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Behind The Hype: Lancome Teinte Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation

The thrill of trying out a new foundation never ceases to amaze me. I have a love/hate relationship with the process of finding a decent base, but when the results are good, you feel almost like you've won the lottery. 

Today I wanted to review the new Lancome Teinte Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation that has been steadily gaining popularity on the highstreet ever since its launch not long ago. This foundation offers everything I usually look for - coverage (bye redness!) and lightweight texture. 
I will admit that for the longest time I have tried to stay away from this new cushion trend after a few previous purchases that ended up being just a waste of money, but this little gem here has won me over. 

The Packaging - Nice and quite compact, you get the applicator and the foundation/cushion sponge all in one of course but in separate compartments, making it quite hygienic as you don't just place the applicator on top of the cushion.  Perfect if you like to apply makeup on the go but personally I don't even like re-touching my base unless needed. I do think that you use less foundation with this cushion model rather than the classic pump, as I always seem to get too much product out. Re-fills afterwards are just £19.50 - instead of £30 for the bottled 30ml version. 

The Application & Finish - I use my own sponge on the side as I just find it more comfortable to apply all the product evenly but the applicator that comes with the packaging is good as well. On my skin the finish is satin, not quite matte but the coverage is insanely high. I do recommend using a primer and a finishing powder - or anything you usually use to prolong the longevity if you have greasy/oily skin like me. It is worth noting that now that winter is coming (I had to, sorry) we probably won't need as much product to block the shine from appearing, making this foundation an amazing choice. 

Final Thoughts - Lancome has promised a lot from this new release and has indeed delivered and ticked all the boxes that make this foundation a badass gem that you should try if you like a flawless look with a subtle glow. 

I'd love to know if you tried this foundation. 


  1. This sounds really promising and it's good to know it works for oilier skins, too :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    1. Yes! Their previous cushion foundation was better for dryer and normal skin types x

  2. I also love trying new foundations, this sounds like a great product.

  3. What a lovely product, I am going to check T out next time I go shopping.

    1. Let me know how you find it if you end up testing it xx

  4. How fancy does this look! I'll have a proper look at it next time I'm in Selfridges:)

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  5. I love this one !

  6. I've been thinking about getting this, and this was so helpful!

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  7. I would love to try a cushion foundation, but most of them are too dark for me :) Great review!
    Louise x x


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