Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HR Foundation

I've been so committed to my Chanel foundations for the past year that it's been a while since I've convinced myself to branch out a bit and try something different.  Hence, it's been a while since I've done a full foundation review.  Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24HR Foundation has definitely been on my radar to try out, and because of it's amazing reviews in the beauty community I decided to finally give it a go.

The Teint Idole Ultra 24HR is marketed as a divine foundation with lasting perfection, providing you with a flawless base all day long.  It's light texture blends incredibly smoothly onto the skin, leaving you with a natural, velvety finish.  While being light weight and water resistant, it's medium coverage evens out any discoloration and balances the texture of your skin.

I have to say, the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HR Foundation has to be one of the best I've tried out thus far, especially during the warmer months. I've tested it out for a little over 2 months now and it definitely lives up to it's claims for being long lasting.

I found the best application method, like most of my other foundations, are with my clean fingers.  I am able to blend in the foundation more evenly, and smoothly onto my skin.  And it also gives my face a more natural finish, just adding the right amount of coverage.

I put the Teint Idole Ultra 24HR foundation through two tests.  The first, a 4 hour flight from Chicago to Miami.  I have never really found a foundation that sat comfortably on my skin throughout an entire flight, until now.  I usually break out if I decide to wear makeup on flights longer than 1 hour.  However, with the Teint Idole Ultra 24HR, my skin was as normal as ever at the end of the flight and my makeup looked as fresh as upon first application.  It's nice walking off a plane look refreshed and not having to rush to the nearest bathroom to touch up or wash up.

The second test was definitely the time I spent in South Beach Miami.  How long wearing is the Teint Idole Ultra 24HR going to be exactly? Well nothing's a better test than the humid, almost scorching sun down in Miami, Florida.  I almost opted out of wearing foundation altogether.  Let's be honest, having your makeup melt away in the heat throughout the day is not an attractive look.  However, after reading up about the Teint Idole Ultra 24HR I thought it might be able to withstand any weather.  After a long day shopping in the sun and laying out by the ocean, I looked in the mirror about 10 hours later and found my foundation still going strong (with only very little blotting necessary because of the sweat from the heat).  There was not caking or patchiness, and my skin still looked as even as ever (with no powder necessary).  

The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HR has definitely left a great impression for me and will remain one of my top 3 foundations for everyday (and special occasion) uses.  So if you're looking for a great foundation to work with for this summer, definitely give it a try.  You won't be disappointed.




  1. this really lives up to its name! I would love to try this one too if I can get it for cheaper... maybe on Black Friday I'll find it on sale