I haven’t bought anything from Too Faced in a looooong time.
Over Memorial Weekend, they had a sale on their website (25% off and free shipping!) so I used that opportunity to pick up one of their relatively new highlighters, Love Light, in Ray of Light, a rose gold shade.
Did I mention that the compact is heart-shaped??? So cute!
I had tested it out several times at Ulta during their spring coupon event. I love the shade because it isn’t too dark (I bought a rose gold highlighter from BECCA a couple of years ago, and it was so deep and coppery, I can’t really wear it on my light skin). Also the finely missed pressed powder feels like butter. It is so darn smooth! I passed on buying it during the Ulta event, but I couldn’t pass it up during Too Faced’s recent sale.
Now that I own it, it still is soft, finely milled and buttery. And it’s still restrained which, for me, is a good thing. It gives a nice rose gold glow with a little shimmer in the light. I apply it with a duo fiber stippling brush or with a fan brush in order to assure that it’s restrained.
Too Faced included a number of samples with my purchase. They sent a packet of Shadow Insurance, and 4 light shades from the Born This Way Liquid Foundation line.
Unfortunately, they didn’t include Swan, their newest pale shade. But I was happy to receive these foundation samples. I had been eager to try Born This Way, but in the store using the testers, I was unable to find a good shade match. Playing with the samples at home was the way to go. Here are swatches of the shades: Snow, Porcelain, Ivory, and Pearl.
After swatching them, I thought I’d try Pearl. Once I got it on my face, I realized it was a no go: definitely too yellow. I took it off with micellar water, reapplied moisturizer and Hourglass Veil Primer, and decided to try Snow. Snow may be a tad too light, but I do like this shade. It was a good enough match to go ahead and finish putting on the rest of my makeup. Porcelain is definitely too orange and too dark for me. Ivory will be the next shade I’ll try because it looks like it would be a good summer shade for when my skin is a little tanned.
But truth be told, I’m very glad I received these samples and got to try a full face. Born This Way is probably not for me. I wouldn’t buy a bottle. Although it provides good medium to full coverage, it settles into my lines and wrinkles when I smile, and it makes me look old. No thanks. But I think it’s a very nice foundation for other people, especially younger people! It has a wonderful velvety finish, and it’s very lightweight. If I were several years or maybe decades younger, I’d like it a lot.
So here’s the rose gold look I put together.
And here’s what I used:
- Embryolisse Moisturizer
- Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
- Too Faced Born This Way Liquid Foundation, Snow
- Judith August Orange Masking Cream Concealer Trio
- Youngblood Cream Blush, Tropicana
- Too Faced Love Light Highlighter, Ray of Light
- Urban Decay Anti-aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion
- Jelly Pong Pong Supercharged Super Intense Eyeshadow Duo (copper/gold)
- DVF Diane von Furstenberg Lip and Eye Pencil Duet, brown eye pencil side
- Mirabella The Brow Pencil, Auburn
- Japonesque Heated Lash Curler
- DiorShow Mascara, black
- Tarteist Lip Crayon, Latergram
- Jesse’s Girl Matte Finish Lip Color, Angelic
Have you tried either Too Faced Born This Way Foundation or Love Light Highlighter? Thoughts?