I was lucky enough to get a sample of this foundation from a boots counter. I was matched to the shade 005 Beige Ivoire, their lightest shade (bet you’re surprised right?). This foundation comes in 18 shades and retails for £28.50 from boots (other retailers available, that’s just where I got my sample from).
What the Website Says
“Discover a foundation that lasts all day with Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H. Our first 24 hours* liquid foundation gives you an even, flawless looking complexion. No need for touch ups. With a blendable fresh texture and a smooth finish. This long-lasting foundation provides the perfect coverage.”
I really did like this foundation. The colour match was pretty close, but not close enough unfortunately. It became noticeably different if I tried to build up the coverage from medium to full coverage. In certain lighting it’s fine, in others it’s blatantly obvious. I don’t want to risk looking mis-matched on my wedding day.
It is very light on the skin and it didn’t clog up my face or cause irritation. It has a lovely texture and was really easy to apply.
This lasted really quite well, a good 6 hours before creasing appeared around my nose. One annoying thing with this was that where it did crease and break up, I was unable to blend it back in. It just melted off my face – not the best. So I was left with patches on my face with no foundation. Another issue I had was that it seemed to make my pores a bit more obvious on my nose when applied with the buffing brush. To counteract this, I put a small amount of foundation on my nose and then blended it in with my finger! Worked a treat. You could apply this with a damp beauty sponge if you wanted a lighter coverage, however, as I was looking for fuller coverage it made more sense to use a buffing brush. You can check out the video at the bottom to see how I’ve actually applied it.
I was also impressed with the lack of flashback and I didn’t look oily in the photos, just a tad glowy. You can check out the photos below. I have not set my face with any kind of powder.
In conclusion, I do like this foundation and could consider buying it if it came in my shade! I think it copes really well with oilier skin types, especially if you use a mattifying primer or set your foundation with powder.
|Natural Light & Flash|
Not bad on the flash back front at all! I actually look darker, not lighter!
Check out the video below to see how I’ve applied it and where I’ve built up some additional coverage.
Thanks for reading!