Lancome • Bienfait Multi-Vital Teinte SPF 30 • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
WARNING the shade choices are very misleading...the swatch for the lightest shade 1 looks very light online but its actually VERY dark and orangish. Im nc5 and shade 1 (naturel) is probably closer to an nw25!!!
Too bad : /
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I just bought my second tube of this product today. I wanted to try a different tinted moisturizer (I really did!) just to see what the other high-end brands were doing. I tried out Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, and the other Lancome tinted moisturizer (Renergie)...and I came (running!) back to Lancome's Bienfait Multi-Vital Teinte SPF 30. I tried all the above mentioned high-enders and none of them made and great difference that would justify the price. I thought, "hmm, why don't I swipe on some of the Bienfait one I have to compare". My face immediately lit up and looked flawless. Yes, flawless. And mirrors don't lie...so I repurchased it right then and there.
So, what do I love about this product? Number 1 is the high level SPF. I'm 31 (32 before month's end!) and I have never used SPF. But I so wish I had been better about my skin in my glorious 20s when all the abuse and neglect just washes over you...well, it doesn't wash over you - it's sitting in a waiting room in you 30s lol. Number 2 is the way it makes my skin look: flawless but in a natural way, as though I naturally had this plump dewy face; in this way I feel it offers much more coverage than your standard tinted moisturizer.
It's expensive. Period. There's just not getting around it. But I wear it every single day and a tube lasts me many months. So while I'd love to save some cash: it works and I'll continue purchasing it for that reason.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
best tinted moisturizer ive tried, and have tried alot of them. only complaint is the coverage is TOO good, so it really does make you look "done-up". that being said, it looks totally natural, doesnt crease, and is just perfect.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Edit: Added 2 lippies after trying Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream spf 35, which made my skin look very matte and lifeless (could be great for oily/very oily skin).
Buying this - although the consistency may be heavier than I want, the finish is natural looking and it works on my mature/acne scarred skin.
Working thru a generous sample of color 1 which is yellow based and the lightest color in the range. Color 2 is very orange (haven't seen 3 or 4) ... 1 is the only color that is near my skintone.
Doesn't settle into fine lines/wrinkles. Doesn't accentuate dry spots/zits.
Although I like that this has spf30 (reason I tried it), I have to use alot to get an adequate spf coverage ... the result is a rather heavily madeup look. Definitely not as natural or light-reflecting as my fave Smashbox Sheer Focus spf15. I feel and look I'm wearing makeup with this TM. Add maybe a bit of bronzer or a bit of blush and the result is too made-up for me - but looks good.
Hasn't irritated my sensitive, breakout prone skin so far. The heavier coverage is actually appreciated right now as I'm healing from a bad bout of hormonal acne.
Perhaps this is ok for winter/spring. But for summer, I need more than spf30 anyways ... and I can't see sweating in this. Just a light perspire and it feels and looks a bit yucky.
Going to try Smashbox BB Cream spf30. EDIT - tried the Smashbox BB and it's a no-go.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I give this product a 3/5. I got two samples to try - colour #1 and #2. I understand there are two other colours, but those were not available at the store I was at. If you are looking for effective sunscreen performance, remember that for sunscreen you need to use a teaspoon of SPF product. If you do this with this product, you are going to have an extremely heavy makeup look. The product is highly pigmented, and though I consider myself a light/medium right now, the lightest shade was almost too dark for me. Colour #2 was very orange-y and dark - nowhere near appropriate even in the summer for me. I find Lancome's identification for shades unusual - I have a 3N in the Tient Idole and it is darker than the 4N in the same product. You would think it should be the other way around. Perhaps shades #3 and #4 might provide a good full range - I would be surprised if they are darker than shade #2 which was really dark. I have oily skin and after a couple of hours I did have a fair bit of shine, though it looked rather dewy, and acceptable. Four hours after application I was an oil slick. I was really hoping this product would work. In the summer, when my skin is oiler, this would be a definite 'no go' for me. And as I am looking for a one product does as much as it can, and I don't want to use a powder over it to reduce shine, I think I will have to pass on this one. :( However, I would suggest it to friends with a dryer skin type who want moderate/heavy coverage.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is my favorite TM for years.. Started to use it 2 years ago and I still get complements about my glowing skin. I learned to mix number1 and 2 to get the right color with a nice bronze touch. The only thing that bothers me and pushed me to try new TMs (LM, Dior and Channel) is the fact that it gets so oily over my T zone around 3 hrs after application.I have tried adding Sisely mattifying powder that helps for a bit.
