|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
For reference: dry, sensitive Rosacean skin. Cool- to neutral toned NW10. First of all: Lancome does offer some great foundations and my extremely sensitive skin is able to tolerate and even love some of them. Also they do offer some great shades for the fair skinned people amongst us. I got this foundation in the lightest US shade, #Lifting Porcelaine 10 (NC). The lightest Euro shade #Porcelaine Beige 010 is too dark for me so I was quite surprized to see there is a big difference between those two lightest shades. The US shade is a nearly perfect match; a slightly cooltoned, leaning towards neutral pale shade.
The texture is very liquidy and this foundation dries fast; you really have to work quickly blending it in. I apply a couple of tiny dots on one area and then blend in with a damp sponge. The coverage is quite full considering this is a liquid and not a cream foundation. Still the finish looks very natural; slightly dewy and glowy but not shimmery. I loved the way it felt (very lightweight and smooth) and looked! I also love the fact this foundation doesn't contain any fragrance as I am very sensitive to fragranced skincare & makeup products. Renergie Lift Makeup contains SPF20; both chemical and physical sunscreen filters. I prefer my foundations to be w/o SPF but it's just a minor complaint. My biggest problem with this foundation was the fact it dried out my skin, ending up looking flaky, chalky and showing any dry patches. It also irritated my skin; there are some potentially irritating ingredients in it like zea mays (corn) kernel extract, caffeine, denatured alcohol and bismuth. Too bad because I really wanted this foundation to work for me... It's just my skin doesn't tolerate those ingredients and also my skin is just too dry for this foundation. IMO it would be ok for normal to slightly dry skin. Otherwise great foundation, esp. for the very pale skinned gals looking for a fragrance-free foundation with medium-full coverage and a radiant looking finish. But try a sample first! Glass pump bottle 30ml/1Fl.OZ. $40.00 *PPP Foundations List in My Notepad*
Active ingredients: octinoxate 7.5% and titanium dioxide 3.2%
Ingredients: water, cyclopentasiloxane, phenyl trimethicone, cyclohexasiloxane, butylene glycol, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, pentylene glycol, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, zea mays (corn) kernel extract, PEG-30 glyceryl stearate, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, ceramide 3, glycine soja (soybean) oil, carnauba wax, caffeine, cellulose gum, 2-oleamido-1,3 octadecanediol, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium sulfate, alcohol denat., disodium stearoyl glutamate, hydroxypalmitoyl sphinganine, polycaprolactone, acrylates copolymer, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, butylparaben, tocopherol. May contain: bismuth oxychloride, iron oxides.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Overall this is a good foundation, but not one of my favourites. The coverage is really really nice, but it dries a little too fast. I also don't like the heavy glass bottle - I'm always terrified I will drop it. I think I might be happier with this if it was a perfect match for me (it's not - it's my mom's and I use it whenever I don't have my own makeup with me). I'm still giving it a 4 because it looks flawless once applied.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
After buying a face cream, I received a sample of this in Porcelaine 40. It is a lovely cool shade for a fair skinned person like myself, but not too cold looking. Most of the line in Lancome's fair category are too yellow based. The other Porcelaines were, in fact, very yellow, while the density was fine. I needed a cooler tone so got the 40. While at work the other day someone commented on my "very fine skin"; and I knew it was being helped by this lovely new foundation. It does not "lift" at all, but does feel a bit firm, and while I often like a sheer to medium base, I am warming to the medium to full coverage by just cutting down the amount I put on. Generally, I put a little on each cheek and on my forehead and chin. Now, I just use one dot on either cheek (mixed with some moisturizer) and blend, blend, blend all over with maybe a bit more on my forehead when I need it. The formula is a little heavier than what I normally am used to, but it is still liquid and not a cream. No matter; the shade is wonderful for me and I love the radiant and opalescent finish, (without being sparkly) for mature skin like mine. It does not at all highlight any flaws or lines or dry areas; nor is it thick or greasy. I was using Laura Mercier's Highlighting tinted moisturizer to bring some radiance forth, but it was a bit too much and I had to work with it to tone it down over my regular foundation. This is naturally glowing, and I have been told that for my 56 years, I look 40 again. I think this one is a winner!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I didn't think I would ever switch from my beloved Merle Norman Lasting Foundation, but my girlfriend tried Lancome's Renergie Lift and it transformed her skin so much, I had to try. I wore it in Claire 20 which is a cool/neutral shade for my light skin. The lady at the counter gave me a sample which lasted more than a week. I top it with a tiny dust of mineral makeup finishing powder and my skin is almost flawless. I ordered it off ebay for 25.00 and I love it. It is worth a try for sure. I just hate the price which is 42.00 retail. One important note is that this foundation does darken after about twenty minutes, less on me. I kept that in mind when choosing my shade. Get a sampe first!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Awful! Looks so thick and artificial on my skin, has a strong smell and doesn't really blend with the skin tone well.. wonder why. Also the packaging isn't good: a heavy bottle and the cap broke immediately, just fell once. Don't consider this a good worth for the money.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am surprised this fabulous foundation does not have more reviews from the 50+ crowd. It is amazing. I am almost 60, with some sagging of course, but good skin. This foundation does somehow make my face appear more lifted--and I am judging that from fitting room mirrors. It provides light to medium coverage and a gentle glow that does NOT highlight flaws. It looks very natural, even in daylight, and lasts all day. My skin is normal in the summer, but slightly dry in the winter--or at least dehydrated from central heating and dry winter air.
