|Would buy this product again.||66%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Welp, tried a couple of sample bottles of this at different times in my life before I went ahead and splurged the $50 thinking I found some makeup that FINALLY didn't irritate my skin--but after 2 weeks of use I found myself with many more random pimples in places I don't normally break out and so I definitely returned it. I never tried the old formula so I don't know about that, but I wish I could figure out what in this broke me out in the welts. I'm thinking either the Nylon-12 or whatever "perlite" is....Otherwise, I liked this foundation for it's coverage and finish etc, but still it ended up just being a loss. Why oh why must companies reformulate everything?! Wish I could've tried the old stuff.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love the way it feels on the skin, I love the way it glides on. But it doesn't cover well. If you have good skin, then this will look lovely on you. But if you have blemishes or hyper-pigmentation, then it won't cover them very well, no matter how much you try to layer it on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is regarding the 14 hour formula, not the revamped 24 hour version.
I've used this in 3W for about two years, two bottles. Not yet my HG foundation, but the best that I've tried so far. It provides better coverage than Lancome's Miracle, which slides off my face after a few hours. Also, it doesn't oxidize noticeably in a bad way. I used to apply this with my fingers, but then I switched to a foundation brush, and that greatly increased the product's longevity. Also, it didn't cause me to break out a lot, unless I slept in it.
This was my first liquid foundation so I'm trying to branch out and look for a better choice for my skin. Because with this, I have to blot my face once/twice a day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This was my HG foundation. It gave medium coverage with a gorgeous natural/satin finish and photographed beautifully. I wore it in shade Buff 2 (W) which was a great match for my skin tone (NC 20-25; MUFE 120; BB Warm Sand 2.5). I never had issues with this causing breakouts.
Sadly, Lancome "updated" the Teint Idole formula and the new version just does not compare to the old version for me. I am really bummed and currently searching for a replacement.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Got a sample of this product at Sephora today. The sales person also applied it onto my face for me. All of my acne scars immediately covered and my face looked flawless. My oil stayed at bay for about 5 hours, at which time I blotted. I'm not used to this super full coverage formula....thought it even looked a little cakey but the cakey-ness vanished when I blotted my face. I did not need a powder to set this foundation which is AWESOME for me because I'm constantly in need of setting foundations to keep my oil slick away.
HOWEVER, not sure if I would purchase this since it is $36 a bottle and I am a college student and daily makeup wearer. I don't think this foundation would last long with me...or at least I can't justify the price at the moment. Wondering if a drugstore dupe for this could be Revlon CS whipped creme but have yet to try that out.
Overall flawless coverage, mattifies, keeps oil at bay.
Just learned through reading others comments that this new formula contains many chemicals, which I do not like the sound of at all. Although I know makeup itself has many chemicals, I'd rather deal with less. Thus, still on the search for a better foundation to cover my occasional acne, imperfections, and scars all day long. Where is my magic genie?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Note: My 2-star rating is for the 2012 reformulation. The prior formula I gave 5 stars to!
I used the previous formula of Teint Idole for about 10 or 12 years. I was a loyal, regular customer. It was perfect for me - texture, color, coverage, staying power, effect on the health of my skin.
SADLY, the new formula of Teint Idole (so-called "24 hour", which is a ridiculous and unhygienic concept anyway) does not work for me. The color I was matched to (at three different department store Lancome counters) is not a good match for me, the texture is thick, it magnifies my pores and wrinkles, it is drying, it is mask-like, it causes me to get oily in my t-zone quickly, it causes pimples, it makes my face red and blotchy for a while after I wash it off, it feels like it has taken a backwards step of 2 or 3 decades in terms of foundation technology.
On top of all those negatives, I cannot use products that contain chemical sunscreens on my face because they cause a broad rash of tiny red bumps after a couple of days of use, so this foundation is well and truly OUT for me.
It is hugely disappointing.
When it comes to makeup, I am pretty boring. I like to find one product (and often just one color of it) in each makeup category that works well for me, and then stick with it. I guess I would be called a "minimalist"!
I do need to wear foundation to be presentable, especially in work and social situations, so the sudden disappearance of my HG foundation has thrown me into a tailspin, and I've spent hour upon hour upon hour researching other options, sourcing them, getting color-matched, buying them, trying them, having my hopes dashed, returning them, etc. I still have no clearcut solution to this.
The best no-spf foundation substitute I have found so far, Lorac Natural Performance, isn't that great for me (I can't get a close color match; it causes my pores to appear "polka-dotty"; it dries quicker than I can apply it; it only covers my pores and wrinkles moderately-well; when I am wearing it, it feels masky as if it were giving medium-to-full coverage, even though it appears when looking at my skin to give only light coverage. This Lorac has to do for the short term, but I'm still looking for an acceptable foundation for the medium and long term.
