I fell in love with a sample of the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation last year. Since I have so many foundations, I totally forgot about it after my sample ran out. Fast forward to the present, and I realized that the foundation now comes in stick form. I absolutely had to try it and was glad to receive it for review from Octoly along with the Lancome Translucence Silky Loose Powder. The pair creates a perfectly flawless face.
The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick comes in 30 shades with a nice selection for us brown skinned beauties. My shade is 510 Suede C, for deep to dark skin with cool/red undertones. Highly pigmented with a matte finish, the makeup stick has buildable coverage for versatile application. You can use the stick as a foundation, for touch ups, to highlight & contour and also to spot conceal. The lightweight powder-to-creme formula blends smoothly and melts into the skin. The foundation is oil free and formulated with porous polymers to absorb excess oil for flawless, shine free wear… Transfer and smudge resistant. Broad Spectrum SPF 21 for sun protection. And suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
The Lancome Translucence Silky Loose Powder is a translucent loose setting powder with a matte finish. The powder comes in 5 shades, and my shade 500 which is the darkest shade. A blend of mica and silica powders creates a smooth, lightweight texture, and absorbs oil for shine control. The powder softens pores and imperfections for a flawless finish. It can be used alone or to set foundation or concealer.
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Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick in 510 Suede C
Translucence Silky Loose Powder in 500
Translucence Silky Loose Powder in 500, blended
Although 510 C is described as being for cool/red undertones, it works with my neutral/warm undertones. It leans more warm than cool in my opinion. Shade 500 in the Translucence Powder on the other hand leans very cool, and therefore neutralizes the foundation. Here is how the foundation looks set with the powder, along with the rest of my beat…
I have super oily skin but the foundation still wears pretty well. I’m able to wear it for at least five hours before having to blot my t-zone. And it doesn’t melt off my face. The secret is to apply it in light layers and blend using a makeup sponge. If applied too thick it doesn’t wear well on oily skin. I also let the Translucence Powder bake (set) for a few minutes before blending in. Mid day and early evening I blot with oil absorbing sheets to keep my face looking flawless. I don’t know how well this combination will hold up in the Summer heat, but it’s a winning combo right now!