I’ve tried quite a few compact foundations in my life but they just never seem to look good on my skin. They were always patchy or cakey, or both. So, when I got the chance to try the Lancôme Teint Miracle Compact Foundation, I was pretty sceptical.
I have to say, however, that like most of the Lancôme products, this one has a gorgeous packaging and I fell in love with it the second I opened it. It has a slim and luxurious look which, to be honest, is pretty tough to photograph. The casing also features magnetic closing which is very secure and completes the chic touch. I adore the beautiful rose imprint.
Now, the shade 03 Beige Diaphane* is pretty dark for me even for the summer months, so I’m currently using it to warm up my complexion before applying my everyday base (it’s not as weird as it may sound, it’s basically bronzing the face before applying a base). But what I’d like to talk about is the formula.
The compact comes with a dual sponge and it does a decent job but for me, personally, a brush is a better option. The product applies evenly with no patches and it almost feels as if the skin absorbs it to the moment when it all looks really natural and smooth.
The best part of it is that I don’t feel like wearing anything on my skin, the pigment is really finely milled and lightweight. It feels and looks like second skin! Plus, you get SPF 15.
The coverage is sheer to medium, definitely buildable without looking heavy. The foundation evens out the skin tone, hides some of the redness but I always use a bit of concealer, as well. It can also be used wet, depending on the desired coverage.
It has a satiny finish, it’s more on the matte side and I’m really impressed by the oil control properties of this product, although I still have to blot every few hours because of my combination skin. And mentioning this, I have to add that I didn’t get any breakouts while I was testing out the product.
It’s also a great product to carry around with yourself for touch-ups but I’d recommend putting it in a pouch, as the pretty packaging can get scratched in a handbag.
Have you tried Lancôme Teint Miracle Compact Foundation and what’s your experience with it?