I've got to show you my favourite foundation, the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Foundation. I'm very picky with foundation, it has to be an exact colour match, and it has to have medium or full coverage, i'm definitely not a light/natural sort of girl! Most brands don't stock anything that is anywhere near are pale as my skin and usually, if they do stock a pale colour it is a light coverage foundation, which is a no go for me.
My skin is also very pink toned, yellow toned foundations make me orange, so my foundation has to be pink toned. Which luckily this foundation is and I was shocked to find I wasn't actually the palest colour because that was a yellow toned colour, my shade is 007 (haha) and it is a perfect match!
I just bought this one yesterday as I had ran out of the first bottle I bought earlier in the year. It comes in the traditional Lancome silver box with the embossed signature Lancome rose, i'm a sucker for nice packaging.
Here is the bottle, its 30ml and just has the standard pump top. I usually use about two pumps for my face but I do go over some areas twice if I feel I need more coverage there, this foundation is definitely buildable. This is described as a 24 hour foundation, and I can't say whether it lasts that long but it certainly is long lasting, I don't need to top up ever.
This is definitely a matte finish foundation, but not powdery and I prefer a matte finish as I have such a shiny face. I don't think the matte effect is as long lasting as the coverage side of things, and I do have to top up with powder every couple of hours otherwise my shiny cheeks start to show!
I would say this is medium coverage, but it is definitely buildable to a full coverage. I apply this foundation with the Lancome foundation brush and it works very well and is really easy to apply.
I tried to get a picture to show the pinky tones, I'm not sure this has captured it though. It is available in 18 shades, and I would definitely recommend getting a sample from your local counter, especially if you are pale and find suitable foundations hard to come by. It retails at £27.50 and you can read more about it and buy it HERE .
I love this foundation, I get so many compliments when I wear it on how nice my skin looks. Just today I was in John Lewis at the Chanel counter and the lady asked what I was wearing as the colour match was so good. I definitely suggest applying it with a brush though, the result is so much nicer than when you use your fingers.
Thanks for reading!
I love this foundation so much, but if anyone can recommend any other foundations that have good coverage and are suitable for really pale skin, please suggest!
Emily :) x