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The Foundation Files : Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear

It's been a little while since I've done a Foundation Files, but I thought it was about time that I jumped back on the foundation review train. Today we are going to be talking about the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear*. 

Before we start, I just wanted to give you a little overview of what you can expect from all of my Foundation Files posts (if you've read a Foundation Files before, you can probably skip this, unless you need a little recap). In each review I will give you photos of my skin before application, immediately after application and at the end of the day. I will talk about how I prep my skin before applying, as well as the method that I use to apply. I will also talk about the coverage and finish, as well as how well I think it wears throughout the day. Now as for my skin type (which will impact what I think of foundations) I have dry/normal skin. I do have blemish and pigmentation concerns, particularly in my T-Zone. Without further adieu, let's get into it!   

Lancôme's Teint Idole Ultra Wear was developed with the notion of lasting perfection in mind, this hard-working formulation took 8 years of meticulous research to achieve the perfect final product. Formulated with EternalSoft technology, this oil-free foundation resists all external factors to keep complexion looking fresh and shine-free for up to 24 hours without the need to touch-up. Delivers a blendable, natural-looking full coverage with a velvet matte finish for an ultra flawless effect. Essentially it is designed to give you a flawless coverage all day long.

I prep my skin as usual with my skincare and then apply a bit of the Smashbox Primerizer to my skin before applying the foundation. I have been opting for this primer because, being a slightly more matte finish, I like to have something that is going to keep my skin hydrated and smooth underneath and this primer has been perfect. To apply the Teint Idole Ultra Wear, I use a sponge, as I do with all my foundations. The foundation comes with a pump (YES!) making it super easy to put a small amount on the sponge and then apply to the skin. It is a really lovely consistency - not too thick or too thin - that blends into the skin easily. It has a medium coverage that is definitely buildable to a full coverage. The finish itself, in my opinion, is a semi matte that looks natural and lovely on the skin. I spritz with a bit of the MAC Fix+ Spray* to set and finish.

I have heard a lot of people rave about the lasting power of this foundation, so I was excited to see how it would wear throughout the day. The first thing I noticed was the colour. Now, this foundation is definitely a touch too dark for my skin, particularly in winter. It might work come summer, but for now it is a tiny bit too dark. However, I have noticed that it does oxidise slightly through the day, looking a little too orange for me at the end of the day. I haven't tried blending in any mixing drops yet (as I currently don't have any) to see if I can lighten the foundation up and see if this effects the oxidisation, but I am hoping to test that out soon, so I will update you if that helps. But this was a bit of a negative for me, as I don't want a foundation that I have to worry about changing colour throughout the day. 

As for lasting power, I do have say I was really impressed. Aside from a tiny bit of patchiness around my chin and on my forehead, this foundation looked beautiful at the end of the day. I did find it went a tiny bit shiny, but not oily (just glowy), which I don't mind at  all. I do find that if my skin is particularly dry, this foundation can highlight and sit in those areas, so I probably wouldn't recommend this foundation if you have particularly dry and flaky skin. Otherwise I love how well it lasts. Aside from the oxidisation, it is one of those foundations I can put on in the morning and know that it will still look (almost) flawless come the end of the day. I am contemplating either getting a lighter shade or some lightening drops to see if that would help with the colour and oxidisation. 

Have you tried the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation before? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments below xx

What foundation would you like to see me review next? I have a YSL sitting around, as well as a Bourjois and Revlon that I am contemplating review. Let me know if there is one you would like to see me review!

*DISCLAIMER – Products with * have been sent for trial/review purposes. Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

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