Born This Way Foundation by Too Faced: Review, Swatches & Dupes

Hello my dear pumpkins and welcome back to my blog!

Today I am reviewing Too Faced’s most loved and famous foundation. I got this because so many people with dry skin rave about it and I currently have the worst dry skin ever. Plus, I love the dewy finish, I hate foundations with a matte finish. By the way, you should know that I had the worst experience buying this foundation because I went three times to Sephora; the first time, I couldn’t decide the shade I wanted and we had to catch a movie so I couldn’t stay long deciding, the second time, the shade I decided to purchase was unavailable, the third time, I finally purchased it but I had to wait like 20 minutes in line to pay for it :p

Anyways, if you are interested to know whether I like this foundation or not then keep on reading and don’t forget to read my previous post: Colourpop Haul: Disney Designer Collection and more

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Product Information


This bad boy comes in 35 shades, I have the shade Vanilla, it has 1oz/30ml of product, which is pretty standard and retails for 49CAD or 39USD. This foundation has a lot of great ingredients such as coconut water that aids in delicately replenishing skin’s moisture levels, alpine rose that helps support skin’s health and resilience and hyaluronic acid that gives a smoother, more youthful appearance.

In general, Too Faced claims that this is “an oil-free foundation that masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin with coverage so undetectable, they’ll think you were born this way.” *loves it*

You can get yours from Too Faced’s website or Sephora 



The packaging for this foundation is absolutely gorgeous and luxurious, it’s made out of glass and has a pump, so basically it’s very practical to apply but since it is very fragile, it is not travel-friendly, I have to get it with me to Lebanon either ways so I’ll let you know what happens then :p The foundation’s packaging is very similar to the concealer’s packaging which I wrote a review on a week ago, you can check it out here, I love the details in the packaging, the colours, the font and how everything is coherent. You also get all of them information you need to know on the bottom of the foundation [the shade’s name, expiration date…]


I absolutely love this foundation, the finish is gorgeous, it’s not too dewy [on me] but it is so hydrating [and I am currently living in a really dry country], it does not cling into my dry patches, it is super long-lasting, I didn’t notice any break out around my nose or lips.

Concerning the coverage, it is medium-to-full coverage, exactly how I like it, so it is perfect to even out your skin tone, make your redness disappear, to give you a flawless skin but it doesn’t make your acne [or really dark acne spots] completely disappear, I have a huge acne spot on my cheek and the foundation does tone it down but it does not make it completely disappear, I use the concealer to conceal it and that works fine with me. I usually use two pumps to cover my whole face and a bit of my neck, it’s the perfect amount to give me a really good full-coverage.

Even though it is kind of full coverage, it doesn’t feel heavy at all, in the contrary, it feels so lightweight.


I randomly found this photo on Pinterest but the swatches are pretty accurate, I have the shade vanilla, which as you can see is a light neutral.



Here are a few dupes I found while strolling on the internet but I didn’t actually try any of them so this is just based on other reviews and on what other people say

  • Milani conceal + perfect foundation [this is the closest dupe there is, I saw many bloggers mentioning it as a dupe]
  • Elf Acne Foundation

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    • Joy🌻
      November 27, 2018 / 10:53 am

      yes exactly!

  1. November 26, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Always on the hunt for a good foundation, most of them make my skin feel gross even though the look is nice. Sounds like this one is really light and hydrating!

    • Joy🌻
      November 27, 2018 / 10:48 am

      it is an amazing foundation, keep in consideration that it’s full coverage so I wouldn’t use it on a daily basis, I would still prefer using a cc cream for my everyday makeup look!

  2. November 26, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    Fantastic review! Wish I read this before buying Dior, Backstage Foundation last week. xx

    • Joy🌻
      November 27, 2018 / 10:46 am

      Thank you!! I know that the Dior one is pretty good, did you like it?

  3. November 26, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try this foundation for ages! Thanks for sharing the review, it’s really helpful

    • Joy🌻
      November 27, 2018 / 10:46 am

      Thank you for passing by xx

  4. November 27, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    I have been eyeing this foundation. I like all of the color options.

    • Joy🌻
      November 29, 2018 / 10:52 am

      yes same! Thanks for passing by xx

  5. Marcie
    November 27, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    I love that they have 35 shades! It can be so hard to find one that looks natural!

    • Joy🌻
      November 29, 2018 / 10:48 am

      yes, same! It’s the first time I ever find my exact shade to be honest!

  6. November 28, 2018 / 4:14 am

    This sounds just as good as the concealer! Will definitely have to check it out xx

    • Joy🌻
      November 29, 2018 / 10:43 am

      yes it is!! but it’s less full coverage, which I am okay with! Thanks for passing by xx

    • Joy🌻
      November 29, 2018 / 10:42 am

      I don’t know really, I have a few acne spots and the foundation cover them up pretty well. But if you have more of an oil-skin, I think this foundation will be too hydrating on you, but the coverage is great and will most probably cover your acne. and I don’t think it will break you out even more

  7. December 5, 2018 / 4:22 am

    I loveee the packing of this one, it is so luxurious. I wanted to try this one for really long time, hope I’ll manage to buy it soon. xx