BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION
BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA
If there's one thing to note about me, it's my extreme pickiness with foundations. I rarely switch to new brands and when I do, I rarely like them. Before this foundation, I was using the NARS Luminous foundation for nearly a year. About a month ago I ran out of it and decided to give something new a try - and that's how I came across this Too Faced Foundation.
I've always seemed to have bad luck when it comes to mascaras. Unfortunately all the mascara's I've tried in the past look awesome in the beginning, but after a few weeks they become dull and boring. Surprisingly, I decided to give the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara a try and I love it - months after purchasing.
I've had my fair share of horrible foundations, but thankfully this one does not fall into that category. It reminds me of the NARS Luminous foundation, except better as it doesn't dry as quick - leaving behind spots. It actually gradually dries, giving you time to blend it evenly for a full coverage. It also does a great job at covering blemishes, and it's amazing at hiding the darkest of dark under-eye circles.
One thing that I noticed right away with this mascara is that it has such a simple yet effective application. The applicator tip is hourglass shaped with a ton of bristles that help reduce clumpling while adding length to your natural lashes. The bristles are also really short which allow you to get closer to your lash line to really add that volume and length.
This foundation is oil free which is great for anyone looking for a shine free, smooth, matte finish. It also seems to last longer on oily skin or oily areas (such as my T-Zone). It's medium to full coverage, meaning it's quite thick on application and does need to be blended for an even smooth look, but thankfully it blends extremely easily. The only con I have with this foundation is that it doesn't hold up well when it comes into contact with water or any sort of moisture so if you start to sweat, your foundation will start running.
"Born This Way is an oil-free foundation [...] for coverage so undetectable, you can’t see the makeup or the imperfections—just a natural-looking, luminous, flawless complexion. The revolutionary formula is infused with a potent combination of coconut water to naturally replenish moisture levels; nature’s resilient alpine rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity; and hyaluronic acid for a smoother, more youthful appearance. "
This mascara can last forever, and I'm quite sure the waterproof version lasts even longer. The other night I fell asleep with my makeup on (I know, I know, I had to go a week without wearing makeup after that), and I woke up with my mascara fully intact; no smudging or loose lashes. It's actually quite hard to remove as well. I usually use Bioderma Micellar Water Solution to remove my makeup, and I know removing mascara is generally hard with this Solution, but this specific mascara is especially difficult to remove - though not impossible.
"Inspired by the curves of a woman’s body, the hourglass-shaped brush was designed with extra stiff bristles to maximize the performance of this carbon black, collagen-fueled formula. One coat and lashes are full and defined. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled, and dramatic. Three coats help you achieve the most intense, black, multidimensional lashes possible."
PRICE VS. QUALITY
Priced at $49.00 CAD, this has to be one of the most affordable high-end foundations I've purchased. I think for the amount of coverage it gives you along with the simple application it's extremely worth the slightly splurge. In my opinion, it's very difficult to find good quality makeup under $50.00, and this foundation is GREAT quality at a low price. I would highly recommend giving it a try and seeing how it works for you.
I don't find this mascara to be pricey at all, especially for the amazing quality. Priced at $30.00 CAD - it's almost a steal! This has to be the best quality mascara I have tried to this day. Not only does it apply extremely easily with an instantly noticeable difference, but it literally lasts forever (though I wouldn't recommend wearing it for nearly that long). If you've been looking for a great mascara to give a try I highly recommend this one, it comes in waterproof as well!
Lots of love,