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SHOWCASE + LOTD: I'D LOVE TO HAVE THE AURA OF RADIANT, GLOWY SKIN! (Featuring LANCOME TEINT MIRACLE FOUNDATION)


Aug28

So today was EXPERIMENT DAY - first the failed ones and then I think this one was more successful! Hahaha! I was out today, running errands as usual, and I stopped by Sephora to see if they had the MUFE Camoflage Cream I wanted and a BA there said I looked fresh; a MAC MA later also commented my skin looked glowy ... hmmmm .... ok, so I'm actually quite quite pleased! Haha!


 

EDIT:

I thought it might make more sense to show my forehead "before-and-after" shots in this entry also, so you can see the effect of the foundation more clearly :)


BEFORE FOUNDATION - Totally bare and devoid of any skincare, primer, base, concealer ... NOTHING! Ahem ... see the pores, acne scars etc? (Sigh)

 


 

AFTER LANCOME TEINT MIRACLE FOUNDATION - I applied one thin layer of foundation, waited a minute to for it to settle and built up another thin layer for an even finish.  This is the LANCOME TEINT MIRACLE FOUDNATION ONLY - NO primer, base, concealer or powder added.  I think my pores look better and you can see there's pretty decent coverage since the acne scars are much less visible. 

 

You can read about the technical details and the features of the foundation in my first entry HERE

You can read more about the viscosity test (which also shows the before and after foundation-on shots) plus swatches of the LANCOME Creme de Brillance Cream Sheens in my 2nd entry HERE

 

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Before I go on to the LOTD shots and the MU Breakdown, I'd just like to mention that I really got SUPER WORRIED after applying the LANCOME TEINT MIRACLE foundation all over my face - it looked sort of off-colour? Not ashy or grey but just looked like a totally different shade as opposed to my skintone.  Then as I waited for it to settle and set it with loose powder, it seemed more normal

I don't want to say it "SELF-ADJUSTED" (because that's a whole different galaxy) but I think there's some balancing action going on? And I also realised for me, the foundation needed a little bit of time to settle and look normal - like how freshly applied powder can look powdery (duh) but after it reacts with the natural oils on your face or with a setting mist, it looks ok? These are just my personal observations and thoughts.

 

Also, I applied the foundation with my fingers, in case you're wondering - in fact, I ALWAYS apply my foundation with my fingers and the SIGMA Foundation brush in the kit I was recently sent, was the first foundation brush I own!  And just so that you know, I did not use any highlighters (neither an all-over highlighter like the Guerlain Butterfly Pearls, nor any cheek highligters). 

 

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INDOOR SHOTS (without L'Absolu Creme de Brillance; only Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Warm Me Up on lips) 


 

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OUTDOOR SHOTS - IN MY BALCONY


 

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INDOOR SHOTS (with L'Absolu Creme de Brillance in Rose Absolu)


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And how did the foundation hold up on me? I took these shots about 7 hours later, when I got home.  While I was out, I blotted twice (which is normal for me) but neither touched up on my powder, concealer, nor lipstick / lip creme for that matter (I ate dinner).  However, in the following shot, PLS IGNORE THE EYEBROW AREA - I had gotten a brow wax at BENEFIT at TANGS and the therapist touched up my powder around the brows (so that's cheating right? :P)


 

Since this was technically the first time I was wearing the foundation out for a prolonged period, its still in experiment stages - just like how I have an established combination of products that I use with my MAC Studio Fix Fluid, I need to find a niche combination for the Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation.  For now, I think this combination (mentioned below), seems fine.  However, I noticed I look a little sallow in the last shot (taken when I got home); also I notice the foundation faded a little bit on my upper lip but that is very normal for me as I perspire a lot on my upper lip and am always dabbing away. 

 

However, I am quite pleased that apart from the 2 issues I mentioned above, I was very very comfortable wearing the foundation and I didn't think it looked cakey or creases around my laugh lines or mouth; I also don't think that it wore out too much since I can't quite see my acne scars (on my chin, near my upper lip, on my cheek). 

 

So my next experiment with the LANCOME TEINT MIRACLE would be to try it with a different setting powder and this time, with the TEINT MIRACLE MULTI-LIGHTS TOUCH CORRECTOR.  But that will be later in the week - I have so much reading to catch up on for now!

 

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MU BREAKDOWN:

FACE (Base and Concealers): MUFE HD Primer in #6 (yellow); MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC45 (for bigger acne scars); BOBBI BROWN Corrector in Dark Peach (undereye); MUFE FULL COVER Concealer in 14 (undereye)

 

FACE (Foundation and Powder): LANCOME TEINT MIRACLE Foundation in #5 Beige Noisette; ELIZABETH ARDEN Ceramide Skin Smoothing Loose Powder in 03 (applied with the Sigma Large Powder Brush); BENEFIT Get Even Colour Correcting Powder in 03 (applied with the Sigma Duo Fibre Brush)

 

EYES: URBAN DECAY Eyeshadows in MUCHNESS and UNDERLAND (AIW Palette)

 

EYELINER (Lower Lashline): MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in INDUSTRIAL PURPLE

 

MASCARA: LANCOME Virtuose Precious Cells Mascara in PRECIOUS BLACK

 

CHEEKS: NARS Powder Blush in OUTLAW

 

LIPS: MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL Lipstick in WARM ME UP; LANCOME L'ABSOLU CREME de BRILLANCE in #365 ROSE ABSOLU

 

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That's all for now; I will experiment more with this foundation and see what happens!

Thanks for stopping by; have a wonderful weekend and see ya soon!

 

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DISCLAIMER: All LANCOME products featured were provided to me for review / trial purpose.  I am not affiliated to Lancome. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.  All other products featured were purchased with my own money. 


posted by
8/28/10

Your skin looks flawless and so glowy, especially on the cheeks :) love the blush on you too!


posted by
8/28/10

the foundation looks to be holding up really well i'm loving it on you!


posted by
8/28/10

Love how smooth your skin is!!!


posted by
8/28/10

Im startin to love the foundation after ur review but ive gt super dry skin.. will this work?


posted by
8/28/10

I m starting to like this foundation. Your skin looks flawless.


posted by
8/29/10

Iris: thanks! I really do like how it settles and looks!

Farrah: Yeah, it wore well and like I mentioned, it didnt settle and crease in my laugh lines


posted by
8/29/10

Chocfull: LOL! THank you! :)

Vani: If I remember correctly, its for all skin-types and the fluid texture will definitely help ... it goes on VERY smoothly and easily!


posted by
8/29/10

Christie: Wooohooo! Thanks! You can get colour matched and try out a sample from 1 Sep 2010 onwards at all Lancome counters :D


posted by
8/29/10

Your skin looks so flawless, even in the last picture!


posted by
8/30/10

Claire: Awwww! I thot it looked a little sallow and I dunno why my blush's disappeared (it usually doesn't .. hmmm) but thank you! I've found another combination I like it with too ... in a different entry soon :D


posted by
9/20/10

The foundation holds up well on you at 7 hours! (: It indeed does make the skin so pretty, glowy and radiant.


posted by
9/21/10

Sara: Wooohoo! Thanks! I really like it but I'm sooo bummed that this particular shade does not retail in Singapore. I've got to have it CP-ed from elsewhere :cry:



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