A reader asked yesterday whether the two, Armani Maestro and Eau de Teint could be compared. Indeed they could! In fact, I would lay money on it that it’s the same formulation.
Without an ingredient list of both (although luckily I have both products, but clearly, not the same shades) it’s impossible to be 100% sure but having got both on my face today (only for my dog walk – I can’t go to work in two different colour foundations!) they feel exactly the same on the skin. Their texture is identical in as far as I can tell.
I know that ‘cascading’, as its known, is common practice – to allow prestige brands within the same umbrella group (i.e. L’Oreal) launch first and then let the formula filter down to the high street versions. I think this is a classic example.
The question is, did we pay vastly too much for Armani Maestro (£38), or is Nude Magique Eau de Teint (£9.99) – the ultimate Fauxmani – the bargain of the century?
I know that Eau de Teint is filtering onto Boots shelves, and a reader has just spotted it on FeelUnique (HERE) for normal £9.99 and free postage.. GO!
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I was actually going to ask whether the formula is the same as the Lancome Teint Miracle. ??
a blogger (the name of the blog escapes me atm) compared the inci lists of both products and came to the conclusion that it is indeed the same formula – minus the fragrance of the Maestro. HTH!
interesting! thanks for letting me know x
You can buy the Loreal Foundation now on feelunique
I am waiting since summer for this Foundation and search it today and find it 🙂
brilliant.. thanks for the heads up!
How does the formula compare with Make Up For Ever’s Face & Body foundation – I love that one and it’s kinda the powder in water with sheen kind of texture that I love. It’s so blummin’ expensive though so wondered if this was worth a go as an alternative? Only thing is, the lightest shade porcelain looks to contain lots of pink which might be a no-go. Thank you.
It’s not one I’ve used I’m afraid.. hopefully other BBB readers will be able to help. x
I am also afraid that the lighest shade is to pink of me.
I use Ysl Touche Eclat in BD10,B10
Armani Luminous Silk in 2
I would really like to get both of them just to see it for myself. I’ve heard a lot of things about the Armani’s foundations. Let’s hope the L’oreal will be as good 🙂 thanks for comparing these two
Just got some £7 in tesco”s will have a go and see if any good, only problem no testers and glass is frosted on bottle so just guessed the colour fingers crossed.
OMG the GA foundation is my holy grail hopefully this will save me a few quid!! Thanks x
I’ve just bought this in tesco (£7) just wondering what brush do you use to apply it?
I use my finger tips to apply x