(slightly sheepish) Hello guys,
I know I haven’t written a blog post in pretty much a month but I have missed it pretty much every day life has just been far too hectic. My due date is now 2 weeks and 1 day and she has been teasing us for the last couple of weeks with an early appearance (we thought she would as Leo was dead on his due date and the second is supposed to be earlier than the first. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks trying to juggle with being on bed rest, having a pretty gnarly sickness bug for an entire week and still trying to run a household with a one year old so you can imagine how my life has been. But I’m back and will hopefully be pretty consistent with my blog uploads as I have finished sleep training with leo, who is now in his cot in his bedroom at night sleeping from 8pm-7am. Anybody who follows my blog posts will understand how this is a massive leap as a month ago we were still co-sleeping from 11pm-9am every day and it was killing me.
I’ll do a update blog to let you all know everything that’s going on with the baby next time but for now I cannot hold my tongue on a product review I have been wanting to do for a while. The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation is the first high end foundation I have ever bought myself and I was genuinely so excited to finally have something boujee which would cover my freckly face and make me look like all of the makeup guru’s I spend hundreds of hours a day watching. Unfortunately it didn’t work out quite like that.
So for £32 this is a pretty pricey foundation (probably not for everyone but my heart hurts if I buy anything for more than £7 without a buy one get one free offer) and I decided that if I was going to do this then I would do it properly. I had my birthday money in hand and my fiancee was in charge of the toddler whilst I quizzed every lady in boots. I had a pretty good idea of the top few that i wanted to choose from but wanted to be colour matched and try them out for myself and in the end spoke to a woman who was running the lancome stand. I pretty much from the get go told her that she’d need to pick me out the lightest and most yellow toned foundation that they had and she quickly (although somewhat condescendingly) colour matched me to 005. No problem. It looked lovely on my skin and I bought it immediately.
Unfortunately it didn’t turn out quite like that, once I had taken it after a full face application I quickly realised how much this product oxidizes on my face, to the point where after about 10 minutes of applying a full face my face was about 2 shades darker, blotchy as anything and had a curious orange undertone. I initially thought that it was my translucent setting powder but after applying to my hand realised that it was the foundation itself. Do you know how heartbreaking that is, It was pretty much unwearable and to be brutally honest, I really do not plan on wearing this foundation again. I thought that spending a few extra Dolla billz and researching i would be able to find a nice foundation which when covered over my freckles gave me a flawless finish as opposed to looking like I was standing next to a muddy puddle when a bike went past but unfortunately I was wrong.
The only good thing i can really say about this is that the packaging is gorgeous, weighty and i love the frosted bottle. The smell is also rather charming with a gorgeous almost sun cream smell but I’m not sure if I’m enjoying it so much because my pregnancy makes me do weird, weird things so I’ll have to update you once I’ve popped out the baby.
Hopefully you enjoyed my blog post and hopefully I get the chance to speak to you all before the new arrival,
Let me know if you’ve found any nice full coverage foundations recently?