Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Review

Too Faced Born This Way FoundationThis is the most hyped foundation on Instagram, and with good reason: it provides good coverage, comes in natural-looking colours, and looks natural on your skin.

But here’s the catch: it’s very similar to Make Up For Ever’s new Ultra HD Foundation.  I only realized this because I was squirting both foundations on the back of my hands to see the colours that I have, and when I rubbed them into my skin, I realized that actually they seemed to blend and settle exactly the same way.

They’re both light, medium-coverage foundation.  I say medium coverage and not full coverage, because I can still see my freckles peeking through the foundation after I apply it.  It doesn’t layer that well because it’s so dewy so I don’t apply a ton of it on my face but there’s enough coverage to significantly blend away dark circles under the eye, and take care of evening out the skin tone.

Finally, the way to go, as always, is to find a colour that closely matches your skin tone.  The Make Up For Ever foundation comes in more colours, but even then there are some unique shades in Too Faced Born This Way foundation and so you may find that you like it a bit better.  Note that the packaging is very similar and both foundations don’t have any sunscreen so they really do look real on the skin and photograph very well.  I think if you can find a good color match, you’ll have likely found a holy-grail foundation.

Because both have a dewy finish, they might not lend well for oily skins, and there will be some melting that happens as the day progresses, but I’ve found that a little bit of powder goes a long way with these, and really helps the staying power!

Pick up the Born This Way foundation at Sephora stores.  $49.

For the record: I’m still wearing Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD just because the colour match is so phenomenal (and I’m color Y375 which was one of their new colours that they created this year).

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2 Responses to Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Review

  1. Ruby November 11, 2015 at 7:00 am #

    What colour did you get in the Too Faced? I am going between the SAND and the HONEY.
    The Sand is light going on but because the foundation OXIDIZES it gets darker. The Honey is great and ends of giving me that look of a Healthy Tan. I am East Indian and have yellow in my skin NC40 Mac. The Golden seems to have alot of pink in it. Trying to decide. Thanks so much!

  2. Henna November 13, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    HI Ruby

    I’m NC 35 and I got Warm Beige which is a pretty good match. I have Light Beige too and some days I reach for that. I hope that helps!

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