I have always been more of a BB cream fan, but as of late, I have been drawn to grabbing more often the newest foundation to my collection. Lancome's Teint Miracle.
Lancome's newest foundation. According to Lancome this foundation is 10 years in the making.
What it does:
This oil-free, fragrance-free formula with SPF 15 sunscreen is made with Lancôme's Aura-Inside™ technology, which recreates the true, natural light of perfect skin. Its lightweight texture enriched with soothing rose extract provides 18 hours of hydration and sheer to moderate coverage for a natural finish without a cakey effect. It creates a complexion that looks beautifully bare and lit from within.
What else you need to know:Non-comedogenic. Non-irritating and does not cause break-outs. Suitable for sensitive skin. Contains 37% pure water. Dermatologist-tested.
Do you see that last line?
Does not cause break outs. That really drew me in to give this a chance
$37 dollars. Truthfully, I've seen worse with Bobbi Brown and NARS. It is nice this was below $40, and I think the price is quite fair for the standard 1 oz, brand, packaging, and overall product
I think this packaging is actually really pretty. It comes in a feminine glass bottle. I don't think this would be too easy to travel overseas with, but I would feel comfortable enough to tote this around in my bag for everyday use, as it seems quite sturdy if I am traveling domestically.
This has a pump. (Sigh of relief)
When you paying $40 dollars for a foundation, I think a pump should be standard.
Lancome's pump is actually pretty well made as it does not squirt at a random direction, and you can do half pumps or less so you can control the amount desired.
It is light, and slightly watery textured. (37% water)
Light to medium.
The below pictures show dots of brown liner ( this is meant to mimic freckles + hyper pigmentation) the foundation covered these items pretty easily.
The overall feeling on your face is not suffocatingly thick, it actually feels pretty light. You don't feel like you have something harmful or pore clogging on your face, but its not so light that you feel nothing at all.
1 layer of this is ample coverage for me. 1/2 pump for my face and 1/2 pump for my neck seems to be the perfect amount for my needs.
When I applied 1 full pump to my face it looked a little thick.
This foundation does mimic natural skin. It is a satin finish with a hint of a glow. I think they did a really good job with the balance. It doesn't look overly shiny, but you look healthy.
The finish of this is not so natural that you don't look like you are wearing make up. It's pretty clear you are wearing something, but due to the finish and formula of this, I believe it makes you look quite put together, and more polished looking.
With a primer this looks great 10+ hours after application. Granted I blot at 2 pm, but I have oily skin, it's a step I don't even see as additional anymore. I will state that I did wear this 1 day without a primer and it looked bad!
I apply my make up about 6:30 AM, by 10 AM it was separating from my T zone, and my 3 PM I had to run into a drug store to grab some kind of aerosol water spray to spray over my face to keep it together. Primer is a MUST.
I did also mix this once wit my BB cream for a different color finish, and it seemed to blend well.
I mix this often with a pump of liquid highlight for the ultimate glowy look, and this foundation mixes well overall with other liquid products.
I suggest you go to a Lancome counter over Sephora for this foundation if it's your first time looking into this item, as Sephora does not carry all the colors this foundation comes in ( mine included ) so you can get the best color match.
I am Buff 6W - NC25
The color of this foundation is a bit weird. When I went to the counter I was matched to a shade that looked a bit light on me. The sales lady told me that it starts off light, and in about 30 minutes darkens to your natural color.
( Brighter effect maybe?)
It is apparently suppose to oxidize on you those first 30 minutes, but throughout the day the foundation does not change color after that and stays the same, no further color changing effects.
This really does not bother me because the 1st 30 minutes of wearing this, I am commuting to work and I don't care what I look like on the train...but please keep this in mind if you whack it on and meet someone special 5 minutes later. ( one of those days...)
I apply this with the Sephora Platinum Airbrush 55 ( HG) and it makes it look perfect
Never tried it with fingers
Overall, I really like this foundation. 1/2 a pump is great coverage for my skin, while looks natural and glowy. I don't think the price is unreasonable. Lasting power with a primer and powder is great, it looks really good 12 hours after application. Does not clog my pores, no break outs, fragrance free, slight spf, and the color selection is quite good. I would really recommend this foundation to people who are weary of breaking out, wants something natural looking, long wearing, and just an overall good formula.
After trying this, I am quite interesting in also trying the co in siding product, Eclat Miracle for an overall beautiful effect finish
10 years in the making, good job Lancome, it really shows in the end result.