I used to be barely nervous about the truth that the epic Lancome Teint Idole Extremely Put on basis had been reformulated. And I say epic with not even a touch of irony as a result of it was simply that: only a few excessive protection, extremely longwear foundations got here near it when it comes to the standard of end, ease of utility, shade vary and longevity. The unique Teint Idole coated each blemish and imperfection – no concealer wanted – nevertheless it by some means managed to not obliterate all the life out of your pores and skin on the similar time. It seemed versatile, comfy, barely juicy, but in addition gave that good, flawless, airbrushed type of end that utterly removes redness, darkish circles, areas of pigmentation. And it had a delicate glow, an costly luminescence, but the end was velvety-matte.
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And the texture! Oh the texture of the factor. It was cushiony, it didn’t settle into strains, it moved together with your pores and skin…if ever there was a full protection basis for grown-ups then this was it. And so: my nervousness over the reformulation. What would Lancome tweak? What facet of the unique system would us diehard followers sob over? How might Lancome enhance upon perfection and a face base that had been round – efficiently – for many years?
Effectively, let me let you know; they’ve. Lancome have taken their Teint Idole Extremely Put on basis and made it simply as complete in protection, simply as cushiony to use and simply as lengthy in wear-time, and so they’ve by some means added a load of skincare substances into the combination alongside the best way. And are you aware what? You may truly really feel the distinction.
After per week of day by day testing, with the previous system on one half of my face and the brand new system on the opposite (how I endure for my artwork) I can categorically let you know that the brand new aspect of my face feels repeatedly hydrated all through the day. Extra plumptious. The opposite aspect doesn’t really feel dry, as such, it simply feels…regular. There’s a particular distinction. I used to be sceptical past all well mannered motive concerning the hydrating skincare factor of the relaunched system nevertheless it’s there. And it really works. My new face aspect is juicier and extra springy to the contact however with the identical quantity of protection on the pores and skin.
I actually don’t suppose that many (if any) Teint Idole customers will probably be disillusioned with the brand new model. It’s the identical marvellous basis, plus a (very) barely extra hydrating really feel. I personally welcome the extra plumptiousness as a result of I nonetheless get the identical protection however now it feels much more comfy and versatile on the pores and skin.
This newly reformulated Lancome Teint Idole Extremely Put on is not to be confused with the brand new Teint Idole Extremely Put on Care & Glow. It’s extremely complicated and I want that Care & Glow was only a completely totally different product line, in a approach – it’s much less protection, extra dew – however you may simply inform the 2 foundations aside by trying on the lids. White for the lighter protection Care & Glow* and black for the higher coverage Idole*.
Curiously, I choose the sensation of the excessive protection Idole on my pores and skin to the Care & Glow. However Care & Glow does give an exemplary stage of high-wattage luminosity – it’s the type of glow stage the place I personally really feel I don’t want a highlighter. (Although as a disclaimer, I do really feel as if highlighter is likely one of the most overused and misused merchandise in all the make-up world. Seems to be nice for the gram however truthfully, in actual life, some folks look completely wild. Like robots. On the very least it simply seems to be extremely unnatural, which is unquestionably the alternative of the specified impact.)
I ought to add, as a result of it’s fairly vital, that I take advantage of little or no product once I’m making use of Teint Idole. It actually doesn’t must be trowelled on and I believe it seems to be finest when it’s utilized very flippantly, from the centre of the face, and constructed up provided that wanted. One mild coat is sufficient to knock again most blemishes, darkish circles and areas of redness – check out the earlier than and after images:
The only layer of basis, utilized very wispily with a small powder brush and never a flat-topped basis brush, even part-conceals the glasses marks on my nostril. These are all the time a nightmare to disguise, once I’m filming, as a result of they’re crimson and indented and only a common ache within the arse to take care of. No drawback for the Teint Idole. And if I’d gone again over with one other little mild coating then I’d have obliterated them utterly.
The images do a reasonably good job of displaying the end too: it seems to be fairly velvety-matt however there’s an actual luminescence that isn’t glittery or shiny however simply…costly trying. It’s the sort of base that basically is a base, coming into its personal because the bronzer goes on, then the blusher… it’s the right beginning canvas, flawless and easy.
You will discover new Teint Idole Extremely Put on on-line at Lancome here*, LookFantastic here* and Selfridges here*. There’s a whopping vary of 45 shades and Lancome have additionally improved on the pigments to create tones which might be all the time flattering and enhancing on the pores and skin. No ashy undertones. I take advantage of shade 220C – I used to make use of 02 within the previous system which was ever so barely hotter in tone. I’ll do some experimenting subsequent time I’m close to to a counter!
It fits all pores and skin varieties and doesn’t slide from oily patches or settle in fantastic strains. Right here’s a bit of quickfire video for those who’d wish to see utility: