This foundation took a bit of time to "understand" my skin. The first few times I used it, it lasted about 3hours and turned into an oily mess leaving those seperated bits of oil on my face.
Today I used it again at 1pm, and its now 10pm and my make up is flawless. Nothing has budged off at all! Perhaps, the sunscreen I used last time was just not agreeing with this foundation.
The consistency is thick-ish and I prefer "sweeping" it on with my clean fingertips.I put it on after moisturising and a good oil free primer. The foundation is a more pinky than yellow. I have solid yellow understones but PINK cheeks so this evens out for me very well.
I'm pakistani, so I'm medium fair toned (NW22ish) and this foundation I have is in shade 03. Shade 02 is super light and shade 04 is too dark/reddy orangey. The shade is not a perfect match, slightly lighter than I'd like, but if you apply it evenly it looks fine, but when you cover your freckles/marks it looks lighter/whiter than normal and leaves that area more noticable! I suggest using a concealer.
Overall, the lasting power is going very strong today *thumbs up* my nose gets a teeny bit oily but I did not touch ups and it still looks nice.
The feel is VERY lightweight (coverage comparable to MAC studio fix liquid) but goes on non cakey (except if too much applied under eyes).
I actually like it a lot, it smells lovely too, and my skin feels like skin...its doesnt transfer either.
Only reason im annoyed is the shade in between 2-3 could have matched me WAY better. They always do dramatic jumps in shades...either as white as paper or as brown as sandpaper...(what about us middle people? ) :(
Will definitely buy again,gives flawless look. (Ps. dont apply with a sponge, hands work awesome!)
The first time i've bought the reformulated version, and the first thing I noticed was the staying power. I have dry skin, it drinks foundation up, but this wore off quicker than the last formulation, despite the 24hr claim.
It's an nice foundation. I suppose nie is all I can say to sum it up, it's no longer my HG foundation. One layer is enough coverage for me, which thoroughly impressed me- i've been using a No7 foundation which needs at least two to get going. The coverage is gorgeous on my skin, but it's worth noting that i've no real problems with scarring or pigmentation. My skin is a bit ruddy, and this covers it well.
I've noticed that when it's first applied, it can look a bit darker than my own skin (i'm the palest shade in the range, and it can look a tad orange on application) but it's not too bad. I bought the colour that I was in the previous incarnation, not realising the formula had changed, so while I was a 010 before, I'm probably closer to an 005 now - don't blind buy based on your previous colour, test it out. It's too much money to spend on something that isn't the right colour for you. It's not a massive change, and now Ireland is moving into it's summer (haha, i know. Irish summer...) it might be a better colour for me, i'm just disappointed with the change.
I can't fault the foundation much. It was my own fault for getting the wrong colour! The only problem I have with it is that it can be a bit drying, but if, unlike me, you use a primer that probably wont be an issue for you. At 35 euro, it's not the cheapest, but with this you definitely get what you pay for. one thing to note, as someone else pointed out- treat that bottle like it' a damn baby, because it will not survive a fall. Not at all.
I wanted to love this foundation, especially since I paid around $45 for it. It's very hard for me to find foundations light enough for my very pale skin. This looked like the perfect match at the counter and the first time I used it, but after a few uses it was too dark, and it was the lightest shade. Also, it didn't really cover anything at all, it was extremely dry and hard to blend, and it looked very unnatural. Overall, this isn't a very good foundation, especially for those with fair skin.
I have tried sooooo many foundations. I have sensitive skin that breaks out with many products, even those that are "hypoallergenic". I was apprehensive when the Lancome consultant wanted to try the original Teint Idole on me, but I liked the sample so much that I went back to buy the full, expensive bottle. However, they had apparently discontinued that and I had to get the 24 hour version, which worried me again. My skin does not like change! No worries! I've been using the 24 hr version for most of the year and I love, love, love it! When I take off my make up with a cleansing cloth at the end of the day, there is foundation on it, even if I've been outside in the humidity and heat all afternoon. I can't say enough great things about this foundation. This is (hopefully) the last foundation I will have to switch to! :) It has excellent coverage and looks natural at the same time. I don't feel like I'm wearing any foundation, even when I'm exercising or outdoors. Love it!
MAC SFF/Powder: NC35/C35
MUFE Mat Velvet+: 40
MUFE HD: 123/127
Lancome TIU 24H: 320 Bisque W/410 Bisque W
I find that the liquid is not runny, but not at all thick and has a very good consistency. Also, I had time to buff it without worrying about it quickly drying. Its semi-matte, almost dewy finish is absolutely beautiful. (So beautiful that it pains me to set it with any sort of powder.) But its formula is great enough that even without setting the foundation, it looks and lasts the longest time.
