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