In winter my dry cheeks needs more moisturizing underneath so I am still searching for a nice moisturizing primer.
At the end of day this is the best available TM :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
The color range is limited and the lightest color is a yellow-based beige, which isn't an ideal match for my pink/peachy complexion. It also tends to feel masky after 8 or 10 hours, but most sunscreen foundations do. Considering what the competition offers, this isn't bad.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
After having dismal luck with Stila's TM, I tried this TM and I really like it. It does give more coverage than most TMs but it diffuses with light coverage yet doesn't mask my skin. It will not totally cover breakouts but I expected those results when I again sought a tinted moisturizer. Great spf 30 and color 1 is perfect for me right now (I'm an LLL). There is a fragrance but my finicky skin tolerates fragrance better than shimmer which this TM has none of, yay!
A point off because they offer limited color options.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This stuff is garbage. Let me give you a brief background before I describe my problems with this product:
1. I have dry skin
2. I have never, ever had pimples or visible blackheads--my skin is more prone to eczema and uneven tans
So.. what did this product do for me?
1. made my skin greasy, unless I put powder on my face. Not even normal moisturizers make my skin as greasy as this did.
2. It made me break out into all these small bumps all over my face.
Expensive, not worth it. Also, props to lancome for being shady as all hell about the ingredients they use in their products. Price =/= Quality, that's the bottom line.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
If you are looking for a "tinted moisturizer", this is not what you are looking for. It's pigmented and not really moisturizing, so I'd rather call it a foundation with sunscreen. For a foundation with SPF30, I'm happy with it. It just stay on for the whole day plus with the SPF30, I don't need additional sunscreen, which is nice for summer. I got shade #1, it's a nice match but still slightly darker than I am in the summer, which is a disappointment. I'm about NC15-20, so if you are very pale, this will not work.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I don't know why I bought this, I had used Bienfait total before and it had done nothing for my skin.
This left my cheeks dryer and my oily chin oilier, was uneven (my face looked dirtier) in about 2 hours from putting it own and is way too perfumed.
I don't even believe the SPF 30 works.
It's got a really nice texture, though, creamy, not too heavy, not too light. But that's about it...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is the most expensive tinted moisturizer I've tried recently and was totally let down. I forget how French companies like their colors to be more peachy than natural and the Bienfait was no exception. The lightest color (1) was very peachy on me and turned more orange through the day. I returned this and repurchased my HG Estee Lauder Day Wear Light which is the perfect color though it needs a seperate sunscreen underneath.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this in #3 Bisque, which is a little darker than my NC30 complexion, but I do have to say I am quite impressed. I took off one lippy because I can't really use this alone as it's not moisturizing enough and has too much coverage - to me it's more of a great medium coverage foundation-with-sunscreen first and a moisturizer second. Here is my review after using the product for a few weeks:
Texture / Feel:
This feels quite nice - it is lightweight, thin, non-greasy, buttery smooth, and I cannot 'feel' it at all on my face. It absorbs well and dries quickly. It seems to really 'stick' to the skin which I like, but also transfers easily so watch out!
Appearance After Application:
This goes on very smoothly and has impressive coverage for a tinted moisturizer and for how thin the texture is - in fact, I would categorize this more as a very good foundation. It does extremely well at hiding general discoloration like redness, freckles, and some hyper-pigmentation. It does however emphasize dry patchy skin areas around my mouth and my fine laugh lines even if I wear a moisturizer underneath it - exfoliating well is a must. It goes on dewy then dries to a matte finish, but after a few hours it does get 'dewy' looking again in oily areas...maybe too much dew? The shade #3 Bisque is a little too dark and orange-y beige for me, even when I get a bit more tanned in the summer, but the fact that the wrong colour for me still 'works' somehow is impressive.
Moisturizing / Skin Improving Properties:
This performs better than most tinted moisturizers but I do not think it is hydrating enough for me to be worn alone. I would still wear a separate moisturizer underneath it as I have combo skin. I like that it is vitamin enriched, though I haven't noticed any skin improvements in particular after using this product.
