Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Review

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H wear foundation is one of Lancôme’s bestselling foundation. The 40 shades strong range promises a perfected complexion with all day wear comfort. It offers full coverage without the cakey feeling, resistance to transferring and smudging.  It is also retouch free.

I have had this foundation for a while but I don’t wear it often because I have my ‘winter shade’ so it’s really limited to fall/ winter wear. I could probably get another shade however I really like the undertone of the shade I have (shade 12) which is very golden and yellow and it looks amazing on my skin.

The Teint Idole is a medium thick foundation in terms of consistency but it feels very lightweight on the skin. It blends very well with a dense buffing brush ( think Real techniques buffing brush) but I prefer to use my Kiko stippling brush which gives it an airbrush finish. The finish of the foundation is a satin: it’s not too matte and it’s not dewy. I think it’s a medium to full coverage foundation and it’s easily built to full coverage. Shade 12 has the perfect golden/yellow undertone which is my undertone so this looks really good on my skin. I can say it’s probably the best undertone matching foundation I have even though the shade is not quite right. The foundation wears extremely well through the day and it doesn’t oxidise which is a huge advantage! It stays true to colour all day, it doesn’t dry down to a different colour.

When I am asked to recommend a foundation it’s always between this and a NARS foundation. Lancôme Teint Idole is worth the money and worth the hype! It does sometimes separate around my smile lines but this is when I haven’t set that area properly with powder and this happens after hours of wear and talking/eating/laughing etc. I have not had issues with it separating around my noses and chin area. I have normal to combination oily skin and this foundation works well for my oily skin. Yes, I need to powder tzone after some hours but this is the same for any foundation I wear. In terms of being transfer resistant, I don’t think it is and its the same with any other foundation ( I don’t know why brands keep making this claim), it is resistant( a bit) to smudging because it doesn’t move around on the face.

An absolute beautiful medium coverage foundation and there are enough shades and undertones to go round! I have been wearing this foundation all month and I honestly forgot how much I loved it! I reviewed the ‘sister’ foundation, Lancôme Teint Miracle last month! Make sure you check out that post and the difference between the two foundations. I have the foundation on in the picture below. BTW I was totally in love with the Seraiah dress from AnkaraHouse (ad) see my collab with the designer in a previous post here

Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation is £32 available from Boots*

PS my Foundation of the month series is back for 2019! This time I won’t be reviewing foundations every month as I have already reviewed all my foundations lol but I will review any new foundations I get, so far there are two foundations I am planning on getting! To read all my foundation reviews, check under the Beauty Menu and choose Foundation reviews

*affiliate link used. If you decide to make a purchase through my link, I will earn a small commission which goes towards the upkeep of the blog (and allows me to keep bringing you excellent content) but the price remains the same


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