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?!

16 comments:

  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!

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  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

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

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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

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

    http://xjole.blogspot.com

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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 :)

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  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.

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  13. The pony tail looks so cute on you!

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

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  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 ;)

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  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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