my foundation hunt has taken me to some strange counters. nothing stranger then the lancome counter. why is this strange you might ask? well honestly because i dont use lancome products. i have never tried any of their foundations, have never dabbled in their award winning mascaras or even swatched an eye shadow. so why do i find myself at the counter now? to try out the new teint idole ultra 24 hour foundation. with my new foundation i am looking for something where at the end of the day when i leave the office i don’t look like my foundation has rubbed away or is half way down my face. yes i don’t need my foundation to last 24 hours but surly if it could do 24 hours it could last the commute to and from work and a day in the office.

first thing that impressed me with lancome was the sample. as you can see ive been given a good 2 weeks if not more sample. this is how it should be done (dior im looking at you!!) if you want me to believe your foundation is good and come back and buy a bottle at least let me try the stuff out! and no you slapping it on my face under the store lights does not count.

i was matched up in shade 010 beige porcelain and was excited to try it out


the above picture is me with the foundation on and nothing else. no concealer, no contour, no powder, nada. as you can see from the application alone it does a pretty decent job of providing a nice even coverage. any redness in my cheeks (or my breakout prone chin) is nicely covered and even my pesky under eye dark circles arn’t causing too much trouble! this foundation has a slight fragrance but a pleasant one that isn’t too overpowering. it also doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin even though it provides medium to full (if you build it up) coverage.


this is the finished result. what i like about this foundation is that it provides a slight dewy finish that me (as a lover of all things mat) it quite pleasantly happy about. obviously you can power it down but shock horror i havent been doing and im not wearing powder in the picture above!

so far this is my favourite foundation out of all the ones i have been trying. also i wore it to the most recent TOWIB event and got some lovely compliments on it from jessica and laura (thanks girlies!) also once checking a mirror after about 5 hours after wearing it my nose wasn’t even shiny! needless to say i was more than impressed! i have a couple of other foundations to test out (managed to collection quite a few samples on my quest!) but they have some stiff competition :p

this foundation costs £27 and contains spf 15

have you tried this foundation or any from lancome before?