You need to stay on the ball when it comes to your makeup routine and this includes knowing when to change your makeup products. 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 a change and I hate change. I had read great reviews about the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation so I decided to try it out!
What to Look 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 or any base coverage.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is medium to full coverage and very buildable too. The foundation is extremely lightweight and very comfortable to wear.
I hate it when I feel that I am caked in makeup. Makeup has to look natural and feel natural, if it doesn’t, you’re most probably wearing the wrong makeup.
Born This Way Foundation Shades
Born This Way Foundation comes in 35 shades. It would be hard not to find a colour that matches your skin shade. They have different undertones for each shade, ensuring you’ll find the one for you.
More often than not our makeup products contain ingredients that are harmful to us. This is the opposite of the Too Face Born This Way Foundation. Not only aren’t the ingredients bad for us, but they are actually good for us.
The main ingredients are:
- Coconut Water: replenishes the moisture level in the skin
- Hyaluronic Acid: helps to give the skin a smoother more youthful look
- Alpine Rose: helps the skin’s overall health and resilience
These are the main good-for-you ingredients, but it’s not only what the foundation contains that counts, it’s also what it doesn’t contain that you need to know about. The foundation doesn’t contain any gluten or parabens. It’s cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.
My Honest Review of The Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
The first stage in buying foundation is to get the right colour and the best way to do so 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.
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.
It has lovely natural 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
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!). The 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. This is usually because you are using the wrong primer or no primer at all. The 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.
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 that 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!
Another reason why the foundation may look cakey is that it’s not the best for dry skin types. As my skin has started aging and has become drier, I’ve found that the Born This Way Foundation is a little too drying on my skin. I recommend the foundation for combination to oily skin types.
Pros and Cons
- Comes in 35 shades
- Evens out the skin
- Blurs imperfections
- Luminous finish
- Natural coverage
- Not for dry skin
Similar Products I Recommend
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is a really great full-coverage foundation for oily to combination skin. I really enjoyed using it in my oilier days, however, now that my skin is drier, I’ve opted for more hydrating foundations like Saie Glowy Hydrobounce Serum Foundation and the Kosas The Revealer Skin-Improving Foundation.
Hi, I’m Hollie, and I own BeautywithHollie.com. I love everything to do with beauty and love sharing my knowledge, advice, and beauty finds! Makeup and beauty are here to enjoy, and Beauty With Hollie is here to take the stress out of it!
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