I’ll be the first to admit that I like Sephora’s sample policy, just as much as their return policy. Personally, I do not have 60CDN to spend on foundation. 30? Possibly. 20? Also a fair price. 60? Not so much. The other day when I went by to scope out what’s new for the holiday season I decided to browse the foundations. Since I know that L’Oreal’s True Match foundation works for me, I’m still battling with re-purchasing something more expensive. I asked for a sample of Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra, and I was matched to the shade 430C Bisque. When I swatched it in store, both myself and the sales associate thought it looked a bit too pink.
I’ve gotten about 3 uses from my sample and to be honest…I’m not blown away per se, but it still is a nice foundation. This is not full coverage, so I chose not to buff it in with my Real Techniques (buffing) brush. Instead I simply stippled/dabbed it on without doing any circular motions so as to not to sheer it out. After sitting on my skin for a few minutes it adjusted to my skin tone and looked better — especially with Maybelline’s FitMe powder on top. The wear-ability isn’t bad when paired with Lancôme La Base PRO; it lasts on your skin, but not without one drawback. Personally, it made me look a bit oily after about 2 hours (keep in mind that it is fall in Canada and I have dry skin). I was warned however that this is one of those foundations that is supposed to give a ‘dewy’ finish, which we all know I am not a fan of. Looks like my $60 would be going to a palette or value set of some sort instead of this foundation, because while it is nice, I currently think Old Faithful works just as well.
On my eyes (first picture): Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream, Anastasia Dipbrow in Chocolate, Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal mascara.