Would Lady Gaga wear Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, and if she would, would she belt out the chorus to Born This Way while she applied it?
I’d like to think she would because I TOTALLY DO THAT, and then Gaga and I could do a duet together, and Tabs could be our backup dancer, and the whole thing would be awesome to the Nth degree…
You know you can see it happening. 🙂
There’s lot of good things to sing/say about this latest liquid foundation from Too Faced, which I’ve been wearing off and on now for about a week. Its medium-to-full coverage demi-matte finish delightfully diffuses pores while disguising imperfections, and the lightweight formula looks almost undetectable on the skin.
It’s maybe not quite as inconspicuous and skin-like as Dior Nudeskin Air Serum, but it’s pretty darned great considering the opacity of the coverage. It’s not uncommon for medium-to-full coverage liquid foundations to look pretty obvious, but this one doesn’t, depending on how I apply it.
And I’ve tried a bunch of different methods. It seems to work best for me and look the most seamless when I use very little (literally, like a small drop or two at a time), pat it on with my fingers and build it up slowly in layers.
Applied any other way — with brushes, a BeautyBlender, etc. — it looks heavier, thicker and more obvious.
So that’s one thing. I wouldn’t call it a catch, but still…
If it’s hella hot right now where you live and you’re concerned about your foundation sliding off your face halfway through the day, FYI, this foundation lasts like a mofo. I wore Honey (the shade I wear) over a couple of extremely hot days here, and it stayed put eight to nine hours. It also didn’t emphasize any dry spots, kept my oily areas under complete control and didn’t oxidize as the days wore on.
There are currently 12 shades available, and most of them are right around pale to medium, so yeah, there’s not a lot of action among the deeper tones, but there should be this fall, because Too Faced plans to add four darker shades then (along with two more of the lighter ones).
This foundation makes me want to break into song! I love the way it feels and looks, how it covers everything (even makes my pores look smaller) and lasts a long while. The biggest drawbacks? — that it depends on how I apply it and, for now, doesn’t include many shades for darker damsels (but that will hopefully change this fall).
If you’re looking for a new medium-to-full coverage liquid foundation, I think it’s well worth a try.
Too Faced Born This Way Shades
12 currently available Born This Way Shades
Porcelain, fair with neutral-to-pink undertones
Ivory, fair with neutral-to-golden undertones
Vanilla, fair/light with neutral-to-pink undertones
Nude, light with neutral-to-pink undertones
Warm Nude, light with neutral-to-golden undertones
Light Beige, light/medium with neutral-to-golden undertones
Natural Beige, medium with neutral undertones
Warm Beige, medium with neutral-to-golden undertones
Sand, medium/tan with neutral-to-golden undertones
Golden, tan with neutral-to-pink undertones
Honey, tan with neutral-to-golden undertones
Caramel, deep tan with neutral-to-golden undertones
6 Born This Way shades arriving in fall 2015
Snow, very fair with neutral to pink undertones
Pearl, very fair with neutral-to-golden undertones
Mocha, deep tan with neutral-to-pink undertones
Maple, dark with neutral-to-pink undertones
Chestnut, dark with neutral-to-golden undertones
Mahogany, deep with neutral-to-pink undertones
PRICE: $39 for a 1-oz. bottle with a pump
AVAILABILITY: Permanent, and available now online and at Too Faced counters, Ulta and Sephora
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (Lovely, long-lasting coverage, but it depends on how it’s applied)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,