When I was matched in July, I was getting over my Californian tan. I was matched to 410 Bisque (W). It actually melted onto my skin. Although I was darker than I normal, I was happy with how tan it made me! Later, in late August/September, I swatched 320 Bisque (W). Although much peachier than #410, I could tell that it would be suitable as my winter shade. Both looked great on my skin and had the right amount of yellow! I was completely amazed as this has never happened before (by that, I mean a foundation that just blends effortlessly onto my skin).
When tested under normal weather (no rain), I found that within the first 6 hours of wear, my face looked exactly the same as when I first applied it, and my forehead wasn't shiny. But after 8-9 hours, I started to notice shine so I'd have to blot. After 12 hours of wear, my whole face ended up becoming shiny and I would need to blot again. But again, my face still looked just as when I first applied it (only shiny). Even when I've napped, I found that the foundation still looks great. In my tests, I find that it looks decent even after 19 total hours of wear. When I tested the foundation during inclement weather (when we had random spurts of rain and it was extremely foggy and humid), I decided to forgo the use of concealer and setting powder to fully test its capability. With one layer, TIU24 covered my redness, unevenness and blemishes with ease. I'm sure that even with a second layer, coverage would be emphasized, but would not look cakey. I find that it just looks like skin, such is the case with Teint Idôle.
Although I don't have oily skin, it's best to have a few blotting sheets handy. I found that after 6-7 hours of (normal) wear, I started to get shiny and needed to blot. Also, I'd like to note that the foundation is transfer-resistant. When I lightly blew my nose or rubbed against someone by mistake, foundation didn't appear anywhere! But when I blew my nose roughly (haha, I blow my nose like an elephant. Yes, yes!), I saw traces of foundation on the tissue. I think it lives up to its claims. I was testing out a long-lasting lipstick (which did NOT last, by the way) and even though I was constantly rubbing off lip product, the foundation stayed put.
Oh- and photographing in flash? Awesome. It didn't photograph with a white cast and kept me looking nice and even. When wearing this, I have no qualms over what to wear during a special event because I know I'll look human (aka not a ghost).
- medium to full coverage
- perfect amount of yellow
- long-wearing (lasted over 16 hours)
- demi-matte finish
- photographs well
- transfer resistant
- not cakey
- perfect for cooler weather since oiliness is at bay
- packaging (gotta treat the bottle like porcelain…)
- ok for warmer weather, but prepare to blot a lot!
I bought this foundation about 2 months ago, and I have been loving it. I love the coverage, it gives me up to full coverage meaning I can build it up! It is pricey, but absolutely worth it :) It doesn't get cakey looking when I put a powder over top, oh and it also has a wide range of colors!
Before trying this foundation, I was using something that had sheer-medium coverage with a dewy finish, but I wanted to switch to something else for the summer time.... so I ended up with the Teint Idole Ultra 24.
This foundation was amazing for the summer time. It has a matte finish with medium-full coverage, oil free and fragrance free. Price was a bit high ($50) but I think it was well worth it because it gets a bit humid in Toronto during summer.
I loved how the foundation actually stuck onto my skin very well. I still had to powder my t-zone, but my skin still looked pretty fresh even after a very long day. However, it was a bit difficult to wash off completely unless I used my clarisonic or shu uemura cleansing oil. I took 1 lippy off because it took a bit too long to clean off.
I've stopped using it at the moment because it has gotten very dry in Toronto (winter) and it made my cheeks and chin look dry. But I would still repurchase this because it lasted so long, was super easy to blend and matched so well (they have lots of shade ranges)
After using this for nearly 6 months, it's starting to not work for me. The matte finish is causing my skin to look dry and flat, so I have now switched to using Chanel Perfection Lumiere. Check out my review!
I've used 2 bottles of this. This is the best foundation i've ever wore. It is amazing. This foundation provides the full coverage i need, without making me look cakey. I cannot complain about a single thing. I have very yellow skin with no sight of pink whatsoever. The shade 410 Bisque is just that. This is very long lasting. I've slept with this on multiple times, and i've never broke out.
The only thing i would improve is its the oil control. It has moderate oil control. However, with a primer or blotting powder, you're good to go.
The price is quite expensive: $44... To save money, i am currently wearing MAC's Studio Fix Fluid which is only $27. I am seeing how it goes. When i have enough money to splurge, i wil definitely buy another bottle.
I needed a hydrating foundation for my oily skin that was mattifying, and then I met this Lancôme teint idole ultra 24hr and fell in love!
This foundation is easy to apply, smells gorgeous - though some may find it overwhelming, great buildable coverage, matt/silk finish and photographs really well. It looks very natural and hides any scaring or blemishes and really does last a long time!
The only downside for me was, the more you build up, the more visible the foundation is and looks cakey- but I guess that's with majority of foundations.
Bottom line: it's perfect for oily skin with scarring, matt hydrated finished look. Would defo buy again!
I bought this foundation to try out for my wedding and I have to say that I was impressed. Pump bottle, full coverage, didn't break me out (even when I left it on overnight). The smell is a little peculiar but that seems to be normal for Lancome products. I would definitely purchase this again.