I got the chance to try out Lancome's new foundation Teint Visionnaire, ahead of it's nationwide launch today, so I thought I'd do a review for anyone who's looking at buying it.
It's a duo foundation-concealer product: a 30ml bottle of foundation with a large compact concealer held in the lid, along with a mirrow. The packaging itself is rather bulky. Not good for girls-on-the-go but it's a pretty, and a user-friendly design.
The product itself is a foundation-version of the brands bestselling Visionnaire serum. The ingredient used in the serum (LR 2412) is hailed as being a technological feat in skincare that activates the skin's defences and healing process. Lancome claim that it refines the surface texture, smoothes wrinkles and fades irregular pigmentation. The foundation contains a 2% concentration of this ingredient, while the serum contains 4%. The serum is priced at £59 and the foundation and concealer duo at £36, so it already seems like a good deal when you compare it to their skincare prices.
But how does the foundation actually perform?
The concealer has a good coverage. Though still not full coverage, it effectively conceals any blemishes on my face and works really nicely under the eyes. For any major breakouts I would personally switch to a higher coverage product, but for day to day use, this is great.
I haven't been using it long enough to comment on any of the skin benefits, but judging by a week's worth of wear, this foundation is a great choice for everyday. It's targeted at older women, so therefore may not be the best choice for younger, oily skin. But if you are 20+ and your skin is normal-dry, this would be a nice choice.