1 December 2015

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Hi everyone! So excited to be writing this post because it's a product I've wanted for ages, it's been so hyped about especially for people with dry skin so I had to get it and it is the Too Faced Born This Way foundation. I really love Too Faced but I only ever really use their eye shadows but they have never let me down with them, and when they released their foundation and everyone was talking about how great it is and perfect for anyone with dry skin I was so desperate for it! However in the UK I can only get it online, I buy Too Faced from Debenhams and I never have any issue with this usually as I tend to buy their palettes, so I was really wary of buying this foundation because I was scared I'd get my shade wrong as I couldn't test it out in person. So I caved recently and told myself to just get it, I usually use Findation to match me to new products but as this is a newer foundation it hasn't been added onto Findation yet. I basically had to scour the internet for swatches until I found one I kind of liked, I settled on Warm Nude and....I got it wrong! How annoying is it when that happens! The most frustrating thing is you can't send it back because you need to test it to make sure it's right and as soon as you do you can't refund it, I see Youtubers from America talking about how lots of shops let you return used products if they weren't right for you and it makes me so jealous! I absolutely loved the formula though even though the shade is too dark for me so I bought it again in the shade I was going to get and this is much better, I'm stuck with two of them now so I have put the other one on Depop in the hopes someone will take it off my hands.



The shade I have now is Vanilla which is better for me however it isn't as perfect as I would want it, but what can you do, I'm not going to buy a third bottle! I was so excited to get it though, the packaging is so gorgeous which is just expected from Too Faced really, they never disappoint. It's really girly in a really pretty pink box, the foundation is in a frosted glass bottle although this doesn't make it too bulky thankfully and I love the gold writing, it's just too pretty! Plus it comes with a pump which is a bonus as who really wants to buy a high end foundation AND a pump for it as well, so thank you Too Faced! 



I absolutely love the formula for this, it really did live up to the hype! I feel like if you have dry skin like me then you need this in your life! It's infused with coconut water to keep your skin moisturised, alpine rose to brighten skin's appearance and improve elasticity and hyaluronic acid to make your skin look smoother. For me having dry skin makes finding a good foundation really difficult because all the ones that work give a dewy finish, I love the dewy look however it's not what I want all the time and it felt impossible to find a foundation that kept my skin moisturised but also not full on dewy, just really nice radiant smooth skin and that is exactly what this product does. 


Too Faced claims this is a medium to full coverage foundation and I would definitely agree, it has a fairly thick consistency and when you blend it the coverage is really good, only thing is it took a bit more work to blend but once I had it covered up the majority of my blemishes, only the really bad ones needed some more concealer on them. I'm always wary of fuller coverage foundations as I never want to feel like I'm wearing a mask but I didn't get that from this product, it definitely didn't feel light on the skin and I could tell I was wearing make up however it didn't leave me feeling cakey. It says on the box that it will provide natural coverage, I agree with this and at the same time I don't, it did make my skin look like it was in really good condition however you could tell I was wearing make up so I wouldn't say you would think I just had really great skin, it did look like I had foundation on, this isn't necessarily bad though, my skin just looked so much better and way more flawless that it obviously was the foundation. It doesn't make you look like you have a ton of make up on though don't worry! 

Biggest bonus for me right now though is that with the smoother, radiant skin it also covered up my dry patches which is a huge feat for any product to achieve right now as my skin seems to have lost all moisture this winter! Also my red pigmentation on the lower section of my cheeks was basically coverage up which never happens with foundation I feel like usually it is just emphasized as there is also light texture on the pigmentation. 

