I just bought this makeup, it was between this and Renergie, the makeup artist suggested this one. I am extremely disappointed! It has no staying power, it's as if it just melts into your face! I made a mistake in not asking for a sample before buying!
I don't think this foundation is for everyone, but it is so good for me and I don't know why it isn't more popular (um, could be the heavy price tag). It makes my skin look amazing, the color is perfect, and if I use a primer and powder it stays on all day. It's labeled for mature women, and I'm turning 40 this year, but I think it's really for drier skin types. It's definitely worth a shot if you're on the drier side.
I actually used this product for over a year. It goes on well, and looks pretty, but it fades after 4 hours. I am just looking for something that wears better.
For starters, I only got a sample of the Lancome Absolue BX Foundation in the color Ecru. I did see the bottle as the lady was applying it, and it was a pump, which I prefer.
I believe it is in the $ 30.00 to $40.00 range.
I am looking for a foundation that is full coverage and is for mature dry skin. The lady told me it was full coverage. I beg to differ. I put it on and on, and it was not covering like I had hoped. It was very hydrating, but did feel a bit slick. IMO it is medium coverage.
It also made me look bit ashy after wearing it for awhile as well. For that price, I would not purchase.
I've been using my bottle of this for a long time and it's satisfactory. However, it turns so greasy after an hour or two. And even though I have the lightest color, it's still a tad dark on me and it oxidizes into a beige color after a while.
I'm going to get the Teint Miracle one next and hope it's more matte. And hopefully, the lightest shade is light enough for me. It's so hard to find foundation and concealers for pale skin.
am using Pearl 140(N) and find it a perfect match. does not sink into pores or creases and just checked in mirror after 6 hours. all still there along with Clair 2 concealer. am amazed right now because i seem to be turning into a lancome girl. every other day use Cream Douceur for cleansing - the other days being water with a tissue. no redness or rash issues. thank goodness for samples or would never have bought any of these products. my darphin tangerine or orange oil is a must underneath and that sinks right in. happy with Black Ice eyeliner which is not black and will review that separately.
This is the best foundation I have used in years! I had laser resurfacing on my face 5 years ago and had a bit of pigmentation change at my jawline and have had a really difficult time finding a foundation that was shear but covered well and this one works! There are a number of shades to choose from and I found one that absolutely blends the pigmentation problem into the rest of my skin and looks purely natural. I've checked it in every kind of light and it is perfect. At the department store counter the Lancome rep gave me two samples....one a tiny bit darker than the other as the lighting in the store hardly ever is accurate. My skin is thin and fair to neutral with few fine lines and this product does not settle into that line between my eyebrows! Super! A little goes a long way too.
Well here it is~ I have been contemplating this review because I wanted to be SURE before I wrote this. This is a very good foundation. I was horrified to learn that my HG Dior Sculpt was being discontinued. I wore Linen #21 and it was beautiful and matched my skin perfectly. So the hunt began. I spent over two weeks searching for a good foundation that (1) gave decent coverage without being mask like (2) did not clog pores or irritate my skin--prone to redness and (3) was a perfect color match, ie... my face and neck matched! I tried over 30 different foundations. Everything from Chanel, Clarins, Clinique, Dior,Giorgio Armani, Givinchy, Laura Mercier, Lorac, MAC, Tarte, to Yves Saint Laurent. Finally Lancome had a color match that was so close to Dior Sculpt. It was Pearl 135 (NW) I also liked YSL Radiance Smoothing but the spf is only 8 and the color #8 is a tad bit darker than the pearl and my skin tone. So if you are interested give this one a try. I got two vials of this from the Lancome rep. and used both. I fell in love with it immediately but wanted to be sure it did not break me out or cause other skin irritation. :D
UPDATE: Just purchased third bottle, gift w/purchase, yeah! I still love this stuff. The color match is exact! and the coverage, look and feel are impeccable. Great foundation!
Paula Begoun recommends this foundation for OILY skin, not mature and dry as recommended by Lancome. The wrong skin types are using this... and that may be the reason for some of the bad reviews. Unless your skin is oily, this could look a bit cakey on you. Oily gals will love this product's coverage and the wonderful feel it has when it dries on your face. The colors are nice too. I tried Ecru 220 (N). That was the closest to my light/medium skin tone, but still too yellow. I highly recommend this product for oily-skinned someones seeking natural looking medium to full coverage makeup--provided you can find a color match! I should also say that my skin, now at age 38, no longer classifies as oily, so this formula was a bit too drying for me afterall. A tad cakey for my normal, middle-aged skin. I'm better off with with something less drying.
Very unhappy with this product. It only lasted about an hour on my face and then it looked like I had no foundation on. I also had more breakouts when I used this versus when I didn't. I like most things Lancome but this was not what I hoped for.