A couple of months back, I was sent the new and improved Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation by the lovely people over at Lancôme to try out.
In all honestly, I’ve never tried a Lancôme foundation before; my Mum has worn different Lancôme options for most of her life and swears by them so I’ve always tended to associate them with her and not me. But, after trying this out for the past few weeks, I’m really beginning to understand her long standing love affair with their foundations.
The consistency is lovely and creamy without being too thick or thin, and though Lancôme describe it as a full coverage foundation, it is full coverage without being thick or cakey. Because of that, it blends like a dream and a little goes a long way.
My pet hate with foundations is a thick consistency so the fact that this is light and creamy makes me like it. But what makes me like it even more, is the fact that it really lasts on the face all day long.
I’ve worn it with and without primer, and while I do prefer to wear a primer under my foundation, I have to say, it really held its own on days when I had nothing on underneath it, which is always a great sign when it comes to foundation.
For the purposes of this post, in my photos here I haven’t used any primer underneath to show you how easy it glides on and blends into the skin, especially because the shade I have, 03 Beige Diaphane, is just a touch dark for my skin tone at the moment.
Now, when I say a touch dark, I really mean just a touch because I’ve been easily able to wear this for the past few weeks. However, I do think it will be even nicer to wear in the Summer when I have a tan (I don’t really wear fake tan).
While I really like this foundation, there is one thing I don’t like about it which I have to mention, and that is: its extremely strong floral perfume scent. I find it so overpowering – it was almost sickly the first time I smelled it but I think that’s mainly down to the fact that I just wasn’t expecting it. It completely hit me out of left field!
Having said that, I’ve managed to look past that because I do like how it wears, so if you don’t mind a scented foundation then the formula makes this really worth trying out.
Have you tried any Lancôme foundations or do you wear them regularly? This is a new discovery for me so I would love to hear your thoughts!