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26 February 2013

Lancome Tient Visionnaire Foundation Review


Lancome Tient Visionnaire Skin Perfecting Makeup Duo Foundation*



I was lucky enough to be chosen to trial Lancôme’s brand new foundation before it was launched this month. Teint Visionnaire is described as a skin perfecting duo, and comes in the form of a 30ml bottle of liquid foundation with a concealer built in to the lid.


I was immediately intrigued when this arrived as I often find it difficult to achieve the coverage I need to cover the redness in my cheeks just from a liquid foundation. The packaging is typical of Lancôme with a solid glass bottle and silver lid, I personally love having the two products together in the same packaging, especially the mirror in the lid, however I would imagine that for those who travel a lot this is not ideal as not only is it glass but it’s big and chunky.

The two-in-one aspect is not the only unique feature of this product. As you might have guessed from the name, this foundation contains a skincare element in the form of the same key ingredient that is found in their award winning Visionnaire serum, said to be used by none other than The Duchess of Cambridge.This ingredient (LR 2412) is said to smooth wrinkles, refine the texture of the skin and reduce the appearance of irregular pigmentation by activating the skins natural defences and healing process.

I was asked to use this foundation every day for a month which I did. This is a bit unusual for me as tend to have a few days a week where I give my skin a breather so I did wonder if it would have a negative effect on the condition of my skin, but on the contrary, I definitely noticed an improvement in the fine lines that were starting to appear in between my brows, and a few darks spots I had that were once little blemishes have completely vanished. Result.



In terms of formulation the liquid foundation component is quite a light liquid with SPF 20. It gives a natural finish and is light-medium coverage with a very slight sheen to it. The concealer component on first impressions seemed very difficult to work with and a bit too dry, but it just needs to be worked and warmed up a little bit and actually applies and blends really nicely giving a good medium to full coverage for those areas that you need it. It is like a cross between Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation and the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in texture.

It’s a lovely foundation for those who like a natural look but need a little extra help around problem areas; however the staying power on my combo/oily skin was disappointing. Even with a good dusting of my MAC prep and prime powder I had to do some major retouching by lunchtime. This would be my only complaint about this foundation, all be it quite a significant one, but for those of you with drier skin types, it might last longer on your skin than a couple of hours.

This will set you back £36 which is on the more expensive side for Lancôme foundations but I would assume this is due to the skincare content – a bottle of the Visionnaire Serum costs £59 and although I can only imagine the results would be even more impressive if you used the two products in conjunction, after one month I was still very impressed with the positive change in my skin and I am all for combining steps to reduce my getting ready for work routine in the mornings!
Overall an impressive new offering from Lancôme, it’s just a shame it doesn’t seem to last too well on my skin. Have any of you tried this yet? What are your thoughts on combining skincare and make up?



4 comments:

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    1. Thank you! Yeah they are great aren't they, there mascaras are fab too :) x

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  2. Oooh that's a bit disappointing to see that it didn't last particularly well. I really like the idea of an exact colour match concealer on the top though, would be perfect for travelling with. xx

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  3. could you please tell me which shade did u get?

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