We recently reported on the launch of a new collection by Lacura at Aldi, all inspired by K-beauty brands like Laneige.
The range featured a whole host of skincare products in pastel colours, claiming to be dupes of Korean favourites.
From the Glow Recipe-esque pineapple serum to the Laneige-style night mask, we gave everything from the line a go.
Although we love a dupe, the proof is always in the formula, so we put those formulas to the test.
Here are our reviews:
Avocado Bright Eyes Cream
The eye cream is pillowy, comforting and makes me feel like my skin is really being well protected at night.
I love that it has retinol as the active ingredient, so I know it will be working on those crows feet.
Pineapple Face Serum
This serum smells literally so good I want to eat it.
It’s really nice for an added hit of moisture if you feel like your skin is a bit dry, or if you want a boost of dewiness before putting on make-up, but it doesn’t seem to last as long as other serums I have for my face.
Watermelon Face Gel Moisturiser
Again this smells ridiculously edible. I love how bouncy and almost gel-like this moisturiser is, I feel like it creates a brilliant protective barrier for my skin – but I’m not sure that it sinks in quite as deeply as other moisturiser.
It’s best if you’re looking for a lighter product.
H2O Overnight Sleeping Face Mask
Not to be a party pooper, but this didn’t totally do it for me. It’s a night mask you wear over your usual moisturiser that should see you waking with plump and moisturised skin.
This feels nice on the skin, but if I’m honest, I found the gel texture wasn’t occlusive enough, and I still woke up feeling a little tight in certain areas.
The new Lacura lip balms I tried have a beautiful texture, going on like a non-sticky gloss that coats the lips as well as hydrating them.
I tried all three – pear, grapefruit, and cherry – and can confirm they all smell delicious and provide the same healthy, plumped finish.
Not to mention, at that price point I’m not worried I’ll lose it and waste a load of cash.
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