Wow! Just wow! Like many other reviewers, I read Marie Claire's glowing description of this product and was a tad skeptical. Could Teint Miracle really be THAT good?!?! Well, I think it is. Waited until a Saturday morning to try it - just in case it looked awful :) After I applied it with a foundation brush and decided I almost looked too good to go the gym.
I am 40 yrs old and have good skin, but not great -- some sun damage and a small acne scar that is sometimes visible, depending upon what makeup I use. Prior to trying Teint Miracle in Ivoire 4N, I was pretty loyal to Bare Minerals. However, I've found that as I've gotten older and my cheeks are dryer, Bare Minerals looks a little chalky. I really like the Teint Miracle's coverage. The color I'm using is a great match. What made me fall in love with this foundation is that it simply improves the overall look of my skin and as cheesy as it sounds, it does give me a "lit" from within look -- the same look that Bare Minerals used to give me. The other thing that I like is my complexion looks great with La Base + Foundation and a little blush. With Bare Minerals, I was developing a love/hate relationship with Warmth. Not a huge fan of using year-round bronzers, but I never liked the look of Bare Minerals without blending a little Warmth on my face. With Teint Miracle, I look fairly flawless without the fake tan.
Last comment, I gave Teint Miracle a 4 and not a 5 because I've only been using it for a short time. If I love it this month in a month or so, it might move up to a 5.
I am not a foundation user. I would prefer my TheBalmShelter as foundation more but I got this foundation in ivorie 2c and buff 4 as samples at macy. I got to say that I am really impress with its texture and how smooth this thing is on my skin. I have combination skin but I don't see any problems when I had this on. I apply it with hands and still looks flawless yet natural. I will purchase this product in full size. :)
Update on 12/3/2011
I purchased the full size and got it in Buff 7, which I believe it matches my skin more. I love this product and use it everyday. However, last week my skin was red and irritated from using the Retin - A cream. I tried to cover those...and yikes! the foundation makes it worst. i guess this foundation works best with the 'already have clear skin' people (if you know what I mean)
Let me start off by saying how impressed I was with this foundation. It was everything I wanted MUFE HD to be. It is lightweight with medium coverage (although I suspect that if you require more coverage you could build it up), that goes on smoothly, blends extremely well and makes your skin look amazing all while making it look like you aren't wearing any makeup at all (in a good way!). The texture appears lighter than most foundations but do not be deceived by this, this is part of the reason (I suspect) that it blends so well.
I love the packaging. The pump is extremely workable, I find half a pump is more than adequate for the job. In this case a little really does go a long way. Fine lines were not accentuated at all by this. In fact I don't think this emphasized any of my flaws, but rather hid them quite well, and very naturally, giving me what mother nature did not.
I have combination skin and I don't think this would work well on oily skin, although you would have to try it for yourself to be sure. If you have oily skin, get a sample first as, while this isn't the most expensive foundation no the market, it isn't the cheapest on the market either. It has a very natural finish, not matte and not greasy looking either. Skin just looks healthy and fresh.
I have not tried this with a primer yet, but it lasts me all day without one. I have tested it on a hot and slightly humid day, and it held up all day, with none- minimal transfer. With the heat and humidity I did set it with a powder as I was afraid to become an oily mess. It held up remarkably well, even though I was outside for extended periods of time, walking around etc.
My only concern is whether this would hold up under extreme heat and humidity for prolonged periods of time (as in the summer my skin tends to go more towards oily and right now it isn't that oily). I will be sure to update my review once I have had a chance to test it under these conditions. If it does hold up, then its everyday HG for me. Perfect for everyday wear, making you looking naturally flawless and healthy (I only wish it was a tad cheaper [ it cost me $49CDN] :( but it is a good product and is within the average price range of foundations in its class so I won't begrudge it the price too much).
My skin is what they would call "oily skin with a dry surface", which is basically oily/dry combination. I have redness on my face and after hearing so much good things about this product I decided to go and try it. I really wished this product worked on me, but unfortunately it doesn't. It oxidises after a few hours, which makes me look yellow (my normal skin tone is pale asian skin). Although the product was not oily, it dissapears after 3-4 hours and it looks like I've put nothing on to begin with. It has a light coverage, which makes my face look very natural. However, it accentuates my pores and hardly covers my redness (which I fixed with concealer). If your skin is similar to mine, look somewhere else.
