Sunday, 3 May 2015

Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation Review

Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation
I picked up the Vichy Teint Ideal cream foundation in McCabes pharmacy about 3 weeks ago Link! Over the years, I have used a few different things from Vichy: mainly moisturisers and sun creams and I've never had any reactions to their products. I was particularly interested in trying this foundation as Vichy are known for their skincare, so I thought their makeup range may offer skincare benefits too.

Usually my skin would be dry/dehydrated - at the moment it's more normal/dehydrated, but still remains sensitive as ever. A few weeks before I tried this foundation, my skin had been reacting to something I was using - which was strange because I hadn't really been using anything new on my face. When I say reacting, I had lots of tiny little bumps under my skin, mainly on my cheeks. I was running out of my Bourjois healthy mix foundation (check out my detailed review here) so I decided I wanted to try out a new foundation. After I saw Siobhan from LetzMakeup do a review of Vichy's Teint Ideal cream foundation, I decided to give it a go!
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation
The Teint Ideal range is the latest offering from Vichy. There are three illuminating foundations, a fluid and a cream - both of which come in five shades as well as a compact powder (which itself comes in three different shades). There are also two concealers in the range - an illuminating concealer which is a liquid illuminator for the face, as well as a roll on concealer which is a liquid corrector for under the eyes.
The fluid foundation is aimed at people with normal to oily skin, and is said to leave a luminous velvety finish on the skin. The compact powder foundation is for those who want a luminous semi-matte finish to the skin. And finally there is the illuminating cream foundation, which is the one I went for. It's aimed at people with dry skin and is said to give a luminous velvety finish to the skin.

Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation
I went for shade 25 sand which is the second to lightest shade. The texture of this foundation is quite thick - similar to (but not quite as thick as) the original Laura Mercier silk creme foundation. However, I feel that the Vichy foundation feels more moisturising and although it has quiet a thick texture it feels light on the skin. I would say this foundation offers medium to full coverage and is definitely buildable - however does not look cakey (no matter how much I apply).
The finish of this foundation is described as a luminous velvety finish. I would more describe it as having a luminous, radiant slightly dewy finish. I have been applying and buffing it into my skin with my Sigma F80 flat top kabuki brush. To set the foundation, I have been using a very small amount of the Laura Mercier loose translucent powder. The wear-time is really impressive as it lasts all day (9 hours +).
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation (amount needed for one application)
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation (amount needed for one application)
This cream foundation is said to have liquid light technology, which means there is extremely tiny shimmer particles dispersed throughout it. I know reading that there are shimmer particles in the foundation may put people off, but I can promise you there is absolutely no visible shimmer in it. I am assuming the liquid light technology is what gives the skin the radiant finish. The foundation also has vitamins C and E in it, which again can help the skin look more radiant.
There are no parabens in this foundation - it is tested on sensitive skin, contains SPF20 and is hypoallergenic (see full ingredients list below)
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation Ingredients list
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation Ingredients list
Since I started using this foundation, all of the bumps under my skin have cleared up - meaning my skin is now smooth. I still don't know exactly what was causing the reaction, but at least my skin has now cleared up (Just a little side note): I thought it was worth mentioning that I started using the First Aid facial radiance pads soon after I started using this foundation - so they may have also helped improve the texture of my skin (I will talk more about them in a separate post, coming soon!)
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation Applied
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation Applied
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream Foundation Applied
Vichy Teint Ideal Cream foundation Applied 
If I had any complaints about this foundation, I would have to say I'm not a fan of the packaging. I really wish it came with a pump - like the fluid one does. I find them less messy and also it's easier to measure the amount you need per application with a pump, as opposed to having to guess every time with a squeeze tube. My other complaint would be that the shade range is a little limited.

In saying all that, this is definitely the best foundation I have ever used. It provides excellent buildable coverage but yet feels light on the skin and doesn't look cakey. And although it isn't exactly what you would call inexpensive - at €22.50 - it's by no means the most expensive foundation I've tried. I would recommend it to anyone with normal/dry skin.

Please note I purchased all of the products mentioned. The above links are not affiliate links.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and found it useful!

LL




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