Monday, October 17, 2011

Review: Lancome wows with Teint Miracle!


Hello Everyone,
Another popular product today to share with you, Lancome's Teint Miracle foundation! This can be said to be one of Lancome's most exciting releases in the past year. As I am not all fond of their mascaras (though they hold the top selling mascara in the prestige cosmetics market), I think they have a good shot with their base makeup products. I was thrilled to see this being used by a couple of makeup bloggers and even more excited after seeing the demos on HSN.

Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation





First and foremost, you can't resist the beauty that is Juila Roberts. I think Lancome's choice for the spokes model for this foundation is spot on. Sure, there is Photoshop and a team of beauty experts behind this ad to "enhance" her look, I still think that Julia represents the aesthetic that Teint Miracle is trying to sell.



Lancome bottle cap

If you aren't a Roberts fan, well then I still think that the design team at Lancome did a fantastic job with the look and feel of the product. Classic, simple and somehow very elegant without looking too dated. The iconic Lancome flower tops the lucite cap as you can see here.


Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation


Meant to produce flawless yet natural results on the skin, Lancome claims several new technological developments with this foundation. Here's what Lancome has to say about this....

Light emanates from the most beautiful skin. Now, reproduce it.

With Aura-Inside™ technology, LancĂ´me invents its 1st foundation that recreates the true natural light of perfect skin. Its unique weightless texture provides perfect buildable coverage with a bare sensation. Instantly, complexion appears lit-from-within, visibly flawless.


With 10 years of research, and 7 international patents pending, this ultra lightweight formula enriched with soothing rose extract, unifies the skin for a flawless complexion, while giving 18 hours of hydration.

Technology
  • Aura-Inside™ technology
  • 10 times less powdery fillers
  • Liquid Light Essence "liquid micro mirrors"
  • 37% pure water and soothing rose extract calms the skin
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free formula
  • SPF 15

Buildable/Moderate Coverage
True-to-Skin Natural Finish
Suitable for sensitive skin. Oil-free. Fragrance-free. Non-comedogenic. Dermatologist-tested.



My Video Review





Before/After swatches
My Shade: Buff 2 (w)

Lancome Teint Miracle foundation--before-after


  • Reduced redness overall
  • Evened skintone to a uniform shade
  • Reasonably good match to my neck colour
  • Natural finish, felt thin and comfortable on the skin
  • Not at all greasy and no obvious shine to the skin afterwards

What about Lancome's own claims? 
Did it live up to what it said?

Benefits
  • Enhances skin's natural light. The complexion appears flawless, full of life – as if lit-from-within (true)
  • Bare skin sensation, correction with translucency for a natural finish, as if matter-free (true)
  • 18 hour hydration (decent)
  • Diminishes redness for a more uniform complexion (VERY TRUE)
  • Non-irritating/doesn't cause break-outs (true)
  • Protects skin from UV damage (N/A)


Ingredients


lancome-- teint miracle-ingredients

In short...
  • Recommended for most skintypes unless extremely oily or extremely dry
  • No breakouts or skin issues after use
  • Medium coverage and spread well without loosing opacity
  • Great for all ages, from younger age group to mature skin
  • Comfortable feel though not long lasting (try primer and powder)
  • Slightly rose scent enhances the application experience
  • Dries to a sophisticated sheen on the skin, not too flashy but not matte either

I think beyond the longevity factor, this product by Lancome has really impressed me. The texture and feel of it is quite perfect and it certainly gives a brightened look to the complexion, I can see myself reaching for this one often. It has a strange reminder to my beloved CHANEL Pro-Lumiere but slightly less creamy and better suited for combination oily skin. Both are in my top list!


Leave me your thoughts on this product if you've tried it! 

3 comments:

  1. I just found your blog tonight. Love all of your detailed reviews particularly this one! I've seen this a few times in ads and didn't know if it lived up to the hype. Looks like I'll have to go in stores and take a closer look. It really evened out your skin tone in the before/after shot!

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  2. I came across your blog searching about teint miracle, and i loved it! Love the way you write, and your reviews are really really detailed, the way a review should be done. You can be sure I'll follow you. :)

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  3. I have this foundation too, the finish is so natural looking and flattering! My skin is dry so I personally love the dewy look, I just wish they sold more shades here in Belgium, as the lightest shade available is still too dark for me. Great review!

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