This foundation is fragrance-free. I was afraid to try a Lancome foundation because of the gaggingly heavy fragrance in its skin care products. It does cost more than the Clinique foundation I had been using, but it is well worth it. Lancome offers frequent gifts with purchase, and while I can't use its skin care because of the fragrance, the makeup items in the GWPs always work for me.
This comes in a pump bottle. One pump provides a little more foundation than I need for an application.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I really like this foundation! It comes in a pretty frosted glass container with a pump dispenser! That seems more hygenic to me than other foundation bottle designs. The shade Porcelaine 10 matches my ultra-pale skin pretty well. It has medium coverage and lasts on my combination skin. It has a nice finish as well.
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Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got samples (do this by all means if you could at Sephora) for NARS dual balancing, Sheiseido Lifting Foundation, and this one. This is the best way to sample stuff. Plus, the amt they give you lasts a long time. Anyway, I fell in love with this one because it does moisturize my face really well, and has good coverage. I use it on my rosacea and freckled cheeks, underneath my eyes, and on the sides of my mouth. I then top it off with Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil. Then, I buff my face using the 182 brush from MAC with Mineralize Skinfinish powder. It creates the flawless look (moisturized by the Lancome foundation, and controlled by the skinfinish powder and BE Mineral Veil so that it's not too oily).
NARS was my least favorite as it was too drying on my skin, and Sheiseido is pretty close behind Lancome. I think I like this one slightly better.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Generally a good foundation.
I was induced to buy it when Lancome had a sale and I wanted a somehow rich foundation that could give me a kind of "face lift"- it was winter and skin in winter sometimes is tired and dull.
I knew Rénergie from various samples I had (obviously not in the correct colour, as samples are in the standard 03 shade that should match the majority if population-how wrong!) and I knew about its coverage and that is was not breaking me out. I have combo skin and I am well aware that Rénergie is intended for dry or mature skins.
In fact the SA did not want to sell me that, but I did want to try and I bought it, in the palest shade which is 010 Porcelaine.
It is a good foundation, coverage is medium to full (a little concealer may also help), and it gives you a special glow; and yes, it also gives that energy and lift your skin is searching, especially in winter.
Definitely this is a winter foundation for combo skins (I have now stopped using my bottle and it will be taken out next autumn!) as it does not help with shine (i.e. you need to blot a lot and powder). But you cannot blame the foundation for that: it is not an oil free and it is intented to be emollient and help mature skins.
However, it does not break me out, which is good!
A bit on the pricey side for being Lancome, but OK. Maybe not my HG foundation, but worth the try!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I purchased this foundation awhile back and liked it but was still searching for the "perfect" one. After using many, many popular high end brands, as well as a few drug store ones, I came back to this one. I have been using foundation since I was a teenager and luckily have pretty good 60 year old skin without many wrinkles at all but a few little spider veins here and there. I would say I have combination skin. This covers beautifully without being heavy and leaves a nice luminosity which I love. I haven't been able to get both the coverage and the luminosity until now. I brush a little powder just in the T-zone and leave the rest because I don't t want to loose that slight glow. A little bronzer and blush on the cheeks and I am good to go. This foundation still looked pretty good at the end of the day. I like the pump bottle and put a little on the back of my hand and use a makeup brush to apply the foundation. Goes on very nicely over my primer. I would say if you are looking for good coverage without a heavy feeling and a little glow give this a try. It is a little expensive but well worth it for me especially if I added up what I paid for all the ones sitting on my vanity table that I don't like or use. I will probably put the other up for swap!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I know this is technically supposed to be more mature skins, but my skin is on the dry side, so I wanted a foundation that would provide a dewy finish. It was definitely not moisturising at all. A bit chalky, in fact. And it emphasised the fine lines under my eyes horribly. And I don't even have other wrinkles or lines (yet), so I don't want to imagine how bad it will look on mature skins. The colour was also quite orangey and didn't suit me at all. I can't figure out if I got a dud or what, since most people are complaining about its greasiness instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really was very sad when open the box and I try this foundation at home because I didn't notice this was for normal too dry skin, which I've always though I was oily, in the store where I got it look great, but anyways I just notice that this is more than a great product not only because it made my sensitive (rosacea) oily skin look perfect, my skin does not look oily at all which I am very very surprise about it, it gives to the skin a nice glow and covers any imperfections definitely a great product for any age !!