I have tried countless of foundations from low end to high end. Never have I found a foundation that I have repurchased over and over again...until now. The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation(phew that's a mouth full) IS no doubt my HG(holy grail) foundation. Now what makes this so HG worthy? Well, it just works with my skin type and caters to all of my needs. I have combination/oily skin and hyper pigmentation around my cheeks.
Let's start with the coverage. One pump is medium-full coverage. Usually I like to do 1 1/2 pumps to get a fuller coverage. The great thing about this foundation is the finish- demi matte. So its not flat, but its not dewy AND it looks like skin. I have used this foundation year round and I think it works with any weather. Its lightweight and as the day goes on, it almost molds with your skin and looks even better than when you first applied it. I use a buffing brush to apply it on my face and blending it is a dream! I set the foundation with the Lancome Dual Finish Powder and after that I also dust a little bit of Tarte's Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder.
I sometimes stray away and try other foundations. Lately I've been trying out the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation and while it is great, I still come back to this one because the finish is more natural. The longevity of this product claims to last for 24 hours. Now, I've never worn this product for a straight 24 hours, BUT I can say that I've put it on during the morning, went to work, went out with my friends, drank a little too much and fell asleep, woke up and my face still looked good! This doesn't happen often, for obvious reasons (its bad for your skin, duh) But it really shows that this product lasts all day. Normally I re-apply powder once during the day just to stop any excess oils from seeping through. And after that I'm good to go for another 6-8 hours.
The shade range for this product is amazing! 18 beautiful shades from cool, neutral, and warm tones. I wear 320 Bisque W its a yellow based color. The letter after the number corresponds to the undertone of the foundation. C for cool, N for neutral, and W for warm. This product costs $45.00 it is on the higher end of the spectrum, but its well worth the money. I kid you not I am probably on my 10th bottle. I have been wearing this foundation since about January 2012!
I hope you found this helpful and thank you for reading!