After rave reviews and reading on Lancome's website that this is good for sensitive skin, couldn't wait to get my hands on it and it did NOT disappoint! My search for a HG foundation is finally complete. I have normal/dry sensitive skin and use foundation to cover sun spots and redness. I have tried several foundations that irritated my skin, didn't offer enough coverage, transferred onto everything, didn't last, caked, or glittered...This does NONE of the above.
It's a little more expensive than my usual MAC selections, but it also doesn't contain parabens, oil, fragrance, and there's 10 times less powder fillers so I justify the price due to better ingredients. While some have commented on it having alcohol, it is made up of 37% water as well as rose water and vitamin E, which will mitigate any drying effects. (I know I'm starting to sound like a Lancome ad now!) Besides, using a moisturizer and primer creates a layer of defense as well. Also, it seems runny when you pump it onto your fingers, but the texture is perfect once you apply. The coverage is up there with ELDW for me but the finish is better. I apply with my fingers and sometimes get overzealous and it still looks amazing. The packaging is both functional AND nice-looking. Will def repurchase over and over again :)
I have finally found the foundation I've been looking for all these years. Not too heavy, moderate buildable coverage, and a beautiful, natural and healthy-looking finish. It does not cause me to break out nor does my skin feel overly dry or oily after using it. I will pay for the quality of this product. Only issue I had was when I bought my second bottle it was broken... literally cracked. Don't know if this is a common occurrence but check the bottle inside the box before taking it home!
First time using a Lancome foundation but was surprised by the results.It gives a really nice dewy polished finish on your skin and is very natural looking.Tends to last around 6 hours.Got lots of compliments on how good my skin looked as well.Would definitely buy again.Only reason didnt give it top marks was because doesn't quite have the full coverage to make my skin look flawless but maybe that foundation just does not exist!
My favorite liquid foundation. It's lightweight and spreads easily, yet covers beautifully. Just makes you look like you have a great complexion without looking cakey or too obviously made up. It's also long lasting. The lightest color is perfect for my very fair skin.
I had high hopes for this foundation, I thought it would give me the glowy skin that I always sought after in my foundations. Maybe it was because I had such high hopes for it that I feel VERY let down and highly dislike it. This is definitely not for those who have sensitive skin or rosacea, because alcohol is really high in the ingredient list. Maybe for oily skins it would work, but people shouldn't really be putting alcohol on their faces anyway.
Think of it like this, when you go out for a night of drinks, your skin suffers and gets dehydrated and then for a couple days afterwards it looks sallow and dull, and it takes a while for it to look its best again.
Now.. take that alcohol and apply it to your face everyday and think of the damage that it is doing to it. And I used to LOVE alcohol in my formulations, I was an avid user of clinique's toner, the #2 clarifying toner. I loved it once but no more, because I think that specific product gave me rosacea. To be honest I don't know if rosacea is something that one inherits or it's something you can pick up with bad skincare, but I truly believe that my rosacea occurred because of all of the alcohol I used on my face. Anyway, I'm rambling, I recommend that people don't use this foundation. Your skin will suffer in the long run.
If you have skin that is tough, not sensitive, and not prone to redness and is a bit oily, you will love this foundation for sure.
But just know it's wreaking havoc on your skin, and you will see those signs manifest in the future.
The search continues for me, for my perfect foundation.
I bought this and fell in love with the packaging, way it went on my face with such a small drop, and overall end result. What happened though, over time my skin got more dry and red. It became impossible to cover my "red nose"/
The product, and the new Aqua from Chanel contain alot of Alcohol. This is how they get it to smooth out so fast and dry on your face.
Alcohol has NO PLACE for your skin, and is a horrible thing to put into a skin product.
Threw it away.
I've been testing foundations over the past couple of weeks and this is my favorite by far! The color is perfect, and so is the amount of coverage. It costs a little more than I was hoping for, but that's ok. I plan to buy it this weekend.
Love this foundation! I have been searching (for about a year now) for a new foundation since I decided my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation just wasn't giving me enough coverage. I have tried all sorts of foundations from Smashbox Healthy FX, Dior Nude, Face Atelier Pro Foundation, Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua, Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation and...there's more, but I can't remember all of them right now! I found the Smashbox foundations to be too orangey on me, though I loved the formula. I had the same oxidation problem with Dior Nude. Face Atelier was a little difficult for me to work with, it may be better for normal to oily skin types. Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua's formulation is amazing and I thought that was going to be THE one, but it broke me out. I did like Shiseido's Perfect Refining Foundation as well, it is a close second right now and I may give it another try in the winter. Anyway, back to Teint Miracle...like another reviewer has said, it is very comparable to Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua, but I think it is way better since Teint Miracle doesn't break me out or irritate my highly sensitive and acne prone skin! I haven't noticed any fragrance with this foundation either. I love the consistency, not too thick or too runny, and the finish is beautiful...sort of between satin and dewy. It is a very buildable, moderate coverage foundation. It also leaves my skin soft to the touch, not tacky like some foundations can feel on the skin. The foundation lasts a good 6-8 hours, even longer on some days (depending on weather and activity level). There are also a ton of shades to choose from, so most people will be able to find a color that suits them. There is some alcohol in the formulation, but I don't find it to be drying at all. This is definitely the best foundation I have tried in a very long time!
*UPDATE* I have found that this foundation oxidizes terribly on me throughout the day. I noticed when my face looked like a completely different color than the rest of my body in pictures! Yuck!
First thing, make sure you are testing this in natural light. I tested this out numerous times between Feb and May as my skin tans very easily with sun and have had quotes from Lancome personnel that I was Bisque 0-1 to Buff 7. Lancome will give you a 2 week tester free to ensure your makeup is perfect-love that. Having new ruddiness on my cheeks and nose post pregnancy I had to make sure my redness was neutralized and that the foundation matched my neck as I am quite yellow toned naturally and as a result, foundations often look much too pink (I never believe "warm/neutral" until it has survived 8 hours on my face/neck as a test). This worked out wonderfully and I needed very little for med coverage. It is dewy, yes, but I place loose powder in my tzone and this keeps me blot free for about 4 hours. That's pretty good for my combo/oily skin; otherwise I like the glow/highlight it provides. This is personal preference obviously. Just because I have oily skin doesn't mean I always want to go matte. I think the trick with Lancome ( I have teint idole for events like date nights) and most foundations I suppose, is a really light hand. This is wonderful for summer as it is light and doesn't interfere with my added 30 sunscreen (it has spf 15). Oh, and the packaging is far superior to any foundation I have ever used. The glass bottle and exacting spout (i.e., if you want half a pump or less, it'll provide it perfectly and not leave a mess) are so efficient.
I got a sample of this foundation, the color match was awesome, there is a fantastic color range. The foundation was nice and light like I like, but I don't really know about the whole "brings out the inner radiance" thing. The reason why this gets a bad score- It does not have staying power, and it instantly settles into lines when I smile and in my forehead when I raise my eyebrows and the lines stay. I am not old and do not have lines and this foundation makes me look old.