I purchased the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation about two weeks ago, I've been testing it out and have decided to write a review for you.
Too Faced released the foundation in June 2015 and since it's been released I've heard people raving about it constantly. It's been spoken about a lot so I thought I'd give you the low down on everything you need to know about this foundation.
About The Brand
I love Too Faced as a brand, they are animal cruelty free (big thumbs up from me) and they are constantly releasing such beautiful, high quality products. What's not to love about them!?
The packaging is gorgeous. Not too over-the-top but still super cute. It comes in a pink box with metallic gold and black touches. The box tells you everything about the product and the foundation colour is on the top. The bottle comes with a free pump (YES!) and a cap that doesn't come off in your bag and leak everywhere (double yes!). It's in a frosted glass bottle with black lid and metallic gold touches to match the box.
The Born This Way Foundation comes in 18 different shades with pink and yellow undertones. There's something for everyone! To find your colour I'd suggest getting the sales assistant to colour match you so you don't come home with the wrong shade.
If you're wondering, I'm in the colour Light Beige.
The Foundation costs AUD$62 or USD$39 for a 30mL bottle.
- Oil Free
- Medium to full coverage
- Fragrance free
- Natural finish
- Light weight
- No SPF
- Easy to blend
- Works well for photography
I have normal skin type. This foundation has very good longevity, I use primer with it and I've never had a problem with it coming off during the day. I don't touch up my makeup during the day and haven't needed to powder my face after a couple hours of wear. As it is oil free it should work well for oily skin, I suggest trying before buying if you are worried it won't be right for your skin type.
I wouldn't say it's full coverage, more medium coverage but build able. I usually use one to two pumps and apply with a damp real techniques complexion sponge. However no matter what tool you use to blend it, it easily blends and melts into the skin to give a natural and fresh finish. It doesn't go patchy when layering and you probably won't need more then three pumps to give a full coverage finish.
The box says it's undetectable and I completely agree with that. The foundation is infused with coconut water to replenish skins moister levels: it never leaves my face feeling dry. It doesn't sink into any of my fine lines on my forehead or around my mouth, this gives me the impression that it would suit matured skin.
Glycerin is it's third ingredient, which helps with the longevity of your makeup. Glycerin is basically the super glue of makeup so it is important to have in primers and foundations.
I think it's worth the money if you looking to invest in a decent foundation. Obviously there are some great foundations out there for less than half the price so I suggest figuring out what works for you and testing the foundation before buying. My favourite drug store foundation was Loreal True Match but after trying out this foundation I don't think I could go back. It's higher quality, longer lasting, fuller coverage compared to drug store foundations. My other favourite high end foundation is Nars Sheer Glow, which is slightly fuller coverage compared to Too Faced Born This Way however it's higher in price. Finally, I highly recommend this product and will continue using it as my holy grail foundation and I will be repurchasing this product when I run out.
Let me know what you think of the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in the comments below. And of course if I haven't covered something in this review, please leave me a question about it and I'll be sure to get back to you.
Thankyou so much for reading and please feel free to share this blog post with your friends if they're too looking for an amazing foundation.
Below are some pictures of how it looks on my skin.
Some would say I am a YouTube fanatic, I'm subscribed to almost 300 people on YouTube. That is a very large number of people. I spend a fair amount of time on YouTube, whether I'm watching videos or uploading videos.
Basically I LOVE YouTube. So I wanted to share some of my favourite people on YouTube who I believe deserve more recognition for what they do. All these people have under 1000 subscribers and constantly upload amazing videos. So here are a few of my favourite people! (In no particular order)
1. Georgia Cate is an Australia beauty guru with just over 800 subscribers at this point in time, you go girl! I love watching her videos, she's a natural in front of the camera and always keeps me entertained. You can see she puts a lot of effort in her videos which I appreciate. Here's a few examples of the videos Georgia uploads:
Makeup & Outfit
Tutorials (Hair, makeup)
If these type of videos interest you then head over to Georgia's channel and subscribe! Don't forget to mention that Mia Kate sent you! Click the photo above to be sent to her channel :)
2. Kelsey Siviter is one of my beauty idols on YouTube! With almost 900 subscribers she is already showing signs of in the future being a very successful social media star. I adore watching her videos and she seems like the kinda girl you'd want to be friends with. Also living in Australia, she makes high quality beauty videos that you could watch for hours. Here's a few examples of the videos Kelsey makes:
Makeup Tutorials & GRWM's
Everyone go subscribe to Kelsey!
