A good pressed powder is incredibly invaluable, especially for people like me with combination skin who really need to touch up over the course of the day. I bought this intending to replace my MAC Studio fix powder compact with it in my purse. In the meantime I used it as a finishing powder and as a regular foundation on its own from time to time. I was quickly displeased with both the so-so coverage and how fast I hit pan on it. I did use it up but won't bother with it again. There are too many superior powders out there.
This is so great and easy to use! I would say it has medium coverage but if u build it up it can look cakey and powdery. Especially if you have a liquid foundation underneath it. For me I usually just use concealer under it and it gives me a flawlessly natural face. The packaging is also adorable, it makes me smile! The only two cons to this product is the smell, it smells like sunscreen because there is SPF 15. It doesn't really smell strong on your skin, but while your applying it you can defenitly smell the sunscreen. Also the cost. It was 32 bucks!!!! Defenitly a splurge for me, but I love it! I would defenitly repurchase, it's absolutly perfect for summer, medium coverage, lightweight, quick, and has SPF. GO BUY if your iffy on it!
I bought this on a whim while shopping and when I first tried it, I was not impressed. After adding Origins Vitazing moisturizer to my skin care regime, I decided to use the foundation as a setting powder and VIOLA! what a difference. I apply my MAC ProLongwear concealer first and finish with this powder using a large buffer brush. My skin feels soft and has a great natural finish. I like the fact that the foundation is buildable for those days when I need more coverage.
I can pretty much copy the last two reviewers word for word! They pretty much sum this product up for me really well. I'm also sad to report that my cheaper powder foundations (covergirl pocket powder and maybeline purestay) not only have better coverage but arn't as chalky and drying. Given the price for this product ($32) I am so dissapointed. I am using a tiny bit with a big fluffy brush as my setting powder untill it is gone so I can at least not feel guilty over not using it. I am super oily and it is already heating up here in california but I have to be careful to only use a tiny amount of this or I will look so dry and dull and my face will feel tight and uncomfortable. Also, it accentuates any dry flaky area you never even knew you had. And I know what you're thinking, hey lady this IS a powder foundation of course it will accentuate dryness! Well, with my covergirl and maybeline powder foundations have no dry spots! Pooooo Too Faced.
I had high hopes for this, but it just didn't rock my world. I used it as a setting powder over moisturizer, primer and foundation and this made my face feel dry and tight. On me it looked dull and chalky.
On the plus side, I'm normal to oily and had no oil come through with this. It didn't work for me but may be worth a try for very oily skin!
This powder does not have enough coverage.. It comes off easily and its chalky looking. Not repurchasing..
I bought this powder after seeing it MUA's most recently reviewed section -- bought the vanilla cream color and it is just great! I've been using Lauren Hutton's Aqua Elements foundation powder in pink (I'm 54 years old) and although I still love it, the color was a tiny tad too dark for me. But I've been using the Too Faced powder first, with a little bit of the Aqua Elements over it and WOW!! I've been getting so many compliments on my makeup now! The Too Faced Amazing Face really hides so many flaws, while looking perfectly natural! It also stays very matte on my skin without getting shiny later on in the day. I use a powder brush and not the applicator pad that came with it. AND the container it comes in is absolutely adorable!
I am not one who uses powders, I usually use a liquid foundation and some bronzer or blush. I bought this to try something new. For a powder I loved it. It actually had pretty great coverage for just a powder. It matched my skin tone perfectly.
I've been religiously browsing through products for the longest time and attested that I'd never really gush over something enough for me to stop and write a review on but really-- it's THAT good.
I have the blessing of being born with less than average skin: dry, sensitive, at times eczema-prone and the occasional break outs. Due to this very multi-shitty faceted combination, I've struggled with acquiring a foundation worthy of HG status (oil control, even coverage, nicely matte without drying, yadiyadiya) that properly suits my preferences (I'm a never-on-time student, always on the go. I also like to clean up very nice on rare occasions I go out. So it has to be a product that I can use in a 5 minute swipe AND still function for daily+formal events)
As I winded through a jarring list of mineral+liquid foundations, I encountered something a little better than average which eventually became worthy of daily usage: Laura Mercier's Mineral Powder. However, I began to notice it made my overall dry face ironically oily and shiny and the finish was beginning to look dull and flat.
Off to Sephora I went and came home with this cute little thing. I applied this and was astounded with the results. Just smooth, matte, (I agree with what a user stated) hollywood porcelain-esque finish. The coverage however, was semi light and at the time didn't fulfill my need at the time for mediumish slightly full coverage.
I decided to use this in conjunction with the LM mineral foundation for better coverage (may seem like grossly layered but note that this product is also intended to be used OVER liquid foundations!) and found a convenient technique that has left my skin FLAWLESS, EVEN, MATTE, and gorgeous and safe enough to keep breakouts at bay (again this is coming from someone who grew up loathing how my gfs inherited their mother's complexion while I was left an epidermal mess lol)
Wash, exfoliate, moisturize, then I lightly apply LM mineral foundation evenly with an Ecotools Kabuki Brush (excellent product btw), conceal some spots, and gently even everything out with this foundation using the sponge (never thought I'd see the day using a sponge applicator but it works!).
Legitimate proof that it's worth the dough: Walking in and having your ridiculously over-critical younger sister who has a more than familiar history of condemning every foundation in sight stating they were either too drying, made me look like a flaky ass mess, too shiny, too cakey, too white, too orange, too yellow, too oily...finally say:
"Your skin looks nice. ... Are you even wearing foundation?"
Sorry but a product that garners a VERY long awaited compliment of that respect deserves a definite holyomggrail in my book.
Also for reference I'm NC 20-25 in Mac, Golden Medium in BM, Real Sand in LM (not a precise match due to it's lack of yellow undertones but this TF product evens me out perfectly)... and Perfect Nude was the right match for the very "Asian" tones in my skin. I also gently exfoliate on a daily basis with the Olay Cleansing Brush and it is greatly effective on smoothing out dry patches, allowing my moisturizer to even out and absorb well, and helping foundation adhere on like neva before :)
Horrible, it made my skin all flaky and oddly dry, and I have combination skin! The color selection isn't the greatest either.