I've been on the hunt for a new foundation or BB cream that I actually like ever since my dearly devoted L'oreal Magic Smooth Souffle was discontinued. Even though I hoarded a bunch of them, I know they won't last forever, so it was finally time to find something new.
I went to Ulta on a whim and was testing out all the different BB creams. The Too Faced one caught my eye immediately, because the shade seemed to suit me really well and it swatched nicely on my hand.
However, upon applying this to my face, I was left really disappointed.
The Too Faced BB cream says it's supposed to be "light diffusing", "antiaging and prevent damage", and "moisturizing with an oil free hydration".
I found this particular BB cream to be a hot mess. It is a nice consistency, not too thick or too watery, but once applied to the face, this "oil free hydration" really just made my skin feel really gross. After applying one layer, I immediately wanted to wash my face.
Too Faced BB cream in Snow Glow
As far as moisturizers go, I don't want my mosturizer (BB cream or not) to make my face feel tacky and like I just came back from the gym. This BB also never seems to set, which is really frustrating.
As far as coverage, this barely did a thing. The (not even horrible) redness in my cheeks was still completely visible after two "coats". (see picture below)
Not only was my redness still visible, my skin just felt oily and I looked extremely shiny. And because this product doesn't seem to set, I can only assume it would transfer onto EVERYTHING.
Overall, I was highly disappointed with this product. I am aware Too Faced is coming out with a cream style BB cream really soon, but I will most likely be reading reviews rather than going out to try that one after dealing with this one.
If you guys have any BB cream recommendations, send them my way. I know a lot of you guys are going to suggest the Asian ones, but I'd really prefer one that I could swatch for myself (in Sephora or Ulta) just so I won't end up with a colour problem.
Stila has a new one out that seems very promising. I swatched it in Sephora and it was what I wanted to get if the Too Faced one didn't work. I was so surprised by the Too Faced one; normally I really like their skins products. Alas, this product will end up in my January shits.