For a long time, I wanted to try a Lancôme foundation. My first thought was towards the Teint Idol Ultra Wear but after trying a sample, I realized that it wasn’t what I wanted. I was in search for something more light and with a natural finish, so I bought the Teint Miracle instead.
If it is good for Julia Roberts*, maybe it could be a miracle for us! Kidding.
Before buying it I also tried a sample and I truly liked it. I’ve heard so good things about this foundation since it was launched.
‘Lancôme science discovers the inner light of perfect skin and recreates it. A new generation of bioptic pigments combined with classic mineral pigments. Together, they reproduce the appearance of inner light of perfect skin, by recreating the intensity and pristine freshness of radiance. A unique liquid light essence maximizes skin’s surface radiance’.
I like it because it’s very difficult for me to find a foundation that doesn’t grab my dry patches and this one, even without a primer, doesn’t do that.
I’d call it a great date foundation because it goes like a bb-cream but has a lot of coverage while looking very natural.
I probably wouldn’t suggest this foundation if you have to wear it more than 6 hours in the heat but for a night out and even for a normal day, you will love this!
The product comes in a very much appreciated hygienic pump bottle and it brings the normal 30mL. The consistency of the product is very liquid, but don’t let that fool you- it is very hydrating but with a great coverage.
The formula is also oil-free, so you have a decent amount of time to blend the product before it dries to a satin finish.
A lot of the controversy on this foundation was the fact that it contains alcohol and some people have the fear that once alcohol touches their skin, faces will fall. I don’t have a problem with it, unless I see that a product is mainly alcohol and have no other ingredientes to balance the alcohol. I’m a pharmacist and sometimes we have to see that alcohol is there to allow skincare ingredients to better penetrate the epidermis, other times alcohol is great to enhance the texture or even the ability for the product to dry down.
If you have some kind of sensitive skin or bad reactions to alcohol, then be warned that this contains alcohol.
Moving on, I always set my makeup with a setting powder (check here why we should always set the makeup), but don’t worry the setting powder will not take the “radiance” effect.
I had worn this foundation for full work days (8/9 hours) and I only noticed that it only tends to slightly fade around my nose area.
This is available in only 15 different shades, I have number 2 (Rose) and I noticed that it slightly oxidizes.
It was very difficult to choose a shade, number 1 was too light and 2 too pink but after applied the number 2 I kinda liked how it dry down.
I like this Foundation! It has a lot more pros than cons.
- Decent coverage
- Doesn’t break down or cake
- Reduces somehow the appearance of my pores and dry patches
- No greasy at all
- SPF of 15
- Smell is divine
I like the radiance effect that this leaves on my skin and I definitely recommend it for combination, normal and dry skins.
I tried it on my mother and it stayed beautifully. So mature skins will also benefit from the use of this foundation.
Overall, this is a good foundation. It didn’t perform the miracle to turn my skin just like Julia Roberts skin, but the finish on my skin is beautiful! I only wish it had more shades available.
What’s your favorite Lancôme foundation?