I picked up the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation around Black Friday. This review isn’t a first impression by any means. I had gotten a sample of this foundation pre-panny and while I loved the finish I found the shade to be too dark. While browsing Reddit, I saw a post that the brand had a 50% off sale and I figured it was a good time to pick up a bottle in my correct shade. In this post I’ll provide swatches, shade comparisons, and my thoughts on this foundation.
Name: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation
Size: 1.0 oz/30 mL
Best Skin types to use it: Normal, dry, oily, combination
Finish: Natural matte
Coverage: Medium to Full
Number of shades: 50 (fairest, fair, light, light-medium, medium-tan, tan, rich tan, deep-tan, deep, deepest)
Undertones available: 6 (neutral, golden, rose, olive, reddish, richest)
Packaging: Foundation comes in a slightly frosted glass bottle with a black pump & top
Claims: All day hydration, waterproof, smudge-proof, humidity-resistant, transfer-resistant
First five ingredients: Shades 085-495- Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polypropysilsequioxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone. Shades 500-560- Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat. Check full ingredients list on the packaging as well as the brand’s website to determine potential allergens.
Where to buy: Lancome, Sephora, Ulta
Here is what the Lancome Teint Idole foundation looks like compared to others in my collection. I decided to do them on the back of my arm because that is closer to my face shade than the underside. Can I just point out how these shades almost blend into my arm seamlessly? I truly love to see it!
- Nars Radiant Longwear in Macao
- Nyx Born to Glow in Mahogany
- Lancome Teint Idole in 460 Suede W
- Dior Backstage in 5N
- Cover FX Power Play in N90
- Milk Makeup Flex in Maple
Skin prep consisted of Elf’s Puff Puff Primer (first time using). I used 2 pumps for my whole face and buffed it in with my Elf Ultimate Blending Brush. I set the entire face with Sephora’s MicroSmooth powder before applying Anastasia’s Mahogany bronzer and Fenty Beauty’s cream blushes (Bikini Martini on my left, Drama Cla$$ on my right). Finished the look by setting with the Morphe Continuous Mist.
Taken under the bathroom light at 1:00 pm. I got a late start in the day. The formula is lightweight and blends in great with a sponge and/or a brush.
Taken under the bathroom light at 11:00 pm. I stayed in the house all day where the heat was on, therefore the air was dry. My forehead and nose are oilier than other parts of my face as expected. Even with the oils, this foundation did not break up.
Overall thoughts on Lancome Teint Idole foundation
Can we acknowledge how perfect this shade match is? As mentioned earlier, it applied great with a brush or a sponge. I got more coverage with a brush and had to go over some spots on the sponge side to get it to cover my hyperpigmentation. So it also builds nice without looking cakey.
I like the simple packaging and the fact that it comes with a pump, unlike other high-end foundations. The pump dispenses an appropriate amount of product making it easy to do my face with 1-2 pumps of product. There is SPF15 in this foundation but I still apply my sunscreen separate. The amount is so low that I advise you to do the same if you’re going to be exposed to the sun for a long period of time.
This is one of my favorite foundations for how it wears throughout the day despite my oils coming through. Most day I just use less foundation on my t-zone and even then I’ll just blot and keep it moving. Those of you with oily skin may want to keep that in mind if you decide to purchase this. Those of you that have normal to dry skin may love this all year round.
Let me know if you already have and like or don’t like the Lancome Teint Idole foundation. Check out my last foundation review here.