Lancome 24 Hour Foundation- Teint Idole Review

Finding the perfect foundation for your skin can be difficult, especially because our skin is forever changing. In the summer we are more tanned than in the winter and in the winter our skin is drier. So different needs for the different seasons.

The perfect foundation needs to be the perfect shade, have the right consistency- not too oily and not too dry for your skin, and have the right finish.

We are blessed that we have such a huge choice on the market today, however, it does make the choosing part a little harder! That’s why I’m sharing with you one of my favourite foundations, the Lancome Teinte Idole Ultra 24H.

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation


It’s a bestseller and no bestsellers are without reason. They have some impressive claims.

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. This is no simple feat, most foundations manage either one or the other.

It is extremely comfortable to wear and is transfer free and smudge-free.

The 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.

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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.


The Coverage

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. Whichever you choose it leaves you with flawless skin and a beautiful finish.

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The Finish

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 before applying your foundation and a setting powder right after you’ve applied your foundation.

One of my favourite primers is Spackle Under Makeup Primer by Laura Geller which I have reviewed here and my favourite setting powder is the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder.

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.

Perfect for Sensitive Skin

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 caused me terrible 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 stronger SPF.

My Thoughts

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 only disadvantage of this foundation is that it’s 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 money’s worth. Also when your skin looks and feels this amazing the price is totally worth it!

I love this foundation and I hope you do too. If you still haven’t found your perfect foundation, check out these other foundations with the most inclusive colour range!

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:)

Click here to buy Lancome 24 Hour Foundation Teint Idole from Look Fantastic / Nordstrom

Hollie xx

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  1. Hey there, I’m always looking for foundations that look natural, so I’m grateful to have read your review today. I like a matte finish too!… so passed my first test. I have light skin and finding a shade that matches is always an issue. I also like that the coverage lasts 24 hours. Reall glad to have found your site. Thank you…

    1. Hi Jackie,

      I’m so happy to have helped you. It’s a great foundation! I can’t recommend it enough:)

      Have a good day:)

  2. Hey thanks for introducing this foundation brand to us. I also have a very fair skin and the current brand that I am using only has like 3 types of shades and their lightest actually make me look like Snow White.

    I need to experiment with other shades to find the right color so knowing Lancome has up to 35 variety is really helpful. Just out of curiosity, how long can this foundation last you?


    1. Hi Cathy,

      It depends how often you use it. I use mine daily and it lasts me for about 3 months.

      Good luck,

      Hollie x

  3. I’ve been looking for a new foundation since turning 50. It seems like my skin has changed and what once worked well, doesn’t work so well anymore. I’ll definitely check this brand out… but I got another gem from reading your post! I’m glad to know about this product since it sounds exactly what i’ve been looking for and may even make my old foundation work again! : Spackle Under Makeup Prime!

    1. I love the Teint Idole foundation. I’ve been wearing it for years now and no plans of stopping:)
      It’s an amazing primer, glad I could help:)

  4. LearnToEarn Admin says:

    Hollie, thank you for your review on Lancome Foundations, quite informative.

    My experience with foundation is that it makes my face feel like it’s in a straight jacket and boxed in.  I mainly used it whilst doing plays and work as a background artist for film shoots.  For me to use it on a daily basis would be quite frustrating.

    I’ve also experienced that it tends to dry out my skin.  Would this not be a disadvantage in the long run if used daily? I am not convinced that foundations are healthy for one’s skin.  Do you have any advice on this point?

    Looking forward to your reply.


    1. Hi,

      Everyones skin is different but there are many different types of foundations and it could be you’ve been using the wrong one. 

      The Lancome Teint Idole is very light on the skin. Before applying any foundation on your skin always moisturise and prime. My favourite primer at the moment is the Nude by Nature primer because it is natural and doesn’t harm your skin. The primer and moisturiser will prevent your skin from drying out. The primer will also create a barrier between your skin and the foundation. So, no, foundation is not always a bad thing, but it has to be done in the right way otherwise it can damage your skin.

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  5. Thank you for bringing this foundation to my attention. I have VERY sensitive skin and most make up brands and even soaps will either dry my face out badly or make me break out. Because of this I have stuck with one brand for seriously the last 20+ years. Your review has piqued my interest, because of the matte finish and also the wide variety of shades. With so many shades available, is there a way to test these colors against my skin before purchasing? I would hate to spend a ton of money just looking for the correct one. Thanks! 

    1. The only way to really test out your colour is to go to a shop that sells them, I wish there was another way! All I can say is that the foundation is worth it!

  6. Henderson says:

    Oh wow, beautiful review you have put up here. It’s my first time hearing this product despite the fact that it’s a best seller. I have a very sensitive skin and I always had a problem choosing which foundation best suits me. I think I’ll switch to this and since it lasts 24 hours, that’s just perfect for me. Well, I think I need to thank you for adding the tip on using primer to make the foundation last longer. I’ll definitely implement that in my make up routine. Thanks again 

    1. Primers are a must, helps to protect your skin and helps your makeup last better. Check out one of my favourite primers here

  7. Carol5162 says:

    There are so many products in the market for beauty routines and it takes a few testing here and there to finally land a perfect product. The fact that the Teint Idole Ultra Wear can last for up to 24 hours is a good indicator that that is a fine foundation. This means that you will not have to rush to the bathroom to do a re-touch.

    I also love that they come in those different shades, this shows that the brand cares about its customers and has included everyone.

    Thank you for this great suggestion. Awesome article.

    1. You’re right, the beauty market has so many products, but that’s where us beauty bloggers come in! We do the hard work for you:)

  8. Hi there! Glad to know about Lancome Teint Idole which I think is going to do great for me since I do have an oily skin that’s why I always prefer matte finish foundation. The ones I tried usually stays good for 4 hours. I think it also has something to do with our tropical climate. Thus the reason why I always have to bring a paper blotter to get rid of oil build up on my T zone. I am also interested about this foundation being light on your skin. Most often, in my experience that a good coverage often feels heavy on the face. Thanks for sharing this and helping us choose the perfect foundation.

    1. The Lancome Teint Idole has the perfect combo of lightweight and good coverage!

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  9. I absolutely love the Lancôme Teint audiology ultra wear with SPF 15. I wear 510 Suede C for cool. My make up artist I use matched me to this. And it’s so smooth feels like silk. I don’t even feel like I have make up on. I use it to cover my Rosachea . It’s amazing product, and so much worth the $57. I have sensitive skin, and I have NOT broken out at all. Great product!

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