To me, this product just seems like a tinted sunscreen. It has very sheer coverage and makes my already oily skin much oilier! I'll use the rest of the bottle, but I will not repurchase.
This is my fave BB cream. To be honest, I haven't purchased any others, but I did sample the BB creams from Smashbox and Nars. While both had higher SPF, they made me look ashy. I'm Indian, so I needed something with a more yellow undertone as opposed to blue. I wish the SPF was higher, but oh well. This is great coverage if you don't need a lot...if you have darker blemishes, you may need some concealer. I also think the price point was great! I got 4 oz for $32 US...I was going to try the Maybelline BB, but I realized it was 1 oz for $10 US! Too Faced def has a great product here.
I have a light olive skin tone, dry/normal skin and this works amazing on me! Shiseido sun protection liquid foundation used to be my HG but the finish was too matte for me. I just came in to work today using this BB cream and all of my coworker complimented my skin saying it looked smooth, glowing and very natural :)
Packaging: It's okay. Not too big, not too small. It's very similar to Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. And it dispenses a perfect amount as well, which is a plus for me!
Texture: I use my hands to apply this product on my face and it feels so good! The product feels like gel/cream, and although it is very creamy, it is very light weight!
Coverage: I would say the coverage is light to medium. Which is perfectly fine for me because I just dab on extra to my problem spots.
OVERALL THIS PRODUCT IS MY NEW HG :) IT IS A BIT UP THERE FOR THE PRICE, BUT IT IS ALL WORTH IT! I AM IN LOVE! <3
I got a sample of this item and it was like a tinted moisturizer. My Clinique bb is better and has more coverage.
I have been using the Smashbox BB which I love but you get so little for the price I had hoped this could take its place but no, they couldn't be more different. This BB would be perfect for someone with dry skin who just wants to even out their skin tone and have a really beautiful even glow. I have combination skin, oily T zone and dry cheeks with some acne scars and occasional breakouts, it provided a lot of moisture for my cheeks, but made my T zone more oily and didn't cover any of my acne scars, or redness until the third coat and at the point the Smashbox comes out less expensive because one application and everything is covered.
Evens out skin tone.
Leaves you dewy and luminous.
Very Natural looking.
Package is really cute :)
Coverage is that of a TM, sheer to medium with build up.
Increases oil if you're prone to oily skin.
Fairly expensive for a product that offers the benefits of a TM not a BB.
I got a sample of this bb cream along with a few other brands from Sephora not too long ago, and this bb cream has become a favorite. I've used the Asian brand bb creams before but I never liked the gray-ish cast that it leaves on my face. Sometimes they'll oxidize properly and blend into my skin well, but every now and then, they'll just stay gray on my skin. This bb cream, first off, does not have that gray-ish cast, which is a huge thumbs up for me. Also, I have pretty dry, sensitive skin, so I have to be very careful on what to put on my face. This bb cream did not break me out, and was extremely moisturizing. It leaves a really dewy and natural glow to my face. I don't have a problem with oily skin, so I cannot say whether it'll be good for those with combination to oily skin types.
The coverage isn't exactly the best, but that's nothing a little concealer can't fix :)
This product is great for people with good skin. If you're not acne prone at all, and you don't have anything major to be covered, then this is perfect. I have relatively good skin, but my only problem with my skin is that it's extremely dry. No matter how much exfoliating and moisturizing I do, every other foundation I use makes me look like I have flaky alligator skin. Most of the time I look a lot better without foundation. However, this and the Garnier BB cream are the only foundations that I can wear without looking way too dry. It has very little coverage, but I actually like that. It gives my skin a nice healthy glow. However, when you wear it make sure you wash it off at night or else it may cause a few problems. I don't ever get pimples from anything, but leaving this on the whole night has given me 2 or 3 pimples in the morning. For me, thats extremely awful. Other than that, I love this and it's definitely my HG foundation. If you can't afford it, a cheaper alternative would definitely be the Garnier BB cream.
I am in love with this. Read on for a rave review.
