Makeup is a HUGE part of my life, as a lot of you know. I love doing my makeup. Not for other people, but because I just like to express myself through the art of makeup.
Recently, Lancôme sent a campaign through Influenster and I was one of the lucky people who received the Lancôme Influenster box so I could try out their new Teint Idole foundation line. If you’re not familiar with Influenster, it’s essentially a program that sends online influencers products for free in exchange for an honest review. All I am required to do with Influenster is take a survey through their site after using the products, but I always love to share my thoughts with you guys so I wanted to go through the products I was sent and give you guys the run down to let you know if products are worth the money. I’ve done a few videos on other products that have been sent me, so check those out here!
Now, into the review!
There were four items sent in this box and I’m going to go through them to give you my thoughts!
The first product in the box was the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation. This foundation retails for $47 and can be found at Sephora and other high end retailers. This foundation claims to be a light weight, oil free, full coverage, long lasting foundation that maintains your skins PH level while also fighting against skin damage with an SPF of 15.
I’ve used this foundation for the past couple of weeks and I really like it. I generally have an issue with foundations because my skin is dry in some places and oily in others. This foundation is oil free so it did help the oily parts of my face. I do want to mention that my skin is VERY dry in some spots. If you deal with mild dryness, using a moisturizer in the morning (which you should do anyways) and letting it absorb for a few minutes before putting on your makeup should eliminate any dry skin issues with this foundation. My skin is very flaky in some areas (hence why a lot of foundations don’t work for me). This foundation didn’t show my dry skin nearly as much as other foundations, but it is worth mentioning that I could see some dry areas towards the end of the day. Overall, the foundation did last throughout my work day and I was very pleased with the coverage and how light weight it was. This foundation is easy to build up, so if you want lighter coverage, blend with a damp beauty sponge. If you want fuller coverage, choose a foundation brush or layer with your beauty sponge. If you want, you can set it with a translucent powder. I set my oily areas, but not my dry areas and the foundation still looked good on my face.
It is a pricier foundation, at $47 (USD), but it isn’t much different in price compared to other high end foundations like Estee Lauder’s Double Wear ($40), Makeup Forever’s Ultra HD ($43), or Nars’ All Day Luminous ($49). You do get 1 fluid ounce (standard for liquid foundations) and it comes with a pump for easy application.
Overall, I would recommend this foundation if you’re looking for something lightweight and build-able.
The second item I recieved was the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer. This concealer retails for $31. It is a high pigmented, high coverage concealer that claims to be weightless and comfortable.
This is comparable to the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye and, if you’re looking for a cheap dupe, Wet N Wild’s Come Correct Celebrity Concealer. This is a THICK concealer. A little bit definitely goes a long way and it takes some getting used to. You have to warm it up with your fingers before applying in order to thin it out a bit before application. I do this by putting a small amount on the back of my hand, and rubbing it in with my finger. From there, I dab on the concealer to the places that need some help and blend with either a finger or a damp beauty sponge. If you are someone who needs heavy concealing under the eyes, this is a great option. If you just need to conceal a spot or two, this is also a good option but one tube would last you forever and you could get away with using a less expensive, less thick concealer.
This concealer is $31 USD for .40 fluid ounces. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye is less expensive at $24, however, you are getting less product with the Bye Bye Under Eye containing only .28 fluid ounces. The Wet N Wild Come Correct Concealer is a great drug store dupe (if you can find it) and it retails for about $4.99 with .38 fluid ounces.
The third item in this box was the Lancôme Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid. This product retails for $23. Basically, this is just a different way to package a liquid highlighter. This liquid highlighter can be put in foundation, applied on top of your foundation, or applied directly on the skin.
I was sent the color “Lumieres D’Or Rose Gold”- or, in words I can pronounce, warm rose gold. I’m going to be completely honest here- I had NO idea what to do with this product at first. It looks like a lip gloss and there is a button at the bottom that you push in order to send the product up and out onto a small applicator sponge at the top of the tube. It was odd, but I worked with it a bit and ended up liking the results. Since the color I got was pink and I am pretty fair, I ended up using this as a blush/highligher combo. I would apply it to my cheeks and blend with a damp beauty sponge for an even glow. I will be using this a lot in the summer when I am wearing minimal makeup.
This product is $23 for .08 fluid ounces. There really isn’t a ton of products on the market that compare specifically to this since the application method is so different, but liquid highlighters are becoming very popular. Some other liquid high lighers that are on the market now are the CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops ($42 for .5 fluid ounces), the Tom Ford Skin Illuminator ($50 for .5 fluid ounces), and the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter ($41 for 1.7 fluid ounces). Again, these are not direct comparisons because these highlighters come in a bottle with a dropper applicator, but, as far as liquid high lighers go, those are some that are popular in the community. I have not tested those so I can’t compare the actual results, but, price-wise, they’re in the ballpark. I think where the Lancôme Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid stands out is it’s application method. You don’t need to dirty your hand in order to control the amount of product you get since it has it’s own sponge applicator. To diffuse the glow, just blend with a damp sponge and you’re good to go.
The last product I received was the Lancôme Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer which retails for $22. This was my least favorite product of the bunch. I’ve been in a lip gloss phase and this one didn’t do it for me. It’s thick, it’s sticky, and it’s ULTRA metallic. If you want a metallic gloss, this is great. If you just want a little shimmer and shine, head in another direction.
This gloss is $22 for .1 fluid ounce of product. Other metallic glosses include the Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24 for .27 fluid ounces), the Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil Lipstick Duo ($25 for .08 fluid ounces), and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss ($16 for .16 fluid ounces). Again, I haven’t tried these comparisons, but it’s a good start if you’re looking for a metallic gloss and aren’t interesting in the Lancôme brand.
I was very impressed with the face products. This foundation is one of the better ones I’ve used for sure. I appreciate that I don’t have a huge issue with my dry patches with it and it does seem to keep my oily patches under control. The concealer is one I am familiar with so I do reach for it from time to time. I will say that I do use other concealers more (simply because of the thickness of this particular product), but I definitely reach for this over my Wet N Wild and my IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye. The highlighting fluid will be perfect for me in summer and, once I played around with the application, I really came to enjoy the product. The gloss? Well, you can’t win them all.
Questions for you:
- Which of these products would you be most interested in trying?