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September 14, 2015

First Impressions: Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation + Giveaway winner!

If you know me, you will know that I am the biggest fan of the LancômeTeint Idole Ultra 24H ! I also love the Teint Miracle Bare Skin foundation for the Summer months but the Teint Idole has always been my go to. I am a bit wary of changing my face products and I do not have an array of different foundations on my dressing table. Once I find something I like I will wear it for a long time... hence the reason I have worn these foundations for over three years!

Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation No. 6 and Teint Idole Ultra 24H No.13

Let’s rewind to my last trip to Boots... I allowed myself to be convinced into trying a new product! The lady at the Lancôme counter said that the Lancôme Miracle Cushion gave the perfect build able fresh faced look and said it would be a perfect foundation for me. She tried a tiny bit on the side of my face, I was won over and I bought it.
Now… I am the biggest advocate of going to a makeup counter, trying on a foundation and walking around the store for at least half an hour to see how the foundation holds up after immediate application. Why I failed to do this is actually beyond me!

The Miracle Cushion comes in a plastic compact with a lovely polished silver lid synonymous with many other Lancôme products. The foundation is saturated onto a sponge in the compact, it doesn’t leak and I think it’s actually quite a novel idea. Lancôme claim that this foundation is build able coverage which gives you a fresh glow with an unforgettable fresh sensation. I’ve recently read that this 'cushion' idea is from Korea, where these foundations have been around for a while. You get 0.51ounces/14g of product for £29.50 which works out at about 14ml. For the same price you can get 30ml of product in the Teint Miracle Bare Skin Foundation. You can, however buy a refill of the compact for £19.50 .

Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation Packaging

Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation

Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation Beige Moka No.6

Unfortunately, the shade I was given was completely wrong- it was far too yellow and didn’t suit me at all. You can see the difference in colour between my neck and face below...

Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation
This is the foundation with no powder an hour after application
The sponge is quite flimsy and doesn’t allow for any blending, I quickly realised that swiping the sponge across my face resulted in streaks so I went for a pat and press motion in order to apply it. The formula is very wet- feeling and the coverage is not enough to hide my blemishes. I also found that it dried to a semi- matte/satin finish before I could work with it any further, resulting in a slightly blotchy appearance :( It did however, feel very light and it seemed like I didn’t have anything on my face.  It also had SPF 23 which is higher than the Teint Idole and Teint Miracle which both have SPF 15.

As I am a die-hard fan for Lancôme I didn’t want to be too rash with my review so I decided to try it again. The second time round I decided to use a firm patting motion after pressing harder into the cushion. This allowed for more product on the sponge which gave me much better coverage. After a bit of blending with my beauty blender and some powder I managed to get it to look like this…

Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation and MAC MSF in Deep Dark
Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Dark Deep)

Now, this is still entirely too light for me, which I take full responsibility for, but it is more wearable than I thought when I first applied it.

All in all the coverage is quite sheer and it took many presses to get full coverage unlike the Teint Idole Ultra, where I get full coverage with only one pump. I think this foundation is probably best for those with normal to dry skin, although it dries to a semi- matte finish it probably wouldn't be great for those with oily skin because of the wet formula. I don't have particularly oily skin but I found myself applying powder during the day to combat shine. I think the Miracle cushion sponge probably works best for small touch- ups during the day but initial application with a stippling brush or beauty blender will give you more control over your application.

Unfortunately, I probably won't be buying this again and I have started using it as a highlighter shade. If you think you might like this foundation I suggest you go and give it a try at the makeup counter and ask for a sample. I think it's great that you can buy a refill for the product but I think the Teint Miracle Bare Skin foundation is better value for money as you get a real dewy finish with much more product without having to apply as much. The colour range in Teint Miracle line is also much more diverse meaning you are more likely to find a true match. 

You can buy the...
Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation here 
Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation refill here
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation here 
Lancôme Teint Miracle Bare Skin Foundation here 

Giveaway winner!

Congratulations to Rajshree from Chic Peachy Pink ! Make sure you check her blog out guys!! I will get in contact with you in the next few days to send you your MAC MSF in Global Glow . 

* I used a random picker website to select the winner... Thank you all for commenting and entering!! More giveaways to come soon!!


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