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 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 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. I’ve tried out TONS of different foundations and this is one of the best!
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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.
Teint Idole has some awesome colours. They boast 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 a medium to full coverage and its very buildable. It feels really natural on the skin and also looks it! It’s perfect for every occasion. When you want to dress up you apply more layers which 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.
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 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?
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. My favourite primer 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 it’s 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.
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, it has a beautiful finish, it protects your skin from the sun and it won’t cause breakouts. Practically perfect in every way!
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:)
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