...Enter Lancome Teint Idol Ultra 24hr.
The Teint Idol ulta 24 hours boasts: A flawless looking, even complexion with a velvety-smooth, shine-free finish. A new ultra-comfort texture that blends effortlessly. 24h retouch-free wear and comfort.
Flawless yet comfortable from dawn till dusk, natural matte with buildable coverage, Teint Idole Ultra 24h takes on every daily challenge.
Colour Match-The range comes in a fairly impressive 18 shades (26 in the USA). I originally got matched for this in John Lewis (I love the ladies on John lewis beauty counters) and was given a very reasonable 2 week sample (I have since purchased the full size). I was matched to 035 Beige Doré, but she had none in, so gave me 03 (Beige Diaphane) and told me to mention to the counter in another store to get my actual shade, and they happily obliged. The colour match is ideal. Both shaded work well, 035 is slightly warmer and I have also found 04 (Beige Nature) and 045 (Sable Beige) pretty great matches so the selection is brilliant and easily adaptable for winter and summer.
The product-First of the smell, it has a slightly rose-type fragrance which I personally love, with most long lasting foundations I find the smell a little off putting and paint-like but this is really fresh and clean. I really like the packaging, and the fact it has a pump (one think I dislike about my Double Wear) I'd say it takes 2 pumps for one layer as only a small amount comes up. The coverage is completely buildable, with one layer I would say it is medium giving you a great flawless complexion but for instance if you had cute freckles they would still be visible. The finish is a velvety matte, so if you are not a fan of the dewy look this is great because it is matte without being cakey. I apply one layer with my real techniques stippling brush, or two if I am having a bad skin day, however in the pictures below I used about 3 little pumps.
Longevity- So it was never really going to last 24 hours was it?! It doesn't stay as perfect as my DW for 12 hours but you can definitely get a 6-8 hour day out of it (without a primer), and if like most you do touch up then it will be absolutely fine! I love wearing this on the weekend cause I still get a great make-up look without feeling so overdone.
|Sorry about the flash in this one!|
|Yes I am wearing my boyfriends dressing gown, makes me feel like a Jedi!|
------Overall I adore this foundation, obviously as I still have plenty of tester left but have already purchased the full size. Fans of DW in particular should definitely give it a go if you are on the hunt for something a little lighter.
Price £27 (although there was 10% at John Lewis when I picked it up)
To see a little before and after click below, I didn't want to subject you to the absolute horrors of my face without make up without due warning...be aware my skin is in the *worst* state these days