Sunday Swatches: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and Love Flush

Sunday 23 August 2015

Hello my loves, hope you're all well!

Today I'm going to be reviewing the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in shade Sand and the Love Flush blush in I Will Always Love You.
As you may well know from my last post on the Too Faced Bronzer Wardrobe, I have always loved Too Faced for their super sweet girly packaging. 

Born This Way Foundation 

Foundations have come a long way and are no longer simply products to cover imperfections; most foundations now have key ingredients to help the skin along whilst wearing the product and this foundation stood out to me for the Coconut Water (my skin is in need of hydration!) and also the Hyaluronic Acid for younger skin.
swatch without flash
swatch with flash
Packaging: There's no denying the packaging for this foundation is super cute but also luxe looking; I love the thick glass bottle but see it as a problem for carrying this in my kit or for telling the true colour through the frosted glass. I also love that the bottle has a pump; always a plus for hygiene!
Shade: On first swatch, I found the shade "Sand" to be slightly pinkier than I would have preferred (you can sort of see it more with the no flash swatch above); however in flash I found the shade to be a better match and the pink tones didn't show up.
Coverage: This foundation has medium to full coverage, however compared to other medium to full coverage foundations (like the Urban Decay Naked Skin here) it is definitely fuller coverage.
After it has been buffed into the skin and allowed to settle, it has a demi-matte finish. Seemingly blurs lines too, great for drier/maturer skin.
Texture: Slightly thicker texture than other foundations but buffs seamlessly and gives even skintone and texture; hid my freckles and a beauty spot.
Longevity: Due to the demi-matte finish, this foundation lasts fairly long; I don't generally wear foundation all day so I can't comment but for occasions I think this foundation would last me pretty long, especially if I powdered my oily areas.
Key Ingredients/Pointers:
  • Coconut Water naturally replenishes moistures levels
  • Alpine Rose brightens the skin’s appearance and promotes elasticity
  • Hyaluronic Acid promotes a smoother, more youthful appearance
Price: At £27-29 it's fairly pricey; but if you however if you're looking for a foundation that has some great ingredients to keep your skin hydrated and younger looking, this foundation is the one for you!

FrootiFactor: Though I'm not usually a fan of fuller coverage foundations for myself, I have to say I love this foundation; the feel, the ingredients the packaging and the finish (as shown below at the end of this post). I give it a 4.5 only because of the tone difference with and without flash:

Available to buy at the Too Faced website as well as Debenhams.  

I created a quick peachy themed look with the Born This Way foundation and Love Flush blush below, also wearing Crosswires lipstick by MAC and Hudabeauty lashes in Giselle:
without flash
with flash
Again, as you can see, the picture taken without flash shows the foundation to be more pinky toned, however when flash is used, it looks significantly less pink and more yellow which is more suited to my tone (looking at my hand/arm for comparison).
Love Flush 

When I saw the new Too Faced Love Flushes, they first reminded me of my Polly Pocket toys I had as a little girl which I absolutely adored playing with, being the girly girl I was. So when I saw these cutesy blushes that claimed 16 hours wear, I was itching to add it to my collection of blushes of course.
without flash
with flash

Packaging: I do love the Polly Pocket-esque packaging and love that it has a mirror in the lid too.
Shade: "I Will Always Love You" is a subtle peachy coral shade with golden microshimmer. 
Pigmentation: Fairly good colour pay off.
Texture: Soft and smooth powder.
Longevity: I didn't notice any big difference in longevity to normal powder blushes, however the golden microshimmer did leave behind a nice subtle sparkle when I was taking my makeup off.
Price: At £18 it's around the same price as a MAC blush but with cuter packaging of course!

I'd give this blush a 3.5 out of 5:

The Too Faced Love Flushes can be bought from the Too Faced website.

Have you tried the new Born This Way foundation or Love Flush blush? What foundations would you personally recommend?
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  1. The foundation looks amazing! I really wanna give it a try!

    1. It's pretty amazing if you have drier skin like me =D

  2. I was worried how the orange blush would look on 'our' skin tones but its actually quite nice because you did peachy eyes. I badly want How Deep Is Your Love!!! xx

    1. Aw I know right, some can look a bit powdery but I love coral blushes that work on us!

  3. I found their shade range SO hard to understand D:
    I received a Debenhams voucher and picked this up but its a smidge darker than I'm used too, not a big deal as with the hijab alhamdulillah it doesn't make it too much of an issue haha, but I wish there was an easier way to find your shade - totally agree it looks amazing with flash and I love the simple and classy look you've created, masha'Allah so much talent! *_*
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

  4. I really want to try that foundation! I am nc30 in mac and i have strong yellow undertones, should I get the colour 'warm beige' or 'sand'? really confused lol!

    1. So sorry I've just seen this Fariha, I think Warm Beige would be better suited to NC30 skintones =)


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