There are 2 things that keeps me from giving this full rating - 5 lipsticks.
Those 2 things are the amount of alcohol and perfume put into this product. Which makes me SO sad.
I originally went in to buy another foundation from Estee Lauder, when the girl behind the counter convinced me to try this. I hesitated a Little I must admit, but it did sound pretty good - especially because of the promises of radiance and working well with dry skin (which i unfortunately suffer from!).
I was not disappointed. This stuff looks AMAZING on the skin and it's pretty much a dream to work with. It has a light, liquidy consistency, which i prefer - and it blends beautifully and natural looking into the skin - preferably with a damp beauty blender.
It has such a gorgeous, quite radiant (as promised) look to the skin and it feels like nothing as well. You dont need a huge amount of product either to make it work for your whole face.
But - but - but... there is quite A LOT of both perfume and alcohol in this particular foundation. Oh lord, why - that is what im thinking. I truly wish Lancome would change this formular and keep the perfume and alcohol out of this product because both those things are an absolute nightmare for your skins health. It makes me SO disappointed that such an amazing foundation has to contain those kind of irritating and not so good ingredients! That could surely have been done better, Lancome! But with that said, it is a very nice and gorgeous foundation - if you look away from the ingredients. But for me, it's hard to do.
The smell of both the alcohol and perfume is actually quite strong in my opinion. The scent is hard to describe, I would say - quite fresh and a liiittle bit floral probably with a quite a strong hint of alcohol that almost burns your nostrils (sounds nice and intriguing, doesn't it? You tell me!)
Also, I do not experience that this EXPENSIVE (and oh boy, yes - this is not a budget-friendly foundation really) does not last you a very long time. This lasted me about 4-5 months (while some of my other foundations has lasted about over a year at least) and I haven't even used it everyday. I still have a little amount left, but to get that out, it requires that i take the whole lid of the bottle and then with all quite some of my power, pour it on my hand.
The bottle is very nice looking it self - elegant, expensive looking and made out of glass. Surely the glass material it is made of makes it fancy and it makes you feel like you got what you paid for, but is it good for traveling? No. Is it going to be a happy ending if you drop it on the floor etc. ? Probably not. It has a pump and a see through plastic lid - the lid does get quite messy and nasty though if you dont clean the pump after use, since there will be a bit of foundation residue that will smear onto the lid and turn into quite a not so good looking lid!!
If this did not contain the ridiculous ingredients as I have been ranting about in this review, this foundation would probably be my holy grail one. Would i buy it Again? Yes, probably. The fact that how absolutely GORGEOUS and stunning this looks on the skin and how amazing it is to work with, I would (in all honesty) be sad not to have it on hand in my makeup collection. I am pretty sure I will certainly not use it as often as I do not prefer to put such ingredients on my skin very often, but for some certain occasions, I'd might like to use it to make my skin look pretty darn flawless.
Would I recommend this if you want gorgeous skin, struggle with dryness and likes a radiant effect? For sure. But would I recommend it if you want to take care of your skins health? Not really.
This is an incredible foundation I am very satisfied with in finish etc. but the alcohol and perfume JUST puts it down and I cannot stress that enough. It makes me sad that it has to be that way, since this looks fantastic and is nice to work with.
I am impressed and satisfied with the whole look and feel plus the easy ability to work with this foundation, but I am certainly not impressed with the not so good ingredients that hasn't even tried to be hidden, hence the very strong smell of a mixture of alcohol and perfume!
Lancome Teint Miracle is my Holy Grail liquid foundation.
Top 5 Reasons for Loving It!
1. It gives instant glow and radiance
2. It is super duper natural
3. No breakout
4. It does not accentuate fine lines
5. Get the right amount dispensed with every squeeze
Check out before and after photos at http://tinyurl.com/pbs2m7b
The foundation gives medium to full cover and looks good in photos. I bought it twice and I would buy it again.
Teint Miracle SP 15 # 04
I love this foundation. I get so many comments when I wear it. It goes on like velvet and covers my fair skin which is prone to redness in the T-zone areas perfectly.
