I have been testing the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation for a little while and this is my review. Yup, that’s the best introduction I could come up with.
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Price, Quantity and Shade Range
The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation is available in 40 shades, and has a good range of undertones. I was unfortunate enough to be advised the wrong shade by the lady working at the store where I bought it and I now have a foundation that’s probably two shades too dark for me, even in the summer.
Belgium is not the USA and you just can’t return a product when you’ve unpacked and used it. But it’s my bad. I should have known that a white woman with an orange face wasn’t going to make the best recommendations.
Because it belongs to L’Oreal, Lancome isn’t considered vegan nor cruelty free.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation Claims
Long lasting, full coverage without feeling cakey, comfortable, great staying power, no need to retouch, transfer free, smudge free, SPF 15.
The packaging is beautiful and the glass bottle makes it feels expensive and luxurious. The sturdiness has a price, as it is a bit on the heavy side and might not best the most convenient for travelling.
If you’re one of those people who can’t bear heavily scented cosmetics on your face, this is not going the foundation for you. The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation smells of expensive French perfume.
It gets dirty easily, so make sure that you clean it up after every use. Otherwise, the product will dry out and it’ll pump out chunks of dry foundation next time you use it.
The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation is really pleasant and easy to apply seamlessly. The way I apply my foundation is usually by first buffing it in with a brush and then smoothing the product with a beauty sponge. I’ve tried applying it with only a beauty sponge and it works just fine as well.
I find it strange that Lancome claims that this foundation is full coverage because, in my humble opinion, it is medium coverage at best. It is buildable, but you’ll end up using a ton of product to achieve full coverage and I’m sure you’ll go through the bottle quite quickly.
It does oxydize a little bit.
The finish is matte but retains a very natural and luminous look. Once it has fully set, it doesn’t transfer at all.
I have to confess that I haven’t tried wearing it for 24 hours and I don’t think I’d have the mental strength to do that as I usually want to scratch makeup off my face at the end of the day. It does have a great staying power, though. I wore it all day yesterday and even cleaned the house sweated for my life and it didn’t budge.
My skin can be very oily and a lot of foundations will separate on my nose and on my cheeks. I’m not going to say this one doesn’t at all, it does slightly, after a very long day of sweating and teaching (which are pretty much the same thing), but it definitely takes longer than most foundations I’ve tried and when it does, it’s gracefully.
Would I recommend the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation?
Yes, absolutely. If you have oily or combination skin, I would definitely recommend that you try it.
Remember that quite heavily scented and that if it’s something you dislike, you’d better stay away from it. If you need a similar foundation which doesn’t smell of anything, I recommend that you give the Clinique Superbalanced Foundation a try (I mentioned it a few months ago in my Makeup Ride or Die Tag).
Do you know of any drugstore alternatives which work well on oily skins?
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