04 April 2017

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear - 005 Beige Ivoire

Dia daoibh!
Today I'm here to fill you in on the reinvigorated and iconic Teint Idole Ultra Wear by Lancôme; formally known as Teint Idole Ultra 24h.  In celebration of its 20 years, the brand have given the popular foundation a facelift in the form of a new bottle and additional shades, now totalling 40! I tried out one of the lightest shades, 005 Beige Ivoire. Here's how I got on.

The foundation is an oil-free, long-wearing liquid foundation that claims to give full coverage. I do have to say, I  personally wouldn't consider this as a full coverage foundation.  It does conceal redness beautifully, but still leaves your natural skin shine through..... if that make sense!? I guess what I'm trying to say, is that this foundation is not heavy or cakey on the skin which most "full coverage" foundations tend to be.  For a matte foundation, this is probably one of thee most comfortable and lightest feeling I've ever used. 
One aspect I didn't particularly like (which others may love) was that there is a noticeable smell to this foundation.  It reminds me of an old, floral perfume. Not necessarily a bad smell, but thankfully after application it diminishes .
The foundation doesn't leave the skin completely matte, however.  Perhaps more of a  natural looking, velvet matte finish.  I tend to ignore "x hours wear" claims that are put on cosmetic items, but it does last a typical working day, which is what I think, most of us look for in a foundation.  As I mentioned and as you can see from the image below, the foundation worked well to blur imperfections like redness on my forehead and the few pimples on my chin area.  I was also glad to notice that it seemed to disguise pores around my nose area.  
After using the foundation for a few weeks, I've decided I like to apply a thin layer to start off with and then go back in to build up coverage in order to target any problematic areas such as redness around my nose and chin. Speaking of skin targeting, the foundation has an SPF15 to protect the skin from UV rays and also contains silica and perlite which help to absorb oil for a shine free finish.
Lancôme’s spectrum of shades ranges from light ivory hues to rich ebony which I'm so delighted to mention. To go with this re-release, Lancôme  have also launched an online Shade Finder service. Simply click >HERE< to be taken to the website to  match your skin type to the complexions of 40 Lancôme beauty advisors.  I love that the website actually shows real women's faces/skin colour as opposed to just a list of numbers and computer generated shades which leads to a lot of guess work!
Overall I'm quite impressed with Lancôme’s re-release of their Teint Idole Ultra Wear.  It's available on counter now and retails from between €39 to €41 in-store.  It's currently on sale online from Debenhams >HERE< for €34.20, so be quick if you're looking to treat yourself!


The above product was sent to me from the brand's PR Team for reviewing purposes. All opinions above are completely my own, 100% honest thoughts on the product.

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