Foundation Love

Spotlight on:  Too Faced Born This Way Foundation


My journey with foundation has been a long and trying one (trying being the operative word). Our skin is constantly changing due to many things such as hormonal changes, pregnancy and day to day environmental stresses. I have had the benefit of many years of experience with foundations, having started to delve into this world at around the age of 13. I have in that time suffered from oily skin, dry skin and adult acne triggered by stress. I have lost count of the amount of foundations I have tried over the years but we are definitely talking 16 upwards. I have tried full coverage foundations, such as Estee Lauder Doublewear, Revlon Colourstay and MAC Studiofix. These are the foundations I used to try and cover bad breakouts. They were pretty successful coverage wise, however I really didn’t like the heavy feeling of these types of foundation on my skin.

I then went onto what was at the time called Chanel Pro Lumiere foundation (now discontinued) this again had good coverage for any blemishes or imperfections but I felt it did not last well on my combination skin. Next up was NARS Sheer Glow (not so sheer mind you), this was my favourite foundation for quite some time and I really enjoyed the dewy look it provided me with and the fact it photographed beautifully in flash photography (I also rate Makeup Forever HD foundation highly for this).

This brings me to the newest foundation in my makeup arsenal and one I have selected for my professional kit – The amazing Too Faced Born This Way Foundation.

This is definitley the most wonderful foundation I have ever owned and I find it comparable to the coverage and feel of the new Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. If I were to describe how this feels on the skin I would say it feels as though your skin is breathing and not masked with any heaviness. The foundation is marketed by Too Faced as being an undetectable medium – full coverage foundation and I can totally agree with these claims (when it is applied correctly). The Too Faced website states “Born This Way is an oil-free foundation that masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin. For coverage so undetectable, you can’t see the makeup and you can’t see imperfections—all that’s left is naturally radiant skin that looks like you were Born This Way.”

I love using this foundation over the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer, this has just launched in the UK (I will review in a future post) . I find that this foundation blends well with a ‘buffing’ brush or a beauty blender sponge. I always get a good 16 hours wear from this foundation, setting with powder and a setting spray. This also photographs very nicely in flash photography. So if you are in the market for a new foundation this may be worth a try!

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is available now at Debenhams priced at £29.00.


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