My favorite foundation at the moment is the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H which retails $45.00 at department stores. I absolutely love this foundation and have been using it for years.
Lancôme boasts that this formula is, “blendable and fresh texture leaves the complexion perfectly smooth, velvety matte with no powdery effect. The full coverage you need – flaws, pores, redness and all imperfections visibly disappear. The velvety finish you love for 24-hour lasting perfection and comfort.” Did I find all of this to be true – Yes!!
I went into the Lancôme counter at Macy’s to get a shade consultation. Apparently this foundation comes in comes in 28 different colors and contains SPF 15! Woohoo! The 360 Bisque N matched absolutely perfectly with my skin. A lot of my friends have said that they can’t even notice I am wearing foundation.
This foundation is full coverage with a matte finish. I’m not sure about the whole “24 hour” lasting foundation since it's gross not to take off your makeup before going to bed, but this foundation does last ALL day. I can go to work for 9+ hours, go out afterwards for dinner, come home and my foundation will still be intact.
So how do I use this foundation? First, I apply my moisturizer and then let it dry a little. Sometimes I'll use a primer over the moisturizer under my foundation. Next, I'll usually use 1 pump of the foundation onto my hand and then apply the foundation using a foundation brush or a sponge. The foundation is very smooth and blends perfectly. It makes my skin flawless and covers up any dark spots. It does not make my face feel oily or shiny.
This makeup is excellent to use for parties or special events since it blurs out pores and photographs wonderfully. I also did not experience any breakouts which was great.
You can get this foundation here: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H