|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is great but the renergie lift and firm is up a notch!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I do enjoy this foundation and it has a great color range. The only problem is that it's not a long wearing foundation. The back of the bottle says to reapply every two hours. This is almost like a bb cream foundation hybrid.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have incredibly sensitive skin, I'm allergic to lavender, cucumber, and a lot of foundations. I've tried other high end brands, but I have the same result; rashes, burning skin, then I came across Lancome, I decided to give it a go, and wow am I glad I did! It gives me great coverage without feeling thick and doesn't go cakey. After trying this, I don't think I'll try any others! Such a lovely feeling product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have been searching for a good foundation for my combination skin that has been quite acne prone in the last few months. I checked the ingredients before requesting a sample and they seemed ok.
I was matched to the shade 035, which wasn't a perfect colour match but managed to look good on me. The foundation applied very smoothly and provided a lovely lightweight yet medium coverage. It was a bit dewy (probably because I used it on top of my very light textured sunscreen) but still very flattering, especially when set with MUFE invisible setting powder.
A couple of hours later I was an oil slick. Now, I now my skin is combination but still. I was not expecting to look like I could fry an egg on my face. Sorry for the graphic description. So this foundation proved to be useless, at least when paired with sunscreen.
I need to make a point before continuing. My chin has been breaking out for the last few months. I have been using benzoyl peroxide and the day before I tried this foundation I actually admired my face in the mirror and I thought 'my breakouts are so much better. They are healing nicely, scars and less noticeable...' My chin is looking the best it has in months'.
To my dismay, after removing my make up I noticed my chin was red and irritated. Next morning I had two huge pimples, very inflamed, angry looking and huge white heads. It is quite frustrating and shocking to find out that using the wrong product only once can cause so much damage. Now, I know my skin has been reactive anyway but it was clearing! And this foundation, even when used only once, set me back a few weeks of progress made!
To sum up I would not recommend this to anyone. However, if you have tough skin and you never breakout and you have dry skin, then this might work for you. I know this works for a lot of people, but with that amount of alcohol (you can smell it) I wonder how bad it is actually going to effect your skin in the long term.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
The main reason I would not use this foundation again is because it did not match my skin tone well. I'm very pale and went with the lightest shade, but once I put it on and it dried it got an orangey tinge. Also I found this foundation did not help much with oil control, my face often got oily quickly after wearing this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Firstly the pros this foundation has a spongy light almost whipped feel and has amazing packaging. Now for the cons. Firstly the foundation oxidised three shades darker than what it came out the bottle as. From ivory to a beige both on my face and hand. Secondly it applied streaky if you don't use a brush you can't use your hands. Then this foundation broke me out, I never break out but this gave me the white under the skin breakouts. It also dried out my face to the point skin went red and cracked. Sorry if this grosses out but anyone with sensitive skin this was such an irritant! Don't do it to you skin. Lastly I felt it sat on my face even though it was light it went a bit streaky it was hard to blend even with the primer. Also it hardly lasted maybe 3-4 hour tops. My revlon colourstay does 100% better for half the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Fantastic foundation, medium coverage that looks like you aren't wearing anything! I wear this with just a little powder brushed over my t-zone and it looks great all day. Perfect during the summer but it may be drying during the winter. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the overly perfumed smell.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm already half through my second bottle of this beautiful foundation. I must admit that this is the only real high priced foundation I've tried so I cannot compare it with others of the same price-range. Anyway I really like this foundation. I have normal to dry skin (in winter, when I use this foundation) and it works perfectly. It's light to medium coverage with a luminous finish. Sometimes if I'm over dry it can sit on my dry spots but I can solve this moisturising more my skin before applying the foundation. SO: I really like this foundation, I suggest it and I'll repurchase it in the future, even if I'm curious to try smth else ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
this foundation is definitely not a miracle. the alcohol content will eventually dry your skin out and the coverage is very light. the lasting power is maybe 3-4 hours. i would not recommend this to someone who is acne prone or oily. the only real pro i can think of is the packaging which is absolutely beautiful!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
There are 2 things that keeps me from giving this full rating - 5 lipsticks.
Those 2 things are the amount of alcohol and perfume put into this product. Which makes me SO sad.
I originally went in to buy another foundation from Estee Lauder, when the girl behind the counter convinced me to try this. I hesitated a Little I must admit, but it did sound pretty good - especially because of the promises of radiance and working well with dry skin (which i unfortunately suffer from!).
I was not disappointed. This stuff looks AMAZING on the skin and it's pretty much a dream to work with. It has a light, liquidy consistency, which i prefer - and it blends beautifully and natural looking into the skin - preferably with a damp beauty blender.
It has such a gorgeous, quite radiant (as promised) look to the skin and it feels like nothing as well. You dont need a huge amount of product either to make it work for your whole face.
But - but - but... there is quite A LOT of both perfume and alcohol in this particular foundation. Oh lord, why - that is what im thinking. I truly wish Lancome would change this formular and keep the perfume and alcohol out of this product because both those things are an absolute nightmare for your skins health. It makes me SO disappointed that such an amazing foundation has to contain those kind of irritating and not so good ingredients! That could surely have been done better, Lancome! But with that said, it is a very nice and gorgeous foundation - if you look away from the ingredients. But for me, it's hard to do.
The smell of both the alcohol and perfume is actually quite strong in my opinion. The scent is hard to describe, I would say - quite fresh and a liiittle bit floral probably with a quite a strong hint of alcohol that almost burns your nostrils (sounds nice and intriguing, doesn't it? You tell me!)
Also, I do not experience that this EXPENSIVE (and oh boy, yes - this is not a budget-friendly foundation really) does not last you a very long time. This lasted me about 4-5 months (while some of my other foundations has lasted about over a year at least) and I haven't even used it everyday. I still have a little amount left, but to get that out, it requires that i take the whole lid of the bottle and then with all quite some of my power, pour it on my hand.
The bottle is very nice looking it self - elegant, expensive looking and made out of glass. Surely the glass material it is made of makes it fancy and it makes you feel like you got what you paid for, but is it good for traveling? No. Is it going to be a happy ending if you drop it on the floor etc. ? Probably not. It has a pump and a see through plastic lid - the lid does get quite messy and nasty though if you dont clean the pump after use, since there will be a bit of foundation residue that will smear onto the lid and turn into quite a not so good looking lid!!
If this did not contain the ridiculous ingredients as I have been ranting about in this review, this foundation would probably be my holy grail one. Would i buy it Again? Yes, probably. The fact that how absolutely GORGEOUS and stunning this looks on the skin and how amazing it is to work with, I would (in all honesty) be sad not to have it on hand in my makeup collection. I am pretty sure I will certainly not use it as often as I do not prefer to put such ingredients on my skin very often, but for some certain occasions, I'd might like to use it to make my skin look pretty darn flawless.
Would I recommend this if you want gorgeous skin, struggle with dryness and likes a radiant effect? For sure. But would I recommend it if you want to take care of your skins health? Not really.
This is an incredible foundation I am very satisfied with in finish etc. but the alcohol and perfume JUST puts it down and I cannot stress that enough. It makes me sad that it has to be that way, since this looks fantastic and is nice to work with.
I am impressed and satisfied with the whole look and feel plus the easy ability to work with this foundation, but I am certainly not impressed with the not so good ingredients that hasn't even tried to be hidden, hence the very strong smell of a mixture of alcohol and perfume!