Thursday, 2 June 2016

Breakfast with Lancôme: Foundation Fitting

Lancome breakfast eventEarlier 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...
lancome breakfast event

plate of pastries londonI 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!
lancome perfume display
lancome breakfast blog event
giant bottle of perfume
After an interesting group chat on all things foundation-related (and some intense ogling of the above supersize fragrance bottle), I was introduced to 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!
lancome energie de vie display
lancome energie de vie liquid moisturiser
l'oreal head office london
As you can see from the above photo, the British weather is currently taking a little wander down Typical Lane and drenching us all in rain right now (though only until the weekend, apparently).  No downpour could dampen my mood on this day however, for I was armed with a game-changing foundation and one that I knew would be perfect come the return of warmer weather.  The 'bare skin' formula contains a combination of pearlescent pigments which give a dewy, radiant finish, something I'm crazy for at the moment and no doubt will continue to be throughout the summer!
lancome blogger goody bag
lancome teint miracle review 005
lancome teint miracle review blog
The pump applicator receives a thumbs up from me, along with the elegant, clear glass bottle.  Though of course, it's what's inside that counts - and in this case, it impresses!  The foundation feels lightweight and thanks to a higher concentration of water in the formula, dry skin types can particularly benefit from feeling instantly smoother.  Speaking as someone with combination skin (fairly dry with an oily t-zone) I consider this ideal.

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.
2016 foundation for very pale skin
lancome pale skin foundation
lancôme teint miracle foundation review
Mmm, I had a feeling I'd end up gushing about this foundation!  Seriously though, I truly can't think of a single negative point, which is something I'm becoming fairly used to now when trying products by this luxury beauty brand.  So all in all, a happy kitty-cat!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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75 comments

  1. What a wonderful opportunity to have, talk about a dream! I adore Lancome...my grandmother used it, my mother used it and now I use it. That must say something!

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  2. Oh those croissants look amazing!!:-) I've always been a big fan of the Lancome scent, so feminine!

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  3. What a lovely looking event! And it must've been such a treat to be able to have your exact foundation shade matched to your skin. The formula of the one you received sounds amazing as well Gabrielle!

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  4. aaahhh that's wonderful! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  5. Lancôme is so awesome! Love their products! Looks fun!

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  6. What a cool event, Gabrielle! I've been introduced to Lancome from young seeing my mom using their products. Definitely love to try some of their signature skincare items too! xoxo

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  7. Wow, lovely event! Your photos are amazing x

    Nev | Miss Nev

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  8. The event set up looks lovely girl - and it looks like you had fun! Let me know how you go with the foundation and what its like on your skin over a period of time as its so hard for me to find foundation that doesn't make me break out!

    Sending you love from Sydney xx

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    Helen x
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  9. This must have been been fascinating, and the foundation sounds lovely! I've been branching out with makeup again after having a still period as well, and Lancome is a brand that just keeps piquing my interest. Great post.

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  10. This sounds amazing! I love the Lancome mascaras too, especially Hypnose Drama, but I have never tried any of their foundations. I'm definitely intrigued to give this a try though as it looks fab x

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  11. Lancome is such a gorgeous brand and their new launches are pretty amazing aren't they? I really need to play with the foundation more!

    Elle
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    xx

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  12. I'm a big fan of Lancome mascara so I have a feeling that I'd love this foundation!

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  13. wooow, such a cool event :) the photos are amazing :) I always wanted to try the foundation *_* wishing you a fabulous weekend my dear <3
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  14. Oh those croissants look amazing!!:-) I've always been a big fan of the Lancome scent, so feminine!

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  15. Croissants and makeup? I couldn´t think of a better way to spend my day as well.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  16. It must be so great to find your exact colour foundation. I have never actually used a foundation from Lancome, but would love to try. I already like some of their perfumes, so I'm pretty sure it's of very good quality :)

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  17. Looks like a wonderful event. And good old British weather hey! Gemma x
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  18. You may know I'm a big fan of Lancome beauty products. I haven't tried this particular foundation but it sounds and looks amazing on your skin, Gabrielle. Have a lovely weekend . xx
    Nina
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  19. Finding a foundation which would suit the skin tone is really hard, I have some really pale and also really dark foundations, I wonder how mua managed to match them. 12 hours lasting is a good claim, I wonder how it gets once it is hot. Also how adorable that tiny la vie est belle perfume looks :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  20. Wow what an excited event you were able to attend! I've heard lots of great things about Lancome foundation! I'll have to check it out!

