Whew! Boy have I been away working on everything but this blog. 🙂 Well lucky for you I’ve been holding out on reviews just waiting to be published. Be prepared for non-stop blog posts in the upcoming week. As you may already know, I’m a true foundation junkie and very particular about my stash. So when I caught wind of the new Lancome Nude Miracle Foundation with the beautiful Lupita as the the spokeswoman, I almost died. I’m soooo here for that! Too excited.
Without any hesitation, I ran to my nearest Sephora to purchase my bottle. So of course, I was torn between shades. Of course! This always happens. Well after going back and forth between two shades, 450 Suede and 500 Suede, I allowed an associate to decide for me. Why on earth do I allow this? They NEVER match me properly. NEVER. I usually have to go back and pick out my own shade.
Well after she applied it with the Sephora Pro Airbrush, I was sold on 500 Suede W. In the weird Sephora lighting it looked perfect. Before leaving the store, I requested to have a sample of 450 Suede N just in case I needed to mix them both. Never can be too sure.
So initially I didn’t think that it was a dropper even though it clearly had a rubber squeeze top. I realized later that it was clogged. Be sure your foundation dropper is unclogged. I used a sterilized needle to unclog.
After testing it out for about 3 weeks, I think it’s about time to give my rundown.
Long-wear: Yes probably beyond 8 hours but definitely 8 hours.
Shine Control: Oily girls will have to blot. It’s not too bad though.
Matte Finish: It’s a satin matte.
Coverage: Light to Medium. You can probably build to full.
Transfer: Yes a little bit.
Blendability: It blends like a dream.
Skin Type: Anyone can wear it well.
This foundation has sunscreen which is always a plus. As it claims, this foundation truly melts into the skin to give off a “like skin” appearance. I can’t deny that. The texture is like an oil or serum. But it’s not a greasy finish. So weird but in a good way. It looks absolutely gorgeous when first applied. And it’s sooooo lightweight on the skin.
I did get slightly annoyed when the oil started to break through around the 4 hour mark. It doesn’t claim to be matte, its claim is “satin matte”. This means that it’s more of a natural clean finish. Even with the oil breaking through, it surprisingly held up for an entire work day. After blotting, I found that my foundation still gave decent coverage.
My only gripe is the color match. The shade 500 Suede W was too dark for me so I used the sample of 450 Suede N to mix. I can’t wear either shade alone because the undertone in 450 is slightly off. In the Lancome Tient Idole my shade is 460 Suede W which is pretty dead on for me. I did unfortunately take it back because I just didn’t want the hassle of continuously going back to get a sample of the 450 Suede shade. I also didn’t want to purchase another foundation for a perfect match. At that price I get just purchase YSL’s new foundation or pick up a new Chanel foundation. Hmmm, I might need to do that. Anyway, the foundation is great and worth the price. Definitely a grab!! If you need to mix colors, get a sample of the other shade and ride out that way. Or you can just purchase two shades. Whatever your pockets allow.
Have you tried this foundation or another serum foundation yet? Share your experience below.
My Skin Type: Oily to Combo.
Smashbox Studio Skin – 4.1
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra – 460 Suede W