I love the light floral scent and it is not noticeable after it settles in your skin and dries.
SPF 30 is indicated on the tube and it contains both chemical sunscreen and physical sunblock: octinoxate 7.5% and titanium dioxide 5.8%
Simple matte plastic white tube that is easy to use, sanitary, and convenient.
I did not experience any skin irritation which is always my fear since I have sensitive skin. I started mixing this in with my LaCasta sunscreen which is more moisturizing but has a whitish cast when worn alone and now I think I have the perfect tinted sunscreen that no longer emphasizes dry patches and fine lines or gets oily!
I really like this product and would buy it again in a lighter shade. I really see this as a great foundation with sun protection rather than a tinted moisturizer.
UPDATE: Almost a year later and I keep coming back to this TM after using Laura Mercier's and Tarte's. While the colour match of this Lancome one is not perfect, it's impressiveness is in the superior silky smooth thin texture - even a 'bad' colour will be buttery smooth on your skin. Laurier Mercier's TM comes close but leaves me much more shiny than normal and seems to melt off my face after a few hours. Tarte's does not even come close to Lancome's texture or coverage. The only problem with this Lancome TM is, again, the poor shade selection - I haven't been able get one that has enough of a yellow base so instead I mix some of the MUFE green primer to tone down the pink/beige-ness. It's an extra step, but my skin looks amazing!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I ordered this for the first time online & picked the color (sand) that I thought would match my skin tone the best. When it arrived I was shocked at how dark it looked but when I tried it on my inner arm, it was a perfect match..go figure.. I tried it for the first time yesterday on my face and I LOVE it. I was using MAC but wanted to try something new. I love this stuff & am amazed at how it doesnt look like I have any foundation on but yet have great coverage.. My search for a good base might finally be over.
A little goes far too so I'm thinking this tube will probably last me a very long time. ??
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and I'm enjoying the results. I got this in a 2 for my olive skin tone and was shocked at how dark it looked. It blended well and matched my skin tone perfectly (to my surprise). Stays on all day, great coverage for a tinted moisturizer. Love the glow it provides. Most of all I love the SPF 30! My skin loves it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have a very fair, acne-prone complexion, but the SA said shade 1 would be perfect. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation that I want to conceal.
At first, I loved this product. The coverage was like a creamy foundation that moisturized very well. However, these small pimples formed all over my face soon after beginning use of it. Introducing this was the only thing in my routine that I changed, so I knew it was the Lancome. The colour was also too dark for me. It made my skin feel dirty and I was very greasy-looking.
I would not buy again, even if they came out with a shade that matched my skintone. I do not know what ingredient made me break out, but I will stick with my Everyday Minerals for now.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is the best tinted moisturizer I have tried. I've worn it every day for the last 5-6 years and I have no complaints. The SPF 30 is great- there have been a few times where I ended up spending some time in direct sun when I hadn't planned on it and didn't have sunscreen. But my face never burned! Good daily SPF also keeps my skin looking young. The coverage is good too. So many TM's are very sheer and I often wonder where the 'tint' is. I do usually wear a concealer and sometimes I wear foundation over it for more coverage, but it's sufficient on it's own for everyday for me. The price is a bit high, but I plan to buy it when it's Lancome gift time, so I get a bonus with it too. It's been worth every penny for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
So, I wanted to get away from regular foundations last summer and a Sephora SA recommended this. I like how it's lightweight while providing a fair amount of coverage but I still have to apply powder on top to avoid the oilies. It has a pleasant smell but the white packaging gets dirty easily. Not a pretty sight to see skin coloured marks all over the bottle. At 58 CDN dollars, I would have expected something better though. I will use it up just to get my money's worth but I will not be repurchasing this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
insanely expensive for something that feels heavy and greasy and the color makes me look yellow and old. i bought #2
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
For a tinted moisturizer, I thought this gave a really great coverage. It's really nice and dewey when you first put it one, but I found that after just a couple of hours it makes my skin look really really oily. I have dry skin, so this came to me as a suprise. I tried using it with a primer and using powder on top but it didn't really help much. Also, this stuff transfers a LOT! I have to keep my cell phone at a distance when i'm using it, or else my screen gets a layer of oil on it.. EW! I kept it because this was so expensive, but until winter time when my skin is at it's driest its going to sit untouched.