Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lancome Foudation & How to Create the Bump Without the Bump-it

Due to the weather, my oily combination skin has been more dry than normal. My go-to foundation is the MAKE UP FOR EVER Duo Mat Powder Foundation but, for this type of climate it just doesn't provide enough moisture. Don't get my wrong I love the MUF compact! But for the winter I wanted a foundation that will provide more hydration and also to give my skin a dewey look.

For the purpose of this review, all pictures are unedited so you can see the true results of the foundation.

Wearing below: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra in Buff 4 (C)

Pictures above are taken without a flash.

You can see in the before picture, I have lots of blotchiness and pigmentation in my skin. I don't have too much redness, but I feel like the discoloration really ages me and makes me look older than I am. It also gives the illusion that I'm tired and need some TLC. I think foundation is so important to a polished look. When your skin look good, you'll end up using less makeup everywhere else.
In the after picture, my skin looks so refreshed, brighten and luminous.
I used one pump of foundation and I think this gives a nice medium coverage which looks very natural. If you wanted to build on it to create a full coverage, you can add another pump. I applied the foundation with my fingers and it does the job just fine. Sometimes a brush/sponge just isn't necessary and I feel that brush/sponge will absorb the product so you don't get the full use out of it.
What I do love about the foundation is that it is oil free and doesn't make my skin oily as I wear it throughout the day. I don't have to do any retouches or blot the oil from my skin which is a bonus. It doesn't oxidize either; sometimes my oily skin will change a foundation's color making it more yellow or orange-y. The foundation is very light weight and feels as if I'm not wearing anything at all.
I don't have anything bad to say about this foundation besides that it is a tad more expensive that my other foundations. This Lancome Teint Idole Ultra foundation retails for $42.

I am wearing the same foundation below and pictures are taken with a flash.

I had a few reader ask me about my hair and how I created the volume without the bump-it.
So here's a really quick and easy tutorial and how to achieve that look!

Step 1: Gather a handful of hair from temples (keep it loose & not taut) and pull it back towards the crown.
Step 2: Pin the hair with a small clip.

Step 3: Gather all your hair and pull it back into a high ponytail or bun (whatever you like, it really doesn't matter).
Step 4: Take out the small clip and brush any unevenness out with a bristle brush.
If you like, you can use hair pins to pin flyaway or hairspray it down. That's it and how super easy and quick was that?!


  1. I use the Teint Idol Ultra as well and I love it! It's definitely a product I don't mind spending the extra money on since it lasts all day and feels so good on my skin. Thanks for this review!

  2. this foundation looks great on you!! i usually switch to liquid foundation in the winter months too and will have to keep the Teint Idol on my radar.

    and thanks for the great tutorial on the bump-it look sans bump-it! i'm trying it out soon!

    cute & little

  3. The foundation looks gorgeous on you. Definitely helped with blotchiness, not that you had a lot to begin with.

  4. you should try teasing your hair with a little hair spray. gives it more volume, and stays in place better.

  5. Wow, your skin really does look super luminous! Love that your voluminous hair doesn't require any hair spray or teasing.

  6. Thanks for the hair tutorial! I cannot tease my hair and make it look like its supposed to so I will have to try this!

  7. I hate wearing bumpits but I love volume in my hair with pony tails... I'm going to try this now! :)

  8. You don't even need make-up Ping! Thanks for the tips for the bump too...gotta try it out sometime! =)

  9. I will keep that foundation in mind if I ever get tired of the one I use! :p Have you ever tried the MUF regular foundation? I have been using it since last summer and find that it does not change color over the day. I love it!

    Your eyelashes are great!

  10. I've been looking for a more dewy foundation for winter as well, so I'll try this when I'm at Sephora next.

  11. Great foundation review! The oxidation thing always happens to me too since I tend to get oilier throughout the day. I might give that one a try :)

  12. I am a fan of MUFF as well. I agree - it just doesn't provide enough moisture during winter. I just switched to BB Cream a few weeks ago. I like it so far. One thing that I don't like is that it was a lot thicker than the MUFF.

  13. The pony tail looks so cute on you!

  14. Please use different lashes! You're so cute, you deserve more than 8 peaks above your eyes. It's distracting from your beauty.

  15. Ping you look amazing! Your face is simply luminous and so gorgeous! I will definitely be trying that foundation. I have dry skin year round and would love a foundation to add a bit of moisture during the day. Thank you so much for posting about this product ;)

  16. I'm sorry, but what's with your four eyelashes? You're so pretty but the lashes take so much away from you.


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