Dry with flakes half the time around my mouth, sensitive, gets light freckles on my nose in the summer, hormonal acne and 0-5 clogged pores here and there at any given time anywhere on my face because it likes to give me hell whether or not I use makeup or skincare, neutral leaning warm/ MAC NC25 most of the year. Moisturizer I use underneath this without primer and it looks great with Too Faced BB cream - Eucerin Everyday Protection Spf 30 Face lotion. Powder over Too Faced - MAC MSFN in Medium Plus
Why I bought this:
An SA first recommended this to me when I was trying to buy some TM's or BB creams and was unsure where to start with and she said all she was wearing was the Too Faced BB Cream. Her skin looked great and naturally luminous (not sweaty-looking) so I asked for a sample. At the time I was also interested in the MUFE HD foundation and the Laura Mercier TM, got samples of those, neither of which ever fully blended on my skin.
Color and Consistency:
I got the Vanilla Glow shade. This matches NC25 for sure. It will be slightly too dark for NC20 I think, and might be okay for NC30. Definitely too light for NC35 -- get Cream Glow. Too Faced blended flawlessly, felt like an averagely thick moisturizer on my face as opposed to a runny B&BW lotion or super thick Nivea-like creme consistency.
How it looks and wears throughout a day or sweat:
It has microshimmer which takes away the need to add highlighter or a luminizing lotion or something like that. On me, many foundations have a dulling look because they have too much of a matte finish and looks way more like a foundation mask unlike Too Faced's effect of slightly-closer-to-perfection skin. Too Faced's looks like a post-workout sort of glow but all day long. About that, I've worn this to work out to test its reaction to a sweaty face and I have to say I actually looked BETTER after sweating in it (no powder over it). It may not be the best thing for my skin to wear it during a work out but life happens and I don't always have time to go to the gym in the morning so I'll work out with make up on sometimes. IMO, this settles into the skin in the way that a ridge-filling basecoat does on nails.
I am much more prone to sweating a lot on my face more than oil production but some days I get very oily on my nose all of a sudden and this doesn't control it, especially since the microshimmer in this can emphasize the sheen of oil (or sweat). My MSFN takes care of that aspect for me.
Price vs Quality:
Considering the BB cream market in the US has only recently exploded of different price points, and there are cheaper Asian brand bb creams, this could seem lost in the overall number of choices. However I haven't tried all of them yet so this is my HG for now. I have used Bobbi Brown's (more expensive than Too Faced's) which I love a little less but it is a smaller tube yet more pigmented so it evens out in the end. You may end up buying a BB cream or TM that could have a huge tube but not be enough coverage for you so you'll do a couple layers and run out of it the same time that you'd run out of any other brand's TM or BB cream. To me, at that point Too Faced is A) average high end price for a TM/BB cream, possibly even on the low end of Sephora-carried brands B)medium, buildable coverage that I don't have to layer endlessly for a good effect and won't have to repurchase too soon and C)great quality!
Sorry for the long review, I haven't written a review in a while and felt I should expand on this relatively non-talked product I think is a gem.
I saw a few reviews on this item and thought I'd try it. The price did make me hesitate a bit but reviews indicated that it is one of the few BB that has a relatively light shade. So I bought Vanilla Glow and have been wearing daily for about a week. It is just okay. Feels nice, looks more dewy than I am used to, no breakouts due to it but I just cannot justify the price considering the downsides. Downers are that while the color isn't pinky it just isn't light enough for me, it seems to go kind of brownish-orange after a couple hours and also I can't get used to the dewiness of the finish. I could work around the downers but at this price point workarounds shouldn't be necessary. Back to looking for a uber fair yellow toned BB Cream or tinted moisturizer with SPF>15.
I love the coverage this gives me. It's perfect for my skin tone and blends beautifully. It's a lot better than the Garnier BB cream. It's a little pricey, however, a tube does last a while and I just love how it looks on my skin, so it's worth it. My only complaint is how my skin tends to get oily after applying throughout the day, but that became solved after I started setting it with a loose powder. Overall, great product.