Sunday, 12 January 2014

Lancome Miracle Air de Teint

At Sephora France, I received a card sample of Lancome's upcoming new Miracle Air de Teint Perfecting Fluid Matte Glow Creator SPF15 which will debut on 20 January.

It purports to offer visible perfection as light as air. The glass bottle packaging with a dropper and formula are similar to Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup, with L'Oreal Magic Nude being the drugstore equivalent. (Both Armani and Lancome are made by L'Oreal, which has a habit of recycling product ideas across its brands.)

Miracle Air de Teint has a thin, runny consistency that spreads with a lot of silicone-y slip on the skin. The coverage is sheer to medium with a soft satin finish.

Comparing the list of ingredients of Air de Teint (above, apologies for inadvertently ripping part of it while detaching the card sample) with Magic Nude (below), the two are highly similar, being loaded with a variety of silicones. Denatured alcohol is also high on both lists, which could cause sensitivity for some people. Unlike Magic Nude though, Air de Teint contains a couple of skin-beneficial moisturising ingredients like rosa canina fruit oil and ruscus aculeatus root extract. This is probably to help justify the much higher price tag. Armani Maestro also has a similar ingredient list, with the addition of bitter orange flower oil and nelumbium speciosum flower extract.

Below are comparison swatches with Magic Nude #100 Porcelain. Miracle Air de Teint 03 Beige Diaphane is a tad too dark for me.

The pic above taken indoors with natural daylight while the pic below was taken under artificial lighting.

Air de Teint did not impress me much as it did not fully cancel out the redness in my skin. It also fell short in terms of camouflaging skin unevenness and large pores, especially those on my cheeks. It did not emphasise dry patches on my skin like Magic Nude did, as I made sure my skin was properly hydrated with Ren Vita-Mineral Day Cream beforehand. My T-zone started to show shine after an hour despite the dry winter weather. Overall, I think this would work better for normal skintypes that do not need much coverage.

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

I love you lip color here! What lipstick did you use for this fotd?