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Saturday 24 March 2012

The best foundation I've ever tried

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H
I was gonna start this post by saying I can't think of a single thing I dislike about this foundation but then I realised I absolutely hate what it says on the bottle. 24h foundation? BALLS!! I'm sure I'm not the only one who is irked by the increasingly OTT claims made by cosmetic companies but this one really takes the proverbial biscuit… Not only can I not think of a single situation that would require 24 hour makeup but, and this is a big but, it doesn't last that long!

But if we put that to the side for a minute the list of positive things I have to say about this is very long indeed

Range of shades is awesome and I even managed to find out for my incredibly pale skin
Bottle is nice and comes with a pump applicator
Texture is smooth, thin and blends easily
Gives good coverage and doesn't cake
Manages to look like glowing skin without being shiny, greasy or sparkly
Extremely light so I don’t end up feeling like I'm wearing a mask
Sets nicely and it’s gives the perfect finish; matte but not so much that it's powdery or make-upy
A little goes a long way so it'll last ages
Hides my pores. There are way to many foundations out there that do a great job of emphasising them
Lasts ages. Not 24 hours of course, but still an impressively long 10 hours or so
Can be applied using a brush, sponge or fingers and always looks great
The only other downside is the price. At £27 is an indulgence but I don't mind cos it actually works. So money well spent I say!
Right, it's heading towards the wee hours on a Saturday night so I have to head out to some awesome party and then... oh no, I'm thinking of someone elses life. I'm going to watch QVC and will be asleep by 1am. But I might have a cup of tea and a digestive biscuit first so don't go saying I don't know how to live it up on the weekend :)


Yu said...

I have the old formula of this and absolutely adore it - I can't wait to repurchase the new one :)

mr. pineapple man said...

I'm going to try out the new Dior bb cream... If that doesn't work, definitely will try this next. Thanks!

Unknown said... this buildable sounds fab but I only ever wear medium to full coverage...xx

Simderella said...

heard so much about this foundation! I need to go try it out! Fab review xx

Unknown said...

I really want to try this out. I've heard almost nothing but good reviews on this. I agree that 24 hours is an out there claim, but that aside, it seems like it has many pros.