Foundation Trials

FoundationsI always love trying a new foundation. I do stick to my favourites but these wonders are improved all the time and our skin is forever changing (and getting older) so it never hurts to try something new.

If you have been a regular follower of Lucy Loves Me you will know that I love Clinique and having tried multiple foundations of theirs they can do no wrong in my eyes.

So I thought I would compare their latest addition to another new foundation on the market from Lancome and one from YSL which isn’t that recent, but I haven’t tried it before.

I wore each foundation for 3 days to compare how smoothly it goes on, what it looks like on my skin, and how it lasts throughout the day. To be honest, there wasn’t a huge amount of difference as they are all lightweight and gave my skin the dewy finish I like.


First up is the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation £35. FYI I use clean fingers to apply foundation for everyday wear as I am usually rushing around. I also use the  Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow face primer on top of my moisturiser pre-foundation. A primer / BB or CC cream is definitely a must before any of these foundations to keep your skin fresh throughout the day and I find it makes the foundation easier to apply too.

The YSL is very easy to apply with a silky texture and a light, fresh fragrance. It has a light coverage but you can build it up. It lasted all day but I did notice it had caked a little in some dry patches although it did look lovely and dewy for the better part of the day. The foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump so it’s super easy to use and will last for ages. My shade is Beige Rose 20.


A few days later I tried the new Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude £33.50 which comes in a nice plastic bottle similar to the Chanel Vitalumiere. It’s the updated version of their renowned Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation and, again is smooth to apply with a nice fresh scent. This was my husband’s favourite and I applied it particularly early one day as I had an early morning meeting and it did last for most of the day without having to touch it up. Again, a lightweight foundation which is easy to build should you want more coverage. My shade is 02 Lys Rose.


Finally, I tried the new Clinique Even Better Refresh™ Hydrating and Repairing Foundation £30. This foundation is unscented like all of Clinique’s products and comes in a small plastic squeezy bottle. The coverage is slightly thicker than the other two foundations but it also meant I used less of it – a little definitely goes a long way and it is easy to apply with a radiant finish. It lasted all day. My shade is CN 40 Cream Chanois.

I have to add my photos are not the best. I cannot take selfies for the life of me – the lighting is never right and I end up looking wild in the eyes (hence having my eyes shut in these photos). Hopefully, you get the gist of what the foundations look like on my skin.

In a nutshell:

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint
Glass bottle with pump
Light scent
Lightweight, buildable coverage
Radiant finish
Lasted most of the day

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude
Plastic squeezy bottle
Light scent
Lightweight, buildable coverage
Radiant finish
Lasted all day

Clinique Even Better Refresh
Plastic squeezy bottle
Medium coverage – heavier to apply than the others
Radiant finish
Lasted all day

If I had to pick just one of these then it would have to be the Lancome. The bottle is light and easy to carry, I love the radiant, long-lasting finish and buildable coverage. It’s a really close call though!

2 thoughts on “Foundation Trials

  1. emmareynolds98 says:

    I was checking out your foundation blog! I’ve heard that apparently one of the best foundations out there is just £1.99 from Boots Natural Collection! If you ever wanted to do a budget review…
    Just wanted to mention!

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