Too Faced ‘Born This Way’ Foundation & Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer | Review

Hi, loves.

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a foundation & concealer and I’ve recently bought the Too Faced ‘Born This Way’, so I thought why not take the opportunity to let you guys know how I’ve been finding the products? I’ve used these products around 6 times now, so I think I have a pretty good idea of how it’s been working for my skin type.

Foundation claims

This foundation claims to have medium-full coverage (interesting…), be long wearing, hydrating, and have no flashback. The bottle contains 30ml of product, which is pretty standard for a high end foundation. It retails at £29, which isn’t cheap but also isn’t majorly expensive for a high-end foundation. The packaging is absolutely beautiful – it come in a frosted glass bottle with a plastic lid, with ‘Too Faced’ engrained in gold at the bottom of the lid.

One layer of foundation, applied with a brush. Freckles are still showing – medium coverage.

Foundation review

I have mixed feelings about this foundation.. At first, I wasn’t keen on it at all. When using a sponge to apply the foundation, it goes on way too sheer and isn’t easy to build up as it ends up looking quite cakey. I have a lot of freckles, so it’s easy for me to tell if a foundation is full coverage for me or not. However, when using my Real Techniques expert face brush the foundation definitely built up to a medium coverage. The foundation claims to be a medium-full coverage, but from my experience the highest coverage it builds to is medium. If you only like using a sponge to apply your foundation, I wouldn’t bother buying this one.

No flashback.

The more I’ve been using this foundation, however, I’ve started to like it more. For me, it has to be applied with a brush and has to be patted into the skin, rather than swiped across, as this produces the most coverage and doesn’t leave streaks. This foundation isn’t particularly dewy on me, but isn’t overly dry either. The finish is quite nice when patted in with a brush.

One layer of foundation, applied with a brush.

However, it definitely separates on my nose, dries up around my nose, and sinks into the fine lines on my forehead. However, it’s important to note that these 3 things happen with almost every foundation I use, so it’s definitely not unusual and I kind of expected it.

I use the shade ‘Cloud’ (the lightest shade in the collection) and find it to be the perfect shade for me. I’ve actually never found a foundation shade light enough for me until now, which I’m super happy with.

Concealer claims:

This concealer retails at £24, which is the most I’ve spent on a concealer as I’ve only ever used drug store. This concealer claims to be oil-free, have no flashback, last 12 hours on the skin, and can be used to conceal, highlight, contour, and retouch. A lot of big claims for a concealer, right?! The bottle contains 15ml of product, which is incredible for a concealer. However, their regular concealer only contains 7ml, so I think they’re being more generous with this one as it’s a multi-use sculpting one. Whatever the case, I’m not complaining!

Concealer shade against foundation shade – you can also see that the foundation is not full coverage as you can still see all my freckles clearly.

Concealer review:

I used the shade ‘Swan’ as the lightest shade ‘cloud’ was sold out. This was a big mistake on my part, as this shade is far too dark and yellow for me, especially compared to the foundation shade. It’s hard to brighten my under eyes when the concealer is darker than the foundation!

Concealer belnded out under eyes and on forehead. You can see the concealer and foundation starting to settle into my fine lines on my forehead.

Anyway, let’s move onto the formula. I am incredibly impressed with this concealer – I’m unsure if that’s because it’s the first high-end I’ve tried or if it’s genuinely good, but it’s the best concealer I’ve used. Believe me when I tell you a little product goes a long way, creating amazing coverage with flawless blend-ability. I’m struggling for bad things to say about this concealer, apart from the shade (but that’s my fault.)

Foundation & concealer blended out. Looks much better from far away but the shade difference is obvious.

The concealer does crease a little under the eyes, but that’s to be expected from any concealer in my opinion. It wasn’t crazy creasing either, so it’s not something I’m overly bothered about. My under eyes look so flawless when I use this concealer.

I haven’t used this product for contour so I can’t say if it’s good for that, but with the amazing blend-ability and coverage, I can’t imagine it’d be anything less than good for contouring the face.

Overall thoughts:

My overall thoughts on the foundation is that it’s okay. It’s growing on me the more I use it, but it’s nothing ground breaking. I am super impressed with the shade range though.

Repurchase? No.

My overall thoughts on the Multi-Use Sculpting concealer are mainly positive. I’m very happy with the coverage and blend-ability.

Repurchase? If I can get my hands on the lightest shade, yes.

Have you tried this foundation?! What did you think of it? Let me know down in the comments.

Lots of love,

Soph. xx


15 thoughts on “Too Faced ‘Born This Way’ Foundation & Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer | Review

  1. I’ve had a very up and down relationship with the Born This Way Foundation where sometimes with certain primers I loved it and other times it was horrid. My biggest issue with this foundation was that (at the time) they didn’t have a shade that really matched my coloring and undertone.

    The sculpting concealer I recently purchased but have yet to try.


  2. Oooh, I love the packaging of the foundation and concealer! They don’t mess around with the coverage. I find it useful on those heavy blemish day. Glad that you like it more the more you use. The concealer really did a great job! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Nancy ♥

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  3. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this foundation! I’m preferring a lighter coverage at the moment, and always apply with a sponge so it probably isn’t for me! I might look into the concealer though! My dark circles atm are horrendous, haha, thanks for sharing! x

    Evie x |

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    1. This foundation is a lot lighter coverage with a sponge, but I usually prefer higher coverage so that’s why I prefer it with a brush! I’ve only really hard good reviews which is why I was so shocked when it wasn’t amazing, but I guess different things work for different people! Thank you so much for your comment x

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