Hey hey, sorry it has been ages since I last wrote a post, life has been pretty manic as I’ve recently started a new job in London, and I’m still not quite used to the whole having no free time thing. But anyway, I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, it’s a little review of the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation, which I have tested well, and is quickly becoming one of my all-time faves.
Before trying this, it had been a while since I had tried a new foundation, and for the last couple of years, I had become a bit lazy with foundation, simply re-purchasing my usual’s. I typically have very oily skin and tend to like a full coverage base, but unfortunately, I always seem to struggle with finding a foundation that lasts all day on me. This struggle has become more prevalent now that I am actually wearing my makeup for roughly 15 hours a day. Whilst at university, I only wore makeup for short periods, so I never really had any issues, but trying to stay looking nice all day at work, and not like an oily mess, is quite hard for me.
I went on the search for the perfect foundation, and after some research, I was sure that I was going to get the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation. It is hugely popular in the beauty world and is known for helping control oily skin. I got to a department store and asked for a sample, and I would always recommend asking for foundation samples before buying, it honestly helps with decision making so much. However, they didn’t have any samples left, and instead, was recommended the Lancôme Idole foundation, which I took a sample of. I ended up getting a Double Wear sample in another store.
After testing these two foundations around the same time, I found myself really disappointed with the Double Wear. It was such a thick and cakey formula, and it left my skin patchy and dry, something that doesn’t usually happen with my oily skin. However, the Lancôme foundation feels feather light on your skin, and it provides amazing coverage like I was honestly shocked that something so light could cover so well. Most importantly, paired with a good primer it lasts all day, which is what I was always looking for.
If I had to criticise the Lancôme foundation at all, it would be about its oxidisation. As you can see in the images above, the foundation swatch on the right, where it has been left for a couple of minutes, is slightly darker than the left. It doesn’t oxidise drastically, but it is still enough for it to cause issues with colour matching. Like I said earlier, I would always recommend testing before buying, this way you can figure out what colour to go for. I ended getting two testers because the first time around the colour was far too dark. My favourite way to apply this foundation is with a beauty blender, but it also does work with brushes. If you would like to get your hands on this fab foundation then head here.