Not overly impressed by this foundation. Tried two different shades (010 and 01) and both very orangey! I have shade 01 in the photogenic lumessence which matches my skin well, but the same shade in this foundation doesn't. Consistency is nice and light on the skin and gives a dewy finish but shades seem to let it down. Very expensive Also
I have used this satin finish foundation daily for the past few months (since it was originally released). This foundation does not break me out, which is a huge plus for me. (Since it doesn't break me out, using this foundation daily along with other components of my skin care has really helped in improving my skin. Huge plus for me, there!) It's become my tentative HG daily foundation, for the reasons below.
I have a lot of acne scars to cover, so I may be a harsh judge, but in my opinion the coverage of this foundation can be at most medium; the concealer covers a bit more, but it requires precise application to maximize it's coverage. With only minimal effort, neither the foundation or concealer cover my darkest acne scars completely, but they do reduce the appearance of my scars significantly despite the infinitesimal effort I'm willing to put into my face makeup on a daily basis. When I put a little more effort into applying the concealer with a proper concealing brush, I can achieve high enough coverage to totally forget where the spots on my cheeks were, because they will all be gone!
It's very easy to blend this foundation seamlessly onto my skin, though that may be aided by the brush I use to apply it. I used to use my fingers to apply the foundation, but I think the finish is more skinlike with a proper brush. I definitely notice a visible difference in my pore size upon immediately applying this foundation. I don't know that they shrink; somehow they're less visible. I'm not sure that the serum in this foundation has made a huge difference in the quality of my skin, but perhaps the pore blurring is as a result of that serum. I'll take it! ;)
The coverage, along with the blurring of pores effect and the satin finish, basically make this foundation a great "skin but (a whole lot) better" item. I know there are many other (much less expensive) foundations that have the same effect, but I love the convenience of having a concealer and foundation in the very same product, particularly for travel. In my experience with skin perfecting makeup, I still always needed to follow up with concealer. Another great thing about this item is that the concealer is exactly the same shade as the foundation!, a huge issue I had when trying to find the perfect duo of a concealer/foundation in the past.
I have very oily skin, yet my experience in applying this foundation is different from what others have said. I don't think this foundation is hydrating *at all*; for some reason, even though the foundation is very liquid-y and runny, it feels a bit dry upon application. If I have any flakiness, this foundation exacerbates it. To avoid this I spritz a little rosewater on my face to thoroughly blend this foundation all over my face skin and avoid the flakeys especially around my nose. (In all fairness, the issue of this foundation feeling 'dry' could be due to the matte finish of the sunscreen I apply before this foundation. Idk, I can't *not* wear sunscreen, haha, so ymmv there.) I use a buffing brush to apply the foundation, and then use my ring finger to dab concealer where needed.
Despite that I don't think this foundation is hydrating, it isn't drying, either -- I still get oily a couple of hours later. The concealer is certainly dry, so I suspect settle into fine lines; yet the concealer's tackiness works very effectively to stay put and blend in, so this quality works for me.
I have bought Lancôme's teint miracle for years & was totally happy with it. The beautician recommended teint visionaire for my mature skin. It's ok but I won't buy it again. The product is much more expensive, £9 extra for the concealer I very rarely use & looks greasier as the day goes on. Goes on smoothly, but not worth the anti-aging hype.
I got a sample of this foundation so I tested it yesterday...well I got combo skin and this foundation made my forehead and nose shine bright like a diamond, if u know what I mean. I doesn't happen with Dior forever fdt and Smashbox 15 h wear hydr. fdt...it does have a great coverage, it lasts pretty well (I applied it at 9:25 and it lasted on my skin till ~ 17:00...then I noticed it kinda faded on my nose)...before applying it, I cleansed my face with Clarisonic mia2 and Nivea soothing mousse for dry skin...then I applied Dior hydralife extreme cream for dry skin...and then Kanebo sensai water make-up base...so...it looked so shiny on me, I wish it looked more matte but, I think I'm gonna try to powder it down then it should look fine I guess...and maybe I should use Dior hydralife sorbet cream instead of the extreme one...
it didn't break me out but yeh I used it for only one day so I donno if it could break out over time...it covered well my redness (on the cheeks) without looking cakey, but supernatural...also 005 beige ivoire matches perfectly my skintone (NC10). I'm probably gonna buy it...
