It's been ages since I last did an FOTD. To be honest, over Christmas my skin got terrible (a combination of freezing weather, awful eating habits and lack of sleep) and I was a little self conscious. Then I went and got a 7-day Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation sample.
I wasn't expecting great things from this foundation, if I'm honest. If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know I'm currently working my way through two foundations - MUFE HD and MAC Mineralize Satinfinish. I was let down by Revlon Age Defying recently, so I'm on the hunt for my HG foundation. I like my MAC but it's a little shimmery (and currently a shade too dark), and the MUFE is near impossible to get hold of.
All a rather long way of saying I've been trying to get samples of various foundations to try and find a perfect replacement.
I was given the sample in 010 Beige Porcelaine. Looking at it in the bottle I thought it was going to be way too light for my skin:
The cool thing about the sample bottle, by the way, is that it comes with a little spatula attached so that you don't need to shake the product out of the bottle. Anyway, I swatched it on the back of my hand anyway, and was surprised that it was fine for my skintone. It looks really yellow based in the picture, but my face is yellow based so that works. Also, this foundation is so fluid. For a medium-full coverage my initial reaction was that it felt like a lightweight serum.
Anyway, this foundation matched my skintone really well. It went on easily (I used a flat foundation brush and then patted all over with my fingers to buff). It still felt really lightweight but was incredibly good coverage - it dimmed any redness, covered up the majority of my dark circles. The only areas I needed to alter were any obvious blemishes, which I covered with concealer.
This foundation does have a 'glow'. On my hand I noticed a sheen that I thought was going to be really obvious, but once the foundation settles the sheen disappears and you are just left with a radiant glow. Oily skins might fare differently but I found that on my normal/combination skin this was great. It really makes my skin look awake, and it medium-full coverage without making my face look like a mask or cakey.
I have found that it wears pretty well too. Initially I get a little transfer before it settles but after that it seems to be fine. I haven't found it wears off badly at all - I get a full day, and other reports seem to agree that it's pretty long-wearing if not anything special.
Anyway, here's the photo of my makeup from today, where I am wearing the foundation. I am also wearing one of my new blushes which I applied with the MAC 188 - quickly becoming my favourite brush of all time. Please excuse my lashes as well - I'm currently without a working curler!
Lancome Teint Miracle is £27.00 on the website. I would definitely repurchase this.
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation SPF15 in 010 Beige Porcelaine
MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer in NW20
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzer
Fashionista Blush in Cinnammon
MAC E/S Honey Lust (lid)
MAC E/S Brule (inner corner/browbone)
MAC E/S Satin Taupe (crease)
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara
Revlon Matte Lipstick in Mauve it Over
What do you think?