too faced born this way foundation review

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Review

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I am seriously loving the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. Finding the right foundation isn’t always easy especially in this fast-changing world of makeup. The minute you think you’ve got your makeup routine and makeup products sorted, a ton of new products come out or your skin reacts to the products you are using.

You need to stay on the ball when it comes to your makeup routine and this includes switching up your makeup a little. For me it was time to change my foundation.

Until not long ago I was using the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation which I really love. However, I was wearing it for quite a few years and I felt it was starting to look a bit blah on me.

It was time for change.

I hate change.

This time, however, the change was really smooth and positive. That’s because I started using the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. And…I love it!

What to look out for in a foundation

Before you look for the perfect foundation you have to know the different features that they have.

  • The type of coverage- full, medium or light
  • Is it oil based or water based
  • What type of finish- matte or sheer
  • Is it long wearing
  • Do you want a photo-friendly foundation
  • Is it heavy or lightweight to wear
  • Does it work on sensitive skin
  • Do the ingredients contain bad stuff
  • Does it come in your colour

These are just a few things to consider before you buy a foundation. If I have missed out any other please do let me know in the comments below!

So what about Too Faced Born This Way?

the best foundation

As I have already mentioned, I simply love it!

It’s a medium to full coverage and very buildable too if I may add. The foundation is extremely lightweight, I barely notice when I am wearing it. I hate it when I feel that I am caked in makeup (I only love how it looks:) jokes, jokes!) Makeup has to look natural and feel natural, if it doesn’t, you’re most probably wearing the wrong makeup.

Too Faced born this way foundation colours-1

Born This Way Foundation comes in a ton of colours, 35 to be exact. It would be hard not to find a colour that matches your skin shade. They have made many different undertones for each shade- I love that because I think its the different undertones in everyone’s skin that often makes foundations hard to match.

The Ingredients are Good for You

More often than not our makeup products contain ingredients that are harmful to us. This is the opposite with the Too Face Born This Way Foundation. Not only aren’t the ingredients bad for us, but they are actually good for us.

The foundation contains Coconut Water. This helps to replenish our skins moisture level, so you don’t have to worry about it drying out your skin since it does the opposite.

It also has Hyaluronic Acid which helps to give the skin a smoother more youthful look. And let me tell you, this really works! The foundation sits so seamlessly on my skin it’s almost hard to believe I’m wearing foundation at all.

Another fab ingredient that can be found in the foundation is Alpine Rose which helps the skin’s overall health and resilience.

These are the main good for you ingredients, but it’s not only what the fondation contains that counts, it’s also what it doesn’t contain that you need to know about.

The foundation doesn’t contain any glutens or parabens. It’s cruelty free and suitable for vegans.

My Experience with the Born This Way Foundation

The best way to get the right colour is to try the foundation on your skin. Usually, I am the lightest shade available, but I didn’t want to take the risk of buying the wrong shade, so off I went to my local John Lewis.

The staff were super helpful and very knowledgeable about the brand they were selling. Don’t assume this is always the case, I’ve experienced quite the opposite with other brands. The sales lady helped me pick out the perfect shade which wasn’t even the lightest to my utter shock.

It’s always helpful to have another opinion when trying to match foundation to your skin colour because the lighting is often not good and it can be hard to see on yourself.

born this way foundation swatches
You can see from my hand swatch how smooth the foundation is and this is without a primer!

The shade I bought is Swan, it’s the second lightest shade and it blends into my skin beautifully. Naturally, my face is a little darker than my neck and this foundation blends perfectly into both. You can’t see where it begins and where it ends.

Why you need this Too Faced Foundation

There are so many reasons why this foundation is my favourite foundation! I’ll start with the coverage. It doesn’t look heavy, yet it still covers every imperfection on my skin. It evens out the skin tone and any other discolouration, and literally blurrs imperfections. This is all with a natural coverage!

One of my favourite things about this foundation is how at the end of the day, my skin looks exactly the same as the beginning of the day. My foundation does not budge. I’m not exaggerating! With other foundations by the of the day, my face feels oily and all I want to do is rub the whole thing off (which is what I often end up doing!). Born This Way Foundation is extremely lightweight and lasts seamlessly the whole day. It looks perfect in photos too. There is no shine or reflection with it.

A few people have complained that the foundation looks very cakey on. This is usually because you are using the wrong primer or no primer at all. Foundation needs something to cling to. When foundation sits on the skin it will never look flawless and smooth. You need a primer and it needs to be a good one. At the moment I am using the Too Faced Hangover Primer. So far it is doing a really good job, I have only just started using it so I will update you when I have been using it for longer.

too faced hangover primer

The reason I bought the Too Faced Hangover Primer is that firstly it is silicone-free. Keep away from silicone in any product that sits on your skin. It’s really one of the worst things you can do to your skin. Another reason I bought it is because it acts as a moisturising skin cream as well as a primer. It’s full of good ingredients to help your skin. A full review will come shortly!

Too Faced Born This Way foundation is the perfect foundation because:

  • It’s extremely lightweight
  • Oil-free
  • Lasts perfectly throughout the day
  • Comes in 35 shades
  • Photo-friendly
  • Evens out the skin
  • Blurs imperfections
  • Luminous finish
  • Cruelty-free
  • Natural coverage

My Thoughts

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is perfection in a bottle. I love everything about it and I can’t recommend it enough! My only regret with it is that I didn’t buy it sooner!

The idea of the Born This Way Foundation is to fool people into thinking you were truly born this way;) I think I’ve fooled many and you can too!

Hollie xx

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4 Responses

  1. Queen

    I am falling inlove with this foundation as I read through your thorough review.

    I love the fact that you’ve actually used it and are speaking from experience, ajes me trust the product more.

    There is nothing like always having the assurance that what goes on your skin is something that is actually helpful and not just full of junk that ends up being harmful.

    I would love to give this foundation a try, but I am someone that has a very sensitive skin that easily reacts to changes. So I would like to know, from your experience do you think it’s something one can easily react to?

    • Hollie

      From my experience, I think it is ok for sensitive skin. If you are worried, go to your local shop that sells Too Faced and test it out on your skin. That way you can be sure you won’t react to it.

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  2. Juliet

    A while ago I found the right foundation colour for me, or so I thought. It’s one of the Lancôme shades. I like the fact that too – faced foundation contains coconut water, hyaluronic acid and Alpine rose. Looking at all 35 colours of the too – faced foundation, I’m wondering which one would suit the colour of my skin. How do you pick the right one? 

    • Hollie

      You can check out my guide here on how to chose the best colour foundation. If you can get to a shop that is always the most accurate way to match it.

      Good luck!

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