Having been scraping the bottom of my tiny foundation sample that I was kindly giving in New York, a year and a half ago, I thought it was finally time to throw away the grubby sample and finally invest in what could potentially be my all-time favourite foundation – Lancôme’s, ‘Teint Idole Ultra 24H’.
I have tried and tested many drugstore foundations in the past and have never found one I am completely devoted to so after much deliberation, I decided to take the plunge and splash out on a pricier foundation, hoping it would be better quality and better longevity. And this one… is exactly that!
If, like me, you have oily skin or just generally prefer a matte finish foundation I can imagine you will fall head over heels for this foundation just like I did! Not only does it provide a flawless medium to full coverage finish, without having to add several layers or retouch throughout the day, it also claims to lash up to twenty-four hours. This is ideal for those of you with long days, whether at work, school or just on the go all day. Now, I don’t know and I don’t plan to test out if this foundation actually does last for twenty-four hours, but I do know that I has lasted a hell of a long time on me every time I have worn it so far.
For someone who has oily skin, I’ve always found it difficult to find a foundation that doesn’t look cakey or slip and slide off my face an hour after application, so you won’t have to worry about having to completely redo your makeup throughout the day.
It’s to-die-for packaging is also another reason why I have fell in love with this foundation. It’s classy frosted glass bottle makes the product almost as wonderful on the outside as it is on the inside.
Although the foundation may be pricier compared to some drugstore foundations, I believe you completely get what you pay for in terms of this gem of a product. I also feel like this foundation is going to last me a very long time as a little goes a long way. I barely need to use one pump of foundation to cover my whole face, still providing brilliant coverage.
I have completely fell in love with this foundation, it is definitely my new favourite – a staple in my makeup collection and I will definitely be repurchasing it several time over when I run out.