PER­FECT MATCH

Vogue re­view­ers are lov­ing lon­glast­ing foun­da­tion Lancôme Teint Idole Ul­tra Wear. Here’s why.

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“It’s not heavy like most other long-last­ing foun­da­tions on the mar­ket ... It leaves a nice, nat­u­ral glow” – BRITTANY FERDINANDS

The ul­ti­mate foun­da­tion, one that matches your skin tone, lasts through­out the day and has just the right fin­ish, is no­to­ri­ously tricky to find. Views on what works are also usu­ally highly sub­jec­tive, so when 96 per cent of Vogue re­view­ers – most of whom also hap­pen to be beauty bloggers – rec­om­mend the same foun­da­tion, it’s clear they’re on to some­thing.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ul­tra Wear, re­launched ear­lier this year to mark the 20th an­niver­sary of the brand’s cult clas­sic Teint Idole foun­da­tion line, has been up­dated with a new look. It still has the same iconic for­mula, which makes it easy to achieve a vel­vety, semi-matt com­plex­ion. Plus, Lancôme Teint Idole Ul­tra Wear will be avail­able in an im­pres­sively wide range of 40 shades at Myer from Septem­ber 3.

Vogue re­view­ers cite the choice of shades and the foun­da­tion’s last­ing yet nat­u­ral look and feel as high­lights.

“I would rec­om­mend it to fam­ily and friends be­cause it’s not heavy like most other lon­glast­ing foun­da­tions on the mar­ket,” says Brittany Ferdinands, founder of the blog

Brittany Daisy. “It leaves a nice, nat­u­ral glow rather than a thick, cakey fin­ish.” Reika Wang, founder of the blog Front Row

Beauty, agrees. “The for­mula is easy to work with and feels very light­weight on the skin yet pro­vides great cov­er­age,” she says. Josephine Eve, who posts @ josephine_ eve_

stylist, says: “I found that it was beau­ti­fully light wear­ing, durable and per­fect for flaw­lessly get­ting me through the day and still look­ing fresh in the evening.”

The ver­dict from Vogue re­view­ers is in: Lancôme Teint Idole Ul­tra Wear is a beauty musthave with a shade de­signed to suit everyone.

THE NEW SMOKY EYE TRANSCENDS TIME ZONES, MAK­ING IT THE UL­TI­MATE DESK-TO-DIN­NER COM­PAN­ION

and Ver­sus sim­i­larly fol­lowed suit, as did Chloé, where the look was based on pur­vey­ors of cool “Mar­i­anne Faith­full and Kurt and Courtney, who are my favourite peo­ple in the world”, ac­cord­ing to make-up artist Aaron de Mey. They all had their own up­dated take on beauty’s most en­dur­ing make-up look and led us to ques­tion: has the orig­i­nal smoky eye smoke-bombed?

Per­haps the pa­ram­e­ters of the smoky eye are be­ing re­fresh­ingly blurred. His­tor­i­cally, Cleopa­tra, the orig­i­nal poster girl for the smoky move­ment, rather re­source­fully used the min­eral mala­chite in lieu of eye­shadow and black khol to darken her lashes, herald­ing the birth of the smoky eye. El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor con­tin­ued the legacy with her peren­ni­ally per­fect smoked-out and winged lids. Nowa­days, how­ever, smoky can ac­count for the full spec­trum of smoked- out shadow, in ev­ery colour and tex­ture.

Lu­cia Pieroni schooled everyone around her in how to bring smoky eyes into 2017 at Ver­sus this sea­son. Hov­er­ing some­where be­tween painterly swatches and blurred-out colour, Pieroni avoided the ob­vi­ous choices – grey, black and char­coal – and in­stead of­fered up a spec­trum of up­dated hues. “So we’ve got three colours: an amaz­ing teal, al­most like those scarab bee­tles; then a re­ally gor­geous very bright navy – very beau­ti­ful – a flash of done-it-her­self, slapped it on,” says Pieroni back­stage at the show.

