I have to be honest and say that I was more than a little bit wary of La Roche-Posay's new cream foundation, Toleriane Teint. Compact cream foundations drag up questionable memories of my early teens, where girls would slather themselves, lips included, in Max Factor Pan Stick (remember those?!) and Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish. I will admit to giving in to the peer pressure and buying a Flawless Finish compact back in the day but, the results left me so scarred that I have steered clear of cream foundations since.
However, I can report that compact creams have come a long way since I was a wee lass (all of seven years ago, mind you!) and Toleriane Teint is far from the death masks that Pan Stick and Flawless Finish used to create!
The consistency of the foundation is gorgeous. It's a light, silky cream that is being marketed as ideal for dry and sensitive skins. It features a unique "ultra melting" texture which allows the foundation to blend with your natural skin tone and texture. It doesn't completely blank out any natural colour in your skin or make you look like a zombie which is mainly how it differs from the cream foundations of old. I found that it did tone down redness in my cheeks but, I could still see my freckles through it which was nice and kept me looking alive. It also has SPF 35 which, even in the winter, is very important.
I will say that the choice of shades is limited; four to be precise. I really could have done with the palest shade, Ivory, as this shade Light Beige, is just too dark for daytime-wear (It would be perfect for a night out or with fake tan though). This is really a shame as I would love to wear this foundation to work because it is so long-lasting and well-wearing but, I will just keep it for evening-wear.
|Swatched (L) and Blended (R)|
Toleriane Teint is available from pharmacies nationwide for a very respectable €20.
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