I've been harping on about this foundation for ages now, but it's taken me a while to actually get round to reviewing it properly. I wanted to give it a good try before reviewing it as so often I review foundations then fall out of love with them. Before buying this foundation, I'd lost all hope in foundations altogether, they just didn't work for me. When I came off my various skin pills my skin went mental, and has only calmed down a little since. It's oily and I'm in a constant battle with acne (see my acne posts 'here') and even though I've been enjoying YSL's new foundation (link), this will always be my 'go-to' foundation.
I'd say this is a foundation for normal/oily skin, this foundation does contain alcohol which, can play havoc with drier skin types. Alcohol can also play havoc with sensitive skin, I was a little weary of this foundation due to the high alcohol content, but when I got my little sample from the counter it just worked so well with my skin I knew I had to own it. The shade range for this foundation is pretty impressive, nothing like YSL's or MAC's shade ranges, but there are very light and darker shades. I have the lightest shade (I'm wearing this in my little profile piccy to your right).
I always wear a primer with my foundation, I have to use a good matte primer to keep most foundations in place. With this foundation, I've found a primer just isn't needed, I do wear powder because I hate the feel of foundation without a powder on top. This will last a good working day without any touch ups, and if my skin's having a good day it will last all night too. If not, a little powder does the trick. The coverage is medium, so nothing too heavy, you can't feel your wearing this foundation until the end of the day. The medium coverage provides a flawless semi-matte finish.
Overall: This foundation is perfect for oily skin. I have nothing bad to say about it really, except I'd like to have seen Lancome produce this without alcohol.
Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra costs £27.00 and is available from Lancome counters and Boots, Debenhams and Lancome's website.
Have you tried this foundation? What's your favourite foundation? Any foundation recommendations?
Disclosure: Bought by myself, worth every penny.