So im currently trying a sample of this, due to being intrigued by the product claims, it claims to be 24HR, oil free, non condomegenic & basically just non harmful to skin, which is ideal for me, as i am very oily through the t-zone and quite dry everywhere else, and i do get occasional pimples.
So ive had this product on for about 3 hours, It has a lovely natural/matte finish, however I am getting a bit of shine on my nose and forhead which has definately got me questioning this "24HR" claim. I also noticed if i touch my skin, i wont get "transfer" but it will leave a residue on my fingers.
I applied this product with a damp sponge, which i think is ideal when applying liquid products, and gives even coverage, and pushes the product into the skin, which i feel makes it last a lot longer.
I plan on wearing this foundation for about 18 hours today, as i am going out after work, so i will update at the end of the day.
Ok, So afer 15 hours of wear, id say that although i didnt have high expecations, it held up quite well. I did need to re-apply powder and blot several times throughout the day, and it also DIDNT oxidise! which was really good!
The only con, is that it did go a bit patchy on my nose, and the product settled into some of my larger pores on my nose, however, you couldnt really tell unless you looked up close, i also didnt use primer, and this con could possbily be avoided by that extra step. (i reccomend MAC matte cream)
Overall i would say that it would no way in hell last 24 hour on oily skin types. However it is still a quality product that will give you between 12 - 18 hours of wear depending on how oily you are, If you have dry - normal skin type (as i said, i am dry in all other areas apart from my t-zone), then this foundation holds up beautifully, and you probably wouldnt even need to touch up.
I think i will consider purchasing this foundation, the price is a bit steep ($68 Australian), however due to the ingredient list, its probably as good as its going to get for a long wearing foundation which wont trash your skin.
Hope this was helpful.
Lets just get this out there - If you're looking for a great foundation, don't buy this one!
I have really dry, pale skin - so pale that I get a bit of redness on my nose and my cheeks. It's so hard to find I good colour for pale skin. So I went to the chanel counter, and the woman suggested that I try Lancôme because they have a great colour range. That's probably the best thing about this product, they have lots of colours. That doesn't mean the colours are any good though.
I prefer a dewy look for my dry skin, and the SA told me this product gives a dewy finish. Wrong! Where did she get her qualifications from,mthe back of a cornflakes box?! When you first put it on, it looks amazing. It was love at first site for me. But after doing some research I found that this is a matter foundation, and it takes a while to set which is probaly why I didn't like it after about half an hour. It turns orange, and made my skin look all blotchy and patchy and pretty much made my redness look worse. I would not recommend this product at all! Unless you have ultra oily skin, like looking orange or want your skin to be as dull as a brick, then go ahead and try it! Yuck!
I purchased this foundation when I visited the Lancome counter to repurchase my beloved Teint Idole Ultra, which was a HG for me, and found out that the formula had been "improved" and Teint Idole Ultra 24H was the new replacement. Using my old Teint Idole color of Buff 2 (w), the SA recommended 140 Ivoire (n) which seemed like a fairly decent match.
I'm about two-thirds of the way through the bottle, and can honestly say that I hate this foundation. On two separate occassions, I've checked my foundation in natural sunlight and it was so awful, patchy/cakey looking and oxidized on my skin that I'm afraid to wear it anymore. The new formula really lacks the great, melt-into-your-skin texture that the old formula had...at least that it had for me. Am so bummed.
My skin can be reactive, and this did not seem to cause any breakouts. I also like the pump-bottle packaging. But that's it for me with the positives. This kind of reminded me of Revlon Colorstay, and I'd actually recommend trying that line before dropping $45 US on the Lancome foundation.
So I am ever on the lookout for a full coverage, matte (but not mask like!), long lasting foundation that is a good color match. This is the latest in my decade+ search, and I am waffling between this and MUFE Mat Velvet+ to wear to my wedding in 2 weeks.
While I am No. 40 in MUFE, I was matched to 250 Bisque W in teint idole ultra, but I think it's a tad too light, though both SAs argued with me about this for a solid 15 minutes. I highly recommend going to an actual lancome counter for a color match and GET A SAMPLE so that you know how it works for you with your own am routine. Go through your entire day and see how it holds up. I thought it held up well enough for me to purchase a bottle because although I had to blot twice during a 12 hour day, that is normal for me and I was happy with the results.
