Foundation Test: Too Faced Born This Way

Hello all!

I have been using my upcoming wedding as justification to buy more expensive products. Since I am doing my own makeup, I told myself that I needed to find the perfect foundation – and that I was willing to pay for it. My wedding is this coming Saturday, but I will be using my experience of testing foundations as  inspiration for a new series called “Foundation Test.” Today, I would like to talk about the widely loved Too Faced Born This Way Foundation.

Retailing for $39, this product has four stars on both Ulta and Sephora. When it came out, many members of the beauty community had labeled it their favorite foundation. Since I lust after Too Faced products, I convinced myself that I had to have this foundation. I loved Too Faced, so I thought it had to be my holy grail. This liquid foundation can be built up to full coverage. The bottle contains a full ounce and a little can go a long way for a more medium coverage look.

I’ve owned this product for nearly two months and I have worn is many times. I’ve applied it with both a brush and the beauty blender. What I found worked best was to apply the product with a brush and then blend it out with a beauty blender. When first applied, this product was beautiful. I feel in love with my first impression and then tried to bring it back after a few hours wear. This foundation began seeping into wrinkles quickly. After a few hours, it looked powdery (even without powder) and started to click to dry back and break apart. Once, it creased in smile lines that I didn’t even know I had.

Next, I tried adding a beauty oil. This toned down a bit of the coverage but gave the product a more natural finish. It increased the amount of time that I could wear the product before it really began to cling to dryness. I tried this product with hydrating primers, color correctors, and pore-filling primers. Still, it wasn’t giving me the longevity I would require for my wedding day.

Overall, this product can give you a beautiful few hours, but after hour three, it begins to cling to dryness. By hour five, it starts to break apart. I will probably use the product up. I don’t think it’s awful and I can see where it may work for other skin types. I’ve just tested out so many foundations that have worked better and cost less so I will not be repurchasing. There are longer lasting drugstore foundations out there, so I can’t recommend this product.

What do you think of this product? Are there any tips that might help me out? I would love to find a way to love this product as much as I had hoped. Share your thoughts in the comments down below!

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Cruelty Free. 23. Beauty Blogger. Animal Enthusiast. Self Improving. My name is Erin. I'm here to review cruelty free beauty products and test out crazy DIYs, so that you can get a better idea on what you might want to spend your time and money on. A Slytherin striving to be a Hufflepuff.

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