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Review: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24hr Foundation


Review: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation..

"24h long-wear for endless perfection 
Following 8 years of research, Lancôme unveils its first 24h** wear foundation for lasting perfection. Teint Idole Ultra 24H remains retouch-free, providing a flawless looking, even complexion with a velvety-smooth, shine-free finish. 

24h of divine comfort
In perfect affinity with the skin, Teint Idole Ultra 24h is irresistibly comfortable. Its new, blendable and fresh texture is divine and leaves the complexion feeling smooth, velvety and matte with no powdery effect."

A lot of you have probably been waiting for my review on the Lancôme Teint Ultra Idole 24H foundation. I know it's been a little while since I showed you the samples that I got from the Lancôme counter. Believe it or not but I am still using my sample! After much deliberation, I did decide to buy it but obviously it hasn't been used yet as I'm waiting for my sample to finish completely. Those who got a sample will know that the sample lasts a long time as you get quite a lot. It's good that Lancôme provides enough product in the sample bottle for you to make a concrete opinion on.  

As you know, when I went to get colour matched, I was given #11 Muscade but my flatmate also gave me #13 Sienne to try out. Just like I thought it would be, #13 Sienne was way too dark. At first, I couldn't help think #11 Muscade was a bit on the orange side and also dark but once I've completed my full face, it's not as noticeable. Because #11 was dark, I did try out #10 Beige Praline but it looked a bit pinky for my skintone. Apparently their odd shades tend to be warm tones and their even shades tend to be cool (I'm not sure how true this is). With me being neutral, obviously it makes it harder to find a shade that's spot on. 

 Oil and transfer free
 Sweat and friction resistant
 Without mask effect
• Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive
 Dermatologically tested


Though the Lancôme website does not state this, the assistant at the Lancôme counter said that this is a full coverage foundation. Personally I would describe the coverage as medium-buildable as you can definitely layer it up to full coverage without looking mask-like. Even though I do feel that this has medium coverage, the foundation is so natural looking and skin-like! It covers imperfections without looking like you're wearing so many layers of foundation and is very comfortable to wear. 

Staying Power

From the name of this foundation, it is obviously meant to last 24hrs. I don't wear foundation for this long so I can't say if it lives up to the claims. The longest I've worn this foundation for to test it out is 18hrs. I don't usually have a problem with foundation sliding off or anything like that and all my foundations tend to last very long on my face. After 18hrs, the foundation was still there though I was shiny around my t-zone and obviously it didn't look freshly applied. 

With this foundation, I get the slightest shine (which really isn't worth noting) after 8hrs and shine becomes a bit more visible after 12hrs. 

This is a liquid foundation. It is neither too thick or runny. I would say it has a lighter consistency than MAC Matchmaster and definitely Estee Lauder Double Wear. The texture makes the foundation very blend-able and adds to the natural finish that it gives. 

Colour Range
The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H is available in 18 shades in the UK. I think the shades in America differ to the ones in the UK so make sure you check that out!
The lightest shade in the UK is #005 Beige Ivoire and the darkest is #15 Acajou so there should be a shade to suit everyone. 
The 6 shades for women of colour have SPF 5 whilst the other 12 shades have SPF 15. This is because darker shades can tend to look ashy if the SPF is high. 

Like I said previously, this foundation has a natural finish that looks and feels like skin! Even though the finish is natural, it still manages to cover imperfections on the face and create a flawless canvas. It can also be worn alone without powder.

Size and Price
As like most foundations, the bottle contains 30ml of product and is priced at £27

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H is available to buy from all Lancôme counters; Fenwick, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Boots, etc.

Overall Thoughts
I really do love this foundation! Believe it or not but I haven't touched my Estee Lauder Double Wear since getting a sample of the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H. The fact that this is a medium-full coverage foundation and it feels so light on the skin just makes me love it even more. I remember when I first got my sample, I kept touching my skin because it felt as though I wasn't wearing anything. With a lot of other foundations, you know they are there and that you are wearing makeup. With this foundation, it's easy to forget you've got foundation on. 

One thing that used to bug me about this foundation is that it is fragranced. Initially I hated it because I thought it was very strong but as time went on, I got used to it. It doesn't linger for the whole day but when your makeup is initially applied, you will definitely smell it. If you're not a fan of fragranced foundations then this may not be for you! 

My only problem with this foundation is the undertone range they have for women of colour. For darker skin, they only have warm and cool tones whereas neutral shades are available for lighter skin tones which is a bit annoying. Why not make neutral shades available for everyone? =/

In comparison to my Estee Lauder Double Wear, this foundation looks more natural and feels lighter on the skin but I will say that the Estee Lauder foundation is more resistant to sweat than this one is; in my opinion anyway.

Lancome have done very well in making this foundation suitable for all skin types which means absolutely anyone can use it whether your skin is dry or oily. 
Apparently there is some sort of technology in it that helps combat oil if you have oily skin and also makes the foundation retouch free which I'm sure is a plus for those out there with oily skin. 

Even though I said this foundation is a bit dark, I'm still going to carry on using this shade because once my MAC Mineralize Skin Finish has been applied on top, it looks better (and my neck is also darker than my face and chest so it helps with the transition). This is much easier than having to mix foundations like I did with my Estee Lauder Double Wear. 
Fingers crossed in the near future, Lancome will provide more shades for us darker ladies!

Wearing Lancome Teint Idole Ultra #11 Muscade

#11 Muscade Swatch

Did anyone buy the Lancome Teint Ultra 24H Foundation? If so, what are your views?
Or maybe you are planning on trying it out? Let me know!

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