16 September 2015

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Review

Dewy foundation for oily skin is a rare thing.  It’s a rare thing for me at least!  I always find that ‘glowy’ foundations more often than not turn into oil slicks.  I have to constantly strategically powder my face to retain some glow without looking like an oily mess.  It’s almost not worth the hassle.  I’ve been trying out the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation the last few weeks.  I always manage my expectations so I’m not swayed by claims of the product.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Warm Beige Review - Aspiring Londoner

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation (£29) is oil-free and formulated with coconut water and hyaluronic acid to retain moisture and keep your skin hydrated.  It also has Alpine Rose which helps to brighten the appearance of your skin.  I wear the shade ‘Warm Beige’ which has been a perfect match.  It comes in 12 shades which isn’t a lot, but there is a good mix, it can do with having a few more darker shades in my opinion.  I really like how seamlessly the colour blends in.  It didn’t oxidise on my skin at all.  The consistency of the foundation is creamy and it it’s super blendable.  You can really buff in the product to look like your skin.  I love applying this with the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush.  I saw Sam (Pixiwoos) do this in her videos, and it’s a great tip – I’ve hardly touched the buffing brush.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Warm Beige Review - Aspiring Londoner

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Warm Beige Swatch - Aspiring Londoner

Back to the foundation, it’s packaged in a frosted glass bottle and comes with a pump.  It’s good packaging, definitely a little clunky, but I like my foundation bottles to be sturdy.  I take about half a pump and that’s enough for my full face.  I would say it’s medium to full coverage.  You might be able to get a light coverage if you mix it with moisturiser, although I haven’t tried this.  Just the formula feels like it’s versatile enough to work with anything.  It has a satin finish and wears evenly through the day, i.e. doesn’t slide around on my face.  Straight after application, my skin looks even and has a dewy glow where you expect it.  I ever so slightly powder my t-zone.  And I mean ever so slightly.  About lunch time, it’s still there and looks even better!  After about 9 hours, it gets a tad oily, but nowhere near what other dewy foundations look like.  I can still get away with not touching up!  I’ve worn this without powdering at all and it wore beautifully all day – although it didn’t last as long.  After about 8 hours, I did look too shiny, but considering it’s a glowy foundation – that’s a win.  This foundation definitely deserves a place in my Best of Too Faced Cosmetics post.

The best thing about the Too Faced Born This Way foundation is that how bright and awake I look.  I always read the press release after I’ve tried a product to really form my own opinion first without bias.  So that Alpine Rose must be working!  You can notice the brightness straight after application.  I look like I’ve had 10 hours sleep and possess the best quality skin in the world!  I’m just smitten! 

Will you be picking up the Too Faced Born This Way foundation?  What's your favourite foundation right now?  Share recommendations in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!

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Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes.

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