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Replacement for Lancome Photogenic Lumessence??

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Arianrhod Wed 05-Apr-17 15:59:21

I've used this foundation for a few years now, never found anything else that works so well on my skin (very fair with daaark circles under eyes), but I just went to buy some more as I've almost run out and was horrified to find they've discontinued it, and I can't buy it anywhere! sad Can anyone recomment anything very similar please? I use the '02 Lys Rose' shade; I've tried Teint Miracle and find it way too thin, it just doesn't cover the dark circles or give as nice a finish.

I know you can still buy it in the US, but they have weird non-corresponding shades and I can't work out the equivalent, otherwise I'd just buy it online and have it sent over!

Recommendations please??

Aridane Wed 05-Apr-17 16:04:53

Try Lancôme Customer Services?

Arianrhod Wed 05-Apr-17 22:30:31

I asked, they recommended their Teint Miracle, even after I'd said it's no good for me sad

Deathraystare Thu 06-Apr-17 08:30:41

Other than that - if you have any left try getting a math at Cosmetics a la carte who can custom mix for you.

Arianrhod Thu 06-Apr-17 09:38:07

Thanks Deathray, I hadn't heard of them, I shall go and have a look!

Nobody used to use this one though, and now recommend something as good??

MonkeyGoneToHeaven Thu 06-Apr-17 09:45:12

I used to use Photogenic Lumessence until I went on maternity leave and had to reign my spending in a bit. I swapped to Bourjois Healthy Mix and I think it's just as good, so much so that now I am back at work I am still using it.
It's only about a tenner so not the end of the world if you try it and don't like it.

Arianrhod Thu 06-Apr-17 10:16:19

Thanks Monkey, I'll have a look! Problem I'm having is that I can't get into shops, so trying to find out what the equivalent of my normal shade is in another brand of foundation is going to be ... interesting! Wish there was a series of comparison charts online!

EnidButton Thu 06-Apr-17 14:04:43

Do an image search of your old foundation and shade and someone might've searched it along with other foundations so you can compare.

Lancôme have reformylated their teint idole 24hr foundation and brought out new shades. They give out generous samples if you can get to a counter.

Sali Hughes raves about Guerlain gold fluide foundation and Suqqu cream. Both are pricey if you can't test first though.

There was somewhere that you put your shade in and it told what shade you'd be in other foundations but I can't remember what it was called. Hopefully someone else will know,

EnidButton Thu 06-Apr-17 14:05:01

*swatched it

EnidButton Thu 06-Apr-17 14:10:34

Hmmm, a search doesn't bring up any swatches sorry.

Arianrhod Thu 06-Apr-17 14:16:43

Thanks Enid, I had tried the image search hoping for the exact same thing as you suggest, but couldn't find anything. The bizarre thing is that Lancome still sell this in the US but their shade names (and range) are all different to the UK's, so I don't know what the equivalent of mine would be. I did email to Lancome customer service to ask them, but that one they never bothered to answer! But I'd just as soon find a suitable alternative over here anyway, I don't want to be tied to always having to get my foundation from the States.

I really can't get in to any store, unfortunately, otherwise I'd just hit my nearest huge department store, foundation in hand, and ask the counter staff! I did try the Lancome Teint Miracle product, but found it entirely too thin (to cover my dark circles, didn't need to cover up anything else), unfortunately. Bit of a waste of ££ sad

That swatch service would be brilliant if it had this foundation, what a shame it didn't. Thanks so much for looking!

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