# of shades available: 18
--What does the promo say?--
"Lancôme invents its 1st foundation that helps to recreate the aura of perfect looking skin. Instantly complexion appears flawless and luminous, as if lit-from-within. See yourself in a new light."
The opaque glass bottle dispenses the product in a very controlled way so that application can be achieved with realistic amounts of foundation at a time. Sophistication is added to by the minimalistic black and white decoration and characteristic Lancôme flower.
Once you've applied any requisite primers, use a foundation brush or your fingers to blend evenly across skin. There are no problems with blending at all and you can apply concealer before or after foundation as required.
With 18 shades available it isn't difficult to get the shade that's right for you. Mine matched my skin tone perfectly and blended well for an even finish. Coverage is excellent, but if needed Lancôme's concealers provide the perfect match if you need to top up. Luminosity is definitely achieved as promised and yet the look still remains matte. Looks good in photographs too.
Nothing much is discernible; perhaps slightly chalky but nothing else of note.
--Texture and consistency--
On the runnier rather than creamier side maybe, but still pleasant and easy to use. Not sticky, watery or greasy.
Lasted excellently even on my wedding day, so it's safe to say that it definitely survives plenty of tears and kisses on cheeks!
--Value for money--
While £27 sounds ouchy, the quality is faultless, a little goes such a long way, and a bottle subsequently lasts ages. Generally you get what you pay for with Lancome and it's certainly true of this product. Try purchasing online (with reputable retailers only of course!) or with store loyalty points though if you want to bring the price down.
Effet Miracle Primer, £26
Teint Miracle Compact, £34
Teint Miracle Perfecting Concealer Pen, £26
Eclat Miracle Complexion Illuminator, £21