Lancome Teint Miracle SPF 15 Review

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you may have come to find that I am a serious budget buyer when it comes to all things beauty. I get a sense of satisfaction out of knowing that I can buy something of less cost for the same quality many people get out of a product that is three times the price. 

Recently I have been having a horrendous breakout that can only be best described as painful and monstrous looking. My self-esteem took a huge hit knowing that even with makeup, I still found myself looking very uneven and gross looking. Through K's assurances about how beautiful I was regardless and how it really wasn't that bad, I still felt so bad about myself. I had to take steps to get my skin back to a manageable state, but was at a loss of what to do when I have literally almost tried everything under the sun.

I have been on a prescription face cream called tretinol, This cream is so so so harsh on my skin. The jist of it is that this cream is supposed to cause your skin cells to rapidly turn over and basically is a chemical peel, bringing pimples to flourishion faster and healing old breakouts sooner. The problem is that most people go through a purge state, so I was fully prepared to deal with a period of horrible skin but it just didn't get any better for months. 

So what did I do? 

I lessened the frequency of use, made a minor tweak and opted for a more natural face lotion, and started taking a gentler approach to my skincare. Maybe just maybe, less was more and as I suspected my skin started to look more radiant, healthy and happy within a matter of days. 

I ended up talking to my mom about the issues and frustrations I was having with my skin when she told me about a foundation she had been using that really made her skin feel great and she had experienced no breakouts on. It was a Lancome brand foundation and she told me it would be 45 dollars. Holy bejesus, I had never spent more than 10 dollars on a foundation and cringed at the thought that anyone would spend that kind of money on a foundation. Luckily my mom told me she would "sponsor" my purchase. Which is good because I don't see myself buying something of that price in this lifetime and living to see another day.

Lancome Teint Miracle SPF 15 $47 (find it here)

When I went to Ulta I got color matched which really is probably the best thing I could have done, if I am going to spend $47 dollars on something it better match my skin perfectly. The sales associate tried two different shades that were embarrassingly pale for someone who lives in the sunshine state and came to the conclusion that I indeed was fair skinned (nicer way of saying ghostly white) she also explained to me that this product does change color once it oxydates so a shade may look a smidgen too light on your skin but throughout your day will become a tone closer to your own. 

I went home and promptly proceeded to apply this foundation all over my face. The thing about this foundation is less is more, and it is light to medium coverage so some areas did need a bit of building coverage. Still overall I was very surprised by how little it took to take my face from blah to beautifully flush coverage. This foundation is totally weightless and I felt like I was wearing nothing at all, it wasn't too matte nor too dewy either for my liking. At no point throughout the day did my skin feel or look cakey which is a huge plus for someone who already has self esteem issues when it comes to the condition of their face. Overall I felt very light and fresh. Another plus with this product is that it had SPF in it to protect and shield your skin. I also felt as though my skin felt better after washing this off and wearing it for a day. I got a ton of compliments on how radiant my skin looked throughout the day and the scent of this product is really amazing.

Overall I would definitely recommend this as a splurge product and as much as I hate to say it, sometimes it is truly better to dish out the extra money and buy something way out of your comfort zone.

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