Wednesday, 13 March 2013

My verdict: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H

Passing through Selfridges - I got handed a sample pot and was told to visit the Lancome counter to receive a 7 day trial of foundation. Although Lancome foundations have never really stood out to me before my friend and I both agree'd it was a free service and we would give it a go. 
I have been trialing the foundation for 3 days and thought I would post my views on the formulation, staying power etc. on my blog. 

The Lancome makeup artist told us that Teint Idole Ultra would be the most appropriate formulation for our skin type (combination/oily) she kindly applied a full face application of the foundation for us. Along with some blusher and lipstick. She then gave us a sample of the foundation at the end of our consultation. The colour I was matched I felt was slightly to pink for my skin tone however it was not far away from my natural skin colour so I could still wear my foundation. I like the feel of the foundation as it is very light and does not feel like you are wearing make up (which is always good), but I really dislike the scent of the make up. The scent to me smells very floral and overpowering and I do not like using scented products all over my face. The wearing time was good but I found that it did start to go blotchy around my nose after about 4 hours of applying it, I didn't like this as I felt that it made my pores look more prominent. 
Overall I am grateful I have been able to test out this product as it isn't something I would usually get to try out but I would not go ahead and purchase this foundation..
Sorry Lancome :(
Have any of you used Lancome foundation, what is your verdict? xxx


  1. I haven't used Lancome but my cousin does and she swears by it.. I'll have to find one to suit my skin tone then I will give it a go!
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  2. Hey sweet :)
    nice post. i like your blog and your pictures :)

    maybe you want to follow each other via gfc and bloglovin?

    i would be very happy :)

    lovely greetings, lucia

  3. good to read your review as this was on my wishlist. i wouldnt buy a scented foundation ideally.

  4. lovely makeup blog :) keep up the nice work!