Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of enjoying breakfast with Lancôme (at the L'Oreal Head Office) for a foundation fitting event. Needless to say, I was looking forward to it - and most of all at the prospect of finally discovering a foundation more suited to my current skin type! For the past couple of years, I've been continuously repurchasing a foundation I had discovered at a time when I was experiencing more aggressive breakouts. I guess I became a creature of habit? Anyway, now that my skin has calmed down, it's high time to become acquainted with a new foundation, and one that performs like a (very well behaved) second skin...
I couldn't have asked for a more welcoming environment to discuss all things foundation; surrounded by their super friendly team, gorgeous Lancôme products and four other bloggers, it was the perfect opportunity to eat my weight in fruit and be fitted for a new foundation! I can honestly say I have complete and utter trust in Lancôme as a brand, having never been without at least one of their perfumes in my fragrance-rotation, and being loyal to their high-volume mascaras for years. With this in mind, from the moment I met the team, I was excited to see their on hand makeup artist work her magic!
Lancôme's Teint Miracle Foundation c/o through a session with their lovely makeup artist. It was a case of love at first sight as soon as I saw the foundation on my skin, which definitely had me wondering why it had taken me so long to change from my 'old familiar'. Only now am I realising that by wearing a foundation unsuitable for my skin, I hadn't been giving the rest of my makeup a fair chance! Oh, the benefit of hindsight...
Psst! I'll also be reviewing the dreamy new Lancôme Énergie De Vie Sleeping Mask c/o later this month!
Surprise, surprise, I walked away from the Lancôme foundation fitting with one of the palest shades, 005 Beige Ivoire (I know, girl needs a tan) and I'm hugely impressed by how well matched it is to my complexion, removing even the need for blending through to the neck. With regard to coverage, it promises up to 12h wear and is far more natural than my previous foundation - it perfectly balances concealing temporary marks left by blemishes, without caking moles/dark freckles. Personally, I've found it to perform brilliantly when it comes to layering; ranging from natural and dewy with minimal application, through to heavier coverage when needed.