Decided to try out the Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation today. I will be doing a half face application, so you can see the difference, and also, for me to check and scrutinise the texture of the foundation. Then I am also showing a couple of other Lancôme products. I won't be doing much colors in this entry, and will just let the aura do the magic. Because if your face/ foundation looks flawless, really, you don't need much else. :)
If you would like more information about this foundation, please click HERE to see my earlier entry on its properties.
The shade I am using here is BO-02. I am using my fingers simply because it is the fastest way to apply a liquid foundation without streaking (and partly my other foundation brushes haven't been washed, and I don't want to mix any products which may interfere).
The foundation blends very easily, something which I have already noticed when I first swatched the product. Although I could see the slightest bits of shine (liquid reflectors) in the bottle, it is not something which is glaringly obvious once applied on your skin. The texture is light, and I don't feel like I have applied anything on my skin. If you are worried about liquid foundations being thick, I think that with new technology, liquid foundations in general have improved tremendously, and most of them shouldn't make you feel like you are wearing a mask. And you can simply set your foundation with a light dusting of powder, and you are good to go.
Can you tell the difference?
Obviously, the side of my face which is bare looks reddish, spotty and just quite raw. I have not used any concealer yet at this point, so you can tell the foundation gives good even coverage. I would say this is a medium coverage foundation. On a scale of one to ten, I would say this is something like 5 or 6. To draw some comparisons, the feeling of this foundation is akin to NARS Sheer Glow, and also the Maquillage Long Lasting Stick. My pores are still slightly visible, but after I set my face with powder, almost everything is all smoothed out (except for a couple of spots).
Next, I tried out the Multi-Lights Touch Corrector Bare Skin Perfection for under my eyes. It looks very much pink toned, which is suitable for brightening my undereye areas - do note that my dark undereyes aren't very serious, and I am able to use this as a concealer. If you have darker undereyes, you might want to use a real concealer first, and then followed by this product to highlight and brighten the undereye area. I also used it to even out the little bits of reddness around my nose.
I shall fast forward a little, and applied the foundation on the other side of my face, and set with my La Mer loose powder with a large powder brush (SS150). I used a brush cos it gives a lighter application rather than the powder puff -- again --- because I don't want to interfere with the original texture and appearance of the Teint Miracle. You can also see that the foundation blends well into my jawline, so it is a perfect match.
And somemore fast forward, I applied a little contour on my cheeks and eyes (using NARS Laguna & MAC Sculpt and Shape powder, MAC Personal Style blush--- all cool toned contour colors) and slapped on some eyeliner. Then I applied a lipgloss, also by Lancôme, which is the Crĕme De Brillance in shade 06 (Rose Nu).
I am sure you are familiar with the doe-foot applicator from Lancôme which makes it easy to fit to the shape of your lips. This gloss doesn't have any scent, and is not sticky at all.
And here is the completed look -- I am wearing false lashes from Palz, pictures taken with and without flash.
I am feeling rather good about this foundation so far! I intentionally left out any highlighting products for this LOTD (eg, NARS Nico, or any of my MAC MSF) because I want to see if the aura and inner radiance will come through my skin, and not from other products. Do you think there is any difference?
Shall report back on its longevity in time to come.
And if you want to try out/ preview this foundation, click HERE to find out how!
Hope this has been helpful, and thanks for looking.
ps: Lancôme products mentioned in this entry were given to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own honest ones.