Luxe Looks for Less

We all love treating ourselves to high end products here and there but does expensive quality mean that it’s better for our skin? With the cost of living rising, we’re all with Martin Lewis the money saving expert and sometimes you just need a luxe look for less. 

To save or to splurge is a question we all ask ourselves especially when choosing a new beauty product. So whether it’s a budget to stick to or just want to save a little, sometimes a good dupe is all you need to put you over.  


Dior Nail Glow

A wildly popular nail enhancer that adds a healthy glow and shine to your nails. 

The product also gives an instant French manicure effect. 

It’s the perfect polish for someone looking for low maintenance whilst also making the nails stronger. 




Essie Hard to Resist Nail Strengthener Pink Tint 

This polish creates a protective barrier against wear and tear, it uses clinically tested strength and nail bonding technology. 

It also includes that natural pink glow giving a minimalistic look whilst repairing the nails. 




Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder 

“The Number 1” voted setting powder , it is Cult favourite and winner of major awards. 

The Translucent loose powder is known for that instant blurring effect. It has a 16 hour matte finish, reduces shine whilst feeling breathable on the skin. 


Coty Airspun Face Powder 

Created by Francois Coty in 1935, the loose face powder is blended with air to provide the ultimate coverage with a lightweight feel. 

The powder can be used to hide tiny lines, wrinkles and blemishes to give a flawless finish.  It is also dermatologically tested and long-lasting. 



Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 

Designer foundation which creates a natural looking and glowing complexion, it produces that famous “Armani” glow.

The silky foundation glides on seamlessly and it’s designed to help sculpt and brighten the complexion while working to improve texture and blur the imperfections. 



Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

Although still a designer brand, this lightweight  foundation creates a flawless finish. It provides a medium to full coverage suitable for all skin types. 

The luminous foundation is enriched with Vitamin C and holds up to 15 hours of hydration. The foundation also helps to smooth and soften the skin with repeated application. 



La Mer The Cleansing Foam 

This foam effectively draws out impurities and excess oil. It’s gentle on the skin and works to soften, comfort and nourish the skin. 

It’s carefully crafted with La Mer’s proprietary deconstructed Miracle Broth and Waters. The cleanser works to re-energise the skin’s appearance and brighten the complexion. 

La Mer have created the cleanser to not disrupt the skin’s natural barrier therefore leaving skin feeling and looking healthier. 



Caudalie Vinoclean Instant Foaming Cleanser 

A gentle cleanser with a soap free formulation enriched with antioxidants that purify the skin without the clearing of natural oils. It encourages a soft, fresh and radiant complexion. 

The foam is formulated with 98% natural ingredients including purifying sage to minimise blemishes and soothing chamomile to help reduce redness. 

Caudalie Vinoclean leaves skin feeling cleansed, comfortable and ready for the next skincare step. 



Maison Francis Kurkdijian Baccarat Rouge 450

This multi award winning perfumed body cream promises to become a second skin. 

The body cream is infused with rich cedarwood, spicy saffron and floral jasmine for a sweet yet warm balance that the brand themselves describe as a “Poetic Alchemy”. 

The moisturising shea butter extract will leave the skin feeling nourished & silky smooth.


Necessaire The Body Lotion 

This lotion was voted best overall body cream according to Byrdie. 

The body lotion is enriched with vitamin C and E and was carefully designed to be a multi-vitamin moisturiser.

It works to moisturise, nourish and strengthen the skin without leaving a greasy feeling behind. It is also fragrance free, vegan and cruelty free. 



So there you have it, 

Sometimes the less expensive option outshines the premium rivals and usually at half the price tag. 

However if you’ve found your one true love in a premium product, our advice is to save for it, but if a dupe is just as good sometimes this is the ultimate beauty revelation.