Having previously raved about this foundation in my House of Fraser event post, I thought I’d write a post dedicated to this fantastic foundation!
Having been an Estee Lauder Double Wear fanatic since I can remember, it was a shock to me to find a foundation that I actually prefer. Lancome has recently extended the shade range of the Teint Idole Foundation so I was able to get a match.
The Lancome Teint Idole Foundation retails at around £30 depending on the shop which I’d say is averagely priced for a high-end product. It contains an SPF of 15 which isn’t an issue for me as I wear an SPF under my foundation whenever I wear it anyway, this may be a problem if you’re into flash photography as it may cause some flashback, especially if used in combination with a talc based setting powder.
It has a light floral fragrance which I find nice and it isn’t chemically smelling – which is one of the very few downsides to the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. For the application, I use a flat-topped kabuki brush for buffing in and then using a beauty blender to bounce the rest of the product in (I usually spray this with setting spray for longevity).
The finish is a very natural but medium to full coverage buildable look which stays put all day. I’ve tested this out at work (as a veterinary nurse) and it stayed in place ALL DAY, through a trip to the gym, all the way to bedtime where it removed nicely with my Garnier Micellar Water.
To conclude I think this foundation is an excellent product and I can certainly see why it is being raved about by all the current beauty gurus!
Sorry my posts this week have been few and far between, my exam is next week so I’ll be posting a lot more frequently when I’ve gotten past that hurdle!
Today’s post is going to be another installment in the cult beauty product review series, this time is is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone.
Starting with the packaging: The packaging is lovely, the compact is hand sized with a rubberized exterior and a metal plate on the top. On the inside it has a nice sized mirror which is perfect for highlighter application on the go and whole 8 grams of product.
The highlighter itself is perfect for pale people such as myself, it’s not too overwhelming with undertones, but has a slight champagne one. The product is super creamy and milled super finely so there are no glitter particles in it at all. It feels like quality. The price is a bit steep at £30 in the UK but depending on how thickly it is applied it should last quite some time. The application is really easy, I use a Real Techniques setting brush (this one) which has been swept across the product super lightly to apply. I find this method better than using a fan brush but I know a lot of people that successfully use fan brushes.
This swatch doesn’t do the product justice, I loooove the look of it on my skin and it give such a amazing highlight!
Overall I would 100% repurchase this product again and again! Stay tuned for the next post in this season – Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation!
p.s bonus kitties!
The post today is something that I am hoping that I will be making a feature to post one of these every week. I am going to be going through all my products and reviewing all the ‘cult’ beauty products, giving my honest opinions on them.
The first cult beauty product is going to be the Smashbox Primer Water (as you would have guessed from the title!) This is something I picked up a week or so ago as I have been wanting it for MONTHS. Literally every time I went near a Smashbox counter I would go and spray myself with this product to make sure that I wouldn’t have a reaction and that I would use it once I finally decided to purchase it.
The price is the first and only negative about this product. It is a little steep at the price of £20 but for that you get 116ml/3.9fl oz of ‘water’. This is slightly more expensive than the Mac Fix+ which is £15.50 but you only get 100ml of product for that.
The smell is really plesent, there isn’t really much of a smell but it is really light and refreshing what smell is there. If I were to describe the smell I would say it was very lightly floral smelling but overall it is only a mist of floral.
Once spraying on the face (following instruction – Spray 8″-10″ away from the face and mist evenly) it feels wet for a few seconds (but doesn’t make the makeup move) but then quickly evaporates and doesn’t leave any sort of film on the face.
The action of the product is initially as a primer for the skin which can be used before the foundation to prime it. It also suggests that you can use it to set the makeup on your face once you have finished applying it – this is what I’ve been using it for and I find that it is amazing at keeping the makeup feeling light and in place all day. The final suggestion for this product is that you can use it for touching up your face throughout the day to keep your face looking refreshed. This isn’t something that I am interested in using it for as it gives a very dewy look to the skin and that isn’t something that I am interested in as I am naturally oily (and I don’t want to emphysize that for sure!)
I hope you enjoyed this review and I am looking forward to reviewing the next product for you!
Bonus kitty picture of the day, Apollo helping me study for my exams 🙂