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am very fond of this foundation. It's reliable and produces a flawless "canvas" for my unwrinkled, unblemished, middle-aged skin. (I've worn sunscreen every day since age 21.) The only foundation that comes close is Cover Girl's whipped True Blend, which I bought on a whim and have found to produce an even more flawless, airbrushed look. However, I am finding that my skin looks greasy about an hour following application and I'm not sure if it's the CG foundation or a change in my skin. I'll likely return to Lancome's Renergie as I truly find it an excellent foundation in every respect.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I used Lancome when I was a teenager (way back when Ayla was inventing civilization!) because it was the only foundation that matched my PPP skintone. Since then I've used a wide variety of foundations, most recently Bare Minerals. However, the Bare Minerals in Fair was too dark/yellow for me (I have very pale blue-undertoned skin), and it also sat on top of my skin making my pores look like craters. So off I went to Sephora and asked a SA to find me the perfect foundation. And so she led me to the Lancome section, got out the Renergie, and voila! Porcelaine 10 (NC) was my perfect match! I've found my HG foundation; one that doesn't show every pore and matches my very pale cool-toned skin. I used to hate the hassle of liquid foundation, but I found that using a makeup brush eliminates the hassle and also the foundation waste that fingers or sponges produce. Renergie comes in a pump bottle; what I do is pump a dollop on the back of my hand and dip my brush in it, and use the brush to spread and blend a *thin* layer over my skin, on top of my SmashBox primer. It looks great, not shiny, and lasts all day. Renergie is definitely a foundation for dry/mature skin; if you have oily skin Lancome has other more suitable foundations. The thing I like about Lancome, and that has convinced me to come back to the brand, is their wide variety of shades. Many makeup lines are geared towards people with yellow undertones; my undertones are definitely blue and yellow just makes me look sallow like Severus Snape. I definitely advise fellow PPP's and those with cool or blue undertones to look at Lancome foundations; you are likely to find your match here.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this foundation. I have oily and sensitive skin that breaks out fairly easy. I am fair skinned and have a hard time finding the right color that isn't yellow or pink or even orange. This one matches perfect--Ivorie. My skin stays matte for most fo the day (nothing can stop oiling up all together but this helps). It is expensive at $36 a bottle, but lasts for a long time. I like using the matte pearl dual coverage powder with it as well. I will definately buy again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Very forgiving, easy to use foundation which gives the most beautiful glow. It's medium coverage so I just layer where I need it.
Unfortunately if worn more than one day, it breaks me out, but the results are so gorgeous I keep it around to wear on special nights like a birthday. It photographs flawlessly and I look 5 years younger.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite foundation. I have oily, sensitive skin that gets excema very easily. I use a light moistruizer first then apply this with a cosmetic sponge. It is beautiful. I always get compliments.
(Lancome has lots of color choices. Make sure you are carefully color matched. A test color on your jawline should not be noticeable once it dries.)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Grey Eyes: Green
I was given a sample of this, as opposed to buying it. I have learned my lesson on buying these if I can get a sample first. Thank goodness, I will not have to make a trip to return. As most lines, this was too yellow on my extreme PPP skin. Also found it to be very greasy-hard to wash off hands, so I know I would not want this on my face. The search for a HG foundation will continue for this 52 years young baby boomer. Expensive too-but at least it comes in a pump. Too bad it did not work for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This foundation is not working for me. I have very dry skin and it doesn't cover well, doesn't do anything for me...I am very disapointed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the most expensive foundation I've ever bought. 32 euros after a 30% discount is a lot of money! But I've loved it. It comes in a great glass pump bottle and the color match was a good one too. I have yellow undertones and the wrong color usually makes me look too pink or ashy. The #3 Beige diafante that I got, makes my skin glowing all day long. It hides really well any tiredness making my skin look healthy and vibrant! It's great! I have to moisturise really well beforehand, though, cause it seems to dry my cheeks for some reason. It also has a SPF20 which is a good thing considering I live in Greece!
I like its light to medium coverage because it's all I really need and my face doesn't look overly done.
I only put on just a small amount, a mini-dose pump really, but it seems to work quite well esp. in the mornings that I don't want to walk around like wearing a mask.
It will last forever...
The only drawback so far it's that it isn't so easy to take off.Usually it takes 3 times w my Nivea cleanser to have it removed and I don't understand why since I put on such a small amount...
I would buy it again.