As you might know, I've been looking for a really good foundation. My skin has a lot of redness and hyperpigmentation, and foundation makes a huge difference. Especially in the winter, when my skin is dry, pale and a lot less even than when I have a tan. I'm looking for a foundation that will make me look (more) flawless, but not caked in make up. Glowing, but not shiny. And I definitely want something that stays put without having to use primer, because primer dries out my skin too much.
About a week ago, I reviewed Diorskin Nude foundation 010 Ivory, and today I'm comparing it with Lancôme Teint Miracle 010 Beige Porcelaine. I had picked up a tester of the 005 shade, but that one was definitely too pale for me and left me looking sickly. Both the 005 and 010 shades are neutral, but the 050 feels slightly more pink-leaning to me, and 010 a bit warmer. Let's jump in!
Lancôme Teint Miracle is known for its beautiful medium coverage and velvety, dewy finish. As you can see, the product covers up the redness in my skin nicely, without taking its glow away.
Obviously, on the left I'm wearing nothing but moisturizer, and on the right I've applied Lancôme Teint Miracle (using my fingers, by the way). Again: huge difference, and you see the Teint Miracle signature glow on my cheekbones on the right.
And here is the foundation in a full face of make up, using my current favourite products:
- Sleek Face Form kit in Light (contouring and highlighting powder)
- Gemey Maybelline Volum' Express mascara
- & Other Stories eyebrow powder "4"
- Mac lipstick in Velvet Teddy
- Park Avenue blush "01"
I love it! Soft, velvety, dewy, even: beautiful. However, I did notice some wear and shininess after a few hours, and the foundation looks a LOT better in these pictures than in real life. When I looked in the mirror after applying the product, I noticed that my face was just a bit darker than my neck, in a noticeable way. I hate that, a foundation that makes your face darker than your neck totally removes the glow that the product is supposed to leave on your skin. The pictures don't show it clearly, but zooming in does illustrate the colourline between my jaw and my neck, especially compared to the Diorskin Nude, which did match me perfectly.
I actually put on both foundations, each covering one half of my face, to really compare their qualities after a few hours of wear. To sum up, positives and negatives of these two top notch foundations.
As you can see under my eye and just next to my nose: the Diorskin Nude really gives my skin radiance. However, it is also more drying (compare the soft lines under my eye on the left to the absence of lines on the right), but not so much that it bothers me. Diorskin is also a bit more expensive, at 44,55€ versus than Lancôme Teint Miracle's 39,86€ (prices at Ici Paris XL). Seeing I'm just between shades in Lancôme Teint Miracle, I think I'm going to take the plunge and buy Diorskin Nude. I have to admit I've fallen in love with the way it makes my face look. If your skin is drier than mine, and if your skintone has a good match in Lancôme Teint Miracle's range of shades, I can absolutely recommend Teint Miracle as well. Both of these products are really good, better than the highstreet products I've used until now.
Hope this was helpful!