I have been reading everywhere about 'long lasting foundations' and was pretty eager to get my paws on something that wouldn't slide off my face. I bit the bullet and bought Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr a couple of weeks ago.
According to Lancome, Teint Idole 24hr offers a foundation that:
- is retouch free
- is long lasting
- provides a flawless looking and even complexion
- SHINE FREE (praise the lord) finish!
The sales assistant in Boots was really helpful and matched up my colour perfectly. I have shade 010. The cost is £27.00 in Boots, and costs €35.00 in Debenhams (at home).
First lets start with the appearance, cause lets face it when you pay that much for a foundation you don't want it to look like a pound shop job. It comes in a silver box, and a frosted glass effect bottle. Has the usual pump action which means no mess, and also great for controlling the amount you want to use.
I prep my skin with moisturiser and a primer, then use a duo fibre brush to apply this to the skin. It has a pleasant smell which I feel is also quiet important as you don't want a smelly product on your face!!
This foundation offers medium coverage but is also buildable so if you have blemishes like me then it will provide good coverage.
Teint Idole 24hr gives a really nice matte finish, and definitely does not give the appearance of caked on make up.
For any first time or new readers I have combination/oily skin i.e I get oily throughout the day around my nose, eyebrows and chin, therefore it is really important that I have something on my face that will remain transfer and shine free.
I am so happy to say that this foundation is FANTASTIC. I love everything about it. I haven't worn it for 24hours so I can't really vouch for that, but it definitely does last for 12-15hours. I'm pretty sure that my primer may have aided the staying power but that's a minor detail.
If you are someone who likes a 'dewy' finish to their foundation this is probably not for you as it is very matte. I know it may seem like a lot of money @ £27/€35 but I think its definitely worth the money for the finish it gives.
Anyone else using this, or thinking of investing??