Wednesday, September 21, 2011

La Roche-Posay Tolereine Teint Review & Giveaway!

Not being a huge lover of compacts in the past, the mess factor puts me off, it's been quite a while since I've purchased one. Cue Lady Luck intervening, well her and the beauty brains that are Sinéad & Dee over on that saw me winning this baby last week. 

So what think I? Initial impressions saw me agreeing with the girls on the clinical look of the compact. It's not the prettiest, nor the most eye catching accessory to have in your mála, but I'm loving the large mirror for touch ups of every kind. 

La Roche market this new formulation as having 'New Exclusive Ultra Melting Texture' and you know what? It does. It glides on effortlessly, that'd be the 3D network leaving a homogeneous fine film right? Right. 

Dabbed straight on the colour appears dark
But blends beautifully 

This compact creme is aimed at 20-45 year olds and very unlike the Garnier B.B. offering seems to incorporate everything we're looking for in coverage, without drying out skin or appearing mask like.

I've noticed my skin can breathe easily through this formulation, which is more than I expected given the usual tendencies of compacts to cake. This lasts all day too, which rocks. Toleriane Teint provides SPF 35 protection, great news for those of us battling the dreaded crow's feet dancing a jig on their Súiles (not me, I'm only a chil').

Having received 3 compliments on my makeup in the first day wearing this it's safe to say I'm loving it. Available in 4 shades Ivory, Light Beige, Sand Beige & Golden, exclusively from chemists, for a not too extortionate €20, this is one I'm recommending.

So enamoured am I with this new discovery that receiving one as a press sample today from the oh so generous Paula my first instinct was to keep it to my face.

But that's just selfish, right? So, in honour of you lovely followers and in the spirit of sharing the love, I'm giving the new 'un to you.

Rules are simpler than ever & this time it's open internationally. Only stipulation is that you're a follower of the blawg through GFC (Blue doohickey on the right).

Leave me a comment below with your email address & will choose a winner on the 4th of October. Should you be under 18 & wanting this (You're gorgeous, you don't need it!) do please ask parent's or guardians for permission. 

Comp Closed Lovelies. 


Fiona L said...

Looks interesting! I wasn't too impressed with the BB cream either.

Can I enter?

Beyond Blush said...

I would love to win! Please enter me :)
GFC: OPI Addict

suziefloozie said...

would love to receive this it looks well good, please consider me im a sue too, pretty pretty please x

Unknown said...

I would love to give this a shot it looks deadly

Emz said...

Would love to try this!
GFC: Emz
Twitter: Emz_here

linda said...

Would love to try this
GFC- linda callaghan

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for something like this, so please count me in :)

Following on GFC via my twitter account: username venus__noire, name Miss B

Olga said...

It looks really great!

cornflakegirl said...

I like the look of this but just hope it's pale enough, count me in though.


Christina Anderson said...

I'd love to win. I just had a baby and suffer with PCOS so my skin is a state at the moment with loads of spots. My old foundation doesn't cut it anymore so i'm on the look out for a good replacement.
Christina Anderson

Sinead said...

Would love to try this.
GFC: Velveteen
Twitter: Velveteen2

Dollyrouge said...

This looks inneresting! Have been stuck in an EL Doublewear bubble for years. I really should give this a whirl! Rach x

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Claire said...

I'd love to try this! or @clairethefair86

Rebecca Smith said...

Awesome giveaway, hun!


pinkredsq said...

Hi !please enter me !!! :) I follow your blog through my twitte cc laura @pinkredsq

email thanks!

Edel said...

WANT!!! This sounds bleedin' brilliant!!

email = `

Following with GFC with the same name :)

betwixt beauty said...

Very up for trying this pretty out!

Stick my name in the virtual hat please! xx

PreciousPearlMakeup said...

awesome giveaway!!

GFC: preciouspearl
email: preciouspearlmakeup at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

please enter me! :) xx

Y said...

I love their skincare, I didn't know they had makeup items too! Cool!
Thank you for this opportunity,
GFC name is Y
and email is
Enter me, pretty please :)

Jasmine1485 said...

Thank you for a lovely giveaway, I'm a new follower via GFC (Jasmine1485) :)

kate1485 at

Unknown said...

I think i should win, cause i said so!

deefu xx

Nic, Strawberry Blonde said...

I didn't know La Roche Posay did make up either! Love to try this!

Thanks for being so kind and not keeping it to yourself :)

Nic xx

blathin said...

GFC via twitter @BlathinDePaor

Email is

Thanks! :)

Ria said...

I've tried the BB cream and it broke me out!
I'd love to try this!Count me in pretty please!
freeeedz at yahoo dot com

Thanks and have a lovely day!

Silverstargirl said...
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Ezzy said...

Never tried La Roche Posay.This review looks so promising :)

GFC: Ezzy
Email: lilbitssofeverything(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

Ooh yes please! (Sarah at cakeinthecountry dot com) I've been dying to try this..

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of this before but I'd love to enter.
GFC ct1980
Thank you!