I can blot without it looking patchy during the day, and it does not oxidize on my super oily skin.
After about 10-15 minutes in the morning after finishing my face it looks nice and matte and stays that way for about 3-4 hours (this is good for me). I dont know why it takes this time, maybe it's the products I use but initially it isnt matte. I would say this is med-full coverage but doesnt seem as cakey as the Mat Velvet +.
So far it has not caused any acne, but for any long lasting foundation I do recommend double-cleansing at night.
I've used several Lancome foundations over the years. This one is just ok for me. I would have thought that a makeup foundation which is titled Ultra 24H would be, for the most part, transfer resistant. It indeed is not. It goes on nicely in the morning and looks great but by midday I notice that if I'm wearing a white shirt, there is makeup on the inside of the collar on both sides! And I do not apply foundation past my jawline and certainly not downward on my neck. I use a makeup primer with it also and it still manages to migrate. I don't have oily skin and I'm almost always in air conditioning so I can't blame it on heat or humidity. My search continues for a makeup that will stay put!
O.K. So here is the deal, I worked for Lancome for a long long time and honestly I have always enjoyed their products. When the new 24hr came out, we were each given a bottle to try. Coverage was pretty good, it wasn't oily and with a pressed powder it made my skin flawless. Here is the big problem: ACNE! Acne all over my face, deep, painful pimples! Oh gosh if you have acne prone skin please stay away! I am glad that I had a chance to try this out as I informed my customers and saved them a lot of painful problems on the surface of the skin.
After looking through numerous reviews and blogs, I bought the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 in Bisque 250 and I'm so glad I did!
The foundation sits light on the skin and mattifies my very oily skin. After 6hrs of wear (without primer and in fairly humid weather), a bit of shine starts to show through on my cheeks and chin, but my face remained looking flawless. I am in love with this foundation and would definitely repurchase. The only downside is that it's not avaiable in Asia and I had to buy it in the US.
I have asian, very yellow skin in NC40, with combination leaning toward dry skin.
I've been trying lots of different foundations recently, I've used Estee Lauder Double Wear (tawny) which is too pale and gives ghostface, MAC studio sculpt which is just too heavy and recently Diorskin Nude (040 honey beige) which oxidises a LOT. I bought Maybelline Fit Me on a whim and wasted £10; not to be a makeup snob but it FELT cheap, just sat there on my face in this greasy mess, ew.
Lancome is less glowy than Diorskin but more dewy than EL Double Wear. I haven't actually tried MAC studio fix fluid but I found teint idole to be
- light but buildable
- blends into skin easily and, once set, stays put
- matches my very yellow NC40 skin (very slightly darker toward the end of my day but otherwise no slippage and no wearing away around the mouth area, my face looked fresh) - I tried 045 Sable Beige
- gave the most natural 'dewy fresh skin' look - NOT greasy or shiny, not cakey, not plasticky looking
HOWEVER - it's strongly perfumed; Diorskin also has perfume but the Lancome was just too strong! It kind of put me off, not to mention I'm thinking about all those extra chemicals sitting on my face for 12 hours :/
Also I did use a primer (Clarins beauty flash balm) underneath which I'm sure helped the staying power. I also dusted it lightly with my studio fix foundation powder (NC40). It does have a very slight whitecast, but definitely less than the diorskin. But honestly I looked at myself in the mirror before I left for work and said, 'I look frickin amazing!'
This is the best foundation ever! I have oily skin and it controls the oil on my face so well. It also literally lasts the whole day. It's very light and flawless. Packaging is awesome too. Will definitely be repurchasing this product.
I am a tinted moisturizer person but after my trip to Aruba this summer, the sunspots came out in full force. I got a sample of this at Sephora and after applying my tinted moisturizer all over I put this on upper cheek area and under my eyes and also on my chin to cover acne scars ( I cannot deal with a full face of heavy foundation!!) Face looks flawless but not like a mask.