I have oily/combo skin and have used the Lancome Teint Ultra for many months as I prefer a long-lasting / oil control type of foundation.
Lancome had a GWP deal and the SA was raving about the Teint Miracle which has won the Marie Claire prix d'excellence award so I bought a bottle to try in 010 , the lightest shade.
The finish is supposed to be dewy-matte leaving skin with a luminous/light reflective feel. This does indeed have that slightly dewy feel which I was worried about with my temperamental skin but it did not at all enhance my oily T-zone. In fact I blotted no more than I would with other oil-free foundations (MAC, Lancome, Bobbi Brown etc). I think this is supposed to be a version of the Chanel vitalumiere aqua which I haven't as yet tried.
The SA recommended not setting this foundation with powder as it cancels out the pearlescent properties that were put in the foundation to begin with.
I feel that my skin needs to be in pretty good condition to pull it off, ie no breakouts, blemishes etc when compared to my Teint Ultra. Coverage is not as good as the Teint Ultra but in saying that the feel of the foundation more natural. The bottle is very pretty - can't fault it, and it's priced as a premium foundation (which it is).
Since skin must be in good condition and not overly oily it probably better suited to older skin (normal or dry) as someone younger with frequent breakouts etc who needs more coverage will be quite disappointed with this product.
I will repurchase this again as I am getting quite addicted to the natural dewy finish, particularly in winter time. This is a nice foundation.
I am a very picky person and after a long search for a perfect foundation, this was the one! My friends dont think I have anything on!!!!! serious. If you want a natural glow and you want your skin to feel soft then go for it. I am not going to say that you only need a tiny amount, however thats only when my skin is behaving badly.
This has become my go-to foundation.
The packaging is nice enough, heavy glass bottle with a proper sanitary pump.
The colors are great matches for me, that's a plural as I have bought different shades depending on the season and found them to be spot-on.
Teint Miracle gives a great glow; it feels healthy, fresh, and has that just-scrubbed, vital look. It's not shiny though, and I detect zero shimmer or sparkle (this is a pet peeve of mine). It just looks like healthy, young skin.
The coverage is medium to high and is buildable without losing that glow. I find I only have to use a bit of concealer under my eyes and if I have a bad blemish, otherwise it does the job (and I have various spots, veins, etc).
Feels moisturizing, never cakey. My favorite foundation right now.
Wonderful liquid makeup. They were doing a trial at the Lancome counter at Macy's back in June, they'd mix however many different shades to make one that suited you perfectly. However, I am so fair, Ivoire N worked perfect for me all by itself (the lightest shade). The feel, the texture, is so silky and luxurious even on your fingertips. This is the real deal when it comes to skin-recognizing makeup, so much better than any store brand of skin-recognizing makeup. The coverage is light but still buildable. For special times, I wear a light mineral makeup shade over it, but for the rest of the time, I can wear it alone. The glow that it leaves does not interfere with my oily complexion, which is great, since I usually have to settle with sticky, harsh matte makeups. It's very expensive, but very worth it. I will be purchasing the full size bottle as soon as I can afford it.
absolutely beautiful foundation.
it feels like a tinted moisturiser, in that it instantly melts into the skin.
gives an instant luminous glow, so easy to apply and feels gorgeous on the skin.
sun protection included and also feels very hydrating.
the only downside is that, with a combination skin, i often find i need to reapply to my tzone around lunchtime, because it disappears there a bit in time. however, i get this with any foundation i've used, and because it isnt a full finish long hold product, i was expecting this to be honest. carry powder and you'll be fine.
all in all i think i have found the best ever foundation - perfect for anyone who wants a dewy glow and naturally radiant looking skin!
Really lovely foundation, the packaging that it comes in is fantastic, the pump actually dispenses the right amount of foundation required and because the pump is see-through, you can see exactly how much is coming out.
The colours of the foundation are suited for cool toned skin, unfortunately I am warm toned, so the colour isn't a perfect match, but I still think it looks nice on.
Really lovely scent, does not clog up pores nor does it emphasise them. Does not transfer onto other things easily and I find that it last a good 6-8 hours. Does not slide off my T-zone but still requires the mandatory blot as I still do get oily, especially on a warm day.
Light to medium coverage, is easily buildable.
Would definitely re-purchase and would recommned to others to try as I think it really is a wonderful foundation.