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Lancôme DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup

What it is: An ultraversatile, multitasking powder and foundation in one compact. What it does: The Lancôme Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup is a powerful two-in-one foundation and powder that offers sheer to full, buildable coverage. It leaves your complexion feeling virtually weightless feel for a stay-put, natural matte finish. It can be applied to the face wet or dry —depending on the desired effect —and it’s great for touching up on the go, contouring and highlighting, makeup setting, color softening, and spot coverage. What else you need to know: Dual Finish is available in 25 shades for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
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Questions & Answers for Lancôme DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup

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Is this product oil-free?
I'm considering purchasing this powder/foundation, but I would like to know if it's oil-free? My skin is quite oily already and tends to break-out.
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
jennik
on DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup
6 answers
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answer 1
Here are the ingredients:

398182 - Lancome Dual Finish Powder Makeup
Ingredients:
Talc, Mineral Oil, Squalane, Zinc Laurate, Stearic Acid, Linalool, Geraniol, Glyceryl Stearate, Triethanolamine, Isoeugenol, Cholesterol, Coumarin, Aluminum Myristate / Palmitate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Farnesol, Limonene, Lanolin, Hydroxycitronellal, Petrolatum, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Parfum / Fragrance, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylparaben. May Contain: Mica, CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491, Iron Oxide CI 77891 and Titanium Dioxide.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
ericasw
(Palm Springs, CA)
answer 2
It contains mineral oil which is bad for people with acne prone skin.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
adrianne1
(Sherwood, Arkansas)
answer 3
This product is not oil-free. Mineral oil is in the ingredients.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Xina
(Calgary, Alberta)
answer 4
YES, this is Oil Free I have been using this for 10 years now, and I love it, I wet the sponge and apply it for the full coverage look and then apply the the powder puff over my face after and you can carry that in your purse for touch ups through out the day. Also I have just purchased Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer just to try but I will stick with Lancome Dual Finish, I am just to oily for any kind of foundation. Also this so easy and fast (like less than a minute no joke)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
djfish
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 5
It's not oil-free. I've asked the people that work there.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
maskara
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 6
the website as well as the product itself does not seem to say....but i have sensitive skin thats breakout prone and ive had no problems with it.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
browneyesreviews
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If I wear this with nothing else, will it provide adequate coverage?
I currently use loose powder that I apply with a brush. If I were to use this pressed powder as a foundation, would it apply adequate coverage (without using moisturizer spritzing water on)??
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
anniem
(St. Louis, Mo)
on DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup
5 answers
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answer 1
I use it with the enclosed sponge as my foundation on my t-zone which has some redness. It covers completely dry. I wouldn't use it over foundation as it is itself a full coverage foundation when used dry with the sponge. I'm not sure why it's called a finishing powder. I consider it a foundation since it covers my broken capillaries completely. By using it with a brush, you would have very light coverage. This product can also build. I use it over my serum and moisturizer. I've never tried it wet and wouldn't spray water on it. I don't use the enclosed puff, only the sponge applicator. It matches my skin tone so perfectly that I can use it only on selected areas of my face and it is impossible to tell I'm wearing makeup.
answered 10 months ago
summer5
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
That's how I wear it, just over my moisturizer, without liquid foundation. I apply it with a big face brush for a sheer finish, and use the sponge (dry) for more coverage. For me, personally, I don't like the way it looks when I wear it with foundation.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
madbint
(Cromwell, CT)
answer 3
I wear it with a little concealer for dark circles and blemishes..if you don't have those problems you'll be golden with just this product.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
FabLook29
(Victor, NY)
answer 4
This works great as an alternative to foundation. The coverage is excellent dry-I haven't tried it with a damp sponge but would probably be even better. I do use a primer that I think helps act to hold the powder better. Long wear, feels flawless. Used to use Shiseido but could not get it here or online easily so switched. This product color matches beautifully. You will not be disappointed. Do not use spritzer water.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
trudi
(Charlevoix, MI)
answer 5
I actually prefer this pressed powder without a moisturizer underneath. I feel it provides me with adequate coverage for a natural, non-heavy look.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
megawatts
(Redding, CA)
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If i have a fair to medium skin tone, with yellow undertones what color would be recomended for me to use?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(La Mirada)
on DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup
3 answers
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answer 1
Ecru II
answered 10 months ago
Snic0x
answer 2
I would describe my skin in the same way, and I use Matte Neutralle II.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
ahhhttack
(Cherry Hill, NJ)
answer 3
I would suggest Porcelaine d'Ivoire. It's not too pale, so you won't look chalky, but it's not too dark, either.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
madbint
(Cromwell, CT)
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Which one to use?
I am dark medium oliveskin tone, which one is good for me?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Staten Island, NY)
on DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
This is a magnificent product I have been using and loving for twenty years! Begin by determining your skin's own natural tone (warm or cool, pink or yellow). Then, try to match it exactly. Sephora has great swatches; Lancome's site has swatches which also may help. It's not at all uncommon to wear different shades in the summer and winter. Your best bet is to visit your local Sephora and test colors on a cleansed area of your jawbone in the strongest light possible, preferably daylight.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
My sister has the same skin tone and she uses the Matte Honey III, hope this works.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Janda
(Pennsboro, WV)
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If I have fair-medium light skin with some redness which color should I pick?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
annnnka
on DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
Definitely Rose Clair II
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
pepsisoda
answer 2
I would reccommend a yellow tone to balance the redness. Maybe Matte Sand or Matte Amande? You should really pop into the store for a color match the first time.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
mollyb951
(Temecula, CA)
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Color
I have somewhat fair, freckled skin with beige undertones what woud be good color choices with this product
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
egan
on DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
This is a magnificent product I have been using and loving for twenty years! Begin by determining your skin's own natural tone (warm or cool, pink or yellow). Then, try to match it exactly. Sephora has great swatches; Lancome's site has swatches which also may help. It's not at all uncommon to wear different shades in the summer and winter. Your best bet is to visit your local Sephora and test colors on a cleansed area of your jawbone in the strongest light possible, preferably daylight.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I have very fair skin (With cool undertones) and use Matte Porcelaine Delicate I. It works Great for me! Maybe one up (Or shade darker) for you might be good, but to give you a gauge I am very fair and use The Matte Porc. Del. maybe this will help :)
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
Dreamer
(Bradenton, FL.)
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What color?
I have medium skin tone, I live in Hawaii so I am always tanned. I have never used this product so I have no clue which color to pick.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
BeachWave
(Kona, HI)
on DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
This is a magnificent product I have been using and loving for twenty years! Begin by determining your skin's own natural tone (warm or cool, pink or yellow). Then, try to match it exactly. Sephora has great swatches; Lancome's site has swatches which also may help. It's not at all uncommon to wear different shades in the summer and winter. Your best bet is to visit your local Sephora and test colors on a cleansed area of your jawbone in the strongest light possible, preferably daylight.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
Pick the darkest that is closest to your skin tone, it will match well! I use Matte Porcelaine Delicate I, I have Very Fair skin and that color is perfect for me...The colors you see are true and coverage is the Greatest!-So don't go too dark!-maybe a shade lighter than you think you might need. I use the powder, as a foundation without getting sponge wet and get Great coverage just using it that way on hurried mornings!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
Dreamer
(Bradenton, FL.)
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don't know what color to buy in Lancome compact
I have bought the Lancome dual finish powder makeup before many times but I don't remember what color I need. My skin is light/medium without sun but I tan easil and will be n the sun this summer very soon. My hair is now platinum blonde and I have hazel eyes naturally. my hair is light brown with blonde highlights naturally. I dye my hair red, dark brown, blonde, highlights, etc. I just can't remember which color I use to use.
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asked 5 years, 3 months ago
DeannaLynn3
(Tampa, FL)
on DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
This is a magnificent product I have been using and loving for twenty years! Begin by determining your skin's own natural tone (warm or cool, pink or yellow). Then, try to match it exactly. Sephora has great swatches; Lancome's site has swatches which also may help. It's not at all uncommon to wear different shades in the summer and winter. Your best bet is to visit your local Sephora and test colors on a cleansed area of your jawbone in the strongest light possible, preferably daylight.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
With powder it's a lot easier to be a shade off or two. I would go with dark medium because since you will be tanning it will blend in.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
silvi123
(Austin, Tx)
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color
I wear the Lancome Duel Finish powder. The color in the winter is Matt Bisque II, but I cannot tell from this site the next darker shade - I use self tanner in the summer and this shade is too light.

