Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation Review- 320 Bisque W

It's taken me so long to review this foundation as I've been waiting for my skin to get dark enough to match with this shade. But I somehow missed it during the summer so now it's too dark for me again, whoops! I've never tried Lancome foundations before but have heard great things! The Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation is a full coverage foundation with SPF 15 protection!


Name: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear
Shade: 18 Shades on Sephora, 40 on Lancome
Price: $56
Size: 30mL
Available at Sephora and Lancome

Packaging: Lancome packaging is usually pretty classic and the Teint Idole Ultra Foundation is no exception. The glass jar feels hefty and has a pretty frosted look to justify the luxury price tag. The cap closes down sturdy which is great for travel and has the Lancome logo on top. I always love foundations with a pump as it keeps the product inside clean. However, the packaging is a bit boring in my mind but may appeal to a more classic demographic.

Side note: My packaging is the older Lancome Teint Idole 24H which is now renamed to Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear. But the formula and product is the same!

Shade: I selected 320 Bisque W as the description was medium skin with warm/yellow undertones. It definitely is very warm and although I can see the yellow undertone, I feel like the warmth overpowers it and ends up looking a bit pink. For the new re-release in 2017, Lancome came out with new shades so there is now a total of 40 shades to suit all skin tones!

Formula: I don't typically wear full coverage foundation except for special events and when I want to do a lot of contouring for photos. Although this foundation provides full coverage, it actually feels very comfortable to wear and dries down to a velvety matte finish. It doesn't stay tacky on the skin for very long which I enjoy. The formula is pretty creamy and actually feels hydrating when blended into the skin. I also like that it has SPF15 so it gives a bit of sun protection as I'm way too lazy to wear sunscreen on a daily basis!

I did not test the 24H wear claim as I didn't want to wear a full face of foundation to bed, but I didn't see it having any issues throughout the day.

What I found that it does best is filling in the pores! The coverage was good although I still saw some of my redness peek through. But I was really impressed by how my pores virtually disappeared. \

Foundation Ratings

Shade: 10/10
Coverage: 4/5
Finish: 5/5
Packaging: 4/5
Value: 4/5

Total: 26/30 A

For those wanting to wear more of a full coverage foundation on a daily basis, this is a fantastic option as it's comfortable on the face with a relatively natural finish. But for me, I expected a full coverage foundation to fully cover the redness on my cheeks. Also, as the shade isn't the perfect match for me, it makes it harder to wear even for special occasions so make sure you pick the shade carefully and ask for a sample first! What this foundation does have going for it is the weightless feel, ability to stay on all day and the bonus SPF protection.

How much of a coverage do you usually use for a daily basis? Any tips for color matching?

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