If you were around to read my Lancome Makeup Round-Up back in February, you may be surprised that I’m posting about this brand. At the time, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be purchasing any more Lancome products, but nevertheless, here we are.
If you are a fan of Lancome and are interested in anything, now is a good time to place an order. They have a friends and family sale going on that ends at 11:59 PM PT on August 31, 2021. If you don’t have an account you can get 25% off and those who do have an account (free to join), get 30% off. They have revamped their brush line since I posted my round-up, but you can check that post for an overview of products I have tried from them. I also have stand alone posts for their Color Design Eyeshadow Singles (Gold Lame and Canyon Swatches) and their Dual Finish Highlighter Illuminating Powders (Dazzling Bronze and Sparkling Peche).
Now let’s get into my thoughts on the newly reformulated Lancome Foundation Stick.
Lancome Teint Idole Ulta Wear Foundation Stick (450 Suede Neutral), $43.00
While, the Lancome Teint Idole Foundation Stick does now come with an attached brush for application, I did not use it.
To me, this new formula is very close to the original formula that was discontinued. On the upside, the new formula is just a little easier to blend. The old formula definitely wasn’t hard to blend, but there does seem to be more glide. This applies easily and very quickly for those that like quick makeup. I use the e.l.f. ultimate blending brush or a beauty blender with this formula. The e.l.f blending brush works the best with the formula of the Lancome Idole Foundation Stick and makes for a quicker application. I personally still prefer using the beauty blender with it because I feel like it helps the formula sit better on my dry skin.
On the downside, I don’t think this foundation is buildable to full coverage as claimed. It is buildable from light to medium coverage, but medium coverage is the most I could get. I’ve been very impressed with how well it builds on itself. On one occasion, I was able to add more foundation later in the day to cover an eyeshadow fallout issue and it didn’t look bad or heavy.
It does have the promised matte finish, but, it isn’t a flat unhealthy looking matte. I don’t feel the need to set it with powder, but again, I have dry skin. It claims to be transfer-resistant, and while it isn’t as bulletproof as Estee Lauder Double Wear, I’d agree with that. The transfer is very minimal for me, even without setting powder.
I am still disappointed that they cut 7 shades from the shade range. Considering that the liquid version of Teint Idole Ultra Foundation comes in 50 shades, it is confusing to see such a small selection for the foundation stick. It would be nice to see a shade expansion, but since this is a relaunch, I’m sure their sales data told them that these 22 shades were the popular ones.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m typically impressed with Lancome formulations, the packaging for the price is always my hangup. While I personally could’ve done without the added brush, since it has its own cover, I think it looks fine.
All in all, this is a solid foundation for anyone looking for a quick, matte, medium coverage foundation.
Have you given any new foundations a try lately? What did you think?
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