Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HI was gonna start this post by saying I can't think of a single thing I dislike about this foundation but then I realised I absolutely hate what it says on the bottle. 24h foundation? BALLS!! I'm sure I'm not the only one who is irked by the increasingly OTT claims made by cosmetic companies but this one really takes the proverbial biscuit… Not only can I not think of a single situation that would require 24 hour makeup but, and this is a big but, it doesn't last that long!
But if we put that to the side for a minute the list of positive things I have to say about this is very long indeed
♥ Range of shades is awesome and I even managed to find out for my incredibly pale skin
♥ Bottle is nice and comes with a pump applicator
♥ Texture is smooth, thin and blends easily
♥ Gives good coverage and doesn't cake
♥ Manages to look like glowing skin without being shiny, greasy or sparkly
♥ Extremely light so I don’t end up feeling like I'm wearing a mask
♥ Sets nicely and it’s gives the perfect finish; matte but not so much that it's powdery or make-upy
♥ A little goes a long way so it'll last ages
♥ Hides my pores. There are way to many foundations out there that do a great job of emphasising them
♥ Lasts ages. Not 24 hours of course, but still an impressively long 10 hours or so
♥ Can be applied using a brush, sponge or fingers and always looks great
The only other downside is the price. At £27 is an indulgence but I don't mind cos it actually works. So money well spent I say!
Right, it's heading towards the wee hours on a Saturday night so I have to head out to some awesome party and then... oh no, I'm thinking of someone elses life. I'm going to watch QVC and will be asleep by 1am. But I might have a cup of tea and a digestive biscuit first so don't go saying I don't know how to live it up on the weekend :)