In celebration of 20 years of Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr now has become Teint Idole Ultra Wear (RRP€41.00)and now comes in a brand-new bottle. The high coverage foundation comes in 40 shades to choose from, but I do warn that this is a foundation you will need to sample and not blindly buy due to the oxidation that I experienced with it. For 2017 I'm on the hunt for perfect foundations so I was delighted to receive this from the PR to sample.
For a full coverage foundation, I was delighted that this wasn't as creamy as I was expecting, but I did find that it still felt heavy on the skin but it didn't look cakey on the same hand. My skin has been okay of late but it is usually on the dry side and this did catch around the dryness on my forehead, brought out the pores on my nose and didn't sit as nicely on (cough) my laughter lines.
For best application and after a lot of experimenting with this, I found using a hydrating primer underneath the best and apply the foundation with my beauty blender. It takes a few minutes to set, but you do end up with a velvety medium coverage, or build up to full. Unfortunately, the shade that I picked was 010 BEIGE PORCELAINE out of the three I got matched with on the Lancome Foundation Shade Finder website. The shade looked promising at first but within seconds of it coming out of the pump you will notice it oxidising and continued to do so on my face for a few minutes after. If I tried to build it up it just got even darker so that was a no go. Below are two swatches of the foundation in my shade, the one on the left was the first to be pumped and by the time I pumped the second there is already a shade change.
The foundation is also heavily fragranced and I found that my skin was irritated by it around my chin and top of my cheeks, so if your skin is on the sensitive side approach with caution. The Teint Idole Ultra Wear would be more geared towards oily skin but even with my dry skin, this didn't last around my jaw area or around my glasses.
So as you can gather this didn't do the trick for me and I'm still on the hunt for a new foundation to WOW me. Send your recommendations my way in the comments below.