This totally sucks all the moisture out of your face. I absolutely hated it. I normally use Teint Miracle which I love, but I thought I would try this to get a slightly more matte finish. Well, you definitely get matte and that is because the alcohol dries up all the moisture in your face. It is awful. The only reason I gave it a 2 is because if your skin is super oily and you need something to absorb all the oil, then this may be the right fit for you. However, my skin is normal and not oily so it was way too drying.
I am just coming off of mineral makeup after wearing 10 years. I have noticed that now that I turned 36, my skin needs something more moisturizing and I find myself using more and more concealer with MMU. On my search to find the right makeup, I have so far tried Shiseido Sun protection 42 and didn't like due to not having a good color match and having too much SPF that it looked horrible in pics. Then I tried MAC Studio sculpt which was a disaster. My next want was Stila but they did not carry it at my Macys so I tried the Teint 24 hr instead.
-Color match is pretty good. She matched me lighter but I know that I will be tan soon, so I went for the 320 Bisque (NC25-30 skin)
-Very easy to apply (applied with MAC stippling brush) and blends well.
-Coverage is AMAZING with this stuff. I normally use a lot of concealer but with this stuff, I just buffed into my skin and I did not have to use ANY! Even better was the fact that is sinks into skin and doesn't look heavy at all. Very impressed by this alone.
-Yes, this keeps me matte but I totally agree with the other reviewers that this made my skin feel super tight and dry. After some wear I noticed dry patches starting to come through. I do not like this and I am sure it's the alcohol that is so incredibly drying.
-As the day wears on, from far away this looks flawless, but up close fine lines are accentuated. :(
-Although it hasn't made me break out, I am worried that it will based on other reviews.
All in all, if you are super oily, this is a great foundation. But for me, I will return because it's too drying and I already live in a state where it's super dry. Very sad however because coverage is amazing without leaving you totally made up. I am going to try Stila Correct and Perfect next!
QUICK update: After only one application, I noticed that this foundation did exactly to my face what Estee Lauder DW did......it gives me a bumpy face. After I wore this for only a day, my face is covered in small bumps. Must be the drying effect.
received a sample from my lancome counter and loved it. medium natural coverage witout looking cakey; but this is just not for me. I have combination skin: my T-zone is oily but all other areas of my face are SUPER DRY. After just 2 days of wearing it, i noticed dry patches on my face. I hate that Lancome claims that it's for all skin types which it is NOT. I am sure it is a wonderful product for oily skin. but if you have combination skin, beware of the effect on your dry areas as this will absolutely dry you out.
I'm an oily girl and really wanted something that would give me full, yet natural coverage. This foundation applied beautifully & fulfilled my needs in coverage without needing to mask it on! I was sold the day I wore the sample - that was on Monday. Committed to wearing it for the rest of the week and on Wednesday, my face looked like it was attacked! I developed THREE HUGE CYSTIC bumps on my right cheek! It is now Saturday and my poor skin is still recovering... I have not been able to wear foundation in hopes to aid in the recovery of this mess. As soon as I stopped wearing this makeup, the pain in the cysts subsided. They literally appeared out of NO WHERE -- I didn't even have a warning... Such a shame because I thought I'd found my HG. I guess the search goes on unfortunately. Use caution ladies PLEASE! I hardly write reviews, but I had to after this ordeal. continued >>
I usually love my tinted moisturizers. I was in the sun a ton last summer and the spots came on strong. I bot Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 to cover up the sun spots and it did a mediocre job at best. I wasn't really a fan with how the product looked as I hoped it would cover my sunspots better
Many many many good things to say about this foundation!
I have purchased this twice now because I do prefer it over any other foundation I've tried so far but I would like to explore more.
The lasting power is perfection! I have classes from 9am to 8:30 pm and this stuff stays like nothing else I have ever tried! I do use Merle Norman's Matte Moisturizer and Revlon's Photoready Primer under it though so that could be helping. I don't get oily with this foundation, I live in a 90- 100 degree humid climate so thats really fantastic.I do not set this with powder and I don't have to touch up either.
It's of medium coverage, you'll need a good concealer if you have acne scarring or dark circles that need covering. The texture is decent, I think as I wear it more and more (as with any foundation) the texture decreases a little in quality, to me at least, everyone else says my skin looks flawless with this foundation.I really enjoy the pump, it's never clogged or anything for me.
My only complaint about this foundation is that the palest shade is too orangey for me. I'm more yellow toned which is why I want to explore more. Also it is quite pricey to shell out $50 every 4 months or so..
Overall though, I highly recommend this foundation for anyone who just needs to even out their skin tone and is more on the combination/ oily side.
I have tried so many foundations because I have some natural redness in my face and some acne spots to cover up.
I think I have found my HG which is Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H. I love it because it not only provides good coverage but is long wearing and looks so natural, like my skin only better.
It also comes with a pump. The color match is just about perfect with my NW20 face, but my neck is about a NC15-20. I look for a foundation that will blend and give me a good color match with my face and neck so that is not always easy to find. The shade 140N is a perfect match for me.
not long lasting as it states 24h，only get 8h work for one touch up
I really like this. On the days where I want my foundation to be full coverage and last all day. However you do have to be careful when trying to find a shade match. What I did was put several swatches on my jaw line and walk around sephora for 15-20 minutes. I realized that many i thought were previously good matches oxdized much darker.
This stuff is amazing I love this foundation as well as the teint miracle. Teint Miracle used to be my number one, but now I think I might like the 24h more. It lasts a long tim
e looks very natural does not cake or look to matte (though it is not dewy like teint miracle)
I have been complemented on having great SKIN while wearing this!
I love this stuff Looks like skin with a pretty high coverage!