In an effort to break away from using my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation every day, I took to Facebook to ask for some new foundation recommendations. The winner was the Too Faced Born This Way ($39.00 USD/$49.00 CAD, available here), so I picked it up in the shade Snow. It’s described as “An oil-free foundation for natural-looking, full coverage and a beautiful, radiant finish.” You can check out my video review to see how it performed and to hear my opinion on it!
Why You Might Like This:
- It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates. It’s also cruelty-free and gluten-free.
- It gives solid medium coverage. I wouldn’t quite say full, but it gets pretty close if you build it up.
- It blends out beautifully and easily on the skin with a brush or beauty blender.
- The finish is somewhere between a satin and a matte on me at first, but it becomes more glowy as the day goes on. I have very dry skin, so I feel like if you were a little closer to normal/oily, you would probably get more of a radiant finish right away.
- While I wouldn’t say it’s “undetectable”, it is a very natural-looking foundation, especially for the amount of coverage that you get. It’s not heavy looking or cakey at all.
- The formula is very thin and lightweight, especially compared to the Double Wear. My skin feels just a little bit tacky upon application, but it goes away.
- It wears very well throughout the day. After a 9 1/2 hour test, it didn’t break up on areas of my face. It faded slightly (but evenly) over time, but I still had a pretty good amount of coverage at the end of the day. More of the radiance came through after I’d had it on for a while, as well.
Why You Might Not Like This:
- If you want something extremely sheer (or extremely full coverage), this probably isn’t the best choice for you.
- If you’re extremely dry like me, you might not see much of a radiant finish (more in between satin and matte). Conversely, if you’re extremely oily, you might find this gives you a little too much shine.
- It isn’t transfer proof. It will come off if you touch your face a lot (for me, allergies caused it to come off around my nose throughout the day, as I had to blow my nose frequently).
- If you have oilier skin, you might find that this doesn’t last as long on you. That being said, you can probably get a decent amount of time out of it if you use a good primer and set/touch up with powder.
- If you have any flakiness or dry patches on your skin, this will cling to them. Though it doesn’t give you any “surprise” dry patches, it won’t camouflage dryness that’s already there.
- I don’t believe that all of the shades are available in-store at Sephora (at least, mine wasn’t). You might have to order your shade online sight unseen.
All in all, I really like this foundation. It’s a little bit lighter and glowier than the Double Wear, which is great coming in to summer. It gives a fresh, natural look to my skin while still giving me decent coverage. I’ll still reach for my Double Wear when I want something a little more full coverage/durable, but I can see me using this one a lot day-to-day. Have you guys tried this one out? What’s your favourite summer foundation? Let me know in the comments!