Radiance in a bottle: Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation

I’m sure you all know that Lancome launched a new breakthrough foundation this month, that its going to revolutionize once more the art of makeup. After 10 years of research and 7 patents, let me introduce you to *drum rolls* Teint Miracle foundation!

Teint Miracle promises to give your skin instant radiance, luminosity and that “barely there” type of finish. There is a lot of science behind it, “Aura-Inside” technology that recreates your inner light effect, is just one but im not going to bore you to death with it.

I have been using it daily since i got it, almost three weeks ago. This was the only foundation i had with me on holiday, so i only used this without cheating with other foundations.

First, i have to tell you that my skin is combination/oily, i don’t need major coverage but i like a medium to full one, just to have a nice canvas for eyeshadow and blush. Miracle offers a buildable coverage, which means you can layer the foundation depending on the desirable look.

What i usually do is apply it with my fingers all over the face and the insisting with a foundation brush on the areas where i feel i need a bit more coverage. The result is very natural, and yes i can notice a nice radiance added to my skin. Also, it didnt break me out.

Texture wise is very hydrating (40% water content) and has an added SPF 15. Some people might not like this, but it has a faint scent of roses due to the natural extract. I don’t mind fragrance in my skincare as I’m not allergic, but i know some people dislike it.

The only issue i have with the foundation, is that its not meant to add pressed powder on top of it because you are killing the luminosity/radiance effect. It actually makes sense, a dewy makeup means maximum light reflection…powder kills it, by matifying. After a couple of days with terrible oily t-zone i had to compromise and use a pressed powder on the shiny areas, avoiding the cheeks.

Here is me sporting the 03 Beige Diaphane shade. Looks a tad darker in real life.

Overall i like it a lot for day to day use, but i wouldn’t use it at night time. By being a radiance foundation, it reflects the light so you look like a ghost in flash photography. I learned that the hard way lol.

What do you think, do we have an yay or nay?

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10 Comments

  1. September 29, 2010 / 3:20 pm

    Hi Andreea,

    I think it looks lovely on you-seems to be a good colour match and looks really natural and dewy.

    The foundation looks quite yellow in the container and on your hand thought. Was it an expensive foundation?

    Btw, I emailed you back about the problems that you were having with commenting on my blog 🙂

  2. andreea
    Author
    September 29, 2010 / 7:15 pm

    Hi Alethea,

    It looks orange on the first photos because it was taken with the iphone + loads of artificial light. I was in bed with the laptop writing the post and felt too lazy to get the camera lol. The face photo was taken with a normal camera.
    In reality is a nice beige color, not to light not to dark. This shade actualy is the most wearable for day time from the lot.

  3. Sahar
    April 7, 2011 / 10:59 am

    Hi.. I was surfing online for the reveiws n came across urs.. Just wondering what shade u r using… Pix looking lovely:)

  4. andreea
    Author
    April 7, 2011 / 12:22 pm

    Hi Sahar 🙂

    I’m no 3 in teint miracle in that picture x

  5. July 14, 2011 / 2:50 pm

    Oooh, just googled Teint Miracle and stumbled across your review here missis! Excellent review, I got his yesterday in my goodie-bag @ Lancome, so really looking forward to trying it out! However, I got shade #3, so hopefully it won’t be too dark for me! xoxo

  6. July 14, 2011 / 2:50 pm

    Oh, oh, nice picture by the way!!!! Love it! xx

  7. andreea
    Author
    July 14, 2011 / 10:09 pm

    Hi hun, 03 its yellow based and seems to be the most popular shade for a medium skin. At the moment i got the 02 (slight pink undertone) because im terribly pale and even the 03 is too dark. Try a sample first in the shop and see how you like it xxxx

  8. July 15, 2011 / 10:19 am

    Gah, I’m no medium skin…but will give my 03 a go, fingers crosses it will adapt to my skintone, hope dies last :D! xx

  9. andreea
    Author
    July 15, 2011 / 10:29 am

    Im sure it will be ok, you are not very pale either. Curious to hear your thoughts on it, think a fotd is mandatory 😀 xxxx

  10. Dee
    March 21, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    Hi Andreea,

    are you sure this is the right Lancome packaging? I could only find bottles written in black at the local stores here in germany. The writting read – BARE SKIN FOUNDATION and not bare skin PERFECTION.

    What do you think?

    Dee

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