x
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  34. I picked this up the other day and love the feel of it...but you are right you need to be having a good skin day for this one!

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  35. Fleur, I like you so much! You're incredibly cool!

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  36. Sneaky that high end brands bring out such similar products in the high street!
    Not that I'm complaining.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

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  37. have been curious about this one. thanks for sharing this review! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  38. Have heard some pretty rubbish reviews of the L'Oreal but this is making me think other wise, thanks x

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  39. Excited to give it a try :) love cheap alternatives!

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  40. I've been wanting to give this a try since it came out but I the thin consistency put me off a bit, definitely going to go and try it now!

    www.rebeccalovesthat.blogspot.co.uk x

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  41. Wow L'oreal own such a HUGE chunk if the Beauty industry! Would like to try out their version of the foundation more than the Armani one.

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  42. Can't wait to try it! Bought the chanel vitalumier aqua recently after your recommendation! Thanks :)
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  43. i was thinking about trying this but as i quite like a fuller coverage i probably wont but this has really got me thinking about all the cheaper alternatives there are out there!
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  44. I was really thinking about getting the Armani, but ill try loreal and then try the armani if i like it!
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  45. great review! don't think i'll me pushed to try it though..

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    xx

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  47. this gets so many good reviews, I'd love to be able to get away with light coverage!
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  48. You are absolutely right about releasing similar formulations a year or so after its high end counterpart hits the market...However...
    Maestro has a patented technology and flat-shaped color particles that lay flat on the skin, whereas the drugstore brand does not. Maestro also has a color-matching tecnology in it that self adjusts on any skintone.
    The Loreal choice is nice, but if you really want flawless results I'd suggest Maestro.

    -Ashlee
    Loreal Beauty Advisor
    Giorgio Armani Beauty Brand Representative

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  49. I picked up the L'Oreal Foundation as soon as it hit the shelves and I LOVE it! It's perfect for me! Great blogpost! :) XX.

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  50. I like this foundation in general but it sits in my pores like nothing else regardless of if I use primer or not and it is very messy to use without a pump, so unfortunately It doesn't get much use from me.

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  51. hmm have been really wanting to try this but it looks a bit cakey on you x

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  52. I reaaally want to try it out!It looks perfect for every day!

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  53. I will definetely gie the L'Oreal one a try!

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  54. I need to look at the LOreal Foundation... Love the post! xx

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  55. Hi Fleur. can you please do a review on a YSL new foundation.... :) thank you!

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  56. This sounds great for minimal make up days. Raspberrykiss xo

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  57. Thank you,
    The given information is very effective.
    I'l keep update with the same.
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  58. Great to know there's a dupe, love your eyelashes! x

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  59. Really can't wait to try out the L'Oreal one now!! Thanks you:D http://lcsbeauty.blogspot.ie/

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  60. This foundation looks amazing, I have to try it!

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  61. Me acabas de hacer muy feliz, la Maestro se me sale de presupuesto, pero el dupe es genial!

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  62. Woow love the way this foundation looks on you.. thank you for your recommendation will definitely try it
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  69. I wonder if with 6 shades you can mix an match, at that price two bottles is still cheaper than one armarni. I love all your blogs mainly because they are informative and truthful, something I really appreciate in a blog!

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  71. I love this review. Japanese L'Oreal FINALLY promoted this foundation in Japan today so I'm going to give it a try :) Which shade are you wearing for the L'Oreal one?

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  75. This looks so pretty on you!
    I just did a review on this product aswell, my first blog post ever (woop!)
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