We found the most beautiful matte finish in a liquid foundation

We’re obsessed with liquid foundation. It can make or break the start of our day — and the rest of our day too. It sounds superficial, but so what; it’s a simple joy in life that anyone obsessed with liquid foundation would understand. And when we find a new, good liquid foundation, we can’t stop gushing about it and recommending it to anyone who asks.

We only recently discovered a liquid foundation that has the most beautiful matte finish. It’s Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation, that makes these promises: 24-hour wear, comfortable, sweat-proof and matte finish. In Singapore, it’s available in 16 shades.

The new Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation comes in cool, neutral and warm undertones.

The Shade Finder Tool

A closer look at Lancôme’s Shade Finder Tool

Before finding my true shade, we were introduced to Lancôme’s latest app, The Shade Finder Tool. It’s not available on your usual App Store, of course (so you can forget about searching up on it on your phone). Instead, you can find the Shade Finder Tool at Lancôme’s official counters located at Lancôme Robinsons Raffles City, Takashimaya and TANG Plaza counters.

To find your perfect shade, start by scanning Lancôme’s Shade Finder Tool on your forehead, cheek, and jawline.

So the idea behind this ingenious app is that it helps to determine your actual skin tone by scanning the 3 different parts of your face — the forehead, cheek and jawline. The diagnosis of your skin’s undertone and shade intensity will be displayed — after which 3 shades will be recommended.

[Click on the pictures to enlarge and read more about the steps.]

 

 

MY REVIEW

As someone who swears by liquid foundations that provide medium-to-full coverage, the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation did live up to my expectations.  Aside from the fact that it comes with a beautiful matte finish (that I absolutely love), the new foundation does what it promises. It’s long-wearing,  breathable and sweat-proof.

In fact, I actually brought it along with me on my trip to Vietnam as my go-to foundation — where it was nearly impossible to escape the sweltering heat. “It’s going to be hard for me to find shelter,” I thought to myself as I wandered ’round the bustling streets of Da Nang.

The result: It lasted me throughout the whole day without smudging. No lie — I climbed Marble Mountains, rode on bikes through the city, laid under the burning hot Sun, and it didn’t budge. My skin was flawless and at most, glowing from sweating bucketfuls from the heat! I was truly amazed.

Designed with EternalSoft technology, the Ultra Wear Foundation glides on seamlessly onto the skin and feels light on the skin — it’s like you’re not wearing anything on (well, not quite literally but you get my drift). The formula is said to be both comforting and comfortable, with sodium iodide pigments that claim to balance the pH levels of your skin so that your colour stays true throughout the day — it’s groundbreaking.

Recently, we also featured Lancôme’s coveted liquid foundation in our cover shoot for NYLON Singapore’s May issue with Julie Tan too. No surprises here, it was indeed a match made in heaven. Sure, Julie may have had an amazing complexion to begin with but no doubt did the foundation help mattify her skin without making her look cakey; constituting the ideal ethereal beauty that comes with her natural look. Check out her cover story to have a closer look.

LANCÔME TEINT IDOLE ULTRA WEAR FOUNDATION, $68, available in 16 shades.
Sign up here for a complimentary shade finder service and Teint Idole Ultra Wear sample in your shade!
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