Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Review

Monday, August 07, 2017 14 Comments A+ a-

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
Review


Hi Divas!


This is my long awaited Too Faced Born This Way Foundation review. Too Faced is my absolute favourite brand at Sephora. If I could own every Too Faced product ever sold at Sephora I would have lived a happy and full life. No jokes! When the foundation first launched, my heart was aching to get my hands on it. The foundation is described as a 'I woke up like this' coverage. Yes honey, sign me up for that FLAWLESS look! Before I move onto my review, I want to send a huge shout out to Kim from Avery Sweet Blog. I literally stalked her Too Faced foundation blog post till I was blue in the face. Read her foundation review here! I purchased my bottle at Sephora in Qatar. I had a strategy before I went in. After stalking Kim's blog post and figuring out my foundation shade, I decided to walk in Sephora with confidence, pick up my shade and walk straight to the till. Why am I telling you this, you may ask? Firstly, Sephora consultants are sometimes known to give people wrong shade advice. I know this because it has happened to me before. Some are not truly trained and end up guessing what your shade is, like the rest of us. Since I was in a foreign country I couldn't afford to make any shade mistakes with my Hard Earned Money and No Return Policy since I will be more than a 1000's of kilometres away in my own country when I finally break open the bottle. Hence, I did just that! I walked into Sephora picked up the bottle and walked straight to the till. NO REGRETS!

On to the Review:


Born This Way foundation promises to give medium to full coverage while still looking like a second skin. It claims to blur imperfections, and give an undetectable makeup base, hence the 'Born This Way' and I woke up like this' name and tagline. The product is infused with Coconut water to hydrate the skin, Alpine Rose to brighten the face and encourage elasticity. It also has Hyaluronic Acid for a smooth and vibrant appearance. The foundation is packaged in a gorgeous 30ml frosted bottle with a black cap and pump with touches of gold. Too Faced is known for their beautiful packaging and this product deserves full marks in that department. There are 24 shades in the range and I have it in Warm Beige. This is truly the most exact shade match I have ever had in my life. I usually struggle to find my true shade in foundations. I almost always have to mix and match base colours. This foundation shade matches my skin tone to perfection. When I apply the shade you cannot tell the difference between my neck and face, it just blends into one. I am super impressed. In Winter I do have to lighten it slightly. I would mix my Catrice foundation or my Peripera BB cream for a lighter colour.


The texture of the product is like a yoghurt. It is not too stiff and not too runny. It has a creamy consistency. I adore that the foundation has a pump. It definitely gives a mess free application. One pump is enough to cover the whole face for an everyday natural look. I usually do one and a half pumps for a full face. It covers well while still looking natural. With two full pumps it gives me super full coverage to the point where I don't feel like I need to wear concealer sometimes. I have applied the foundation with my hands, brush and a makeup sponge. My best application is with my hands. I prefer this method as I get full coverage while still looking natural. The sponge absorbs way too much product and this foundation is like gold to me so I cannot afford to waste a drop. The brush gives a lovely finish too. If I apply two pumps, I definitely buff it in with a brush for even coverage. On an everyday basis I use one pump and use my hands for a natural look. Once applied on the face it blends well onto the skin. It does not sit on top of the face giving a mask like appearance. It truly looks like your skin but better.


As you can see in the photo above my face looks flawless and so natural. I just love the coverage this foundation gives me. It feels so lightweight on the skin, yet covers dark areas and imperfections. The foundation dries down to a matte and sometimes semi matte finish, depending on your skin type. I have combination skin, therefore I always set my face with a powder. It blends well with cream products and powders too. It does not transfer or move throughout the day. I found that whether my face is dry, oily, or whatever moisturiser or primer I use, my foundation still blends effortlessly and sits comfortably on the face. I have no dry patches, or problems with it sinking into fine lines. I have worn this product in the heat of Summer and the cold chilly Winter and I have to say it has never given me any problems. The coconut water and hyaluronic acid truly help in giving a smooth, radiant and healthy face. It truly is remarkable. I once asked my mom if she could tell if I was wearing anything on my face. She said my face looked perfect but she couldn't tell if I was wearing foundation or not.

 Final thoughts:
There are so many mixed reviews online regarding this product. Many people love it while many hate it too. I am totally in love with it, cannot live without it spectrum. I have no idea why, but this foundation has truly worked well for my skin. I am going to come out and say it, this is my holy grail foundation. I have not used anything to date that has impressed me this much.I loved it so much that I bought a second bottle. If I ever get the chance I would buy a third bottle for safe keeping, LOL. Let me know your thoughts down below. Do you love or hate this foundation? Is it on your wish list? Thank you so much for reading.


Hope you found this review helpful.
Lots of love.
Divalicious Kisses
Xxxx


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Lynette
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7 August 2017 at 08:59 delete

This one is on my wishlist - it just sucks that we don't have a Too Faced store - and ordering from a third party might be tricky to match my shade. Meh. But it does look amazing on you.

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7 August 2017 at 09:06 delete

This foundation just sounds amazing!

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Saundy
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7 August 2017 at 17:14 delete

I haven't tried this foundation before, but it looks absolutely great on you. Looking very beautiful, Diva Desle :D. I would be keen to try this foundation on me.

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Bianca Smith
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8 August 2017 at 09:58 delete

Aaah the foundation looks so good on you. Would be a dream come true to have this in my makeup collection. Excellent review. XO

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8 August 2017 at 10:07 delete

Would love to try this foundation! It looks so nice on your skin. Great review. xxxx

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8 August 2017 at 16:04 delete

This one is on my wishlist. I'm glad you found your exact match, because it can get stressful when you're spending your money. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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Kim Alston
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9 August 2017 at 17:22 delete

Desle, you are just so awesome girl! Thanks so much for the shoutout and I'm so excited this foundation worked for you. I love it. I use it every single day. Their concealer is good as well, but I love Tarte Shape Tape even more. Too Faced also came out with a setting powder but I haven't read any reviews. Looks great on you girl <3

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Diva Desle
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15 August 2017 at 21:08 delete

It is truly wonderful. ☺️💗

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Diva Desle
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15 August 2017 at 21:08 delete

Thank you so much. It is definitely my holy grail. Hope you can get your hands on it too. 💗💗💗

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Diva Desle
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15 August 2017 at 21:10 delete

Absolutely!! I need to spend wisely. Let me know if you like it when you try it. 😁💖

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Diva Desle
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15 August 2017 at 21:11 delete

I know! I wish Too Faced was available in SA. I would go crazy in the store, LOL. 😂💖💖💖

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Diva Desle
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15 August 2017 at 21:12 delete

Thank you for the sweet compliment Saundy. Hope you can try the foundation soon. It really is lovely. 💕💕💕💕💕

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Diva Desle
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15 August 2017 at 21:13 delete

Thank you for reading Bianca. And thank you for the lovely compliment. Lots of love. 😘😘😘😘

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Diva Desle
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15 August 2017 at 21:14 delete

Only a pleasure Kim! I have not tried any Tarte products yet. I need to get on that train, hehehe. 😘😘😘😘

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