I like this product alot. Leaves a very pretty sheen on the skin. Not super dewy just a satin finish. It also feels very hydrating... Colors run a little dark so testing it out is really important when considering buying... It's a lovely product and makes the skin glow.. Great for day to day... If your oily/combination - probably not for you!
This foundation offers medium coverage and gives a really shiny finish. With the concealer that comes with it the coverage is quite good. I was matched to 02 lys rose at the Lancome counter and it was too light. If you want to get this foundation, you have to get a sample from the counter, try it on your entire face and see how it looks in natural light. I tried to mix it with Chanel 40 perfect lumiere and still it is very shiny. I have to top it off with a press powder to set the foundation. This is my first Lancome foundation and most likely the last.
I can't believe I stumbled on what appears to be my HG foundation. I picked this up as a "pick me up / GWP" and have been using this for about a month in color 220 Buff C. It has not let me down once. The application is so smooth and uniform and the coverage is medium without looking or feeling cakey. It stays put all day, but slides right off with a cleanser at night. The concealer is a perfect match.
The only down side I think may be the fragrance, if you're sensitive to that.
* Fair, cool toned, sensitive skin
* Acne prone (worse now that I'm pregnant)
* Combination skin (this doesn't highlight dry patches and set with a bit of powder, it's fine, no oiliness)
I really needed a foundation, and thought lancome was a nice, beautiful brand to go for. I didn't really do much research on any of their products, and pretty much just left it up to the staff to help me and get me a great foundation. I told them how i do have problem skin and i do breakout plus i have combination skin, but wanted something that would cover but was quite natural. So anyway, i ended up buying the Lancome Teint Visionnaire Foundation. I loved it for about the first week, but noticed that my acne was beginning to get worse, it was either the foundation, or the new moisturizer i had bought earlier in the week( i have now changed both products- to be safe). Pretty much, i went to school the next day (im in high school) and a guy in my class asked why my face was shiny, and if i was wearing moisturizer ahhhh! - when a boy notices your oily skin and tells you, its bad. The foundation made my skin look like a wet mess! i have combination skin, and this foundation made me super oily and wouldn't really last during the day, which sucked.
Sum up: Be careful because this foundation could possibly break you out and if you have either oily or combination skin, don't buy this foundation. If you don't have oily or combination skin and you aren't acne prone, this foundation will give you a beautiful dewy glow! I still love lancome, however, i dont think this is one of the best products. Honestly, you could find an awesome drugstore product that would be cheaper and much better then this foundation.
Currently I'm using Lancôme Mat Miracle Liquid Foundation. It works perfectly for me but since I read a lot of rave reviews for this product, I went down to the counter to ask for a sample.
I'm glad I asked for the sample because this foundation caused my face to break out into a rash! Initially I didn't thought it was the foundation but for the 2nd day straight after I applied it within 10mins, the itch began to start! Urgh... But I'm not saying that it may not work for u but I highly recommend u go get ur samples first.
- full coverage
- expensive. It costs SGD70 for the 30ml of foundation.
- like most reviews, it may be a bit too oily for normal/combination skin.
So my final conclusion is- I'll stick to my Mat Miracle
Firstly I am nearly 60 & this is definitely a foundation for mature skin. I would highly recommend this foundation I think it is really good, one of the best. I have no problem smoothing it out evenly with my fingers, & also to remove is very easy. When wearing it looks very natural & a plus for me is SPF & all the cocktails of skin benefits.
The only problem I have had is with the color it is much darker than Lancomes other foundations, the fist one I purchased was too dark so I have now gone for a lighter shade & mix them, one for Summer & one for Winter.
This will last a long while & it is a large bottle, not one for your handbag.