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  21. Looks like a great breakfast. Greetings and nice weekend!

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  22. Aah this post makes me just wanna grab everything and go, looking great hon nice products.
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  23. What a fun event! It can be so hard to find a foundation that not only matches your skin tone but also wears well, and feels good. This one seems to hit the mark, though! Thanks for sharing, next time I need foundation I'll have to check this one out.

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

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  24. this was such a great experience gabrielle! love lancome!
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  25. This event sounds incredible, I am glad you had an amazing time Gabrielle, I love the sound of this foundation, been a huge Lancome Foundation fan for ages :) & yummy do those pastries look delicious :)


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  26. Oh wow this event looks so cool! I love it lancome and all their foundations
    Lovely post and great pics
    xx

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  27. my mum loves lancome for foundation!! i should listen to her more oftenXD

    xx from Brighton
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  28. You are a very fortunate young lady to be sitting in the HQ of L'Oreal! I love Lancome Teinte Miracle as well. I really appreciate the fact that they do my shade!

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  29. seems like a great event! I have yet to try a Lancome foundation, but I've heard good things about it. What impresses me the most (seeing these bottles) is how many different skin tones they seem to be for...I would say that Lancome really provided a great selection of shades. Finding a right foundation for our skintone can be a challenge but I would say these foundations will make it easier for us.

    so great to hear that this foundation worked well for you!

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  30. I adore you and your sense of fashion and style Gabrielle!!! It seems a really beautiful event!!! Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  31. That looks like a lovely event and with Lancome? You can't go wrong with that brand. And wow, it really does match your skin tone really well!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  32. This is such a fun event!! I'd so love it if Lancome did an event here! I haven't tried their foundations;I really do want to get a lancome juicy shaker for the lips though!

    Macarons and Mischief

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  33. What a wonderful opportunity to have!
    Seems like such a wonderful event!
    Outlooks looks amazing by the way
    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

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  34. The breakfast with them sounds amazing! What a lovely occasion to just eat and being introduced to a lot of products! You look lovely too ^^


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  35. What a treat! It looks like you had a lovely time. I find it really hard to match a foundation to my skin tone; I tend to get something slightly darker to give myself a bit of colour. The product looks great! Angharad x

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  36. What a dream experience! Lancome is one of my favourite beauty brands and I've been using I was nineteen. And all these foundations you got to try - heaven!

    LUXESSED

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  37. This must have been fun and exciting and I really love your writing its amazing such great style!
    Isabelle
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  38. Lancome has always been my favorite brand of makeup and seeing all these with very informative notes just made my day! I am so jealous. Im sure you had fun! By the way, would you like for us to follow each other?
    Let me know if you followed me already so i can follow back. Let's keep in touch! xx

    Much love,
    -Eva
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  40. It's such a lovely opportunity & experience to have been invited to such a fab event, hon! Ahh, so excited for you! It sounds like it was great fun and I am glad you got your perfect shade sorted :) The packaging & the pump are beautiful, very chic. By the way, I am just like you, creature of habit. It's nice to try something new <3
    xox Nadia
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  41. I love how you photographed/captured everything!--So so pretty!

    Katelyn

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  42. I have read so many reviews on Lancome foundation and the day i went to Sephora to get one they didn't have my shade but i'm still going to get one . I love what you wore here especially those boots. Looks like it was a great event/

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  43. Wow girl! i love all of these pictures! I've never tried Lancome foundation but now after seeing all these pictures I would love to try it :) I love their fragrances

    Enjoy your weekend <3
    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  44. Wow so lucky to be invited to this event and yummy breakfast too! Thanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style Please always keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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  45. Wow this sounds amazing, so good that I want to try it myself! I'm so happy that you found your perfect match. I do hope it'll be a match made in heaven for the longest of times too. BTW I am such a sucker for those oversize perfume bottles!

