Lancome are seriously on fire this year with their new launches, and they’ve recently extended their popular Teint Idole Ultra Wear range with two new base products. I featured the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation here on my blog back in June, and I was seriously wowed by how longlasting it is even during the super hot and humid period we experienced within the UK in May and June. The amazing Teint Idole Ultra formula has been repackaged into a versatile, new carry with you stick format allowing for swift touch-ups alongside a camouflage concealer to help create infallible beauty looks.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation £25.50
The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation is described as being a new generation of stick foundation, allowing you to even out your skintone and touch up your face when out and about. There are a total of 20 different shades to choose from and each contains 9 grams of product within a black plastic tube, with gold accents and a twist up base. Lancome suggest not only using their foundation sticks for foundation, and for perfecting your base but also for contouring by using shades darker than your natural skintone.
“For those long days: full coverage, comfortable long wear… use Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick when you need it, where you need it. The oil-free foundation’s innovative long-wear formula gives all skin tones a flawless, complexion-perfecting coverage. Its ultra-lightweight powder-crème texture blends smoothly for a traceless, second-skin result. This matte foundation leaves the skin looking flawless and shine-free plus it helps to reduce the appearance of redness.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick’s formula is transfer-resistant and smudge-resistant, so the colour-true coverage stays on all day long. Suitable for all skin types and also suitable for sensitive skin. This pigment-rich foundation is infinitely versatile – with ample coverage to use as a concealer, an even glide for custom contouring, and perfect portability to take with you on the go.”
From the 20 shades within the range, I have two; 005 Beige Ivoire and 007 Beige Rose, and there’s one shade lighter than these two which is 010 Beige Porcelaine which I think would be a better match for my super pale skintone. 005 is a good pale shade with a strong warm undertone, whereas 007 has quite a strong cool tone and from what I’ve seen online 010 is a more neutral shade. The last foundation stick I tried was the old Max Factor Pan Stick when I was at school and it was awful, hard to blend and ridiculously cakey on the skin so I was a little sceptical about trying a stick foundation again.
The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation is extremely creamy, with the swatches above all being just one single swipe across the skin with no primer or moisturiser underneath. The pigmentation is seriously intense and I literally only need to do one swipe of foundation on each cheek and that’s enough product to cover my whole face so a little goes a very, very long way.
Due to how thick and pigmented the formula is, it’s been a case of trial and error to discover the best method of blending as I couldn’t get it to blend very easily with any brush I’ve tried, but a very damp Beauty Blender was considerably more effective. I also recommend lightly spritzing the skin with a face mist after swiping the foundation on the cheeks, before blending to make blending a little quicker as they are so pigmented but that’s only because my skin is so, so dry.
Even though the stick gives medium to full coverage, it does somehow manage to feel lightweight on the skin. I used to like the old Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation but it felt quite heavy on the skin, but the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation feels as if it should be a lighter coverage foundation.
Both the shades I have are too dark for me to use straight from the stick so what I do is get my NYX Pro White Foundation Mixer and apply a five pence sized amount to the back of my hand and use my finger to evenly distribute it all over my face as if I’m doing some sort of finger painting masterpiece and it then helps to lighten the foundation enough for it to match me. T
his would also be an amazing concealer as it’s such a big stick, you could use it for touch ups on the go inside your makeup bag and blend with your fingertips so you don’t have to worry about carrying out brushes.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Concealer £22
The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Concealer is an ultra-pigmented, full coverage concealer which camouflages imperfections with a comfortable feel and it doesn’t crease, and is suitable for normal, combination, dry and oily skin. There are a total of twelve shades to choose from and I have the shade 04 Beige Nature / 320 Bisque W depending on the country (which is described as being suitable for “medium complexions with warm/yellow undertones).
This shade is very obviously never going to match me, even with lightening drops so I haven’t been able to do a full wear test as it’s so dark but I so hope I can find a shade which works for me as I have never found a concealer as pigmented as this one, it genuinely is like a camouflage cream for covering every imperfection.
“Conceal imperfections all day with this lightweight, high-pigment, full-coverage concealer. Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage High Coverage Concealer is easily blendable and buildable to reveal a more even skin tone with a natural matte finish. A little goes a long way!”
The swatches above are literally a pin head sized amount per swatch, I can’t believe how pigmented it is, and although I’ve only been able to test it on the back of my hand, it conceals every single freckle. As well as these concealers, Lancome have also launched matching colour correctors; Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Camouflage Color Correctors which help to counteract any skintone issues such as rosacea and sallow skin.
Have you tried any of the products within the new Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear range before?