For a few years now, Lancome has been the home of my favourite foundations. Teint Idole Ultra, Teint Miracle, Visionnaire, they're all sublime. So when this foundation, or as Lancome prefer to call it, skin perfecter, arrived I expected great things, obviously. But in actual fact, I have a love/hate relationship with it.
Some might think its expensive, but its so runny that a pump won't even do. Its thicker than water but still so very fluid. The pipette dispenses a controllable amount, and a few generous drops are absolutely more than enough for a whole face, and I do like to layer up. It'll last forever, I'm sure of it.
To apply is a very strange feeling - Lancome recommend that you use your fingers, but I still prefer a buffing brush. I can feel the silicone in this straight away, and its not a bad thing by any means. It glides on so silky smooth and feels so light, I've honestly never felt anything like it. When first looking in the mirror, I like the finish. No, I love it. This foundation is a relatively light/natural finish, with a veil of colour washing over, without completely covering blemishes, making it absolutely perfect for a naturally perfect look that absolutely looks airbrushed. However, on closer inspection, something strange happens to the skin around my nose - It seems to sink into pores and cling to dry skin. I'm sure nobody will be looking that closely at my nose, but still, I know, and its enough to stop this foundation from pinching the top spot on my favourites list.
I will say that I've also tried the YSL Fusion and Armani Maestro foundation that have both been raved about. Those didn't particularly work for me either - BUT, this is a similar texture, and actually far superior in terms of colour range and lasting power with a revolutionary 'matte but dewy' finish. If you're after a foundation that looks and feels completely natural, you'll love this, but you might want to avoid it if you have dry skin!
Have you tried this yet?