Review: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Too Faced is one of my favorite high end makeup brands.  They have the cutest packaging and their makeup is great quality!

Everyone has been raving about their new “Born this way” foundation and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!

Price:

$39 for 1 fl oz/30ml

Available in 12 shades.

I purchased mine in Warm Beige

Description:

What it is:
An oil-free foundation for natural-looking, full coverage and a beautiful, radiant finish.

What it does:
Born This Way is an oil-free foundation that masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin. For coverage so undetectable, you can’t see the makeup or the imperfections—just a natural-looking, luminous, flawless complexion. The revolutionary formula is infused with a potent combination of coconut water to naturally replenish moisture levels; nature’s resilient alpine rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity; and hyaluronic acid for a smoother, more youthful appearance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This cruelty-free product is formulated without gluten.

My Skin:

I have combination skin (oily t-zone and dry/normal everywhere else) and also have sensitive skin.

I have a medium skin tone.  Here are some of my foundation shades just for comparison.

Clinique 2 in 1 Foundation in Golden Neutral REVIEW

Covergirl 3 in 1 Foundation 842 Medium Beige & 855 Soft Honey

Covergirl Stay Luminous 855 Soft Honey REVIEW

Estee Lauder Double Wear 3N1 Ivory Beige

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 105 Natural Beige REVIEW

Mac Matchmaster 3.0 REVIEW

Mac Face & Body C3 REVIEW

Mac Studio Fix Fluid NC30

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin 30 Warm Nude REVIEW

MUFE HD Foundation #127

Nars All Day Luminous Medium 1 Punjab REVIEW

Urban Decay Naked Skin 5.0

Consistency:

This has a medium consistency.

Coverage:

This gives a medium-full coverage.  I was able to get a medium coverage with one pump of product and more of a full coverage with two.

Scent:

I didn’t notice any added fragrance to this foundation.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the packaging?  It comes in a beautiful frosted glass bottle.  I know some people despise glass foundation bottles, but I personally love them.  It makes the product feel high end and expensive!

It also comes with a pump (yay!) and the lettering is in a beautiful gold font.

Application:

I applied this both with a brush and a sponge.  It works really well both ways.

This foundation blends super easily and gives skin a beautiful, flawless finish.

The finish is definitely more dewy so if you have combination or oily skin you are going to need to set this with powder.

It also remained tacky on my skin throughout the day.  After a few hours, it seemed to settle in just a bit so it wasn’t as tacky.

It didn’t settle into my fine lines or pores and gave my skin a beautiful, almost air brushed finish.

I did notice a little cakiness around my mouth area and a little on my forehead.  I tend to be more dry there.  I just apply more moisturizer to those areas and exfoliate them before applying my foundation.

Another thing I noticed is this seemed to dry a shade darker.  I can work with the shade I purchased and it will be perfect once I get more sun, but just keep that in mind!

Wear Time:

This foundation held up really well.  I usually have my makeup on for about 10 hours every day.  It had minimal break down around my nose area, but that is where I get oily so it’s to be expected.

I did get shiny and oily while wearing this.  Because it is so hydrating, I knew there was a good chance of this happening.  I blotted my face and then touched up with a powder.

Overall Thoughts:

If I’m being 100% honest, this didn’t impress me the way I thought it would.  Everyone has been raving about this foundation and I was expecting something miraculous.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great foundation.  But it just wasn’t better than my other foundations.

I really can’t stand when a foundation doesn’t completely set and maintains that tackiness throughout the day.

I may save this foundation for the Fall/Winter months and use it then.  When my skin is drier it may do better with this hydrating and moisturizing foundation.

One thing that disappointed me was their lack of light and deep shades.  I think the lightest shade will still be too dark for some and their deepest shade really isn’t that deep at all.

It’s so disappointing when companies do this because it leaves out a huge demographic!  I’m hoping Too Faced will expand their shade range to include more people!

*UPDATE*

Too Faced has just released 6 new shades which include lighter and deeper shades!!!

Way to go Too Faced!!!

Have you tried this foundation out?  Please let me know your thoughts!  I’d love to hear what you thought of it!

Wishing you a beautiful and wonderful day!

xoxo Lizzie♥

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. rylie630 says:

    Great review! I have heard great things about that foundation!

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    1. Thank you! It has been getting great reviews!! And I am in love with the packaging. It is gorgeous!!

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  2. plus+beauty27 says:

    Great review! The packaging does look gorgeous! That’s great that they released more shades! 🙂 xo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you 🙂 I am so happy they did! I wish more companies would do the same!!

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      1. plus+beauty27 says:

        Yeah I know it! I’m pale myself so I am always looking at the lightest shades when it comes to foundations. You’re very welcome! 🙂 xo

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  3. Julia Brooks says:

    I’m dying to try this, ugh.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I was too. I’m so glad Sephora started selling it sooner than anticipated. I don’t think I could have waited much longer!!

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  4. Cat Forsley says:

    perfect review honey
    they are one of my fave brands too
    i think i may wait for fall to get this xoxoxoxoxo
    YAY TOO FACED is right xoxoxoxo
    Cat xo
    http://mylipaddiction.com

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    1. Thank you sweetheart. Too faced is such an amazing brand! And their packaging is to die for! Hope you are having a fantastic day!!

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      1. Cat Forsley says:

        yes xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxooxoxxooxoxxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxoxoxox

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  5. Carolyn says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for the color comparisons! I really appreciate that!!!! It’s so hard to find a perfect color match! Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You’re so welcome! I’m glad it helped! Thank you for your sweet comment 🙂

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