Thursday, April 28, 2011
Review: Lancome Photogenic Lumessence Foundation
This foundation sounds phenomenal for those with dry skin, and that's why I was interested in this product. I have tried Lancome's Teinte Idole Ultra and found that one to be great as well. Photogenic gives lighter coverage than Teint Idole Ultra, but looks lovely on the skin giving a dewy, luminous finish, which is very flattering on my skin type. If you have oily skin or are looking for a matte finish, this will be the total opposite. I received this product from StrawberryNet.com for review consideration, my opinions are my own.
StrawberryNet.com, it retails there for $47.50 CAD. There were 6 shades available to choose from. I am typically the lightest shade in most foundations (I am NC15 in MAC for reference) so I picked up the lightest shade they had, 01 Beige Albatre. I did some research as I always do before deciding to get any product, compared swatches of shades, read how it worked on those with similar skin types and colouring as myself etc. This foundation has a pretty great rating on MakeupAlley, it rates 4.2 out of 5, with a 72% repurchase rating. When I got the bottle I thought the colour was good, it looks darker in these pictures. But once applied, it was far too dark for me which sucks majorly because I LOVE how this foundation looks on my skin.
US Lancome website here. I love ordering online because you can get great deals, but you risk not getting the right shade, especially if you haven't hit up a counter for a sample before, I should of done that, still I would of ended up with the wrong shade because I expected the European lightest shade to work for me.
So unfortunately, while loving what this foundation does for my skin, I can't wear it because it's far too dark for me! Maybe if I get a tan or start fake tanning (which I am planning on doing soon) I could possibly make this work.
Would I recommend this product? Many on makeupalley claim this is their holy grail foundation and I can see why. For those with dry skin, I would definitely suggest trying this out, just make sure you get the right colour match. This is not for those with oily skin though, it would make you far too shiny and it would melt off, too moisturizing for sure.