Per­haps this new wave of an­ar­chist ap­pli­ca­tion is in re­sponse to the pic­tureper­fect, not-a-lash-out-of-place beauty images we’re served up in so­cial me­dia posts. The nu­ance of our new smoke ad­dic­tion is that it’s de­lib­er­ately im­pre­cise and can be achieved with your ex­ist­ing make-up haul (no ‘smoky eye’ pal­ette nec­es­sary).

In fact, to hit the new smoky sweet spot – smudged, not blended, and not ex­tended be­yond the crease of the lid – one must forgo shadow al­to­gether. In­stead, reach for chalky kohl eye­lin­ers, which are best smoked out with a fluffy brush. Fin­ish with two or three gen­er­ous coats of mas­cara for a lived-in look Topshop Unique this sea­son. Make-up artist Lynsey Alexan­der de­lib­er­ately clumped to­gether lashes for a day-two ef­fect. “Make-up is a bit de­con­structed, lived-in; clumpy, left­over-mas­cara-spiked-to­gether lashes,” she says.

I’m re­minded of the new smoky eye’s ver­sa­til­ity on a re­cent trip to Paris. Al­most ev­ery other woman I clock in a restau­rant is sport­ing slept-in smoky eyes, as dark as their espres­sos, peek­ing out from be­hind bangs. And that’s the other ad­van­tage of this new look: while a tra­di­tional smoky eye may have been rel­e­gated to af­ter dark, the new smoky eye transcends time zones, mak­ing it the ul­ti­mate desk-to-din­ner com­pan­ion.

With the prom­ise of less ef­fort, I tested the the­ory. My usual beauty rou­tine is me­chan­i­cal, to say the least, and it takes a con­sid­er­able amount of ef­fort to scan past my trusty Bobbi Brown neu­trals pal­ette and head straight for an inky black kohl liner. The in­tense pig­ment and colour pay­off, usu­ally ad­van­tages when it comes to lin­ers, some­how feel a lit­tle harsh for my 7am com­plex­ion.

I start by cor­rect­ing my base, know­ing that no amount of eye make-up is go­ing to pop against a can­vas of blotchy skin. While squig­gling the khol liner onto the back of my hand – and try­ing to shut out the Iggy Pop con­no­ta­tions – I take a thin eye­liner brush and smudge it into the pig­ment. Us­ing the lash line as a guide, I push the pig­ment into the lids in small cir­cu­lar mo­tions and con­tinue, al­beit slightly more softly, be­low the lash lines. The re­sult is in­tense, yes, but it doesn’t look out of place in a morn­ing meet­ing – and it doesn’t give the im­pres­sion I spent hours per­fect­ing it. Be­fore head­ing to a work event I check it again in the of­fice bath­room at 4pm, bring­ing along a con­cealer stick, pre-empt­ing the char­coal mess that will have in­evitably made its way onto my cheeks. Sur­pris­ingly, although it does look a lit­tle more lived-in (eight hours more to be pre­cise), I need only smudge it out again with my fin­gers to bring back its pol­ish. As it turns out, this is one form of smok­ing I’ll be happy to take up.

LANCÔME TEINT IDOLE UL­TRA WEAR RE­VIEW­ERS FOR VOGUE, FROM TOP: REIKA WANG, OF THE BLOG FRONTROWBEAUTY; BRITTANY FERDINANDS, OF

BRITTANYDAISY; JOSEPHINE

EVE, OF JOSEPHINE_EVE_ STYLIST. LEFT: LANCÔME TEINT IDOLE UL­TRA WEAR WILL BE AVAIL­ABLE IN 40 SHADES AT MYER FROM SEPTEM­BER 3.

FROM LEFT: UR­BAN DE­CAY THE FIN­GER BRUSH, $42; CLINIQUE HIGH IM­PACT CUS­TOM BLACK KAJAL IN BLACK, $34; SHISEIDO INKSTROKE EYE­LINER BRUSH, $50; M. A.C PREP + PRIME 24-HOUR EX­TEND EYE BASE, $35; CHANEL OMBRE PREMIÈRE LONGWEAR CREAM EYE­SHADOW IN NOIR PÉTROLE, $52; SHISEIDO INKSTROKE EYE­LINER IN BK901, $45.

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