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Lancome Teint Visionnaire

I recently had to stock up on my Lancome beauty products, they’re always a staple in my beauty bag, and it’s always a good time to do that when they have their GWP.  Plus, I wanted to check out the new Lancome Teint Visionnaire foundation.

Visionnaire serum was recently voted the “Gold Award” by Good Housekeeping as a favorite serum among consumers.  I know I really like the serum and so it piqued my curiosity about the foundation.  What Visionnaire does is help to lighten dark spots over time and diminish fine lines and pores. With this serum and technology combined in the foundation, you get those benefits when wearing the Teint Visionnaire foundation as well.  But there’s a “bonus” to this, on the top of the foundation lid is a Precision Spot Corrector. It works great in covering up dark spots or other skin perfections.  It is not a concealer to be used under the eyes, as it matches the foundation – it’s not lighter like most under eye concealers are.  This works great for specific dark spots you may want to cover up or in areas like around the nose where there can oftentimes be discoloration.

The lovely sales associate sat me down and matched me with a foundation shade – mine is 310 Bisque C, which I tend to steer clear of cool toned foundations as I already have a lot of redness in my skin, but this one has some neutral to it, so it’s not too cool and matched my skin perfectly!  Which is like a miracle in itself.  The foundation has SPF 20 and LR2412 2% – which I’m told is half the main working ingredient in the Visionnaire serum.

When I asked her what type of coverage this was, she said full coverage and I was hesitant.  I typically don’t like full coverage – they can be heavy looking and quite unnatural, especially they can be difficult to use on skin that is over 40 with lines and wrinkles.  I like a smooth complexion, but don’t like to look like I’m wearing a lot of foundation.  So when I applied this all over my face the other day I was shocked at how fabulous this foundation looked.  To me it was a texture of a more natural/medium coverage than full coverage, yet it gave my skin coverage that the spots and imperfections were covered completely without looking heavy.

Will I buy this foundation?  Absolutely!  You can go to any Lancome counter and get a 10 day sample of foundation.  That works great for testing and trying to see what foundation works best for your skin, because lets face it – a little swatch along the jawline may be able to match your skin, but that doesn’t give you any indication on how it looks and wears when put all over your face.  This sells for $60 for the duo, which is on the higher end of their foundations, but you also get the corrector included.