Here is Lancôme Teint Miracle Compact, the fifth Teint Miracle product after the concealer pen, liquid foundation, cream foundation and translucent loose powder.
The cream foundation sadly isn’t and won’t be available here. Thankfully, this lovely powder foundation has arrived on our shores and will please those of you who love something lightweight for our humid climes.
When I was given a preview of this new product, I couldn’t get a clear shot of the powder pan. It wasn’t because of my camera; rather, the Lancôme rose imprint powder seemed to have a diffused, almost-blurred appearance. I later realised that this was due to the refined pigments in the product; the same optic ones that define the Teint Miracle liquid foundation.
I was also impressed by how soft and finely-milled the pigments felt on my skin when I swatched it.
Packaged in the same way as Lancôme Maqui Miracle Natural Brightening Creator Compact Foundation with the functional fitted click-on refill, it also comes with a dual sponge (the velvety side for application and the silky one for smoothing out the powder). The mirrored casing is quite a fingerprint magnet, though.
Labelled with the Teint Miracle tagline ‘Natural Light Creator – Bare Skin Perfection’ and created with the patented Lancôme Aura-Inside™ technology, this foundation seeks to recreate the natural radiance of perfect skin, making the complexion look like it’s lit from within.
Formulated and made in Japan, Teint Miracle Compact contains SPF 20 PA++ and is suitable for sensitive skin. The powder can be used dry or wet, depending on the desired level of coverage/effect but as a whole, it’s a light-coverage base product.
According to the brand, Teint Miracle Compact differs from Maqui Miracle in that it has moisturising properties with the inclusion of hyaluronic acid, as well as skin-soothing and antioxidant effects, thanks to rose extracts in its formula.
The brand says:
- Aura-InsideTM technology is associated to Micro-Rose FillerTM to leave skin more radiant and polished with every application.
- This rose-essence in formula combines selected extracts of three delicate roses for soft and fresh complexion: Rosa Gallica helps to soothe; Rosa Centifolia delivers antioxidant benefits to protect skin; Rosa Canina helps to keep skin nourished and supple.
- The 3-rose extract is enriched by the natural moisture-boosting ingredient hyaluronic acid which promotes and regulates perfect skin hydration.
- Both combined into an indulgent mineral rich powder sense skin’s optimal moisture sensation, leaving skin smoothed and refined with a moist, dewy touch that lasts all day.
After wearing this foundation several times, I’d say:
- Skin doesn’t look perfect or entirely flawless and it’s unlikely to correct skin imperfections.
- It does offer a soft-focus glow, making skin look healthy and natural.
- The powder casts a translucent veil that blurs minor imperfections; I love the luminous appearance that’s evident upon application.
- It feels and looks like second skin.
- People with good-to-excellent skin can use it alone just for evening of skin tone but it will not be sufficient if you require heavy coverage.
- The silky plane of the dual-sided sponge caresses the skin with an amazing glide, imparting almost-poreless coverage.
- A fibre optic brush like the MAC 187 skunk brush gives a more diffused look.
- It doesn’t stay the oilies; you will need to blot your skin along the course of the day.
Here’s a picture of me with Teint Miracle Compact on my face. (Please ignore the eye bags; this photo was snapped several hours after application and my undereye concealer had faded considerably!)
Surprisingly, despite the number of times I blotted my face, the powder foundation lasted, thanks to the Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer I’ve been trying out. I love the glow that the powder seems to impart, despite its sheer coverage.
Here’s another photo, where I’m wearing Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Sahara Haze.
This was taken a few hours (3?) after application and I believe I only blotted a couple of times. I like how even-toned my skin looks in this picture.
Lancôme Singapore recommends the combined use of the Teint Miracle quartet to achieve a flawless visage by pairing the liquid foundation with the compact for higher coverage, dusting with loose powder to further set the base makeup and finishing the look with the concealer pen.
With continued usage, the rose imprint becomes increasingly indistinct – interestingly, not so much in a depleted way but in a blurry, soft focus manner which I find fascinating. ;)
In Singapore, the refill is S$65, while the empty palette is S$27.
Image source: Lancôme Singapore