I LOVE Lancome foundations. Currently I switch between Teint Idole Ultra, Teint Idole Fresh Wear and now this wonderful mineral foundation.
Pros: Great satiny coverage. No in your face shimmer and not so matte that it feels dry/tight on the skin. Great packaging with a closed sifter that you can turn to open it up. Free of talc, oil and fragrance. Has SPF 21 and contains mica and alumina to reflect light.
Cons: PRICE! $42 for .35 oz (10 g). This seems like a lot but I actually did a price comparison with Bare Escentuals mineral foundation. Lancome is $4.20 per gram compared to BE's $4.33 per gram for original formula and $4.67 for the matte formula. So I guess Lancome is a better deal! It's still expensive though. LOL
I would like to try this product but it is unavailable in asia or australia so want to buy from the web.
But to my dilemma I don't know what shade to choose from if anyone can help me.
I am asian / chinese with olive skin - not fair but slightly tan.
around NC25. I don't want to pick anything too fair because I will look like a ghost. If anyone can hlep, that will be great.
This can also be used as a great setting powder.
absolutely adore the finish!
Its long lasting, natural but gives you that coverage you're craving for!
didn't flake on my dry skin AT ALL, the finish is similar to the BareMinerals original, but this one doesn't break me out!!!
will definitely buy it or get a CP, so bad that they only sell this in the states.. but if you live there and love mineral makeup, GET IT!!
I really love the color, texture and long wearing ability of this foundation. It is truely the nicest looking loose mineral powder foundation I have ever used. The finish is just lovely and it doesn't accentuate fine lines. It is easy to do touch ups (as long as you blot any oily spots before reapplying) w/o looking cakey - though I rairly need them. I also found it totally covered any redness I had in the center of my face. The shade is perfect for my very pale skin (BE, and JI are both too dark).
My only complaint is that anytime I wear it, I feel like I have a few blemishes that weren't there before when I take it off at night. It's not super horrible, but it still bothers me. I can't imagine what ingredient is giving me these breakouts b/c I have always been a huge fan of Lancome liquid foundations as they never cause me to get zits - EVER.
I want this to work so badly for me b/c it looks beautiful and natural, but I think I will have to try to find something else as my go to summer foundation formula. I just feel like I have tried every brand name and indy mineral product out there and either they are all too dark, don't last more than an hour, or both.
This is an amazing mineral foundation. At first, I was afraid to try it because I have sensitive skin but my skin become really irritated and flaky 2-3 weeks ago so I could not wear liquid foundation. Lancome goes by intensity and undertones 10=cool, 20=neutral, 30=warm. I'm NC15-20 in the winter and NC20-25 in the summer. Ivory 30 was almost a perfect match.
1 application of this gives medium coverage and it is buildable up to full. Finish is matte and looks natural. I have combo skin and do get oily mid-day but if I top with powder, it lasts longer. Best of all, it does not emphasize flaky skin and stays fresh all day.
This is gorgeous stuff but alas, the lightest color is way too dark for me to work with. This makeup literally makes skin look airbrushed, it is so fine, but, until they come out with a better mineral foundation in my color than my Laura Mercier pressed mineral, I won't ever purchase this.
I would say this is the best mineral powder I've used and tried!
Color stays true all day, stay put power is incredible, light in texture but with excellent coverage. Love it love it. I put this over my Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer in bare radiance and the combination of products gives me the best radiant look for the entire day. I barely look like I have any makeup on. I do use a little undereye concealer before I use this product. But for facial blemishes, if any, I use either Shiseido or Bobbi Brown's stick concealer over the powder and blend it out with fingers. Flawless looking face. What else could I ask for? :)
I am surprised to see some reviewers said this product enlarges their pores and such. Make sure you prep you skin with a light but good moisturizer and blot your face with tissues before you puff the powder on. Hope this helps!
I have been using Ageless Minerals for 8 months now and love, love, love it! I used Bare Minerals for a while and then tried Everyday Minerals. This is, by far, the best mineral make-up out there. It lasts all day and provides good coverage with a pretty, natural looking finish. The color stays true and does not turn orangey on my slightly oily skin.
I moisturize first and apply a primer. I think this is the key to getting the most out of any foundation, but absolutley essential when using mineral foundatiion. I also use their translucent finishing powder and mineral blush. The color I use is Natural Beige 30 and it is a perfect match. I highly recommend Ageless Minerales and feel that it is well worth the price!
This foundation is AMAZING!!! I've never been a big foundation person and always stick to something that is very light. I used Bare Minerals for 3 years, and though I loved the feeling of it, my face ended up looking orange much of the time and it only lasted until lunch. I had never used Lancome before and decided to get my makeup done because I was bored at the mall. I never dreamed how INCREDIBLE my face would look! My husband was blown away when I got home! This makeup is so light I can't even feel it on my face. The coverage is wonderful and the color match is perfect. I never look orange or shiny anymore. Definitely get the brush that goes with it. It feels amazing on your face and doesn't break up the makeup like so many brushes do. I am so happy with this product and will be sticking with it from now on!!