Towards the beginning of the month, I raved about the Lancôme Cooling Cushion Blush which launched alongside the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation but I wanted to try the foundation for longer before writing my review. The Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation is described as being a comforting and longlasting compact cushion foundation with long wear high coverage and is available in a total of nine shades.
When you first purchase the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation it is £30 and the box contains an empty compact as well as a refill packet which you open and pop the foundation cassette into the compact, but once you’ve run out of the foundation you can simply repurchase the refill which is £19.50 which makes it cost effective in the long run.
– Long-Lasting Foundation
– Full-Coverage Makeup – Flawless & Quick Application
– Portable & Refillable Compact Liquid Foundation
– Fresh & Comfortable
Thanks to the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation technology, Lancôme introduces its first full-coverage, compact and refillable liquid cushion foundation. The lightweight and refreshing makeup instantly brightens skin and gives a flawless and velvety-looking complexion. The puff applicator provides even and buffered dosage for high coverage and long-lasting hold.
The Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation packaging is just stunning, but everything Lancôme is packaged beautifully in my opinion. The compact has a metallic, gold plastic lid and black base and the refill is packaged within black plastic which just slots in through the top very easily.
The original compact packaging comes with a little puff for application, although I’m not 100% sure if you get a replacement puff with each refill that you purchase but I’d hope so for hygiene reasons. The lid of the compact has a generously sized mirror which is decent enough to use for application so you could easily take this compact with you during the day for touch ups without requiring a mirror which is always a bonus.
When the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation is brand new, the mesh under the lid is white but once you press the mesh slightly, the foundation begins to penetrate though making it a little wet which makes the puff quite wet which I don’t personally like as it applies a lot of foundation in one place. I personally prefer to use a brush to apply the foundation but it will completely down to personal preference and the coverage you’re looking for.
Another reason I don’t like using the puff is that the lightest shade 015 Ivoire is considerably too dark for me which I’m hoping you can see in the above photo. To make this foundation work for me I use a duo fibre brush to dip into the mesh and then I apply a white foundation (my new favourite is the NYX White Foundation Mixer which I’ll blog about very soon) to the back of my hand and then dip the brush into the white foundation and then apply it to my face.
I really do wish this shade matched me without having to use a white foundation but when a range has just nine shades, it’s just never going to match those with super pale or a super deep skintone. Lancôme’s regular foundation formulas have a much better shade range so I’m hoping that they’ll perhaps extend the shade range in the near future as the formula is amazing for a cushion foundation.
Typically speaking, cushion foundations tend to be quite natural in terms of coverage but the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation is an high coverage, long wearing cushion foundation which I think will make it very popular. I would really recommend heading to a counter and getting shade matched to see if there’s a shade for you as it is a little faffy having to mix it with white foundation everytime I want to wear but it’s faff I’m prepared to do as I very much like the formula and luminous finish it imparts on the skin.