So here is a review, to start off this blog.
I did choose the **NEW** Lancome Teint Miracle foundation, because its not yet on stores (only available for now at: http://www.selfridges.com). It will premiere in Europe and U.S on September 2010! (You can pre-order on http://www.lancome-usa.com)
So what a better way to start off this blog with a HD video review of the yet-to-be released foundation 😉
What the company says:
LIT-FROM-WITHIN MAKE UP
NATURAL SKIN PERFECTION
SPF 15 SUNSCREEN
Now, aura is our science. See your skin lit-from-within.
Light emanates from the most beautiful skin. We can reproduce it.
10 years of research, 7 international patents pending.
With Aura-Inside (TM) technology, Lancome invents its 1st foundation that recreates the true natural light of perfect skin. Instantly, complexion appears lit-from-within. Bare sensation, visibly flawless.
18 hour hydration and soothing rose extract.
Up to 12 hrs wear.
Oil-free, Non-Comedogenic, Suitable for sensitive skin. Dermatologist-Tested.
**AVAILABLE IN 20 SHADES IN THE U.S. AND 8 SHADES IN EUROPE**
Ok, so i was *unfortunate*. And i was only able to get my hands on the lightest shade in “Europe”. Which is 01 Beige Albatre. US Carry a much lighter shade, so…i definitively need to get my hands on that one, because, as the name says, its a kinda “Miracle” worker.
Dont get me wrong, this isn’t a fix for a skin thats very dull or has lot to conceal. This is a good foundation for a skin that has little-to-none blemishes, soft skin texture, but wants that “extra” boost.
It has a very nice watery texture, very fresh. Has a light rose-y scent, nothing overpowering.
The current lightest shade for Europe, 01 Beige Albatre, would suit nicely a person that has a match in MAC Studio fix Fluid NC15. Its nearly exact. Or, equivalently, if you wear NC20 in MAC studio sculpt. Or NC15-20 if you wear MAC Mineralize Foundation (the creamy compact one). It may run a tad lighter for the NC20, but if you are in between 15 to 20, its a good go.
I expect the lightest shade in the U.S, which is Intensity I, Ivoire 1N to be suitable for NW10 to 15 (Darker NW10, and NW15 if you wear MAC studio sculpt for example).
On the Face test: It has a very good wear, i tested it on my combination skin, over serum-moisturizer-spf and primer, and it lasted a good 6 hrs. But it was a very hot day (40ºC-100ºF). It started to melt lightly on my nose and between my brows area (the oiliest on my face). It does oxidize a good deal (Check out swatches below), but i did take that in account when recommending the shade match. It has yellow-peachy undertones. Its like in between those, not pure yellow, not pure peachy. I love its radiant skin effect it gives. Definitively the light transmission its much better. Its a really weightless foundation.
But, again, dont fall completely for the hype. Its not a pure miracle. It will look gorgeous on a nice skin, but if you have lot of blemishes, it wont make a miracle “work” 😉
Also, on the same note, if you have a very dull skin, it will not fix that. It may help with light transmission, but ultimately, only skincare-nutrition-workout will solve the dullness at its core 🙂
It has some fancy High-Tech words. Fancy commercial, fancy marketing. But ultimately, you need to test it and live it to see if you like it. I loved it, but the shade i got is just plain wrong for me! (now i will have to wait for the U.S premiere to get the correct shade)
Ok, wont entertain you anymore, here goes the swatches, the look of the bottle, and the video.
PS: For your reference, my arm is NW05, and those are pictures with flash (2 first) and without flash. (i will add pictures on daylight)
Daylight (without flash):