Monday, July 4, 2016

Too Faced Born This Way foundation review, before & after photos!

It can't just be me who has to fight with themselves not to break into song when they reach for their bottle of Too Faced Born This Way foundation...  But a foundation that has it's own theme tune in my head will always stand out among the dozens of bases in my stash.

So Too Faced want people who look at us wearing this foundation to think we were born this way and I am totally on board with that.  Sure foundation is all about faking good skin anyway!

The Born This Way foundation mixes makeup with skincare, containing coconut water and hyaluronic acid to help replenish and maintain the skin's moisture levels and alpine rose to brighten the skin's appearance.  And in terms of the makeup aspect, a little of the the oil free formula goes a long way, so go easy when you're applying it.

I was colour matched a few weeks ago in Debenhams by the Too Faced team and am the shade Nude, but I think I could've gone a shade lighter as my neck is really pale and I can't wear this without bringing it down my neck.  But apart from that, Born This Way and I are very very happy together.   In my rigorous testing (speedily first thing in the morning trying not to be too late for work) I found that the best way to apply it which gives me my perfect level of coverage is with a buffing brush.  Using a beauty blender applied a little bit too much product but if you're a fan of a high coverage foundation then by all means apply it that way.  For the day time, a medium level of coverage does me perfectly and one pump buffed into the skin leaves me looking like this.

Too Faced Born This Way Review Before & After Photos

It has a slightly thicker texture but blends easily into my skin, evening out my complexion and giving me a natural radiance, the likes of which makes me look like I've had a great night's sleep and wasn't woken up at 4.32am by Bailey puking and then trying to eat it again.

It's oil free, but I'd strongly advise anyone with oily bits on their face to apply a mattifying primer where foundation would usually break down as I find that without it, by lunch time, my schnoz is a beacon of light and I could guide ships into Dublin port with it.  Nothing that a bit of powder or blotting paper won't help, but it's worth noting.  I powder my foundations every day and still found without primer, it would break down on my nose and forehead, so a primer is a must for me.  I'd say it'll last longer on those with dryer skins

There's no SPF in this, making it a good choice for a going out foundation where you know you're going to be taking lots of selfies with the flash on.  But if you're wearing it out and about, you should definitely put on an aul SPF underneath it.

Too Faced Born This Way Review Before & After Photos

I haven't gotten as many lovely comments about my skin in a long time since I've started wearing it and while I would absolutely love to say to people that I was born this way, I think Snapchat has ruined the illusion for everyone.  I am naturally blotchy and red with blemishes and scars from spots all over the place but with foundations like this, I can totally pretend!

You can buy the Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Debenhams or online for €35.  I am hooked lads!


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