I have a bad habit of buying beauty stuff other girls swear by, it’s the beauty gaya-gaya puto-maya in me, like I always say. That’s why I really should stop reading blogs where I pick up a lot of crazy ideas products to covet, such as Julia Restoin Roitfeld’s coverage of choice:
Lancôme’s Teint comes in a hefty/thick glass bottle with a small pump dispenser. I have no idea what my skin shade is, so I picked the color closest to my skin, visually. No matter, the texture is light, easy to spread and disappears in the skin almost upon application so if I’m making a mistake, I guess it doesn’t show too much. The consistency is closer to a watery primer/tinted moisturizer than that of liquid foundation but is more pigmented than sheer. This appeals to me very much as I dislike thick, sticky makeup—they’re magnets to my always disheveled head of hair.
After putting on sunblock, I dot small amounts of the liquid around my face, symmetrically and in roughly equal amounts. I blend outwards and inwards using my fingers. This is how I usually apply liquid makeup, but I guess a sponge or a foundation brush could work just as well (or even better). It stays moist and blend-able for a couple of seconds then dries to a matte/velvety finish. I would also like to quote Lancôme about some technology this product’s supposed to have:
“With Aura-Inside™ technology, Lancôme invents its 1st foundation that recreates the true natural light of perfect skin. Its unique weightless texture provides perfect buildable coverage with a bare sensation. Instantly, complexion appears lit-from-within, visibly flawless.
With 10 years of research, and 7 international patents pending, this ultra lightweight formula enriched with soothing rose extract, unifies the skin for a flawless complexion, while giving 18 hours of hydration.”
I couldn’t judge on these matters for sure, but I’ll leave you with photos (of it, on me) so you can see for yourself.
What I have on: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock (even when it’s raining!), Lancôme’s Teint Miracle (shade O-025), Tony Moly Lovely Eyebrow Pencil in Shade 5, Lip Ice lip balm.
I’m wearing the littlest makeup so as not to distract from the product’s coverage. The splotch on the side of my face/temples was probably from when I tissued off sweat (sorry!). But at least you can see a bit how my skin looks without it! Also, it’s raining when I took this photo; if you want to see how it looks when it’s light and sunny, please check this post.
An Artechoke Hearts/Farts? Hearts! I’d very much attribute my ‘lit-from-within’ register here with the Teint. It’s the perfect compromise between sheer, glow and coverage as you don’t need a ton of it to get flattering, natural results. It can get a bit oily if not set with powder well, but so is most makeup. So, if you’re a non-pro like me, if you cant stand the look and feel of melt-y foundation, or you don’t have the time to at least attempt to conquer it, Lancôme’s Teint is the closest thing to a miracle you can hope for.