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UPDATE: Back in the day, about 10 years ago, the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation was all the rage for a full-coverage foundation. It had a lovely texture, was easy to apply and had an amazing shade range- I loved it!
But then, brands started coming out with tinted moisturizers, like the Armani Neo Nude and foundations with skincare ingredients like the Saie Glowy Super Skin Foundation. I started moving towards the no-makeup makeup look of a natural-looking foundation!
That’s when I fell out of love with the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation. Compared to all the natural-looking foundations on the market, it just didn’t live up to them, the formula was too heavy and too drying on the skin. Another factor could be that my skin was aging and needed a more hydrating foundation.
Lancome caught onto the moving trend and updated their classic Teint Idole Foundation for a new and improved version!
The New & Improved Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation
The main differences between the old and new Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundations are that the new one has skincare ingredients, a higher SPF count, more natural coverage and the shades have been redone. Word of warning- your shade is not going to be the same as it was since all the shades and their names are different now.
I haven’t yet tried out the new version, but I am excited to do so! My hunch is that the old Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation was more suitable for oily skin and the new one is better for drier and mature skin. A proper review will come soon!
What is the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H Full Coverage Foundation?
The Teint Idole Ultra Wear is supposed to last for 24 hours, and yes, I tested it out for….24 hours. This is not something I recommend, however, for the sake of testing the foundation I did it and…go ahead, continue reading to see my full experience with it!
The foundation has full coverage without any cakey look or feel. It’s extremely comfortable to wear and is transfer free and smudge-free.
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Shades
Teint Idole has some awesome colours. It boasts a huge range with Lancome recently adding some additional new colours to the collection.
There are 45 different shades to choose from, with a variety of yellow, red and neutral undertones. With such a huge choice to choose from, you’ll surely find the perfect shade for your skin.
For me, their newest additions have been particularly exciting. This is because the 005 which is the shade I have used until now is slightly too dark, mainly because it is red-based and my skin is neutral.
With their new release, they brought out a new fair shade with neutral undertones. It’s the 008 and it complements my skin perfectly.
One of the best selling points for the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation is that when wearing it you don’t feel like you’re wearing anything, it is ultra-comfortable. This is something that most foundations aren’t successful in achieving.
The foundation has medium to full coverage and is very buildable. It feels really natural on the skin and also looks like it! It’s perfect for every occasion.
When you want to dress up you apply more layers that don’t compromise on the finished look. Or if you want a more natural, everyday look you just apply less. For dry and mature skin types, I recommend applying moisturizer before because the foundation can get flakey over time.
It has a lovely 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 for that matter is a shiny foundation that 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?
As I already mentioned the foundation claims to last up to 24 hours. And I cleverly (or not so cleverly!) decided to test it out. It sounds kind of gross but the results were impressive.
Obviously, some of it did come off and around my t-zone, there was a little shine, but the majority of it lasted really well.
If you want to help your foundation last longer and better, a simple trick is to use a makeup primer, like the Spackle Under Makeup Primer by Laura Geller before applying your foundation and a setting powder right after you’ve applied your foundation.
Although the Lancome Teint Idole foundation does stay on really nicely by itself, with a primer and setting powder it stays even better and prevents your foundation from budging at all.
Who is the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation for?
I love foundations that don’t cause breakouts, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? I have pretty sensitive skin and a lot of foundations cause me spots and breakouts.
The Lancome Teint Idole however, just feels like a protective barrier on my skin. So if you’re like me and you have sensitive skin, this foundation will be a dream for you.
It also has SPF15 which in my opinion is a must-have for every good foundation. It’s really important to wear sun protection even if you can’t see the sun. The sun has its ways of damaging your skin even when you think it’s least likely to! Obviously, in very hot weather and beach holidays, you will need a proper sunscreen.
Lancome 24 Hour Foundation really is one of the best foundations I’ve tried! The coverage can be from light to heavy because of its buildable nature, the colour choices are endless, and it has a beautiful finish. It also protects your skin from the sun and it doesn’t cause breakouts on the skin.
The main disadvantage of this foundation is that it’s a little on the pricey side. However, the bottle does last for a really long time and that’s what you can expect from a designer brand like Lancome! 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 money’s worth. Also when your skin looks and feels this amazing the price is totally worth it!
Hi, I’m Hollie, and I own BeautywithHollie.com. I love everything to do with beauty and love sharing my knowledge, advice, and beauty finds! Makeup and beauty are here to enjoy, and Beauty With Hollie is here to take the stress out of it!
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