It really does have a slight radience to it and is perfect for the times when I need a little more coverage but no more makeup than my daytime go to Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation.
A little goes a very long way on your skin too which is good.
I have combination skin. my forehead being that of which produces the most oil. My skin is also very sensitive and I like products that dont feel too heavy and cakey on the skin. I'm also more of the dewy look kind of girl.
I honestly loved this product and have recommended it to quite a few friends.
sheer/dewy: It does have a shine through it, but if I want a slightly more matte look, then a powder over the top does work fine.
coverage: I believe its a medium coverage that is buildable
Note: although it does give a dewy look, it really does depend on your skin (for me at least). When my skin is more moisturized then it does look dewy. However, if my skin is dry, it does look a little more matte. So SKIN CARE DOES MATTER as always
Will definitely buy this product again- I really did love it. Kept my skin nice, and didn't lead to any breakouts though my skin is sensitive. So that is a definite WIN! :)
It is a little pricey but definitely worth it. I've been wearing it for 3 months now, I have sensitive skin and it's been wonderful for it. I'm an NC40 and my shade was 045 Sable Beige which was a pretty okay match, not enough yellow in the undertones for me but it is still an amazing foundation! Medium to full coverage depending on application, beautiful natural to dewy finish, good lasting power and nice packaging with controllable pump. Definitely high quality and would recommend! Unfortunately, not the HG foundation for me, it turned way too pink for me and none of the shades came close enough to my yellow undertones.
My life has changed since I bought Lancome's Teint Miracle. I had huge expectations about it - and this product made me really happy. It has a medium coverage, but illuminates your skin pretty well, the effect is amazing. I wouldn't recommend using it everyday because it's fancy, I'd prefer to use it in parties and special events. To sum up, it's worth the price.
- The foundation reproduces the inner light of your skin, which enhances it's radiance
The foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump and a cap, which is awesome because you can control easily the quantity of product you want to work with, and the cap allows you to carry your foundation everywhere. It comes with 35 mL and the consistency is super liquid, it is very easy to work with, even with a sponge (I heard that many super liquid foundations dont work quite well with sponges, but this one doesn't). It is indeed fraganced (I think it smells really nice) but it might be a point of concearn for girls with sensitive skin.
It matched my skin very nicely, the coverage is sort of sheer, yet it is buildable into medium coverage and I watched some videos on YouTube when some girls built the foundation to full coverage. I noticed that color ranges are different in most countries because I checked upon the US website and there are so many other shades for cold, warm and neutral undertones and in México there are only like 10 shades and no care for the undertone.
The finish is very nice, I always set it with powder and it lookes demi-matte and it really makes your skin glow and look radiant as it claims to, if it hasn't SPF 15 I would probably like this foundation for pictures, because the skin looks super radiant. Yet I'm not sure about that whole "inner light of your skin" thing, because if you look closely at the foundation, the formula sort of glows, like if it had super tiny sparkles, which I believe is the reason why the skin glows so nicely.
It doesn't last very much, even if it's set with powder, which is something I honestly don't like. I've used it with a primer and it doesn't make a huge difference,honestly.
It sort of hidrates your skin, which is very nice and it didn't break me out. It's actually the only foundation I use when my skin goes crazy and starts breaking out with no reason.
I would buy again for this was my first foundation (ever) and I really do like it for everyday use, when I want to look natural and stuff :)
This foundation comes in a beautifully designed bottle and cap. The pump is a godsend and easily releases exactly the right amount of foundation you need for light, medium or heavy coverage. It's very brightening on the complexion with the right moisturizer or primer underneath it. While I appreciate the fact that it's paraben-free, the alcohol used to preserve it really dries out my skin in the winter. I used it in Ivoire 4N and it's a good match for my complexion. Have purchased it three times but I wish it was less drying.
Loved the way this product sits on my skin - color matches great; great consistency. Unfortunately, if you're prone to cystic acne, this is NOT the product for you. Made my skin look wonderful but literally broke out the next day. Took me over 2 weeks to clear up.