Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation Stick: A Review

“You know how it is when you get back with somebody you’ve loved. It felt better than it ever was, better than it ever could be again.”- Junot Díaz 

Lancome teint idole 510 530

Hello my name is Nana and I’m a foundation junkie.

I absolutely did not need to make this purchase but boy am I glad I did. I’ve used it almost everyday since I bought it over a month ago. I’m having a bit of a stick foundation love-in at the moment (as seen in my last post) and they’re so easy and mess-free to use.

The Lancôme stick is the most weightless foundation I’ve used. It really feels like I have nothing on my skin but the coverage is excellent. I would characterize it as a medium-coverage foundation but it can be easily built up to full coverage depending on how much you use and the tool with which you use to blend it. I’ve tried it with both a brush and a sponge and I like the finish I get with the beauty blender best. It gives a lovely natural, skin-like finish that’s perfect for all times of the year.

Lancome teint idole stick swatch 510 555

“510” and “555” in sunlight (L) and indoors with flash (R)

I bought the stick in “510”, rather than the “530” I usually am in Lancôme foundations since Winter means that my skin has lightened. I was also given the stick in “555” after I had already bought the “510” and since “555” is much too dark for me, I’ve been using it as a contour shade and it works well for that purpose too.

The stick comes in 20 shades, which is fewer than the 35 shades available in the liquid teint idole ultra foundation, but there is still a good range for most skin tones.

The stick also comes with an SPF of 21 and it’s oil-free. The stick formula ensures precise application and it glides beautifully onto the skin.

My only con is the size of the product. It’s 0.31 oz, which is significantly less than the 0.44 oz of the Make Up For Ever foundation stick but puts it on par with the Bobbi Brown foundation stick (which I also think could be bigger) and at $42, it puts it in the same price range.

Lancome teint idole foundation stick 510 555 on dark skin

The foundation in action

Continue below to find out the rest of the products on my face:

On my face (from what I can remember as this pic is a month old :-/) :


Lancôme teint idole stick in “510”

NARS radiant creamy concealer in “amande”

Sacha “buttercup” setting powder

NARS blush in “Taos”

MAC mineralize skinfinish in “warm blend”


Tarte Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow powder in “rich brown”

Kat Von D Shade Light palette

Pat McGratch “Gold 001” pressed pigment

Kat Von D ink liner in “trooper”

Marc Jacobs velvet noir major volume mascara


MAC Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick

I really am very fond of this foundation and I highly recommend it. The Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick is available at Sephora for $42.

Nana Adomah


8 thoughts on “Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation Stick: A Review

  1. Thanks Nana for the review. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find this stick foundation in France. 😢😢😖
    I will find a way to have my hands on this beauty.


  2. Amazing! It looks really natural on you. I’m definitely going to check this one out. I tend to avoid stick foundations because they never agree with my oily skin. Was this an issue for you?


    • Not really but my skin tends to be less oily in the Winter and I did use the BECCA poreless priming perfector with it so my oil was more or less contained to my t-zone. Tbh I’ve given up and tend to embrace the “glow” these days lol.


    • Ah this is such a difficult question to answer because it depends on so many things. The one I’ve loved the most in the past year or so is BECCA’s ultimate coverage complexion creme. This was so hard lol!


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