So, first and foremost. I need to apologise for neglecting my little blog (also my YouTube channel) a recent personal issue has left me neither in the mindset nor the situation (lack of wifi, it huuuurts) to post regularly. However, I’m back. I will try to be more regular in my postings from now on.
Now that is out of the way. Dupes. I love a good dupe. It’s like finding an authentic designer at the op shop- paying less for something high end. I often find that I prefer the dupe in majority of the cases (my pocket thanks me).
My favourite dupe is probably no surprise to a fellow cosmetics hoarder. When Hourglass first announced the Ambient Lighting Blush (a hybrid of their cult Ambient Lighting Powders and a powder blusher) the beauty universe lost their marbles. I was front and centre to pick one up apron release. I want disappointed. To play on the safe side of the tracks I picked up the shade “dim infusion” a mix of the dim light powder and a peach shade blush. You can never go wrong with a peach shade blush. It’s like buying a croissant, it’s always gonna be good. A subtle glow with a wash of peach. The perfect go-to shade. However at a hefty $50AUD was it worth the pennies?
I had heard mention of the makeup brand Milani around many a blog for a while now. Mostly talk of the blush in shade “Luminoso” dubbed “the perfect peach”. Even the cream of the crop were raving. A few miles behind the bandwagon (story of my life) I only recently purchased this beauty. I wish I had of sooner. It really is beautiful and subtle, leaving a healthy glow to the skin.
Luminoso is the perfect dupe for Dim infusion. If paying the equivalent of 10 grande coffees for a blush doesn’t appeal to you, give Luminoso a go. You won’t be disappointed with either. At a pinch I do actually prefer the cheaper option. With slightly more colour pay off and a $8AUD price tag- you cannot go wrong.
hourglass cosmetics are available online or in store at Mecca Cosmetica and Milani cosmetics are available for purchase in Australia from cherryculture.com or beautyjoint.com
Till next time,