This Eco Dupe for Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation Will Rock Your World

Updated 05/30/19
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Transitioning to a natural routine, in the beauty sense, ain't easy. From cutting out synthetic or non-organic ingredients, to deciphering the eco-friendly-ness of a product's packaging, there's a lot to think about. And that's before you even consider the phenomenon of "greenwashing". While some products are easier to replace than others, (think: body oils), there are a few that seem nigh on impossible. (Which is why this natural deodorant is such a find.) Makeup seems to fall into this category too, with amazing synthetic-free foundation and mascara formulas extra-difficult to find.

To solve this problem, we reached out to organic makeup artist Cathy Tolpigin, for her expertise and advice. Her specialisation in natural and cruelty-free makeup means she knows what's what when it comes to products that wear well on the skin and deliver a professional finish. Tolpigin's challenge? To find all-natural dupes for 9 cult beauty buys. To be clear, this isn't about bashing non-natural products or encouraging a culture in which brands copy best-sellers. It's about helping anyone keen to go eco to navigate the often confusing world of green makeup.

(That, and offering planet-friendly alternatives to a few old favourites.)

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NARS BRONZING POWDER IN LAGUNA

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Ere Perez Pure Rice Powder in Bronze Tones $38
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"There are two bronzing shades to choose from in this golden duo. The powder blends beautifully, doesn’t clog pores, and is perfect for sensitive skin."

If you love: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

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Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation $72
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"Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk was the most difficult mainstream beauty product for me to toss, but since using this Gressa base I haven't looked back. It's like a multivitamin for the face, and lightweight with a serum-to-powder finish. It can be applied from light to full coverage, and gives a flawless finish that lasts all day."

If you love: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

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RMS "Un"-Cover Up $52
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"An organic, creamy coconut-based concealer that can be applied sheer, or built up for extra coverage. It can also be worn as foundation, making it my go-to concealer."

If you love: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

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Lily Lolo Natural Mascara $29
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"A lash-defining, lengthening and thickening mascara that's gentle on sensitive eyes. Even better, it comes at a fantastic price point."

If you love: Nars Blush in Orgasm

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Zuii Organic Flora Blush in Melon $29
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"An exact match to Nars' Orgasm shade, this organic blush is made from rose petals, jasmine buds and chamomile flowers. The formula actually soothes skin, and it's completely talc-free."

If you love: MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

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Nudus Lipstick in Ruby Rose $42
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"Ruby Rose is a show-stopping cherry red, cream matte lipstick. Handcrafted in Australia, it's full of hydrating, long-wearing, certified organic ingredients."

If you love: Smith’s Rosebud Salve

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The Beauty Chef Beauty Fix Balm $25
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"A fabulous multi-purpose balm, it's formulated with fermented young coconut to help heal dry, damaged skin. It also contains natural anti-ageing ingredients such as vitamin E and camellia seed oil to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The perfect lip balm, it makes a fantastic eye cream, too."

If you love: Benefit Benetint

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100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Stain in Cherry $33
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"A long-wearing tint that gives you a natural-looking flush of colour. It's formulated with fruit and vegetable pigments."

If you love: YVES SAINT LAURENT Touche Eclat

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Jane Iredale Active Light Under-Eye Concealer $61
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"This concealer has light reflective properties which helps to conceal dark circles and blemishes. It rates a 3 on the Think Dirty app, which means that it's mostly natural, but does contain a few synthetic ingredients."

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