07 July 2014

Review: Lancome Miracle Air De Teint

I have been using the relatively new Lancome Miracle Air De Teint foundation for the past few weeks. It reminds me a lot of the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation, as both foundations have droppers to dispense the product instead of the normal pumps. I have yet to try the Giorgio Armani version, so I can't do a comparison post. 

Lancome Miracle Air de Teint comes packaged in a fairly heavy glass bottle. Whilst it looks relatively pleasing to the eye, it's not good for clumsy people, like me. Nor is it good for travelling. As such, I couldn't take me on my travels to Singapore/Maldives.

As mentioned earlier, a unique feature of this foundation is the dropper. It is as easy to dispense the right amount of product as foundations that come with the normal pump. One squeeze of the dropper is enough for my face.

The formulation itself is quite runny compared to the conventional foundation. I think this is the reason why it feels so lightweight on the skin, making it extremely comfortable on the face. I don't feel like I'm even wearing makeup when I have this foundation on. 

The watery consistency of this foundation also makes it a dream to blend. I was matched with shade 035 Beige Dore on Adore Beauty with their "Find My Shade" service. When I received the foundation, I was worried as it looked a shade or two too dark for my skintone. When swatched (as in the photo above), the colour just did not look right. It looks far too yellow. However, I bit the bullet and smeared it on my face with my fingers, and it blended into my skin really well. It did not look too dark or too yellow at all. 

L-R: Bare faced; With Lancome Miracle Air De Teint
I thought I'd include some before and after photos to show the coverage of this foundation. It did an amazing job evening my skin tone (see photo below) and covering redness small blemishes on my cheeks. My acne scar from years ago still peek through but it's nothing a bit of concealer can't fix. 

L-R: Bare faced; With Lancome Miracle Air De Teint
With no concealer used in the "after" photo above, I'm extremely impressed with the coverage of Lancome Miracle Air De Teint. I also love that it has a matte/velvet finish because I have a oily/combination skin and I can't stand any shine on my face. I don't really think a finishing powder is required to set the foundation, but I use it anyway out of habit.

My everyday made up face
It lasts all day on my face, but please bear in mind that I don't normally have a problem with staying power if primer is used underneath. I do have to blot about half way through my day (approximately 6 hours after application), as my skins starts to feel "heavy" and oily. 

I can confidently say that this is truly an amazing foundation, and I would recommend it to those with normal/oily skin who like a matte finish. This foundation retails for $55.00 on Adore Beauty (free shipping), but it's worth every cent. I have a $10 referral coupon off your first order over $50 - click here.


  1. Wow! The cover is amazing and the colour is perfect for you. I love the finish and the dropper too :)

  2. Great review. This sounds pretty good, and looks amazing on your skin. Can't believe it has such a good coverage when its so runny though - but do like the dropper! May have to check this one out!