Finding the perfect foundation for your skin is always a difficult one. The shade has to be perfect, the consistency just right, not too oily and nor too dry for your skin. And on top of that it has to last all day. To add to the difficulty is the amount of different foundations you can choose from making it really confusing. I feel for all you foundation hunters out there. That’s why I’m sharing with you my all time favourite foundation, the Lancome Teinte Idole Ultra 24H. I’ve tried out TONS of different foundations yet I always go back to this one because, truthfully, this foundation ticks all the boxes for me:)
You’re probably wondering what is so great about this foundation? Lets start with the colour. I have very fair skin- most foundations look yellow or red on me. Lancome recently added some new colours to the Teint Idole foundation collection. I was really excited about this since they now have the perfect shade for my skin colour and tone. Its the 008 and its beautiful. It has neutral undertones which complements my skin perfectly. There are 40 different colours to choose which basically matches most skin tones. I am yet to hear of someone who couldn’t find a colour to match their skin.
I think the biggest selling point for this foundation is that when wearing it you don’t feel like you’re wearing anything. This is something that most foundations aren’t successful in achieving. Especially since its a medium to full coverage and its very build-able. It feels super natural on the skin and also looks it! It’s also perfect for every occasion. When you want to dress up you apply more layers which doesn’t compromise on the finished look. Or if you want a more natural, everyday look you just apply less. Whichever you choose it leaves you with flawless skin and a beautiful finish.
I also love that it has a matte finish. I have combination skin and i personally find that as the day goes on my skin tends to get oilier. The last thing I want or need is a shiny foundation which results in an extremely shiny face. What’s more is that this foundation stays matte the entire day. Yes, you heard right- the entire day there is no shine or oil. What could be better than that?
Its also long lasting, it can last up to 24 hours. This sure is a feat and I’m sure most of you want to know if that’s really true. I know I was curious. Sooo I tried it out, yup, I kept my makeup on for 24 hours without using any makeup primer. Sounds kind of gross but the results were astounding. Obviously some of it did come off but the majority lasted really well. Very impressive indeed. If you want to help your foundation last longer and better, a simple trick is to use a makeup primer. My favourite one is Spackle Under Makeup Primer by Laura Geller which I have reviewed here. Although the Lancome Teint Idole foundation does stay on really nicely by itself, a makeup primer helps that it goes on evenly and if you’re in a hot climate it will keep it from going blotchy.
Perfect for Sensitive Skin
Something else that I love about this foundation is that it doesn’t cause me breakouts. I have pretty sensitive skin and a lot of foundations caused me terrible spots and breakouts. This one however, just feels like a protective barrier on my skin. So if you’re like me and you have sensitive skin be careful which foundation you buy. (The same applies for all skin care.) It also has SPF15 which isn’t enough if you’re going to the beach but for everyday it works fine for me. It’s always good to wear sun protection even if you can’t see the sun, the sun has it’s ways of damaging your skin even when you think it’s least likely to!
The only disadvantage of this foundation is that its a little on the pricey side. However, the bottle does last for a really long time. It comes with 30ml and I wear it every day. I only need to replace it about once every 6 months so you do get your moneys worth. Also when your skin looks and feels this amazing the price is totally worth it!
Lancome 24 Hour foundation really is the perfect foundation, the coverage can be what you want, the colour choices are endless, it has a beautiful finish, it protects you skin from the sun and it won’t cause breakouts. What more could you want from a foundation? It’s not without reason that it’s a bestselling foundation.
Whilst my search for the perfect foundation has ended I hope this has helped you find yours! If you’ve tried this foundation I’d love to know what you think of it. Or if you have any questions please let me know in the comments below:)
Have a great day,