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Lancome Foundations: Teint Idole Fresh Wear and Teint Idole Ultra

13 Aug

So a few months ago (2 maybe?), I once again purchased a foundation, thinking I was going to be continuing my search for another foundation within a few weeks. I didn’t have high hopes for it, but the results totally blew me away! I am talking about Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra Foundation. They also have a new foundation for that line, Teint Idole Fresh Wear, which I originally tried first.

Teint Idole Fresh Wear is EXCELLENT if you prefer a light coverage foundation. It’s very lightweight, and if I did like light coverage foundations, this would be my one of my choices. It stays on for hours and hours and doesn’t budge, even in bad humidity. However, the tube is very small, and a little does not go a long way. If the $35 price doesn’t bother you, then give it a try and let me know what you think.

After trying Teint Idole Fresh Wear, I decided to try Teint Idole Ultra, because I heard it was an almost full coverage foundation (which is what I prefer). It doesn’t cover acne, but it truly is an amazing foundation. It makes your skin look luminous and beautiful. After applying the foundation, people kept telling me how great my skin looked, and how flawless! I was stunned. I have never received so many great compliments on my skin! Needless to say, this is a keeper.

The one thing that made me give it the side eye is when it said for all skin types. Now I have combination skin, so it’s always difficult finding something that will treat both skin types. However, when it said all skin types, they were true to their word! The foundation isn’t oily, but it’s not drying either. It’s an amazing foundation. So if you have oily skin, normal skin, combination or dry skin, you’ll have success with this.

Even though it is full coverage, it doesn’t feel like you’re applying a mask. And a little does go a long way for this foundation. So while you’re paying $42 for it, you don’t have to use much, so expect to get a lot of bang for your buck! And it stands up just as well to humidity as the Teint Idole Fresh Wear does, so if you live in really humid climates, you should give this foundation a try.

Will I try other foundations down the road? Possibly, but only because I get distracted by new products (it’s so hard to stay monogamous!). I have never purchased a foundation a second time before, but I definitely will for this. I cannot say anything bad about this product!

Product Review: Laura Mercier Fail!

11 Dec

Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme Foundation has sadly not won my love. It applied beautifully, my eczema wasn’t even noticeable (it even covered better than the foundation I had that was *made* for eczema!), but it made me ORANGE. So it’s going back. Next foundation to try: Shiseido’s The Makeup Lifting Foundation!


Good news, though. A product I bought called “Egyptian Magic” is working awesomely. In *two* days my face is glowing, my eczema is almost nonexistent, my skin is smooth, and the terrible bout of acne I’ve had is disappearing! This stuff truly is “magic”. It’s got 6 ingedients: olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and bee propolis. With those kind of ingedients, I didn’t hesitate to use it on my face. And the things you can do with this stuff is amazing. Plastic surgeons recommend it to patients because of its ability to heal new cuts and scars (old scars not so much), it can help with bruises, burns, bug bites, rashes, eczema,  and psoriasis; it can be used as a lp balm, it can be used to style your hair and soothe your scalp. It’s an excellent makeup remover and you can even use it as a highlighter on your face! The uses are endless. It sounds too good to be true, but I’m a convert so far. I was on medication for my acne, and I used a bunch of different products and nothing worked. Not to mention my eczema has been on overload lately. The eczema is gone, and my pimples are diminishing.

And you only have to use a minute amount of product. This stuff can last you at least 6 months, so for 30 bucks it’s worth every dollar!

Product Review: Max Factor, Laura Mercier

4 Dec

So I gave the Max Factor Pan-Stik a try, and this is my review:

First, this is a full-coverage foundation, so it’ll cover any redness/acne you have on your skin, which is a plus for me and my eczema! The foundation also has an old lady smell to it. However, you can’t smell it once you’ve applied it to your face.

When you first apply the foundation, it’s beautiful and flawless. I love how it makes my face look! Enjoy it while it lasts, though. Three hours later it’ll all be sitting in your pores, will easily come off your face and make every flaw visible. Needless to say I am unimpressed with this foundation, and am once again foundationless. *SIGH*

The next foundation I buy will be Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme Foundation! It’s a full coverage foundation specifically made for dry skin, so this would be perfect for my eczema, methinks. And Sephora has a great return policy, so I’m not too concerned if it ends up not being my cup of tea. 🙂

The End of an ERA: Max Factor Discontinued in the USA

19 Sep

This is so sad…Max Factor has been around FOREVER. 😦

I was going to go foundation hunting this weekend, and Max Factor was first on my list of things to try. Boo. 😦

I’m looking up reviews on cheap makeup (Revlon, Maybelline, Cover Girl, etc.). None of them seem combination-skin-friendly! @#$#@$^@! (Imagine a 30 second sound bite strewn with obscenities and references to tea-bagging) .

Oh and Maybelline sucks donkey balls. I know I’ve already said it, but I’ll say it again – what is up with the small amount of shades they have?! MEH.

Benefit has a concealer that looks amazing (I’ve been told you can just use that instead of foundation because it covers imperfections so well), but it’s 26 DOLLARS [As opposed to euros or conch shells? – editor’s note]. *sniff*

I’ve never used Max Factor foundation before, so I’m going to buy some tomorrow! 😀

I’m most likely going to buy their Pan-Stik foundation, and if they have it, their Pancake one. I really want the pancake one to be there, because in its heyday Judy Garland was their spokesperson for it! Which means it’s a vintage product! And you know I loves the vintage. But I heard it can be hard to find, so cross your fingers!

Update: Just found out Pan-Stik is vintage too! Below is an ad for Pancake from 1952.


Product Review: Cover FX…sort of

14 Jun

So, I had intended to do a thorough review of Cover FX’s Total Coverage Cream Foundation and Mineral Foundation, but all along the way I had a saboteur waiting in the wings for the opportunity to pounce and destroy every chance at happiness I might have found with flawless-looking skin.

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