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Monday, 22 May 2017

The Lancome Dream Team

If you're a follower of me on Instagram then you'll have seen that in late March I was sent an extremely exciting PR parcel from Lancome. Inside the elegantly presented box was the Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24h Foundation, La Base Pro Hydra Glow Primer and the All Foundation Brush. They immediately picqued my interest as I've not tried many base products from Lancome before(Teint Idole Cushion Foundation and Blush aside). Ever since then I've been using all three together to see how they worked as a trio and I'm happy to say that they've all exceeded my expectations.
The Lancome Dream Team
The La Base Pro Hydra Glow Primer(£28.50) is probably one of my favourite illuminating primers, and I have quite a few of those. It smoothes across my face well, sinking in quickly while adding a bit of hydration and a nice dewy glow to the skin which instantly makes me look more healthy and awake. When using it alongside my Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation I find that it makes it last a whole lot longer and the glow sure shines through which I adore, although it's quite subtle. 

If you've read my blog from the beginning then you may have learnt that I am super fussy when it comes to my base products, particularly foundation. As a pale gal I find it difficult to find a foundation that is the right shade for me, particularly as I have a neutral undertone too. Most foundations I've tried previously lean more warm toned and muddy which obviously isn't ideal. Who wants a pale neck and an orange face? Definitely not me. 

 The Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24h Foundation(£31.50) has been a welcome addition to my foundation collection ever since I got it. It has a very extensive shade range, with a total of 40 different shades which gives you a bigger and better chance of finding the right shade to match your skintone. I was originally sent the shade 010 to try but it was waaay too dark for me so I decided to get colour matched at my local Lancome counter. The makeup artist swatched the shades 005 and 008 on my jawline. She said that my correct match was 008 Beige Opale as the palest shade 005 had oxidised on my skin after a while which I thought was rather strange, however she was entirely right. Beige Opale is the correct match for me, it's neither warm nor cool and matched my neck rather well.
The Lancome Dream Team
It has a rather high coverage too which I most definitely need. I have spots and scarring and the foundation completely covers that up and it doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all. In fact it feels rather lightweight and comfortable, it almost feels like you haven't got any foundation on which is such a nice feeling. As far as the longevity is concerned I cannot comment on the 24 hours claim, however it didn't budge after 8-9 hours of wear after applying the La Base Pro Hydra Glow Primer which is really impressive as foundation would normally slide off my oilier areas after such a long period of time.

Now moving onto the All Foundation Brush(£29). For the last year or so I have to admit I have pushed my foundation brushes aside, in place of the RT Miracle Complexion Sponge, but the All Foundation Brush has been a pleasure to use. It has synthetic bristles and is cut at an angle which allows you to blend the foundation into the contours of your face easily such asaround the nose and under the eyes. You can tell it's of great quality too as the bristles are super soft which makes blending a dream, without any streaking. It's the perfect size to travel with too as it's rather small in size, although it seems to be quite expensive for such a small brush.

 Have you tried any of the above Lancome products? If so, what are your thoughts?

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