MAKEUP VENT: IMAN: HOW TO SPOT A FAKE
I kind of feel it’s my duty to educate my fellow makeup lovers on this! So here:
HOW TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FAKE AND ORIGINAL IMAN POWDER
(Case study: luxury compact pressed powder)
And yes I have pictures for proof!
(Pardon my upcoming long story lol)
so I’ve been wearing makeup proper for let’s say 6years now and I’m loyal to my brands;
Powder: Iman/Flori Roberts.
A few months back I went to a new vendor to buy powder, since my usual supplier was out of stock, I paid and left. The next day I decided to launch my powder, and as soon as I opened the pack I realised I was scammed, kai!! my N4,500 gone like that! it was fake !but only a makeup junkie like me would have known. so my people here’s how to spot a fake Iman luxury pressed compact powder.
(I don’t have the fake pack anymore.)
Iman (new)case is coloured rich brown somewhat like cocoa almost black but NOT black or dark brown!
—The see through part exposing the shade of powder is NOT nylon. It’s very thick almost like laminated paper over ID cards.
—There’s a bar code behind, kindly scan with your blackberry (if you are a bb user) to ensure it takes you to the Iman “find your shade site”.
The most obvious difference is the Font, the original is finely written and the fake is very BOLD.
THE LEAFLET INSIDE:
This is just the most pathetic difference, the poor ink and pink pictures oozes FAKE!!
**The original case, kind of clicks before it locks,( i.ewhile closing it), while the fake just closes.
**The fake is usually cheaper N2,500-N3000 (well except the vendor is a real rip off like mine!), Iman company itself retails for $30 and £19.75 which is equivalent of almost N,5000 so let’s assume the vendor gets in bulk(America/uk NOT China) lowest rate should be N4,000 or N3,800.
That’s all the visible difference I can see, the rest are noticeable after you’ve purchased, e.g the coverage and how long it stays on for.
Hope I helped.
Kindly Leave comments on other differences you may have noticed or any other product you’d like me to review!
Sure your weekend was awesome!