It’s been awhile since I’ve done a foundation post. However, I’ve recently gotten back on the foundation bandwagon; and, I’ve been into mixing formulas lately. I stumbled across the Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation by accident when I was originally researching a different foundation. I decided to give this foundation a try when it promised healthy, glowy skin from within — which is right up my alley. Lancôme claims that the “Lancôme science” discovered the “inner light of perfect skin and recreated it via this foundation. Additionally, their marketing is clever as they explain that “light is not only reflected on the surface, it is also naturally re-emitted from deep within the skin. This is skin’s inner light. At its peak, this surface radiance and inner light constitute skin’s aura.”
In addition to the light reflecting particles, and providing “surface radiance,” Lancôme’s exclusive “Aura-Inside (TM) Technology” is allegedly a big part of creating freshness and radiance. Above all, the Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation is considered to be “a new generation of bioptic pigments combined with classic mineral pigments. Together, they reproduce the appearance of inner light of perfect skin, by recreating the intensity and pristine freshness of its radiance. A unique liquid light essence maximizes skin’s surface radiance.”
There’s lot of big claims here and fancy language that is equally exciting and confusing at the same time. I wear the shade IVOIRE 4N and it’s a good match for me — a mix of both pink and neutral undertones that balance out my not-so-yellow skin tone. A big part of why I like this foundation is because it feel so light and watery when applying on the skin. It absorbs and your skin and makeup seem to fuse into one — leaving the finish very light and undetectable. The glow and radiance that Lancôme speaks of is really in the formula. There are swirls of iridescent pigments. And, while they may look very glimmery, it doesn’t apply too glittery or crazy on the skin.
The formula and texture of this foundation are both great. The light texture makes it really easy to use and blend. Coverage is light and natural; and for that reason, I don’t think this foundation is meant to be buildable. That’s probably why this foundation is best on “good skin days” lol. It fills in lines and pores really well, and it also boosts your complexion’s tone. However, oil control is pretty non-existent, which I accept since it never claimed to be that kind of product anyway. I don’t like to powder over this because I like to maintain the glow that the foundation gives. It does provide a fresh face, but it does get oily and slippery on my skin during the hot summer months.