Review: Lancôme Teint Miracle foundation

27 July 2011

When in Selfridges last week, I ended up buying this foundation instead of my usual Diorskin Forever. The ladies on the Dior counter were nowhere to be found, so I figured I'd give Lancôme a go, as they were more involved with the customers etc. I went for Teint Miracle foundation. I have been wearing it for a week now and it is time to review the results.

Claims: Lancôme's first foundation that helps to recreate the aura of perfect looking skin. Instantly complexion appears flawless and luminous. Skin feels smoother, looks unified and is hydrated for up to 18 hours. Also SPF15.

The packaging of this foundation I feel is very elegant and beautiful. The glass is a lot skinnier and longer than some foundation bottles, and silver writing of the details frame the outside. The cap to the pump is plastic and very easy to get on and off. The pump is quite small but this is perfect as you only get enough as you would need out of one press of it. Compared to the other Lancôme liquid foundations, it appears a lot daintier and pretty, and I think the packaging is lovely and had no problems with it.

One pump of 010

Buffed into the skin

I had the woman on the counter match me up, which is so important when you're spending a lot on high end make-up. We went for the 010 which is the lightest shade called 'Beige Porcelain'. When she was matching me, she was explaining that this foundation is meant to make it look like you're not wearing foundation at all. Now I have quite olive skin which tans easily, and whilst it will suit skin tone beautifully in the Winter, I think this is slightly too light for me. My Diorskin Forever is quite a few shades darker and I usually like that a lot more. It does match my skin nicely, don't get me wrong, but personally for me, I like knowing I have some room for tanning. However, the shade is really beautiful.

The application was very easy. Earlier in the week, I applied it with my fingers as I wanted to examine the shade against my skin etc, but later in the week I applied it with my MAC 190 foundation brush, and it worked perfectly with that too. It glides onto the skin easily and stands true to the fact that you can hardly see you're wearing foundation, except the fact that your skin feels and looks flawless. The foundation is slightly fragranced and smells more florally than anything, which I quite like. 

I seriously apologise for you having to view my make-up less face. Hate seeing it myself! I look quite washed out at the moment as I've been down with illness, but, hopefully it shows the effects of the make-up. In the after pic, all I added was the foundation, some MAC loose powder, MAC mineral blusher and one coat of Collection 2000 Skyscraper mascara (after toning and moisturising). I'd usually add lipstick, some eyeshadow etc, but it gives you an idea. For me, it's slightly too pale for summer as I am a real usual tanner, but for the winter months, I think it will be perfect. Overall, I think this is a great foundation and Lancôme have done well in what they set to do, but next time I'd get a shade or two darker for my own personal preference.

It cost me £26 from Selfridges, London, and is on sale most Debenhams, House of Fraser etc for £26 also.

Does anyone else use Teint Miracle? Let me know!

-Tamsin xxx


  1. If my skin looked like that, I wouldn't wear foundation at all! The only major difference id say is that your eyelashes look mahusive in the second pic :)Your very lucky! :)

  2. ohmygosh i totally thought you were wearing foundation in the first pic!! Amazing skin!

    I really need this foundation :D xx

  3. @Rachinald - thank you v much. You need to try the mascara! x

    @Hayley - thank you so much!! I wish haha my skin is many blemishes. But thank you :) xx

  4. Jealous of your skin right now lovely, I've broken out all over my chin and seeing yours has made me feel like a spotty teenager. I'm 24 years old. Bad times!

    The foundation looks fab, the assistant matched you well as it looks really natural.

    I love the blush, it photographs very well... I'm thinking about buying me a couple of MAC bits soon, this blush may be one of the purchases ;)

    Zoe xoxo

  5. @Zoe - Thank you! I was so nervous about putting that pic of me without make-up on and I'm so shocked by the people saying my skin looks nice haha. I think it's horrible. The MAC mineral blushes are fantastic. I'd recommend them any day. Get yourself to the MAC counter ;) xxx

  6. I love the sound of the foundation! My Chanel is 1 shade darker so allows for tanning and my Clinique is 2 LOL! I'll be stuff come winter and will be buying another one, great review! You look so much better than me without makeup! xxxx

  7. I have this in a shade that's too dark for me (it was a gift sort of), so I mix it with a couple of foundations that are too light. I love what this foundation adds to the mix, the fine fine shimmer in it imparts a nice glow but not too much. I'm tempted to invest in a bottle that's my shade to wear it all on its own.

  8. You look beautiful! love the blusher too!x

  9. great post! lovely blog, xoxo

  10. Well don't you look gorgeous! You have beautiful skin even without foundation & your lashes are amazing...I actually thought you were wearing falsies at first xxx

  11. @Mel - shhh you you're gorgeous without make-up! and thank you babes! x

    @Lucy - I'd definitely recommend it! x

    @Lucy Duckett - thank you sweetie x

    @Carlijn - thank you x

    @Alexa - thank you hun. Nope no falsies..just a very good mascara! x

  12. Love how light and natural it looks! PS. NEED that mascara, your lashes look amazing! x

  13. you cant clearly say yellow tone for yellow tones and pink is for pink undertones. There are MANY exceptions. People dont pick it out that way. There are even people who get into arguments at makeup counters because they are a cool and someone insisted they were a warm.
    Alot of times darker toned women like African American/carribean women have to mix more than one foundation ,everyone on earth is different
    After years of being a makeup artist. The rule stands true. There are no rules to makeup, only rules of thumb. Nothing called "too anything".I disagree with telling anyone how to wear their foundation/blush/powder/eyeliner/eyeshadow. Makeup is subjective. Everyone has their own makeup style. Many light people tend to go light/lighter or mix it with a luminzer to make themselves brighter/radiant/porcelin like. A great example of this would be dita von teese, who even stays out the sun to maintain her light skintone and wears light foundation. Others prefer to be dark/darker and darken in the sun or use bronzer all over their skintone. Different people have different preferences. If I spelled "Horse" "Howrse" than there is no "ifs" "and" or "buts" because grammar isnt subjective. What is wrong is wrong!However. Makeup is subjective. I hate nude lips. Does that mean its right to say "dont wear nude lips" ? No.
    I might not like it but someone else might. There is no rule to makeup. Thats the beauty of being a makeup artist. There are soo many different styles.
    I hate bronzer. But maybe there is someone who loves that deep bronzed look. I cant go to them and say "dont go soo deep in the bronzer" and say its "constructive". There are soo many different styles.who is anyone to tell someone theyre wearing a too light or too dark foundation, because there is no such thing. Nicole and Sam from pixiwoo(huge makeupartists in Britain) sometimes wear paler or darker foundation and it looks gorgeous! as long as people blend it to the neck its fine....some people prefer to look bright and radiant.


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