I heard good reviews about this foundation, and i was running out of foundations, so I went to Lancome counter and got a sample. I was given #3. Not quite sure it's #3 or #4, because i asked for #3，but the sample is written #4. For reference, i am NW20 in MAC SFF. I found it a bit dark for my liking, but i can still get away with it. The finish is very natual, coverage is very good, but the smell is a bit too strong, perfume like. The smell usually does't bother me that much, if the product works for me. I liked it initially, was thinking about getting it until i found this foundation breaks me out on my forehead and chin area. I never get spots on my forehead. I will not buy it, and thank god, i got a sample!!
I love this product! It blends so easily and disappears into my skin almost effortlessly, and provides beautiful coverage. I use one pump to cover my entire face. This foundation is so natural looking for the coverage it gives, and has been the easiest to apply of all the foundations I have tried, drugstore or high-end. I have pretty easy to deal with skin (not acne-prone, not oily) and only wear this when I want to look flawless because of the price, but I consider this foundation worth it. I am currently looking, but have yet to find a foundation I love as much as this one:)
I have oily skin and this is the only foundation I've ever found that keeps me shine-free all day! I use it everyday and it has quickly become my 'go to' foundation. I'll never go back!
I've tried most of the foundations out there, Chanel, Nars, By Terry, Clinique, and many others but the one I love the most is Lancome Idole Ultra 24h. It has a great coverage, I have skin depigmentation, dark circles and some acne scars and this one covers all! It also leaves a dewy glow but nothing you can't cover with powder if you don't like it, I pretty much prefer a 3D dimension on my face:)
I've used it all summer long and due to it's heaviness you might think it will drip or something like that, but it stays perfectly on!
I also adore the smell... I know some of you hate it, but I can't imagine why? I wish for a perfume like that..
My skin is tern, olive like and I use number 035, perfect for me.
I only have good things to say about this product!
I have been a long time user of Lancome but I have recently have had to move to Chanel because of this foundation. It literally oxides to an orange on my skin midday and slides off of my face. I went to return the product to the counter and apparently this is a common complaint. So I use Chanel on long days at work and MAC on days off when I am running around doing errands.
-separates on my skin
-gets darker after application
-is not '24 hours'
-the undertone of the color is perfect for me which is yellow
-the finish is nice
I still really like this foundation even with the cons. I think the problems of it separating have to do with my skin and not the product itself, because every foundation I have tried does. I like the coverage a lot.
You can smell the large amount of alcohol in this when you put it on (not good!). Nice finish that doesn't last very long (get oily quick). Revlon ColorStay stays on longer than this. Made me break out horrendously......like had to go visit the derm. Stay far, far away from this.
I really adore this foundation. I was going to buy teint miracle which I used a tester of it, I was pretty sure before I went to Sephora. They advised me "Teint Idole Ultra 24h " and I decided to buy this one. I am very pleased and thankful :) It all covers and make skin one tone but at the same time it is not like a mask, I use daily and for night make ups, it handles all of them. It stays all the day. I do make up in the early morning and use the same at night some days..
I was looking for a more matte foundation after my past few months with Nars sheer glow. I read if applied with fingertips versus brush it goes on inbetween matte and sheer if that makes sense, so thats what I have been doing. This seems to be working for me, nice coverage and doesnt make me look as old and wrinkely as I am( which was my fear going to a more matte foundation). I will definitly purchase this again. Lasts long and doesnt come off when I blow my nose.
I tried once but i didn't like it, its light coverage, the colour its not perfect i found it a little bit orange after a while, doesn't control the shine (and i have normal skin i don't have this problem with other foundations), and i never have this glowing natural look that i like, I have been using Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation for years which i consider the best foundation, Definitely im not going to buy this foundation again.