This is the first time I've tried Lancome foundation...Wow I love this. I like a med/full coverage foundation, but some full coverage ones are just a bit too much coverage, and of course the med coverage just isn't enough. I've been using 2 different types to get the look I wanted. Not any more...I honestly wish everyone of you could try this, it goes on smoothly with fingers, beauty blender or foundation brush. If I need to add a touch more to areas, it blends in seamlessly. And every concealer I have used over this works wonderfully. I've used cinema secrets, erase paste, glamoflauge, Mary Kay and age rewind...all blend in perfectly with this foundation. And it lasts all day long...I'm not saying 8 hours, I mean ALL day long. If you can get a sample to try, please do, you may find your holy grail too.
I think I have a love/hate relationship with this product. It applies very well and smoothly. It has medium-full coverage. It is very compatible with my skin tone. I am an NC35 in MAC and wear this in shade 410 Bisque W. It photographs well, even with flash. What I do not like about this product is that it's not long lasting on my very oily skin. In about 2-3 hours I see the foundation break down on my t-zone. By the end of the day it breaks down on my cheeks, completely disappearing in some areas. I keep using it because this is the only foundation that really, really suits my skin tone. It has the perfect amount of yellow that my face and neck are finally one color. So what I do to make this foundation last longer is mix in some of my favorite Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. After I run out though, I will not be repurchasing.
I really liked this foundation. I have been using it consistently and almost every day since I had received a sample in August. I bought a full bottle in Sep and I am very pleased.
I use either a skunk, Real Technique Buffing or Expert Face brushes to apply. I apply over my MAC concealer and place MAC Prep and Prime powder to set.
I have gotten lots of complimnents on my skin since wearing it so it's becoming sort of my favorite right now.
I thought this was thick and was hard to apply. Made me look older and as the day went on it made my face look worse. Very blotchy and thick. In fact I hated it! Clinique is much better for my skin. Would not waste the money!!
Wow. This is honestly my HG foundation at the moment. I love that I finally have a near perfect straight-out-of-the-bottle colour match in 100N (edit: ~N/NW 10-15) and I really love the longevity and finish (more on this later). It's very smooth and easy to blend and while it does cling somewhat to dry skin, I don't find that it enhances dry patches too much. But what I find absolutely amazing is that this foundation looks better the longer you wear it. Usually foundations look great upon first application and start to fade splotchily as the hours pass but I find the opposite with the teint idole ultra 24h. When I first apply, the finish is mostly matte and a tad powdery - half an hour in, the powderiness fades and the fdtn starts to look skin-like. 3-4 hours later, I have a very natural satin glow which stays until the end of the day. I have not experienced any fading or breaking up with this fdtn at all.
A huge factor in the finish you end up with really depends on your application in my opinion. Results I noticed with different application techniques (ymmv):
1) beauty blender: sheer dewy finish (can be built up to a light-med coverage)
2) fingers: natural semi-matte finish w med coverage (my preferred method and how I achieved the longevity results mentioned above)
3) buffing brush: very matte finish w medium to full coverage (this finish looks the driest and tends to accentuate dry spots more than fingers or beautyblender. Over time it will eventually turn into a more satin finish but not as natural looking as when applied with fingers)
All my results were achieved with 1 full pump.
The only minor complaints that I have is that my foundation pump seems a bit iffy - sometimes it works normally and sometimes it sputters out only a few dots despite being 95+% full. Annoying but workable so I'm probably not going to bother exchanging for a new bottle. Second, this is a pricey foundation - $50CDN + tax. However, as I only require 1 pump for a full face, I can see the cost/use being quite reasonable. Will definitely be repurchasing this foundation.
It works amazingly with a loose powder when just applied, the smell is gorgeous, it's a nice natural colour and when applied with powder it doesn't look too matte. Though I had quite a few issues with it, to apply it was hard to layer to get good coverage as it was almost like the foundation didn't want to work with itself, also ,as I have quite a few dry patches I noticed as it go later throughout the day it stuck to them looking absolutely terrible, I also have acne and after a few hours (average day at college is about 8 hours including getting ready) I noticed you could see extremely dark dots through the foundation which is weird because I don't really tend to have black spots under my skin which is a bit weird as I don't have any black spots without it? The coverage is okay. It i do find it shows spots under my skin quite bad after a long day, also it this foundation oxidises BADLY its the worst oxidation I've seen since I used a no7 foundation and that was like the worst oxidation ever, it also transfers quite a lot. Anyway back to the foundation, this is like £26 and I don't think it's worth it at all, the only positive is that the smell is lovely, the colours are quite natural and I didn't really have to re-apply but this is only a positive also didn't dare re-apply incase it looked any worse. It's a definite no no if you have the most combined skin on earth like me as it just looks horrible after a while.
I was searching for a foundation that would hold up well on my oily skin but that didn't feel quite as heavy as Estee Lauder's Double Wear Foundation so I thought I'd give this a try. It provides medium coverage and a nice finish, but unfortunately doesn't last very long for me. I was shiny within a few hours despite primer and powder, and it definitely fades within 8-10 hours of wear - hardly 24! It also can't withstand heat/minor perspiration at all. It's okay for an average day and I'll finish the bottle I have, but will not be repurchasing. For shade reference: MAC NC15-20, Armani Lasting Silk No. 4, Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory, and I wear 140 Ivoire N in this Lancome foundation.
This product has recieved a lot of negative reviews, I have tried the old formula and in my opinion this is a better option for me. The original formula didn't have a shade that matched me and the newer formula has much more natural undertones and it doesn't feel as dry. I really like to wear this at work, it lasts my 12 hour shift and I don't need to powder and I only blot about twice just because I hate any kind of shine. Check it out if you have combo skin, looks great in pictures. :)
Well I have tried many foundations in the past because of my stupid oily skin, and this one does last during the day HOWEVER I do have to use a crap load of setting powder (I have used MUF HD powder, Bare minerals translucent powder and rimmel stay matte powder), I have had the best results using the rimmel powder on top of this foundation. I look amazing when I apply this foundation, it goes on smoothly with my sigma F80 brush and seriously it looks great for the first few hours. But as the day goes on (do not be fooled by their name 24 hours) it wouldnt last that long AT ALL, but it is a nice foundation and it has been the best one that has lasted for me thus far (I have tried estee lauder double wear and all of those ones). I would definately repurchase, and the bottle lasted me a year! You only need a pea size amount. However...I am still on the hunt for a foundation that will not melt off my face halfway through the day (this one tends to do that if I do not cake my face with powder)!
This works decently on my combination skin, although not the best. It tends to really dry out my cheeks though, which is the only bothersome thing about this. It is a light-medium coverage if applied with fingers and a medium coverage if applied with a brush. The look is very natural and healthy, unless you are oily like me and have to set it with a finishing powder or pressed foundation. The look becomes almost too matte, and within a couple hours it looks really un-natural, and my t zone is noticeably oily. For combination skin, this would be good during the winter where you don't need to set it, since the foundation itself is a little drying. But, color selection is great, and the foundation does not oxidize so much, the color is very true to itself, which i really enjoyed. Overall, a good product, just not right for my skin though.