In this edition I am going to compare high end vs. drugstore foundation:
Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup & L’Oréal NUDE Magique EAU DE TINT.
In my case I came across G.A. first and instantly fell in love with it, well almost!
The story goes: I was on a business trip to Munich with a friend and as you do – we went on a shopping spree eventually stopping at a big Douglas store where I was nonchalantly browsing beauty products, walking around until I bumped into my friend being zombied by a lovely lady from the Giorgio Armani counter and eventually succeeding in making her buy this new ‘unbelievably fantastic foundation’. My initial reaction was: ha ha poor girl have been fooled into buying ~50 Euro foundation (as I haven`t heard about it previously having vast experience in trying out an endless list of high end foundations).
Coming back to a hotel next morning when my friend was playing around with her new pricey foundation, I decided to give it a go as well.
After that it all went black.
I could not believe it. The texture, the feeling. I decided to wear it out and see how it was going to last but the only outcome was that by the start of the next day I was buzzing to go and pick up a bottle for myself. Ironic eh?!
Coming back to the UK I picked up a beauty mag where I saw an ad for this L’Oréal and just could not resist picking it up. The next morning when I tried it I was truly amazed that it feels just like my Giorgio Armani one (mind you I had no idea that L’Oreal Group owns Giorgio Armani cosmetics so it is not so surprising after all).
After trying both out for long periods of time I have noticed only tiniest difference in consistency. At the end of the day they are pretty much the same. They feel like silk on your fingers and like nothing at all on your face. You need a tiny amount which does possess a reasonable amount of coverage.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup retails for 38 GBP
L’Oréal NUDE Magique EAU DE TINT retails for 9.99 GBP