As many of the reviewers here and on the product's home website have said, it is hard to imagine what the Lancome product developers and marketers could possibly have been thinking when they switched to this new formula. At the moment, the new Teint Idole formula has got a 57%-do-not-recommend-it rating on its own website, which is shocking (but at least they are allowing negative reviews to stay up).
This weird wrecking of an iconic, profitable, beloved product line also happened in early 2012 with my HG shampoo/conditioner (Redken All Soft, which underwent a dramatic product formulation that ruined it for me, and for many other users, as can be seen in the anguished reviews on the product's own webpage), causing my hair much distress and me a lot of time and expense. I still don't have a solution to my shampoo/conditioner loss, either.
This also happened to me with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Night Lotion which suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth about 4 or 5 years ago, which I had had great results from for years. I cannot use the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Lotion variant that has chemical sunscreen in it, which they still manufacture. After a terrible 6 months of testing a lot of products that caused bad breakouts (especially anything with salycilic acid in it), I found a much more expensive AHA product that doesn't do nearly as well for my skin as the Healthy Skin Night Lotion did, but it's been servicable (it is Peter Thomas Roth 10% Glycolic Acid Hydrating Gel). However, this year my aging skin has started to require more moisture than the Roth gel can provide on its own, even though my skin remains oily/combination, sensitive, and breakout-prone. I've tried several alternative non-comedogenic, oil-free AHA products that have caused breakouts and skin disturbances, no matter what they claim to do.
You'd think consumer goods companies would have learned from the "New Coke" debacle, but they seem driven to repeat the experiment on some of the most beloved products. At least Coca-cola admitted their error and brought back "Old Coke", but I am pretty sure Lancome and Redken etc. will not revive the late, great products that I and many others had come to rely on.
In case it helps anyone else who can't use makeup that has chemical sunscreen in it, I will list here some of the no-sunscreen foundations that are geared towards normal-to-combination-to-oily skin that I found out about via Paula Begoun's product listing website Beautypedia and other internet research.
None of them are, for me, a good substitute for the previous Teint Idole formula.
Make Up For Ever - HD Invisible Cover
Nars - Sheer Matte
Too-Faced - Amazing Face Oil-Free Closeup
Lorac - Natural Performance
Stila - Natural Finish Oil-Free
Tarte - Amazonian Clay
Urban Decay - Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition
In addition to being open to the medium-to-high-end product lines, I have searched high and low for a drugstore foundation that would work for me. There are only a few that don't contain any spf, and a few more that contain physical sunscreen, not chemical sunscreen, but nothing worked for me. They caused me to break out, didn't look very nice, didn't wear very well, caused irritation due to added fragrance, etc. I gave up after a few weeks and resumed searching amongst the higher-end lines.
If anyone has any suggestions for good replacements for the previous Teint Idole formula (and with no chemical sunscreens), please let me know. I have searched all over the internet on every combination of likely search terms that I can think of, but can't find anyone who claims to have found a decent substitute.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The new formulation is so terrible. Not only did they add MORE chemicals to the product, including chemical sunscreens, but it has a horrible feel compare to the old formula. Also, they test the product on animals which is just silly. I am done with you, Lancome!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is nothing like the original Teint Idole formula even though the sales lady said it would be. The color I bought looks orangey on me, even when I'm not in the sun so I'm not very happy with this purchase at all. I would have refunded it but I don't know where I put the receipt.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's oil free
It didn't cause me acne
Matches my skin color.
Feels like nothing on skin
Too light doesn't even cover my acne scars or anything!
I need to put moisture over and over again because it makes my skin feel like foundation dry.
It's expensive for what it delivers.
And you can wash it away with water you don't even need a makeup remover. Which is BAD!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Fantastic! Love this foundation! I've got such fair skin that I've tried everything from Dior to MUFE to Neutrogena and everything in between. Their shade 110C is perfect for me. Does not oxidize AT ALL and most foundations do within an hour of application. It definitely is medium to full buildable but when I cover acne scars/hyperpigmentation with a little bit more product, you are not able to tell. Great finish. Stays on through a 9 hour workday and well into the evening. I have extremely oily skin...extremely and honestly I went a day without setting my face with powder and my face stayed almost completely matte throughout the day. NO JOKE. This foundation is incredible.
