The next chapter in my foundation story features the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H liquid base. This has been my foundation of choice ever since my disastrous experience with MAC Studio Fix foundation (I whinge more about that here!). With my skin in a really bad way I had to change the way I choose my base and the things I look for in a foundation. I used to ask myself three simple things ‘will this make me look orange?’, ‘will it last all night?’ and ‘how cheap is it?’. Now, whilst still considering those factors because they are still important, I realised I need to take a different approach and look at what I was buying a little more in depth.
I had a consultation with a fabulous MUA for Lancome who really spent a lot of time helping me pick this foundation. I told her I like a lot of coverage yet I wanted my skin to be able to breathe. I needed a product that my skin was going to love as much as I did. Together we settled on the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H in shade 02.
This foundation is non-comodegenic which means it doesn’t block my pores. It has a build-able coverage so if I’m feeling like I want a more natural look, one layer of the stuff will do. If I have a problem area I want to cover (my chin for example), then I simply buff another layer into my skin and I have more coverage. This makes it a great multi-use product - perfect for day and night. I can leave this on my face all day and my skin doesn’t feel irritated at all. I would never leave my make up on for 24 hours so I don’t know if it fully lives up to it’s claims but it does last a long time. Personally I think the price tag is worth it for this foundation. I really like how it looks on my skin and most importantly I’ve had no reaction to it. I would re-purchase it but not yet. I was stuck in a rut with my old foundation for so long that I’m going to play with a few more before I commit to saying I’ve found ‘the one!’
If you are looking for a new foundation I would definitely recommend having a good chat with the counter girls to make sure you’re buying one which suits you. My experience with the lovely Lancome lady was worlds apart from the MAC counter. I think this was my fault as I didn’t ask enough questions when buying Studio Fix - I’d already decided I wanted it. But seriously, do your research and don’t be afraid to ask for a sample a this will help you decide it it’s for you. Good luck!