Which Lancôme Foundation Is Right for You?
We all want a smooth, even canvas when it comes to our makeup and, more specifically, our foundation. If you’re anything like us, you’re constantly experimenting with new products and know that there’s no shortage of foundation formulas (and textures) to choose from. Whether you’re a fan of foundation in liquid, powder, cream or even stick form, Lancôme has a product in its portfolio that is sure to help you achieve perfect-looking skin. Need a little help deciding which one you should try? Below, you can find our reviews of a few of our favorite Lancôme foundations.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick Review
Love a good multi-use product? Then you’ll fall head over heels for the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick. The oil-free, highly pigmented longwear makeup stick is super versatile — as in it can be used as a foundation, for midday touch-ups, as a spot concealer and to contour. The result is buildable coverage with a natural-looking matte finish. The formula — made with porous polymers that absorb excess oils — feels lightweight and blends easily for a second-skin look. Best of all, Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick is transfer- and smudge-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about coverage fading early in the day or worse, getting on your clothes. It also offers broad-spectrum SPF 21 sun protection and is available in 27 shades.
How to Use It
Prep your skin with your favorite primer before applying the foundation right out of the tube. When using a brush, lightly feather the product, starting at the center of the face and blending outward. When using your fingers, blend in a cross-hatch pattern.
To use as a concealer, apply in a stippling motion on problem areas, or to use as a contour stick, choose a stick that’s two to three shades darker than your base complexion, apply and blend to sculpt your cheekbones and facial features.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Longwear Foundation Review
For comfortable, velvety-smooth coverage that won’t budge, the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Longwear Foundation is a great choice. It boasts full coverage that can last up to 24 hours with a 50-shade range for a diverse range of skin tones. The formula, which contains SPF 15 to protect your complexion from UV rays, is also oil-free, non-comedogenic and safe for even sensitive skin types. The result: a satin, matte finish that gives your skin an even glow.
How to Use It
Prep your skin with a makeup primer to create a smooth canvas. Dab the liquid foundation onto the areas you want to cover in the center of your face. Using a makeup sponge or foundation brush, your choice, begin blending the product outwards.
Lancôme Dual Finish Powder Foundation Review
The Lancôme Dual Finish Powder Foundation is a long-lasting powder and foundation all in one with customizable sheer-to-full coverage. Thanks to its versatility, it can be applied wet, like a liquid foundation, or dry, like a powder, for a weightless, natural matte finish that doesn’t cake or crack as the day goes on. Keep it in your bag for on-the-go touch-ups, or use it over your base makeup for a midday makeup refresher.
How to Use It
First, pick your desired application method. If you want to apply the product wet, use a damp makeup sponge and blend the product in a stippling method to your entire face. To apply it dry, use a powder brush and gently puff or dust the powder over your complexion.
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