This definitely isn't the cheapest foundation at £29 however if you are looking for a foundation to help with your dry skin, that is medium to full coverage and gives a really nice satin finish then this ticks all the boxes, I'm so impressed with it! Definitely could be my new favourite foundation, I will have to use it for a couple more weeks to see if it can replace the Luminous Silk foundation but it's looking good so far, let me know in the comments if you've tried this and what you think!
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  1. I've heard so many good reviews on this, I have oily skin though so maybe it would't be right for me! :( It sounds lovely though! x

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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    1. It's so good, I don't know how it would perform on oily skin but I'm sure it would still be great!x

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  2. I have such dry skin and always struggle to find a perfect foundation, I will have to try this

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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    1. You definitely should you'll love it, perfect for Winter as well!x

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  3. It sounds great! Thanks for the review♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  4. Sounds wonderful, I love the bottle however I don't have dry skin I'm a combination so I'm unsure on how this would work for me!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  5. sound like a good product
    great review
    http://weirdthoughts13.blogspot.in/

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  6. Oh wow, this looks like wonderful foundation. I love the fact that it has coconut water as well!
    You did an excellent review of this foundation. It's very detailed, which is what I love in a good review :)

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

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    1. Thank you! I know I've just bought the Too Faced Hangover primer which has coconut water in as well so I can't wait to try that!x

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  7. I know where you're coming from with regard to the frustration of needing to try a foundation first, though then not being able to return it! I'm glad to hear this isn't one of those instances though! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. It's so frustrating, it's so difficult to get it right when ordering online!x

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  8. I ALWAYS used to pick the wrong shade too, so I would either test it out beforehand or ask someone who has a similar skintone. This sounds great as there aren't many high coverage foundations for dry skin that give a nice finish, especially any with coconut water!

    Velvet Blush | Beauty Giveaway

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    1. I know I feel like I've been searching forever for a high coverage foundation aimed at dry skin but I finally found one!x

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  9. I pick the wrong shade even when I can test the foundations! I have been wanting to try this for ages! It sounds lovely! I have combination skin but it gets quite dehydrated in winter, as soon as I can get a counter that stocks it I think I will have to pick it up!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Me too I'm so bad at picking a shade, my skin colour changes so much between Winter and Summer as well which makes it even more difficult, you should definitely try it!x

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  10. Thats really nice. Never tried it. Ror this price I maybe expect a full coverage which I can mix with daycream to thin it down myself.
    But too faced is gorgeous anyway :)

    xoxo, Colli
    Win a Daniel Wellington at my Santa Claus Giveaway!!

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    1. I know they're probably my favourite brand!x

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  11. I'm always seeing this crop up on various different blogs, it sounds so good! There's so many foundations I really want to try at the moment but you've really tempted me with this!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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  12. I didn't know Too Faced did foundation! How gorgeous is that packaging? Sounds like it's a fab product, although I'd be too weary about ordering online - it's a shame you had to buy two, I hope someone buys the other off you! x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic
    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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    1. They did thankfully! I got it right the second time round at least!x

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  13. You've pretty much sold me on trying out this foundation, it's everything i'm looking for. x

    http://themakeup-gypsy.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. one of my next purchases

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  15. Thanks for this review, I've been looking to buy it and you're review has really helped my decision ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely buy it, it's so good!x

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  16. Great review - very detailed!
    I want to try this foundation

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  17. Girlie, it sounds amazing!!!
    I would definitely give the foundation a go. I never even considered a Too Faced foundation but now I do ;)
    Fab review!
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've wanted it for so long and it definitely lived up to expectations!x

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  18. I've read so many good reviews of this foundation! It seems amazing, although not sure whether it would work for my oily skin. Thank you for the in-depth review! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I don't think I've read many negative reviews on it, you're welcome!x

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  19. I have dry skin too so this is definitely on my wishlist but like you I'm worried about getting my shade match wrong. So annoying that we can't return products like they can in America x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I googled endless amounts of swatches before I got it right, it's such a pain!x

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  20. What an absolute pain that you got the shade wrong! It happens to all of us though unfortunately but like you say it's so annoying not being able to take it back! I've heard lots of people talking about born this way too so was interesting to read your review!

    Musings & More

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    1. I know I always get it wrong I definitely don't know my own skin tone well enough haha!x

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  21. You can probably return the wrong shade directly to Too Faced :) I'm really undecided on whether to pick this up as my face gets so shiny I'm not sure if the slight dewiness might make it worse! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  22. wow amazing blog post !!! loving your blogs :) keep up the great work :)

    would love it if you came and say hi
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    Jade

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