17 March 2013

Product Review: Lancome Teint Visionnaire

Starting to see beginning lines, wrinkles and increasing pigmentation, I am always on the lookout for new and great anti-ageing products, so I was very excited when I was asked to trial the new *Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Foundation. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:

Lancôme Teint Visionnaire combines a coverage corrector and make-up in one foundation to reconcile perfect skin coverage and natural finish. The high-coverage corrector seeks to correct spots, dark circles and imperfections. The liquid foundation naturally evens out the complexion, visibly improving pores and wrinkles, providing full coverage with a natural finish. Available in 12 shades.

RRP: $65 – Available from Lancôme counters.

What I Say:
The new Lancôme Teint Visionnaire not only combines a corrector and a foundation, it is a treatment foundation which is enriched with the perfecting power of Vissionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector's star molecule (LR 2412). The (LR 2412) is designed to activates the skin's defences and healing process, and  Lancôme claims that day after day, it refines the surface texture, smoothes and improves wrinkles and pores, and fades irregular pigmentation and naturally evens out the complexion flawlessly. The foundation contains a 2% concentration of the (LR 2412), while the serum contains 4%.

In other words, a product that works on your wrinkles and pores while covering covering imperfections. What’s not to love!

Having combination skin, increasing pigmentation as well as some scarring from past acne, I need a foundation that stays matte and doesn’t slide of my face half way through the day, as well as one that provides sufficient coverage to hide my pigmentation and scarring. And as soon as I applied the Teint Visionnaire, I was instantly impressed.

Step one of the Teint Visionnaire is the Targeted High Coverage Corrector, which is housed within the lid of the foundation – how handy is that!

The corrector has a good level of coverage, and blends easily with the foundation. To be able to blend out the corrector, I found that the corrector was easier to apply if I warmed it slightly between my fingers first. The corrector is enriched with Vitamin CG, known for its brightening action. The corrector easily helped disguise the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, and also effortlessly cover any blemishes or imperfections.

Step Two is the Complexion Perfecting Foundation. I found that the foundation glides over the skin and blends effortlessly giving it a medium to full coverage, while visibly smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. It leaves my skin with a satin finish, super soft, smooth and hydrated and looking radiantly glowing and youthful, without looking 'overdone'. The Foundation is very lightweight considering the coverage it offers.

Even on my combination skin, the foundation lasts quite well, and while I do need to powder powder my T-zone in the early afternoon, I certainly do not need to reapply. When used in combination with a primer, it easily lasted all day, no touch-up required. The foundation stays true to its colour, and does not change during the day, which is sadly often the case with some foundations. And what’s even better for ageing skin, is that it doesn’t ‘fall into the creases during the day, and hence not accentuating any lines and wrinkles.

The Teint Visionnaire is easily applied with fingers or a sponge, although I found that I got an even nicer finish when I applied it with a foundation brush.

In terms of coverage and staying power, I found that the Teint Visionnaire is very similar to the Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation.

I tried the colour 04, which I have to say was sadly a touch too dark for my skin, even in spite of a bit of a summer tan. However, I use colour 04 in Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation, which is a perfect match to my skin tone, so I think it is thereby fair to say that the colours in the Teint Visionnaire are slightly darker, so just a word of caution before you order one.

The Teint Visionnaire has a little bit of a chemical scent, which is however still quite subtle, and disappears almost immediately after application. As an added bonus, the foundation comes with an SPF of 20.

The foundation comes in a 30ml glass bottle with the large compact concealer held in the lid, along with a mirror. The design of heavy glass jar makes it look very luxurious, although the packaging itself is rather bulky, and so in spite it being very user-friendly, it is not so handy for bringing with you for touch-ups on the go. The foundation comes with a pump, which I do like, as it is easy and also very hygienic.
According to clinical trials, Lancôme claims that after 4 weeks of use, wrinkles are reduced by 10%, dark spots are reduced by 17% and pore size is reduced by 8%, while after 8 weeks of use, wrinkles are reduced by 22%, dark spots are reduced by 29% and pore size is reduced by 17%.

Have I noticed any of these improvements in my skin after using the foundation for a few weeks? Well, I haven't been using it long enough to see any major improvement, although in the end  of the day when I removed my makeup, my skin felt so soft and hydrated, almost as if I had just removed moisturising mask.

So all in all, I think that this is a fantastic foundation that for me ticks all the boxes, and I really like the included corrector, but even more so the inclusion of the anti-ageing benefits, and that it thereby is concealer, foundation and skincare in one. So if you like me are looking for an anti-ageing foundation, with a medium to full coverage, then I’d definitely recommend that you try it!!
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of this new corrector and foundation from Lancôme? What’s your favourite foundation and corrector? And what’s your favourite Lancôme product?


  1. i would love to try it one day :)

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    1. It really is lovely, and I find that although it is $65, you also get two premium products, so its not so badly priced after all!

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