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Discover Lancôme foundations; skin perfecting formulas that adapt to your day. Whether you want a full-coverage effect, or a light illuminating liquid, discover innovative foundations in a variety of textures and shades. For a flawless looking complexion, explore Lancôme's best foundation range.

Foundation

Foundation

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8 products
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation
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Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation

88% of UK women say their skin looks better than ever*

Old price £39.50 New price £31.60
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation
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Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation

Medium Buildable Coverage & Healthy Glow Finish

Old price £39.50 New price £31.60
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation
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Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation

Up to 24H wear & comfort stick foundation

Old price £33.00 New price £26.40
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310 BISQUE C
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude
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Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude

Up to 24h wear. Light coverage 40 shades

Old price £35.00 New price £28.00
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008 Beige Opale
Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick
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Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick

All Day Colour Wear & Comfort Stick Foundation SPF 15

Old price £30.00 New price £24.00
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010 Beige Porcelaine
Joy’s look
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Joy’s look

Re-create Joy's gorgeous red carpet look!

Old price £175.50 New price £140.40

Foundation Makeup FAQs

Tips and tricks on finding and applying your forever foundation

How long should you let primer dry before foundation?

Applying primer before foundation will make foundation go on more smoothly and last longer. Wait at least 1 minute and ideally, around 5 minutes after applying primer before smoothing on your foundation.

Is Lancôme foundation good for dry skin?

In a word, yes, if you have dry skin, look for formulations that include hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. Our matte finish Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation contains both hyaluronic acid and smoothing vitamin E. While our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation contains hyaluronic acid and gives skin a healthy glow makeup finish.

What's the best Lancôme foundation for ageing skin?

Concentrated with 81% skincare serum Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation contains both hyaluronic acid and smoothing vitamin E. With a natural matte finish, this buildable full coverage foundation is comfortable all day long thanks to an ultra-breathable formula. For those who prefer medium foundation coverage and a glowing finish, our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation is an 82% skin serum foundation with hyaluronic acid and mandelic acid that won't settle in fine lines or fade throughout the day. For more information, read our article The Best Foundations For Mature Skin.

What is the best foundation for lines & wrinkles?

Concentrated with 81% skincare serum Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation contains both hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to help smooth and pump skin. With a natural matte finish, this buildable full coverage foundation is comfortable all day long thanks to an ultra-breathable formula. For those who prefer medium coverage and a glowing finish, our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation is an 82% skin serum foundation with hyaluronic acid and mandelic acid that won't settle in fine lines or fade throughout the day.

How to apply foundation on dry skin?

Start with skincare and ensure your dry skin is well nourished with serum and moisturiser before you begin. Next, apply 24H Hydrating Priming Serum which extends the wear of your foundation and enriches your skin with up to 24 hour hydration. Concentrated with 81% skincare serum Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation contains both hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to help smooth and pump skin. Apply one pump of foundation to a sponge before gently sweeping onto skin, starting in the middle of the face. Use the sponge to diffuse the foundation outwards and blend with light dabbing movements.

How to apply foundation with your hands

Apply 1 pump of your chosen foundation to the back of your hand, then use your fingertips to gently sweep onto skin, starting in the middle of the face. Move outwards, lightly diffusing the foundation as you blend with fingertips for a fresh, natural result.

How to apply Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation

Start with skincare and ensure your skin is well prepped with face serum and one of our best moisturiser before you begin. Next, apply 24H Hydrating Priming Serum which extends the wear of your foundation and enriches your skin with up to 24 hour hydration. Concentrated with 81% skincare serum Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation contains both hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to help smooth and pump skin. Apply one pump of foundation to a sponge before gently sweeping onto skin, starting in the middle of the face. Use the sponge to diffuse the foundation outwards and blend with light dabbing movements.

How to apply foundation with a foundation brush

Start with one pump of your chosen foundation on the back of your hand. Then using Full Flat No.1 Foundation Brush gently pick up colour with the brush and apply to cheeks, forehead and chin, working from the centre of the face outwards, blend using circular movements. Use the side of the brush to smooth foundation onto the lower eyelids and nose area, then repeat with another pump, building coverage until you're happy with the result.

What is full coverage foundation?

Foundation typically comes in different levels of coverage from light to full. Full coverage foundation is formulated to cover skin more fully than medium or light coverage foundations. A full coverage foundation is usually able to cover scars and hyperpigmentation as well as dark circles, redness and blemishes.

What is the difference between Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation and Lancôme Teint Idole Care & Glow Foundation?

Both offer buildable coverage and skincare serum formulas; the main difference is in the finish. Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation offers full coverage and a natural matte finish, while Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation is a medium coverage formula with a glow finish.

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