Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear, AKA the foundation that took away NARS Sheer Glow’s holy grail status! Yes, it’s been about 5 years since I declared that I had finally found “The one” in liquid foundation form. But for some reason NARS have been out of stock of so many shades in Sheer Glow, mine (Fiji) included. I held out hope that it would be back but to quote Eminem ‘Stan’ “It’s been Six months, and still no word.” So as you might have read here that I was lured into the Lancome life. And it’s good, I mean really really good!!
I can’t recall ever owning any makeup from Lancome, it’s a brand that I associate with more mature ladies and that puts me off, I wanna be young and hip ya know! And I realise that at 32 I’m probably classed as a mature lady (Ha!!) and saying things like “young and hip” do nothing to help my cause!!
Anyway, I’m on my third coffee now, and it’s obviously sending me on a tangent so I digress.
Here’s a breakdown of why Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear is my new *BAE (Hip?)
Starting with the most important factor. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24hr Foundation is a medium coverage foundation that can be built up to achieve a full coverage. This is my personal favourite. It has the ability to do this while leaving skin looking natural and completely flawless, it’s a foundation that could make you forget to conceal on a good skin day. But there is no cake in sight.
Lancome get’s a 🙌 for its 40 shade offering here!
I prefer to apply most foundation’s with my fingertips, always have. But I’ve tried this out with a few different tools, and it applies well with most brushes/ beauty blenders. Depending on your preferred coverage, I hazard a guess that Teint Idole will respond well to most application methods. Side note- it dries down pretty fast so quick blending is key.
24 hour wear?
Did I test this claim for the sake of this post? No. Who is wearing foundation for 24hours though? And why??? Bold claim b*llocks aside, this does have serious staying power!! My skin is normal/dry/dehydrated from 17000 coffee’s, and it stays put very comfortably from morning to evening without powder.
As mentioned above it suits my normal/dry skin and lasts well without caking. Those with oily/combination skin will get on great with the oil free formula.
The standard high-end foundation price of £31.50 for 30ml. And totally worth every penny!
You can find Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24hr Foundation in most department stores and online here
*I hate myself a little bit for using that term!