I have been long overdue for a foundation purchase as I've been sticking with CC creams and BB creams for their lighter coverage and skin beneficial ingredients. But....I don't have the greatest skin at times, therefore, I need pretty decent coverage. I do not want to look like I am wearing a mask--like ever so my requirement for foundation is pretty simple: natural, natural and more natural in terms of how it looks on my skin. Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium to Full Coverage Foundation (30ml/$39) in Vanilla was my go-to pick. It's described as follows:
"This oil free foundation masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin. Coverage so undetectable and skin so naturally radiant, they'll think you were BORN THIS WAY." I don't know who "they" are in this scenario and the Lady Gaga song is now on a continual loop in my brain but the rest sounds right up my alley! Here it is in all its cute and fancy packaging:
*ingredients such as coconut water (for replenishing skin's moisture levels), alpine rose (for skin brightening) and hyaluronic acid (for a smooth, youthful appearance)
*housed in a frosted glass bottle with a pump dispenser
So, did Too Faced deliver, making my skin look like I was indeed "Born This Way?"
Verdict: I liked this foundation, however, it was a little thicker and drier in consistency than I thought. I assumed a second skin foundation would literally melt into my face, however, this one required a bit more smoothing and blending. Coverage was pretty decent, however, I could still see some spots peeking through. It is buildable, therefore, I'll need to customize how much I use on my face going forward. One pump seemed like a plentiful amount to work with initially. Once it was blended, it did feel nice on the skin, however, I'm not sure how "natural" it looked. I would highly recommend exfoliating and moisturizing prior to application as this does not have a watery, slippery type of feel to it and it may adhere to dry patches upon application. This will probably work really well in the colder months as it has a thicker feel to it. I'm sorta on the fence about this one right now. I do like the packaging as the pump bottle is great and it has high quality ingredients so we'll see.... I'm just being honest, Too Faced! For info/purchase, head to sephora.com