Product Review: Vichy Teint Ideal Powder Foundation

by Gio

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Name: Teint Ideal Powder Foundation
Brand: Vichy
Size: 9,5gr
Price: €28,00

From Vichy’s website:
Evens out the skintone and corrects imperfections.

What I liked:
– light to medium coverage, evens out the skintone and hides small imperfections
– luminous natural finish
– powder is finely-milled, smooth to the touch, and easy to apply
– helps absorb excess oil
– doesn’t dry out dry skin
– pretty and practical packaging
– good staying power

What I didn’t like:
– if you need full coverage, this isn’t for you
– only three shades available

What’s your least favourite type of foundation? Mine is powder. I never pay attention to them when I shop for a new foundation. Liquid formulas are just so much easier to apply and look more natural on. Powders, instead, if you’re not careful can give such an unnatural, cakey look! Ugh!

But I recently found a powder foundation that doesn’t do that: Vichy Teint Ideal. It was given me by a friend who has way too many foundations so the colour, medium, isn’t a good match for my skintone. It’s way too dark for me but, with only three shades available, I doubt I’d be able to find one that suited my pale skin. Isn’t it annoying when brands only make a bunch of foundation shades? What’s the point of creating a good formula if only a few people can use it? *sighs*

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Colour apart, the finish is very natural and slightly luminous without being shimmering. Coverage is only light to medium, so the powder can only even out the skintone and minimize redness and small blemishes. If you have stubborn dark circles or imperfections that require heavy-duty coverage, this will disappoint.

Instead, Vichy Teint Ideal Powder Foundation is more suitable for young women with oily skin who have pretty good skin to begin with. It will help them achieve a flawless look while absorbing excess oil. What if you have dry skin? The foundation didn’t accentuate the dry spots on my skin, and its absorbing properties didn’t dry it out even more. That’s good news, but I still wouldn’t recommend it to them. Why? Because dry skin would benefit more from a liquid, more moisturizing formula that can give them that little extra boost of moisture it so badly needs.

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The powder, which lasts more than 10 hours on my skin, is finely milled and smooth to the touch. It is easy to apply with the small square white sponge included in the compact, which fits well into all the nooks and crannies of the face. Like all sponges, though, it gets dirty pretty quickly, so it needs to be washed frequently. The rectangular compact also contains a big mirror which makes application easier wherever you are.

Available at: chemists’ shops

Available in only three shades, Vichy Teint Ideal Powder Foundation has a smooth, lightweight texture that provides longlasting, light to medium coverage to even out the skintone and hide small imperfections.

Rating: 4/5

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Gauri September 8, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Nice review dear 🙂

Gio September 8, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Gauri, thanks!

Chic Readings September 8, 2014 - 4:02 pm

I’m a liquid foundation type of girl but always open to try new things, too bad there is just three shades.

Gio September 8, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Helena, that’s a shame indeed. It’s a great formula but not many will be able to find a good match.

Trisha September 8, 2014 - 5:38 pm

I love that this doesn’t have very thick coverage. I prefer medium coverage for foundation. But only 3 shades? That’s weird.

Gio September 8, 2014 - 8:16 pm

Trisha, it is weird indeed. Why go to all the trouble to create a great formula if only a bunch of people can use it? Oh well, at least, if you can find a good match, it is well worth the money. 🙂

Janessa September 9, 2014 - 5:29 am

Only three shades? I thought seven was ridiculously insufficient enough. I guess you can use it to contour or darken your complexion for certain makeup looks!

Gio September 9, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Janessa, seven is very insufficient too. Three is so much worse! But it’s a great formula and, now that you mention it, would work well for contouring too. 🙂

Kiss & Make-up September 9, 2014 - 11:07 am

I’m not sure if it’s right for me, but what I’m reading and seeing here definitely sounds and looks okay.

Gio September 9, 2014 - 7:31 pm

Melissa, it’s a great formula if you like this type of foundation. 🙂

Sunny September 9, 2014 - 2:49 pm

I like light weight foundations and this looks really good with medium coverage.

Gio September 9, 2014 - 7:33 pm

Sunny, this one is pretty lightweight, and the coverage buildable. 🙂

[email protected] September 11, 2014 - 9:24 am

It has 3 things i love: medium coverage, light-weight and it’s Vichy 🙂 nice review 🙂

Gio September 12, 2014 - 7:40 pm

Anubhuti, I love the coverage too. It evens out the skintone quite well.


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