Which share would be the next step up as far as darker?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(st louis mo)
on DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
This is a magnificent product I have been using and loving for twenty years! Begin by determining your skin's own natural tone (warm or cool, pink or yellow). Then, try to match it exactly. Sephora has great swatches; Lancome's site has swatches which also may help. It's not at all uncommon to wear different shades in the summer and winter. Your best bet is to visit your local Sephora and test colors on a cleansed area of your jawbone in the strongest light possible, preferably daylight.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
It would be something from the III line. I usually wear Matte Buff (II) but now that it is summer I wear Amande (III). Since Ecru is level I and is a warm color (that's what the little W means as opposed to the C which means cool) I am guessing your best bet would be Matte Sand. But it is hard to be sure without seeing your complexion in person.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
aebass
(Irving, TX)
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what color would I select.
IV-20 c is the color I wear in the liquid makeup. Which color is the same as this?
Also, can I use this for a foundation?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(channelview, tex)
on DUAL FINISH - Versatile Powder Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
I have always used Dual Finish instead of a liquid foundation. I have alwys foud foundation to be too heavy, whereas DF is light annd barely visible.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
msny3
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I'm not sure about the color, but you can definitely wear it as a foundation. I have some really bad breakouts (monthly) and on those days I just apply a little extra and it's not cakey and does not even feel heavy to me.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
KTKaits814
(furlong, pa)
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