Like many, I feel like I’m on a never-ending quest to find my ‘perfect’ foundation in terms of finish, coverage, longevity and shade. When I was kindly asked if I’d like to try a Lancome foundation from Mistrys Pharmacy, I knew straight away that I’d have to choose the Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation as it’s been on my wishlist for some time now.
I’ve tried the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24h but unfortunately it was very unforgiving on my dry skin, and have read countless rave reviews that the Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation £28.50* was a great match for dry skin. Lancome have a really impressive 18 shades to choose from, and I opted for the palest shade; Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation in 005 Beige Ivoire.
The Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation is described by Lancome as being a bare skin foundation, a luminous satiny finish creator with an SPF of 15 and weartime of upto 12 hours. Just like all Lancome products, the packaging of this foundation is beautiful and luxurious.. with a clear glass bottle, and a clear lid and pump too.
The lid even has Lancome’s emblem; a dainty rose, embossed into the top of the lid. I love clear bottles on foundations (easily pleased) as you can see how much you have left, and I love the clear pump as you can see exactly how much you’re about to dispense, removing any guesswork and potential wastage from dispensing too much.
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation Review / Swatches
The Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation £30 has quite a runny consistency, which I’ve found best to dispense onto the back of my hand and then apply to my face with my makeup brush of choice. I’ve found that the best brush to apply this foundation is the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, but the Beauty Blender also works beautifully too.
What surprised me with this foundation is how far it goes.. the one pump above is more than enough for one full application, although if you prefer a fuller coverage, then you’d need perhaps a pump and a half’s worth.
Lancome describe this foundation as being a bare skin foundation so I expected it to have quite a sheer, barely-there coverage but it actually offers a lot of coverage should you want it to. During the summer months I definitely adopt the less is more approach which this foundation is perfect for as it can be applied sheerly with a beauty blender type sponge, and can easily be built up too which will be perfect for the cooler winter months.
The Teint Miracle Foundation gives a very luminous appearance to the skin which is fantastic for my dry skin, but would perhaps look a little shiny on oilier skin types. From the photo above you can see that the foundation does an amazing job at covering up my freckles but it does allow my skin to look natural and skin-like.. when fuller coverage foundations can leave the skin looking like it’s wearing a mask.
As you’ll be able to see from the swatches, 005 Beige Ivoire is considerably too yellow toned for my skintone. However I’m able to alleviate this by adding a little of my Body Shop Lightening Drops to the back of my hand to mix with 005 to create a better shade match for my skintone.
What I particularly like about this foundation is that it doesn’t feel heavy upon the skin and improves my skin’s texture and tone even when I only apply a very sheer layer. My skin looks so radiant and healthy with a subtle glow. I don’t find the foundation to last for 12 hours but I am an awful face toucher.. It tends to wear for at least 7 hours which I’m more than happy with, especially as it’s so hot and humid lately.
I did occasionally notice that my t-zone begun to look a little shiny after the 5 hour mark, which I rectified with the use of the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot and a Duo-Fiber brush. I very rarely suffer with shine and oiliness so this is something to consider if you tend to get a little oily.
All in all it’s a really great foundation with amazing coverage considering how lightweight it is, and I imagine will be my go-to foundation come winter when my skin’s looking rather lacklustre and dull and I need extra coverage.
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