Liquid -Lancome - Teint Idole ULTRA [DISCONTINUED]
Obs1d1an 4/29/2012 7:54:00 AM
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.
I picked this up in Anti-oxidant Berry on a whim at a supermarket checkout. I didn't think much of the packaging, the bright colours makes it look cheap but I'm always on the lookout for good lip balm. I've tried so many so I decided to give it a go. This is brilliant, I'm so glad I tried it. After a week of using it there is a DEFINITE difference. My lips are super soft as if I've been exfoliating them. I quite like the smell of the berry too. One thing is the texture of the balm can get a bit mushy towards the end.
Personally I like the smell and find it therapeutic, though it may be too strong for other people. The mask is tingly once you've applied it and I like to leave it on for slightly longer than 10 minutes before I use a warm washcloth to wipe it off. I find it makes a difference from just washing it off your face with water, the steam from the washcloth helps to open up the pores too and I feel really refreshed afterwards. The cost is slightly high for what I would normally budget for a mask but you have to spend money for the products you like. The packaging is clean, simple. Nothing special. I would buy this again but I think the Origins brand has pulled out of the Pacific region. There's still plenty in circulation though and I would buy it online, hopefully at a bargain price.
I bought this in beige 1 and their primer compact at the same time. The powder is fantastic for staying on, I blow my nose often and with other brands it always rubs off in that area (some credit probably goes to the primer too). I also sweat sometimes and this one has managed to stay on 'mostly' in comparison to others. Considering I paid a lot more for previous powders, this one wasn't too bad. Mid-range and worth its price.