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Today I’ll be reviewing the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Stick Foundation. As usual I will state their claims, what this product is and then my experience.
As per the website:
What it is:
This oil-free, highly pigmented long wear makeup stick delivers buildable coverage with a natural-looking matte finish for ultra-versatile application: use as a foundation, for touch-ups, as a spot concealer, or to contour.
What it does:
For those long days, full coverage, comfortable long wear… when you need it, where you need it. The foundation’s innovative extreme 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. Made with porous polymers that absorb excess oils, it leaves the skin looking flawless and shine-free. Plus, with ambora extract, it helps to reduce the appearance of redness. This formula is transfer-resistant and smudge-resistant, so the color-true coverage stays on all day long. Suitable for all skin type, even sensitive skin. This pigment-rich makeup stick 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, it goes beyond your average foundation.
What else you need to know:
All day color wear. All day comfort. Oil-free, fragrance-free, transfer-resistant, smudge-resistant. Non-comedogenic. Tested under dermatological conditions. For all skin types, suitable for sensitive skin. Broad Spectrum SPF 21 Sunscreen. Its 20 shades were developed based on real skin tones so that everyone can find the perfect match.
In an independent consumer study after 1 week:
– 100% said this product was easy to apply
– 100% felt the product glided well onto the skin upon application
– 99% felt the foundation applied evenly
– 97% agreed the foundation left their skin feeling soft, velvety, and smooth
– 96% said this foundation feels lightweight on the skin
– 96% felt this product did not dry out the skin
– 95% agreed the product felt comfortable on the skin, allowing it to breathe
– 95% thought the foundation provided good coverage
– 95% felt the product minimized the appearance of imperfections
– 94% agreed the foundation provides a shine-free finish, without leaving the skin feeling greasy
– 93% felt the product evened their skin tone
– 92% thought the product gave them a natural result
– 92% said the foundation minimized the appearance of pores
OCTINOXATE 2.0 %, TITANIUM DIOXIDE 1.94%
I discovered this foundation stick from one of Nicole Guerriero’s videos. She was saying how much she loves this foundation and that intrigued me as I do take to heart most of her recommendations. She has combination to oily skin but this foundation is suited for all skin types.
I have dry skin but I do enjoy medium to full coverage foundations. I have enjoyed matte foundations too as now days matte foundations are designed not to be drying or suck the life out of your skin.
When I purchased this in store, they did not have much shades to choose from. I just ran out of 2 foundations and was really looking forward to purchasing a foundation for special occasions or everyday use. I tried an affordable stick foundation only once years back and it was horrible. Unfortunately that discouraged me from purchasing another stick foundation until now.
Seeing that it’s Lancôme and I enjoyed their Lancome Teint Miracle Radiant Foundation , (click HERE to view review) so much I thought I’d give this a try. Like I mentioned they did not have much shades in store, and on their website there are only 20 shades available in this foundation which doesn’t cut it. More shades please…
I ended up getting the shade 045 Sand Beige, which is weird because I could not find this shade online… It is slightly lighter than my complexion with a cool undertone. I decided to bronze and contour my skin a bit more than usual to make this work. Other than that, you do get a fair amount of product which should last. The texture is very velvety, applies super smooth on the skin and does not tug or pull the skin and glides on very easy. No problem with the application and at all. It’s very compact and small enough to travel with for touch ups or an ‘on the go’ foundation. I blended this out with a brush as a sponge soaked up too much product. I applied 2 to 3 layers and it is buildable. I layered it to achieve medium coverage as one layer only provided light coverage. Once I applied it on the skin the pigmentation does seem intense but once I blended it out, it seemed like light coverage. I don’t mind building up the coverage in a foundation as long as it can layer without looking caked on. I was very impressed with how quickly and effortlessly this blends out and how smooth and velvety this consistency/ formula is. Unfortunately this did not conceal my pores and it does settle into fine lines. It also appeared very matte on my skin even though I moisturized my skin very well. The claims of this foundation absorbing oils that it’s long lasting is true, but for my dry skin I’m not sure if this would work. It appears to just sit on top of my skin and not sink in or become one with my skin which is disappointing. However it’s nice that it contains SPF.
I would recommend this for combination to oily or very oily skin types. I don’t think this would provide that much coverage unless you literally layer this foundation, but wouldn’t be worth it as you’d be going through the product very quickly. My skin is too dry for this formula and I don’t think I would use this Foundation on its own again. I have been mixing it with another foundation which is a cream/ dewy foundation and that combination has worked brilliantly.
If you into stick foundations and have oily skin I would definitely recommend this foundation to you. I’m still going to use this as I enjoy the formula and mixed in with another foundation works very well.
Have you tried this foundation before? What are your thoughts?
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