My only beef with this foundation is that the area around my breakouts, since I do use topical acne prescriptions, is dry and that is emphasized when I do not wear moisturizer. But honestly, that's it :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is so light that I use it as a base under powder or under a glowy foundation for a night out. It does feel nice & I like the colour although It is pricey and for a foundation I can only use as a base, I will not be repurchasing this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I like this, but I wanted to love it! :-(. It just didn't do anything special for me. The SA did a great job with the color match, but my skin would become very oily & shiny after 4-5 hours and the foundation would disappear. It just didn't work well enough for me to justify the price. I'm still glad I tried it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
It's expensive but the packaging and pump design are intelligent. The finish is gorgeous and natural (satin matte). Later on in the day (5 hours or so) my nose will start to look oily but it blots without transferring. It lasts easily til I take it off at night. 4N Ivory is my colour and blends well whether I'm pale or slightly tan. I love it, or I would love it if my skin did. Day one, a couple blocked pores, nothing serious. Day two, a few pimples. Day three, so many pimples that it looked like chicken pox all over my face, chest, and ears; also pain, excruciating pain all over my skin much like a migraine. Stopped using it at that point but my skin is still recovering. I had an extraction on day 5 and that alleviated the pain, the pimples flattened and I'm healing a week later. It's not certain what ingredient caused the reaction or if it was the slight perfume. I really miss the gorgeous finish and might try the new 24 hour formulation but there's much reason to hesitate :\ Sensitive skin beware.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Great foundation, I preferred this to the new 24 hour Teint Idole Ultra. Dries very quickly to a satin finish, so if you are using it along with concealer for blemishes, do one section of your face at a time. Lasts all day, I only needed to use a little powder once or twice if I was wearing it from 6 in the morning to 11 at night (I have very oily skin). VERY expensive, but worth it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Black
The coverage you get with this foundation is amazing. And yet it's lightweight, does not feel like a mask after application. It hides the wrinkled lines and shadows above my upper lip line prefectly. No other foundation has done that in the past. I had tried concealers, primers, you name it, nothing covered those wrinkled lines and shadows as perfectly as Teint Idole Ultra does! I didn't even use my usual primer this morning, just moisturizer and then the foundation. I din't even have to use any extra concealer to hide the hyperpigmentation brown marks on my cheeks. It went on smoothly, no waste at all with the convenient pump dispenser. I wish I had known about this doundation years ago - I wouldn't have wasted my time and money on all of the others I had tried to just "make do" with. I've tried hundreds of foundations, but now I understand why Lancome has the makeup market beat. It's the best. Sure, I paid more than I wanted to, but, if it covers and wears as well as it does without my having to retouch it, then it's worth not having to waste time using all those other products just to get the look that Teint Idole can give me with just the use of one product. I still can't get over how a 24 hour wear foundation can feel like you're wearing nothing on your face. Superior product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I do not like this foundation. Yes, it offers very good coverage, but I find it way too drying. I have normal/dry skin, but this foundation makes my skin look and fee very very dry. This product is best suited for those with oilier complexion. My sister also purchased this, and she loves it, and it makes her skin look flawless. It is also quite pricey for a bottle of foundation, I paid $56 for it (tax included) and I live in Canada. I went out and bought myself another foundation for a lot less and works a lot better for me. Currently, I am using Almay the 16 hour coverage one. I only use the Lancome foundation as a concealer or in areas that require more coverage. Bottom line, I would not purchase this product again, not because it is a bad product, but it is just not suitable for my skin type.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Black
I have never had much luck with liquid foundation, often they are too oily and don't have any staying power on my combination skin + sweating condition.
I was colour matched by a consultant and given a sample pot to try before purchase. I really wasn't expecting much but I've used it for three days now and I can say it's not bad.
You don't need a large amount for decent coverage and my skin tone definitely looked even after application. I like to finish with a dusting of mineral powder to set it because I could never trust liquids but I probably wouldn't need to. It definitely has lasting power and I try harder to cleanse my face at the end of the day.
I have excessive sweating on my face. With this I find I have to blot with tissue for a little while but my skin eventually settles down and the colour stays. I am quite happy with the results of this but of course there's a higher price tag.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
very good ingredients, it doesn't break out at all, it gives you light coverage but for me not a 5 lips product because the color doesnt really match my skin ( the lightest shade is still 1 shade darker than my skin color, i am a MAC NW 20).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a good foundation. However it is my backup foundation to my iman foundation. With that being sad a department store foundation shouldn't come second to a drug store foundation..don't get me wrong it's really nice but not a lot of color variety for AA women...it's nice but I would purchase again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The best thing about this product is it blends flawlessly into my skin. Sometimes, I have dry patches that I need to moisturize but this foundation glides on over my dry skin very smoothly. I have never worn a foundation that seems to literally smooth out imperfections. I apply the foundation with a foundation brush because I have noticed the coverage is better. Because of my sensitive skin, a pimple will (almost always) become bright red. This foundation lessens the redness and makes my skin look dewy without being oily. I also found that setting the foundation with MUFE HD Powder is a must for me to combat my oily skin throughout the day.