I am not a foundation kinda girl. It feels weird saying that because I know foundation is a staple in so many people's makeup routines, but it just hasn't been a part of mine for such a long time. When I was in high school and earlier years of university I would wear it because my acne was terrible, but now that my skin is a lot better I tend to just stick with concealer.
The reason I avoid foundation is because I can't stand the feeling of having a heavy mask of makeup all over my face (not that there is anything wrong with it!), it just makes me feel claustrophobic in a way. Is that weird? It's probably weird, I know.
Anyways, enough ranting. The reason I am so excited about this post is because I found a rare foundation that I actually enjoy wearing! One that gives a medium satin-like coverage without the heavy feeling that I'm wearing a tone of makeup.
When I first received the beautifully packaged Too Faced Born This Way foundation to test out, I was a little nervous because of my track record of instantly writing off foundations. Too Faced describes this foundation as a "an oil-free foundation for natural-looking, full coverage and a beautiful, radiant finish." I was intrigued by the fact that it contains a lot of "good-for'you" skincare ingredients like coconut water, alpine rose and hyaluronic acid.
After testing it out for a couple of weeks on my combination skin, I am happy to say that this is a foundation I can get on board with. It provides a nice medium coverage while feeling comfortable and hydrating on the skin. It also hasn't broken me out yet, which I'm quite pleased about! I would describe the finish as 'satin' - not matte, not dewy, but somewhere in between.
As far as the shade range is concerned, Too Faced offers 18 different shades catering to skin with various undertones. I received the shade Porcelain, which is described as 'fair with neutral to pink undertones.' It was a pretty good match for me, but it was a tad bit more yellow than I was expecting. I'd recommend going into a Sephora, if you have one near by, and being colour matched to the shade that suits you the best, since it can be hard to judge just from the online descriptions!
So yes, although pricey ($49 CDN), I would definitely recommend giving this foundation a try if you're a foundation hater such as myself. It may just prove you wrong!
This post is not sponsored. This product was received complimentary for potential review.