Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer has had rave reviews since its launch a few years ago, it even went viral for a while, but I resisted purchasing it because I’ve been very happy with my current concealer routine.
Of course, if we all stayed loyal to the products that work for us the beauty industry would collapse overnight.
LANCOME TEINT IDOLE ULTRA WEAR ALL OVER CONCEALER
The formula is infused with skin-caring ingredients and gives up to 24-hour hydration and fully comfortable breathable coverage that is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
Ultra flexible duo face applicator that allows seamless makeup application:
Precise tip for targeted concealing
All over side for full face coverage
Available in 20 shades enriched with pure colour mineral pigments.
I didn’t need another concealer and I also didn’t need an under-eye powder to set that concealer. But, hello Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Blurring Under-Eye Powder at £30.00 for a teeny 4 grams.
I bought them both, although I haven’t cracked open the powder yet. I’ve been happily using the concealer on its own and for me, at least, it doesn’t need a setting powder. But, you know I paid £30 for the flashy Pat McGrath product, it so I will use it soon.
Without being overly dramatic, ageing around the eyes is devastating. It’s usually the first tangible sign of ageing and it creeps up slowly without you noticing then one day there’s darkness and hollows under your eyes and your eyelids move when you’re applying eyeshadow and you’re officially old.
This concealer has an oversized doe foot applicator for ease of use all over the face.
I use an eyeshadow brush to apply the product. It’s not a dedicated concealer brush, I find even normal-sized applicators too big for the delicate inner corners. I use the brush to dab on the concealer.
The one I have is a decades-old, small domed Clinique eyeshadow ‘smudger’ brush, long discontinued. The brush head is perfect for that dabbing motion, it’s been washed regularly and has never shed its bristles.
I was looking for similar brushes and found this one from e.l.f. On sale for £4.80 down from £6.00.
e.l.f Precision Smudge Brush
Not knowing the quality of e.l.f. brushes because cheap brushes often shed. I looked at a few others and found this Illamasqua Smudge Brush * on offer for £6.00 from £22.00.
Look Fantastic currently (7/2/24) has a 70% discount on all Illamasqua make-up brushes.
Illamasqua Smudge Brush
I’ve just bought the Smudger Brush (sorry old Clinique faithful), the delicate fan-shaped Highlighter Brush * (looking for one of these forever, I can only wear the slightest whisper of highlighter otherwise I look like a shiny alien) for £6.30 – down from £21.30 and the Brow Shaper Brush * £6.50 from £14.95. The reviews are excellent.
There’s a 30-60 % discount on all Illamasqua makeup too. It says on the site Today’s Saving so it might be for a limited time only.
After dabbing on the concealer, I gently blend it if even needed, using gentle taps with a long-handled foam-tipped sponge applicator, bought in bulk for virtually nothing, from Amazon.
The concealer has a creamy consistency. The skin around the eyes is thin and I’ve never been able to brush on concealer because the brush strokes always show up, this is buildable without looking cakey or feeling dry on the skin.
But here’s the thing with Lancôme Teint Idole Concealer, it practically blends itself. I’ve never known such a lightweight but effective concealer to do this. You need a very light touch and very little product as the pigment is strong.
I also use it on the outer corners of my eyes, on those evil nasal lines and on the marionette lines which are starting to creep back again – I’ve not been using my LED devices over the holidays and it’s showing.
Like you, I have countless tubes and bottles of expensive foundations and concealers of the wrong shade. It’s vital here to nail the shade if you don’t want to waste your money.
I recently saw a well-known, young, early 30s presenter (who I can’t name because you can’t do that now), whose foundation is chalky looking and has been for years. I suspect she does her own makeup because a professional television makeup artist would surely give her a few pointers. I sympathise, I’ve been there, the wrong shade of foundation or concealer can make everything look a bit off.
My skin tone is fair with a cool undertone and my shade is 110 C 010. There are twenty (needs more) shades to choose from.
The concealer is also available in a serum glow finish and of course, there’s a Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation, tempting, but I’m still loving Estée Lauder Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Foundation even if no one else does!
A gorgeous concealer, especially for mature eyes. Light, buildable coverage that lasts and doesn’t settle into fine lines.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer 13.5ml £29.00.
If you shop around you can usually get it for £25.00 to £28.00 or less, but it’s £23.50 on the official Lancôme site (as of 6/2/24)
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FOUNDATION – COOL, WARM, NEUTRAL
ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR SHEER LONG-WEAR FOUNDATION SPF20 3N1 IVORY BEIGE 30ML
Sheer makeup with all-day-long wear staying power.
Double Wear Sheer is weightless, fresh-feeling, matte makeup with lasting, all-day-long wear. Visibly perfected with a softly diffused matte finish.
Cool (C) undertones: Bare skin has a rosy tone and burns easily in the sun. (Me)
Neutral (N) undertones: Bare skin is more even-toned, not too pink or golden.
Warm (W) undertones: Bare skin has a golden or olive tone and tans easily in the sun.
THE find of the year, though it has horrible reviews! The only reason I bought it was that my shade 3N1 – which in theory, shouldn’t suit me as I’m cool-toned, was in stock and it seemed to be a very lightweight formula.
Plus all the negatives – it’s thin and watery, matte, coverage is very sheer etc, was exactly what I was looking for.
When I first opened it I thought I’d messed up with the shade as it looked very dark, but then I swatched it (above), Double Wear Sheer on the left, and compared it to a precious blob of my remaining Double Wear Light (probably not safe to use, it must be years old) and they were very similar. I’ve edited the swatch to lighten it but the colour still isn’t a true representation of the shade, but just look how watery it is – perfect.
This is not a foundation to cover up blemishes, but it does even out skin tone. I find it’s not completely matte, which is good, there’s a very slight non-shiny, flattering sheen.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Sheer £31.90 (from £39.50) AllBeauty *
It is not a substitute for the amazing Double Wear Light which Estee Lauder should not have discontinued.