10/01/2015

The Perfect Autumn Base



Recently I have been trying out the new Too Faced Born This Way foundation, and I have been so pleasantly surprised. If you have used the Stila Stay All Day Foundation, then this is actually very similar, however I think that I prefer this Too Faced one that little bit more. I often work long 12 hour shifts in the Beauty Bar, and I don't always have time to top up my makeup. I've been using this foundation now for a few weeks, and I am so amazed and astonished at the longevity of this product.
I don't know how Too Faced have managed to come up with a product like this, but I am hooked! I am not joking when I say that I have been applying it at 5am, getting home at 8.30pm and my makeup still looks pretty much the same as when I put it on at 5am, bar it coming off slightly on my chin but that is it. What I love about this foundation, is that it gives such a flawless finish. I would definitely say that it is a full coverage foundation, but feels very light on your skin as though it is a medium coverage foundation. Very clever! You only need a pump and a half to two pumps and it will cover your skin perfectly. I think that it has an almost velvety finish. It isn't matte, but it isn't dewy, a kind of in-between finish. I have been applying it with my Zoeva flat Kabuki brush and absolutely love it. I have actually been using this brush for a lot of things recently but thats another blog post!

I sometimes find that Oil Free foundations are too sticky on my skin, and don't blend very well as I have such dry and dehydrated skin, but actually it is the complete opposite. This foundation is also going to be really great for those of you with oily skin, as it is going to keep the oil away and not make you look shiny or sweaty come lunchtime.

The other thing that I love about this foundation, is that it creates a lovely base for makeup. I switch my makeup up quite a lot and quite regularly. Somedays I will wear creme products and sometimes I wear powder. This foundation actually hold the rest of your makeup on really well, and not once have I had to touch up my makeup because my bronzer may have gone a little patchy, or my blush might of dimmed. It really holds the vibrancy of the colours on your face which I love! Not to mention I feel like it is definitely sweat proof. I absolutely love this foundation and would recommend it 100% however the only thing to bare in mind is that it does give your skin quite an airbrushed finish, which is lovely for a full coverage makeup look that you might want to wear on a night out, or on a special occasion, but if you are more into your skin having a 'skin like, natural finish' then this one probably isn't for you. I might do a tutorial on it soon so you can actually see what it looks like in real life- let me know if you would like to see that! Don't forget I have uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel so if you want to see that then just click down below!


I have currently got two discount codes to give you all as well. 
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Also use the code 'ALS10' when shopping on www.luxemme.com for 10% discount on some really gorgeous outfits.

Happy shopping!

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