Product Review | Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick SPF 22

Product Review | Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick SPF 22 in 350 ($42, Sephora, Ulta and Lancome website) : **This is a complimentary product sent to me by Influenster for review and testing purposes only** 

According to Ulta's website, this oil-free, highly pigmented long wear makeup stick delivers buildable coverage with a natural-looking matte finish for ultra-versatile application: use as a foundation, for touch-ups, as a spot concealer, or to contour.

  For those long days, full coverage, comfortable long wear...when you need it, where you need it. The foundation's innovative extreme long-wear formula gives all skin tones a flawless, complexion-perfecting coverage. Its ultra-lightweight powder-crème texture blends smoothly for a traceless, second-skin result. Made with porous polymers that absorb excess oils, it leaves the skin looking flawless and shine-free. Plus, with ambora extract, it helps to reduce the appearance of redness. This formula is transfer-resistant and smudge-resistant, so the color-true coverage stays on all day long. Suitable for all skin type, even sensitive skin.

This pigment-rich makeup stick is infinitely versatile - with ample coverage to use as a concealer, an even glide for custom contouring, and perfect portability to take with you on the go, it goes beyond your average foundation.

What else you need to know: All day color wear. All day comfort. Oil-free, fragrance-free, transfer-resistant, smudge-resistant. Non-comedogenic. Tested under dermatological conditions. For all skin types, suitable for sensitive skin. Broad Spectrum SPF 21 Sunscreen. It's shades were developed based on real skin tones so that everyone can find the perfect match.

I was so excited when I received the e-mail from Influenster that I was going to be getting this complimentary VoxBox.  The box came in with three full-sized products and one deluxe size (which I will be reviewing the rest in the next few days).  Lancome is a luxury product with an expensive price tag so getting this luxury VoxBox for free was definitely amazing.  If you have been following my blog or Instagram (@happyhr247), you will immediately notice that this is the wrong foundation shade.  However, it was pretty hard to guess which shade was compatible for my skin tone online, as many of you already know as colors do not look the same on screen and in person.  But, for a free Lancome VoxBox, you pick a shade and hope for the best (like other online foundations matching experience).

Let's start with the packaging before I go into the kitty-gritty.  The packaging is simple but classy and sleek.  The silver box with black typography with the embossed Lancome logo is nothing to be surprised about.  The actual product itself is in a black, chubby twist up capsule like most stick foundations are with a gold trim.  The cap is black and has the Lancome logo in gold ink.  Nothing too fancy about it, but mine came with a sticker label on the bottom of the capsule instead of a permanent print.  I have gotten complimentary products before from Influenster but none of them came with a sticker label (I guess if Kylie Cosmetics can do it with some of their Cotton Candy Cream Highlighters, Lancome can, right?!).  I know, just throwing some unnecessary shade there.  

Moving right along...The product contains .31 Oz which is slightly less than the Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation at .35 Oz.  I do not really use stick foundations as I find them very drying, except for the E.L.F. Moisturizing Foundation Stick, so this was something I was very eager to test.  Going back to what I said before, the shade match is totally wrong, but I made it work by using a lighter and more yellow toned powder to reduce the gray cast and it was perfectly fine.  The formula is what I love about this foundation.  It is so creamy, pigmented and easy to blend.  It has medium coverage (you could go lighter by using fewer swipes) and probably with increased swipes of products on the face, could build up to full coverage.  Probably. I do not like full coverage foundation on my face so I cannot attest to that.  This foundation makes my skin look extra even and air-brushed.  I used it for four straight days with different primers and it gave consistent results.  This is a long-wearing foundation, in my opinion and picked a week to use it where some of my days were 10 hours long.  It did not make my skin oily or breakout.  The foundation never separated or moved around.  I really like this foundation and I can only imagine if I received the correct shade, it would be flawless.

Would I actually purchase this foundation for $42? No doubt.  Have you tried this foundation? What are you thoughts about it?