The Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation is one of the most exciting foundations to arrive for quite some time, especially if you need a bit more coverage from your base, as this is one of those products that does it all. Available in an extremely impressive 40 shades that go from very fair to very deep, this is a foundation that will give you your perfect shade match.
A while ago, I was sent a lovely little gift box containing the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation as well as a foundation brush and the La Base Pro Hydra Glow. The brush is great for a natural finish, but if you’re like me and have a lot to cover, I’d recommend using this foundation with a sponge to really work it in and over areas that need extra help.
The La Base Pro Hydra Glow is a gorgeous, hydrating, illuminating primer that gives skin that perfected, hydrated base for foundation, but one of the many selling points of the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation is that it’s a very low maintenance product; you don’t need to spend hours preparing skin and creating the perfect canvas as this merges with skin effortlessly – in the pictures in this post I haven’t even used a colour corrector (something I use religiously) which shows just how great this product is.
In the swatches from left to right, there’s La Base Pro Hydra Glow, then shade 005 Beige Ivoire and 025 Beige Lin in the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation. Beige Ivoire is absolutely perfect on me – it’s that lovely, cool, ivory shade that works so well on people who are very pale. For me, the major selling point of the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation is the coverage it offers: a medium to full coverage that’s very buildable. It works particularly well on red marks and redness in general, and I find applying a single layer over the whole face then going over any tricky bits with a little bit more gives the perfect level of coverage. It doesn’t cover everything, but that’s one of the things I like about it as it still leaves a bit of life in the skin whilst considerably reducing all the bits you want covering. If you really want to cover everything you could add a bit of concealer too, but in the pictures I haven’t added any additional coverage.
The Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation lasts really well, doesn’t oxidise or change colour throughout the day, has an SPF15, an extremely buildable coverage, a very flattering finish that I would describe as demi-matte – matte but with a bit of life left in – and an amazing 40 shades means this really is a product that does it all, so you don’t have to compromise on anything. As there are so many shades, I’d recommend popping to a Lancôme counter to get shade-matched just to make sure you get the exact shade. If that isn’t possible, you can check out the shade matcher online (all of which are modelled by Lancome advisors) here – link – where you can also pick up the product for £31.50.