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A lovely natural foundation
Lancome Teint Idole
Member Name: diva80
Lancome Teint Idole
Advantages: Natural finish, transfer resistant, comfortable, soft.
I was at the Lancome counter at my local House of Fraser buying a lipstick, and they had an offer on to get a free gift with purchase of 2 items. Being in the spending mood, I enquired about a suitable foundation for my problem skin as my second purchase. I was recommended the Teint Idole Ultra, because the beauty lady said that I needed to keep my skin moisturised for good skin so this would be a good one to use. It was quite pricey at £27.50 for a £30ml bottle, but you know what it's like when you're at a beauty counter, you get tempted quite easily to buy!! She tested it on a part of my face, rather than doing a full face coverage (as I didn't have time).
Albeit, this was not a bad purchase, as I found it to be a really lovely and natural foundation. It comes in an elegant shapely pump bottle, and it a normal consistency, not too thick and not too thin. My shade is pretty accurate (always get it tested in store before you buy any foundation!) and it was a really nice matt, natural finish. The coverage is light/medium, so not for those who want a full coverage. I use concealer along with this, which works fine.
The foundation is transfer resistant, and has SPF factor 10 so you are protected adequately from the sun. I couldn't particularly notice this as a moisturising foundation from the description of this product, but my skin didn't feel dry so i guess it must offer adequate moisture.
Prior to this, I have been using MAC Mineralise liquid foundation, which is very good also, but I find this Lancome foundation to be a lot more natural in finish. My skin also felt soft after using this. It does dry fairly quickly too, and like it says, is transfer resistant (unless you rub your face quite firmly against something, I imagine!!). My face still looked very fresh and natural at the end of the day, which is a good bonus.
I felt this was a nice natural foundation, and I will happily continue to use this. I was quite lucky with this purchase as I was happy with it, but if you are unsure, see if lancome will give you a tester on this, or just get them to put it on for you, and then see how you feel at the end of the day.
"My foundation stays fresh for 14 hours no need to touch up... Divinely comfortable. A record standard of perfection not only for the complexion but also for pleasure on the skin: a full 14 hours of immaculate long-lasting wear without re-touching and without staining clothes. 14 hours of comfort of a soft, smooth texture that leaves skin supple and silky without the "mask" effect. TEINT IDOLE ULTRA, a clever blend of performance and comfort in a divinely refined bottle.
ULTRA LONG WEAR - This lightweight, oil-free formula provides a flawless 14-hour wear with the highly stable ColorKeeperTM pigments. TEINT IDOLE ULTRA is formulated to resist transferring onto clothing.
ULTRA COMFORT - New Soft'LiquidTM Powders give an incredible sensation of comfort that lasts all day. The beautiful full coverage evens skin color and minimizes imperfections with a natural, soft matte finish.
Summary: A good foundation