Sunday, 1 May 2016

A Must Have - Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24h Foundation:

It takes A LOT for me to love a foundation. Like, a lot. So when I say that I have fallen truly, madly, deeply in love with the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24h foundation it must be pretty special. It doesn’t beat the NARS Sheer Glow (I honestly don’t think anything ever will) but it does come pretty damn close and here’s why... 

First of all, the packaging is beautiful. Smooth, frosted glass and a sturdy clear lid protect the foundation inside and the simple black text with iconic gold floral Lancôme logo make this a perfect dressing table decoration. And let’s not forget the pump, any foundation that comes with a pump gets extra brownie points from me! 


Now onto the actual product itself. This foundation is incredibly smooth to apply whether you’re using a brush or a Beauty Blender and, despite the medium to full coverage, it feels incredibly light on the skin. Luckily for me my skin seems to be behaving itself at the moment but on the days where I have excess redness or the odd blemish here and there this foundation covers it all without looking cakey or like I’ve thrown it on with a shovel. Once applied, this foundation provides a matte finish with only a slight hint of sheen, not something I would normally go for, but thanks to the staying power of this foundation I am more than happy to spend a little extra time applying more highlight at the end of my routine to make up for this. And it really does last. I can apply this foundation at the beginning of my night out (not that I ever go out anymore now that I am mummy to a fur-baby) and know that it will stay put and still look great at the end of the night – or maybe it’s just my alcohol impaired vision that’s drawn me to this conclusion! Either way, it’s a great evening or special occasion foundation, something that will see you through a good 8 to 9 hours without clinging to dry patches or moving around all over the place or if you have a long day planned in the workplace this is a great choice for those who like a heavier coverage in the day time. 


Despite having an SPF of 15, this foundation looks great in photographs. I’ve never experienced the dreaded ‘ghost face’ when wearing this and, even though the factor is rather low, my skin is still protected when out and about in the sun. I honestly didn’t think I would like this foundation as much as I do as it’s marketed as an ‘oil free’ foundation, a phrase that would normally scare my dry skinned self but hey, if the shoe fits! 

Have you tried this foundation, what did you think? 

Take care x
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  1. I've never tried any foundation from Lancome. I might check it out next time!

    Laura
    http://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

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    1. Ahh well then you definitely need too :) x

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  2. Great review, I'm so in love with Nars Sheet Glow too but I might give this a try! Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? :)

    The Fashion Road

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    1. Definitely! Just followed on Bloglovin' :) x

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  3. Oh it looks gorgeous in the swatches, thanks for sharing! I think your blog is lovely too, let me know if you would like to follow each other! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  4. Nars sheer glow has been my favourite foundation for a long time but I actually didn't like it at first until I tried it with a beauty blender :) The combo made such a difference for me.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yes same! Since discovering the Beauty Blender I don't use anything else :) x

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