EDIT: I think this is breaking me out. I was using Estee Lauder Double Wear with no problems, then swictched and used this for a few days and got several small whiteheads. Perhaps the checmical sunscreen is irritating me. Disappointing. The bottle was almost empty so I tossed it. Also I HATE the top-heavy square bottle! Looks dumb and always tries to tip over.
I loved the original tent idole (how the heck do you pronounce that anyway) so I was disappointed that they discontinued it for this. However, I have noticed a positive difference on my very oily and acne prone skin since I bought the new version. It stays longer, provides about the same great full coverage and keeps my skin matte just a tad longer. I like it. Only complaint is they changed all the colors, and I let the SA at sephora match me, and of course when I got home it was a tad too dark. :( I'm going to live with it (luckily it's summer) and go back for a better shade when this runs out. Overall I like it though, no breakouts, actually seems to improve my skin condition slightly, if that's possible. Oh, I do hate that they replaced the titanium dioxide sunscreen with a chemical! But whatever, it is still my go-to foundation until my stupid acne clears up and I can use something lighter.
Acne Prone due to puberty but it is mostly gone now.
Oily on my T-Zone, parts of my cheeks, and nose. I'm not VERY or barely, I'm right in the middle, just enough to say I'm Oily.
Normal on the rest of my face.
470 ... = NC50 if you are a NC45 your shade will be 460
-Packing is lovely
-Color Match is perfect
-Natural/Medium Coverage look, def build able to full and it does not look cakey.
- **VERY LONG LASTING!!** Lasted me 14HOURS FOURTEEN HOURS!
-Color Range is lovely for all skin tones!!
-For all skin types
- Matte Finish
-TRANSFER FREE! Which is very important!
-SP 15 great for photos
- Does not last up to 24 hours? That's the only con I have to say.
I wore this to prom, it was..and is absolutely lovely. This foundation is gorgeous.
I put it on at 4:50PM and took it off by 6:40AM the next day I got home form after prom in NYC. This foundation is lovely and amazing. I went to a HOT club ( like temperture) and It kept it in place. If you like a Matte finish and long lasting natural looking foundation, DEF buy this or get the sample which last for like 3-2 weeks. This foundation did NOT break me out. It IS PERFECT and my favorite every day foundation.
Love this, medium to full coverage. Blends like a dream, looks really natural, doesn't break me out and the 005 (British shade) is perfect for my NW10 skin. I use this on Bridal clients too and it photographs beautifully so an all round favourite. I set it with Chanel loose powder for the best results.
First full coverage liquid foundation I bought. Still the first product that comes to my mind when I need a full coverage (but does not look too thick), matte and long lasting. All positive stuff (in my experience) about this product.
I was given a sample of this at Sephora and have been using it for about half a week. So far it's offered pretty decent coverage and stayed on for quite awhile (at least longer than my regular MUFE HD foundation). Compared to my MUFE foundation, this leaves me less oily after a few hours, and gives me a finish that's somewhere between matte and dewy.
I do notice that it oxidizes a little bit, but other than that it's been pretty good so far. I'm still kind of torn on whether I love it enough to switch from MUFE to this, but we'll see...so far so good!
To modify my original review/opinion, the shade 160 W looks like it would work for me in theory but oxidizes during wear. There are no other warm-toned shades in "intensity I", the lightest category. I would like to try the lighter neutral shades.
My concerns: super-dry skin in late fall/winter/early spring, oily t-zone and flaky patches in the heat of summer, non-drying foundation with no/very little transfer, very pale skin any time of year, redness on the cheeks either with or without flakiness, and a medium-full coverage that can be buildable.
*Oxidation made a close match in theory a non-match
*Still smeared around my nose and cheeks with primer and silica-based powder
*A bit expensive compared to the comparable Revlon Colorstay for normal/dry skin
*Doesn't cover redness enough to not require other products
*Many shades of various intensities to match all tones of each
*Beautiful full coverage without much extra effort
*Doesn't settle in lines and creases
*Lasts decently when left to cook into skin (over 15 minutes from application) and tinted powder application
Adore this foundation!!!!! Great foundation for winter, especially when you have dry skin.
I use this foundation to replace my mineral powder during winter, it gives full coverage and non greasy or cakey look. Perfect match with mineral powder to cover the dark spots. So what I do every morning: wash my face, spray with Avene Thermal water, apply Lancome foundation, conceal the dark spots with mineral powder using conclear brush. And DONE! My make up will stay all day.
Got a 10-day sample from Macys. The old version was too drying on my 50 year-old skin. I can't even feel this on my face. I am a Mac NW25 and the Neutral Bisque matched me perfectly. It doesn't settle in any of my fine lines. Amazing! I love it! I always spray my face with Mac Fix it to finish off my foundation and blush. I rarely use my Mac Fit it with this. And compared to EL DW it is much better. Could never find a color match in ELDW and ELDW looks like a masque on my face and I needed to put a ton of moisturizer under the foundation. Not with this - one day I didn't put moisturizer on to see how it worked and it worked great. I do not find the smell offensive. Try a sample or two. Macy's gal was great!
Love, love LOVE this foundation!!!!
I got colour matched and given a sample of it in 005, and i'm almost finished my sample bottle now. I have to say, it is the best foundation I have ever used. It felt wonderful to apply, and gave a lovely dewy finish. Usually I stay away from dewy finish foundations, as I feel they just make me look shiny, which is a look i'd rather avoid :L:L but Teint Idole Ultra just looks gorgeous on. I don't know about its 24hr claim, but it certainly lasts all day, and still looks freshly applied.
The colour was perfect for me, though i would recommend to anyone to get colour matched for this one, especially if you're paying this much money for it. Thats my only complaint about this foundation, its VERY expensive, though for the quality, I would pay for a full size bottle.
I got a sample of this from Sephora...and I WILL be going back to purchase it! It's great coverage, sooo smooooooooth, long-lasting, flawless finish, doesn't cake or run into lines, great oil-control too! I didn't have to touch up ALL DAY, which says a LOT considering I have oily skin. The pump dispenser is the icing on the cake. :)