First Impressions/Review: Too Faced Born This Way

When I heard that Too Faced released a foundation, I was ecstatic. I did all the research I could beforehand and it seems as though everyone had nothing but good things to say, so of course I was quick to jump on this band wagon. I went to my local Ulta and grabbed up the shade Ivory. Before I purchased it, I made sure to swatch it on my wrist to let it set while I walked around the store. Around 30 minutes later, the swatch completely oxidized to a dark yellow/orange color. I decided to go ahead and purchase it anyway since I have previously read that it sets better with powder.

Now for the wear test! I included a set of my unedited skin including all acne scars and pores to show you guys how full coverage this foundation is. It claims to be medium/full coverage and definitely holds true to that. I used a rounded foundation brush to apply the foundation so that I had full control over the amount of makeup going on my skin. 
 First impressions: I was definitely impressed with the first application. I have extremely oily skin and my face felt very velvety and my pores even appeared smaller. After the second application, almost all my acne scars were covered and the finish was very natural. I would consider it a slightly matte/satin finish so it would assume it looks great on dry to normal skin. I went ahead and set my face with my usual powder and went out for the day.
 Above: 6 hours later, oils shown with flash photography. Click to enlarge for details.

After around 6-7 hours later, I noticed my face felt extremely dewy around my cheeks and extremely oily on my t-zone. The foundation on my nose seems to have seperated into patches and there was quite of bit of the product built up around my nose. Other than that, I was able to blot the excess oil away and repowder to last for another 2-3 hours.

Final thoughts: Overall, I give this foundation a 6.5/10. At first, I really enjoyed the finish and coverage of this foundation and the color was pretty much a perfect match for my skin. It shrunk the appearance of my pores and had a very natural look. Over time, my skin was beginning to seperate the foundation on certain areas of my t-zone and definitely needed to be retouched. I suggest people with normal to dry skin to use this foundation! For those of you who are like me and have oily skin, save your money and try something a little bit more long lasting and mattifying.


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