So how does a newbie in makeup like Burberry fare against long - time season titans in the foundation industry like Lancome? Lancome has ALWAYS been known of its beautiful and broad range of foundations to match any type of skin; young, old, wrinkled, spotted, acneic etc etc... whilst Burberry has taken a more conservative approach, having lesser shades, skin-specific (dry or oily) and from my personal perspective: Isn't targeted for those who want to cover up any flaws (that's for a concealer, mind you).
So in detail, how does one compare with the latter? Having stated the major differences, both actually have their major resemblance too which is very SHEER and light reflective. Others:
BBSF - Slightly thicker texture, yet buildable to get the right coverage. A little is more than enough to cover the whole face
LTM - Very thin, watery texture. I believe it’s oil-free, hence the consistency. However, I find it to be slightly tackier to handle since I’m constantly afraid that it would drip.
BBSF - Sheer, yet covers some of the dark spots on the face; almost invisible
LTM - Super sheer, but coverage can be higher than BBSF when built gradually.(You need to use quite an amount to get the right converage. However, you need to use primer to get it to ‘stick’ on your face properly
|Burberry Swatches - Courtesy of Cafemakeup.com|
BBSF - Limited; assuming they haven’t yet fully expanded
|Some of Lancome's Teint Miracle Swatch - Courtesy of musicalhouses.blogspot.com|
LTM - A wide variety of shades, and Asian-specific, which means a lot of yellow undertones. However, I don’t quite fancy the yellow undertones that the foundation provides. Made me look slightly darker. Hence I believe LTM may not suit extremely fair-skinned people (but then again, not many of us Malaysians are super fair right?)
4) Comparison of pictures with the 2 foundations
Pinkish Undertones. Loving it since it makes me look fairer. ha ha ha...
Yellowish undertones. But I personally love about LTM is that its so natural to be used outdoors
Comparisons between LTM and BBSF
Other plus points
LTM is much sheerer in texture, yet covers better when gradually built.
BBSF doesn’t actually cover your spots as well as LTM.
I prefer BBSF’s shade due to the pinkish tones. But, I’d say LTM’s more versatile.
BBSF = RM165
LTM = RM135
BBSF is creamier and LTM’s lighter. However, both are suitable for dry skin. OILY SKIN should avoid.
LTM has better staying power. You can go for matte coverage when used with a matte primer.
However, both emits beautiful glow when worn.
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