Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation: Review & Swatch

Lancome is one of my favourite high-end brands. I grew up watching my mother using Lancome products and now I’m using their makeup and skin care products often! One of the things I love about Lancome is how the brand places a lot of emphasis on skin care. I think it’s always good to have glowing, natural, blemish free skin. Great skin is a lovely canvas for makeup!

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I also appreciate how much they include all shades of skin tones in their foundations and concealers. They have makeup for extremely fair skin and dark skin. It is great because it is difficult for WOC and fair-skinned ladies to find a foundation that actually caters to our skin tone.

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The Formula:

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra is an oil-free, long wear foundation that offers medium to full coverage. I am a full coverage kind of girl so this is perfect for that. It covers all my dark spots, discolorations and looks somewhat matte on my skin. Most foundations are quite oily and shiny when applied so you often need a mattyfying powder to set it. However, this foundation can be used on it’s own without a powder because it is shine free. It looks very natural, does not feel cakey and heavy on my skin so double plus!

I was also pleased to know that this foundation has SPF 15 which is great because I hardly wear sunscreen even though I live in a very sunny area. This means that it will protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays while providing a smooth and flawless finish.

Swatches + Try On:

I am using colour number 10 or Beige Praline.Β The foundation is now available in 40 shades which means you will definitely find a colour that suits your skin tone. Here is the swatch of this foundation on my arm vs blended out. It blends perfectly into my skin and matches my skin quite well.

The Burning Question:

Now on to the burning question; does it last long? Yes it does! I apply my foundation once a day and only touch up with a powder once my face gets oily. I don’t think any foundation under this planet can survive the Nigerian weather so I am not too strict on my expectations with regards to reducing shine. Even though I may get shiny, the foundation stays put and my face is still well covered. Here is the foundation immediately when I applied it and 5+ hours later…

I have used this foundation consistently for months in the UK and Nigeria and I have had no complaints. The only reason I stopped using Lancome was because I was trying to stopping my excessive spending on makeup products and $47 was not affordable for me at that time (Funny story: I had a family intervention a few weeks ago where they promised to cut my spending money if I keep buying so much makeup. LOL)

Some Tips :

  • Make sure you pick a shade lighter than your actual skin tone because this foundation will oxidize and turn a shade darker!
  • Do not pick your foundation colour from just looking at the bottle because the colour on the bottle appears darker than the actual product.
  • A little also goes a long way with this foundation so do not be too heavy-handed so you will not waste the foundation and look like a cake monster.

I hope you enjoyed this review! What do you think about this foundation?

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  1. June 3, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Loved this review. I hope your allowance doesn’t get cut but the story of the family intervention made me smile

    • June 3, 2017 / 11:36 am

      Girl I hope not! My only, albeit weak, argument was that I’m a woman and I need money to look cute πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ They didn’t agree lool. Thank you so much for commenting. I’m glad you liked this review πŸ’•πŸ’•

  2. June 3, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Lovely post! I’m going to have to try this foundation! xx.

    • June 3, 2017 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks girl! It’s really good you won’t regret it! πŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

  3. June 3, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    This foundation looks amazing on you! Such a great review girly!

    • June 3, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Oh thank you so much girl! I’m glad you liked it πŸ’•πŸ˜˜

  4. June 3, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Hello there! Just came across your pretty blog. Everything in here looks so chic and stylish, and your photos are so taken so beautifully! πŸ’•

  5. June 3, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I tried this at the store and I loved it, but haven’t had the guts to buy it. Your review makes me want to get it! Thanks for sharing xx Love hearing what other people think!

    • June 4, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      I know what you mean it’s definitely on the high side but it’s so worth it to be honest! Thanks for commenting girl! πŸ’•πŸ’•

  6. June 7, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I haven’t tried this but I have oily skin, Live in a humid climate and love a medium to full coverage foundation. Sounds like this might be a good one for me. Thanks for the review.
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  7. SomGolibe
    June 12, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    All I can say is…You are so beautiful!

    • June 12, 2017 / 2:16 pm

      Oh thank you so much πŸ™ŠπŸ™Š

  8. June 13, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    This is my current fave foundation! πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ»

    • June 13, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      I’m not surprised girl it’s definitely one best! <3

  9. June 13, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Such detailed and beautifully written review! You’re such a delight to read! 😊

  10. June 14, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    Love this review. I’ve been going between this one and the makeup forever ultra hd foundation! Both have such good reviews so I’m struggling! Xx

  11. June 15, 2017 / 8:50 am

    Been using this specific foundation since I was 17 years old. I literally don’t use anything else.. it is the absolute best 😍😍

  12. July 30, 2017 / 7:54 am

    Thank you of this post! You are so beautiful πŸ™‚ Really like the look of this foundation so may give it a go!

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