Back in 2010, Lancôme introduced a new technology to their foundations and came out with Teint Miracle.
Teint Miracle brings to the table a natural, light and lit-within luminosity, making it ideal as a go-to foundation on a daily basis or when I need a quick pick-me-up for errands.
But what if you wanted something a little more understated, satin-like skin with heavier coverage and a longer wear time?
Well you would be pleased to know that Lancôme is back in the game of long-wearing foundations with their newest introduction, Mat Miracle 24H Liquid Foundation.
Housed in a same bottle design as Teint Miracle, Mat Miracle comes with a frosted glass and black tinted cap to well differentiate it from the earlier release.
Just an interesting tidbit to note, incase anyone is curious, Mat Miracle 24H would be our asian version of the Teint Idole Ultra 24H that is released in the States. I do not know if the formulation is different but they are housed in the exact same bottle design with a different name.
This is Teint Idole Ultra 24H.
Mat Miracle serves as a reincarnation of Lancôme's discontinued Teint Idole foundation, except with an injection of modern technology and updated with times.
Made in Japan, Mat Miracle is non-comodogenic and also made with Asian skin in consideration.
Most would associate long-wear foundations with a thicker texture that sits heavier on the skin and may require some work to blend out. However you can toss those conjectures aside as the first thing I noticed about Mat Miracle when I had a blob of it my hand is how light the texture felt as opposed to what I was expecting.
It is not of an overly runny nature but it is relatively liquid with a tiny creaminess to it, allowing it to be blended and smoothed easily over the skin.
Due to the slight liquid aspect of it, you will find that it spreads well over the skin and you don't need to use much product for the entire face.
While the foundation does not dry that quickly, allowing you to work at it with your own pace, it does eventually settle to somewhat of a non-existent finish on the skin. For the long-wear factor, this foundation sits pretty light on without much tack.
If you are not a fan of setting liquids, you may actually opt for skipping the loose powder with this because of how it feels after the drydown. Though in our climate, I would still recommend sweeping on some powder to ensure that this lasts through our hot and humid days.
Needless to say, this foundation delivers pretty full coverage, easily evening out my skintone and concealing any mild blemishes.
The finish of it is not a flat matte, more of a satin and does not contain any sheen or sparkle within. It has the finish of skin yet with a toned down smooth canvas appearance, perfect for moments when you want your skin to be flawless, free of any dewiness or shine, and play up your eyes and / or lips instead.
If you have noticed in my other hand swatches, I do have light freckling across the back of my hands and this foundation has evenly concealed that.
I have worn Mat Miracle out a couple of times and adore how it wears on the skin, even over time in sweltering conditions (which seems to have disappeared these past few days?).
Though I am still forming my opinions about this and it is still too preliminary to review. On top of that, I have not managed to test its long wearing ability because I don't have an opportunity to wear makeup for an extended period of time.
Perhaps I would be able to fully test this out once I head back to work towards the end of March (boohoo).
In the meanwhile I wanted to put up this introduction to alert you guys about this upcoming product, incase I don't manage to churn out my review quick enough.
Mat Miracle will be available at Lancôme counters from April onwards.
I will update again with the retail price shortly. Thanks for reading!
Products were provided to me for review consideration.
I am not affiliated to them and all opinions expressed are my own.