    Sxx
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  46. These are the events I love the most :-) you are already super beautiful but this foundation makes your skin flawless and glowing! Happy Sunday dear Gabrielle! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  47. I still haven't found the perfect foundation and shade for me yet since they usually tend to oxidize on me <3 that foundation sounds promising though!

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  48. What a great event :) I've been a fan of Lancome products for ages, especially of their Teint Idole 24h Foundation, since I find it's just the perfect base for oily skin. Oh, and I'm totally a shade 005 girl as well, I'm so happy they do a pale option that actually suits me :D

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  49. Gorgeous photos and what a fantastic event! The foundation looks perfect on you! I have used this before, I will have to try it again. Amazing post!

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  50. Beautiful photos! I'm glad that you found something that works really well for your skin, it looks amazing on you! So natural too :) xx

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  51. your blog is beautiful!! Love post like this !! keep up the great work <3 :D

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  52. Oh wow! What a wonderful event! Love your look, the foundation looks amazing on you! thanks for the visit
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  53. Looks like an amazing event, and of course the perfect foundation!!

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  54. envy you!! i want to go to lancome event too! the foundation looks really amazing! and of course i love lancome products, their products are so great
    have a wonderful day
    xx,
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  55. WOW!! Such a lovely welcome!!!
    And so many stunning cosmetics!!*-* I have to try this new foundation from Lancome, it seems suitable for my skin, as I haven't so much breakouts too!
    Have a lovely day dear! :*

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  56. The event looks great and I love those Lancome products :)

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  57. Lancome's fondations are great. I've been using it for many years!!

    ❥ Vicky | The Golden Bun - Instagram TGB 

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  58. Wow, they definitely fixed you up with the perfect shade, it really is like a second skin on you! The packaging is gorgeous and I love to see a pump on a foundation - so useful!

    Musings & More

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  59. It's so funny how something like the perfect shade can make all the difference- such a cute event they hosted!
    xoxo
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  60. Looks like a lovely breakfast!
    Alexander @ Mr Essentialist

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  61. It looked like a fun event. I can;t stop lusting over all these pretty perfume bottles.

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  62. This looks absolutely gorgeous - it's so beautiful and everything looks so luxurious! Glad you had such a lovely time hun! :)

    Layla xx

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  63. oooh Gabrielle,

    Such a nice lovely cosy and intimate affair, only the 5 of you? Did I see dewy and radiant??! Yes, two of my favourite words when it comes to foundation. A little glow would be super awesome as well *_^

    I think the wide selection is good news and you got the lightest shades of all?! Super fair indeed you are, my friend. I love the packaging, it looks luxe, of course, you don't expect anything less from a brand like Lancome! Oooooh I can't wait to read about your review on the sleeping mask, I had a sneak peek at the Energie De Vie range recently at the media launch here and the range does look really promising!!

    Hope the rainy weather is way over by now, we had the craziest weather here few days ago - hail storm!! in sunny humid KL, can you believe it?

    With love,
    Jeann | LUMINNEJ
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  64. I love the Lancome Teint Idole foundation, so I'm not at all surprised to hear such good things about this! Definitely one for me to try next :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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  65. wow.. that is amazing.. what a great opportunity. Lucky you!

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  66. Aww, this looks like a lovely event! I'm a huge fan of Lancôme foundations - they have the perfect pale shades. I usually wear Teint Miracle in summer and Idole for winter.
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  67. This event sounds really wonderful, You are one lucky girl :) I love Lancome line. x
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  68. Looks like a wonderful event. I am lusting over all the prettiness. The foundation looks amazing on you! Thanks for sharing! x

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  69. That foundation really blends in perfectly with your teint. I'm impressed to see how many different shades it comes in. I remember back in the days, when each brand only made a few kinds of shades, and none of them suited my Asian olive tone. So happy to see that there's something for everyone these days, and I just realize that I should change foundation too. I usually change to a different shade for the summer, as I get more tanned, but I've forgot to do it this year:)

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  70. Such a great event !
    They have so many differents shades of bare skin !
    The product seems pretty awesome as well, I never afford one of the Lancome product but it seems really good !
    xx,
    Margot
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  71. per me..il miglior fondotinta!!
    lalu

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  72. This foundation looks amazing - need to try it!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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