So this is my first stab at a beauty review. I have always loved makeup and all that it entails; applying to myself and others, buying, researching and learning about products. I am not a guru by any means but my collection would tell you otherwise. If collecting makeup was a sport, I would be in the Olympics (not the Summer Olympics, straight up Winter.) I love to try to new looks and sometimes that ends fabulous and sometimes I end up looking like a 5 year old who got into their Mom’s makeup. I just embrace the challenge that comes along.
I have a very difficult time finding foundation that matches my skin tone because I am so fair. My skin looks like it has pink undertones but when foundation is applied it makes my skin look yellow. When I explain this to consultants at Sephora or Ulta they never believe me and always have to test it out for themselves. What do I always end up buying? Not the neutral. Not the yellow undertones. You guessed it, foundation for pink undertones. Anyhow, I like to mix up what I wear for different occasions so I usually have quite a few different foundations on hand at any given time.
I just picked up Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear. Let me tell you something, I had high hopes for this foundation because I really enjoyed what I was previously using. My goal when buying Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear was to have something for my light days for work. I take the VRE to work and have about a half mile walk everyday once I get off the train. If you don’t know, VA summers are like living in Satan’s Balls. It’s miserable, I feel like I melt every time I walk outside so I needed something that would last me all day and throughout the heat. I also sweat like a madman. I wanted a versatile foundation as well, something with build-able coverage for the days I want to have a stronger look. This foundation succeeded for the most part and it also has SPF 15 built into the coverage.
Previously for my light days I was used Urban Decay’s Naked Skin, which I was a fan of but I just wanted a changed and I like this so much more. The coverage can go from very light to medium build. I apply this foundation with a beauty blender sprayed with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray for a longer lasting and smoother finish. I have not yet tried applying with a brush or an oval brush yet. However, given how smooth the texture is I think it would apply just fine with any type of application.
I apply this foundation on top of a primer, depending on which one I feel like using that day. Today was the first day I really put it to the test against VA’s heat. It was 97 degrees and humid as hell. My hair look straight up like Curly Sue, but frizzy. I got home at the end of the day to take a look and much to my surprise it looked very similar to when I put it on in the morning! I was rather impressed.
The downfalls that I have found to this foundation thus far is that it gathers around my nose right by my nostrils and almost makes the corners look slightly oily (I do not normally have oily skin.) I have found that I can combat this with baking or loose powder on top. I have not tried using this foundation without a primer or a setting spray so I am not sure how it would hold up without those two products as well. When I got home from my day at work my face looked like I had been sweating all day but the makeup was still intact. The foundation was not clumpy, runny or any other makeup catastrophe you and I can think of. For how hot and humid it was I would say that it withstood that heat rather well.
The packaging of this foundation is also convenient. I has a nice bottle that allows you to see the color, a black pump top and a black cap; the bottle is square in shape.
I purchased this foundation from Ulta for $47.00, in my opinion it is slightly over priced for the length of the wear. I prefer buying my makeup at Ulta because I like their rewards system much better than Sephora. So, if Ulta has the product, I buy it there. I will gladly purchase this foundation again. I would give Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear 7/10.