3. Imogen Chen is also another Australian beauty guru, not sure why they all have been Australian so far... Anyway, she has almost 300 subscribers and deserves more as her videos are great quality and she is so super cute. At only 16 she has amazing style and recommends some really good makeup & beauty products. Some examples of the videos Imogen makes:
Day in the life style vlogs
Click the photo above to check out her YouTube channel and go show her some love!!!
4. Narelle Keating also known as Naz (Naz Vlogs on YouTube) is so close to 700 subscribers! With your help I'd love to help her reach her next milestone. Naz spreads such happiness in her videos and can always make you smile. Her channel grew pretty quickly in such a short period of time, here are a few examples of her videos:
And more beauty related videos!
Go check out Naz vlogs and tell her who sent you ;) Click the photo above!
5. Kez (short of Kezia, the coolest name ever!) is another beauty YouTuber who is all about sharing what she loves with other people. She has a beautiful personality and a smile that is contagious. Kez has just over 450 subscribers and I can totally see her becoming a very well known YouTube personality. She makes these type of videos:
Go subscribe to Kez and check out her videos, I promise you'll love her! (Click photo)
6. Last but not at all least! Maree Brigante has just over 200 subscribers and for the quality and obvious effort she deserves thousands more! Her makeup always looks flawless and you can trust her opinion when it comes to beauty products. She only has a couple videos on her but with a little encouragement I think she could be an established YouTuber. Maree makes videos such as:
Makeup & hair tutorials
Click the photo above to be sent to her channel, go subscribe!
That is everyone I am going to share today, I have probably missed so many people but it was extremely hard to narrow it down to only a couple people. Let me know who your favourite small YouTubers are down below in the comments! I'd love to find more people on YouTube with potential. I might do another one of these posts in the future so I'll keep an eye out for small YouTubers.
I realised after I finished this blog post that all the people I mentioned are Australian. I get recommended a lot of Australian beauty YouTubers as I am a Australia beauty YouTuber myself. Sorry, next time I'll try include more international YouTubers!
YouTube is an extremely competitive platform and involves a lot of time and effort to make it big. As it is so many people's dreams to be as famous as Zoella or Bethany Mota, I thought I'd take the time to dedicate some space on the internet for the smaller YouTubers who put in just as much effort and don't get as much praise.
Thankyou so much for reading, I hope you enjoy watching my recommendations. It's time to shout out my own channel, I have two channels, one for vlogs and the other for beauty videos. Go subscribe and show me some love after you've checked out the YouTubers above :)
Beauty channel (Mia Kate)
Vlog channel (MoreMia)
Have an incredible day,
I'm all about using natural skincare products and I love doing DIY's.
The other day I noticed my pores were looking not so great and it was really bothering me, I wanted to do something about it ASAP but didn't have a pore cleansing face scrub. I looked up a couple scrubs for clearing pores online but they were all quite expensive and shipping would take way too long.
So instead of purchasing a skin care product I did a bit of research on ingredients that work well to clear pores. Honey, lemon or lime and sugar were some of the top products you could find at home. So here's how I made this pore cleansing face scrub that gives you a noticeable difference with one use!
Here is what you'll need:
Mortar & pestle
2 teaspoons of sugar - raw or white
half a teaspoon of fresh lemon or lime juice (today I used lime)
1 teaspoon of honey
First step is to put the sugar in the mortar (bowl) and crush it slightly. You won't need to crush it as much if you're using white sugar because it is already quite powdery. If using raw sugar like me then crush it until it's half powdery. You don't want it to be too rough on your skin but you also need to to be exfoliating. Run it between your fingers to see if it's the right texture.
After crushing the sugar it should look something like this. (Refer to photo below)
Next step is to add the lime juice, I didn't measure it out but it would've been about half a teaspoon. Add a little bit at a time to make sure it isn't to much liquid otherwise it won't exfoliate your skin properly. Then stir until completely combined.
I added one teaspoon of honey and mixed completely, honey is very beneficial to the skin. Honey is a natural antibacterial, slows ageing skin and creates a complexion glow. If the honey makes the mixture too runny then add a little more sugar and crush/mix. The end product should look like a paste.
After I finished mixing and the scrub is the correct texture I transfer the scrub into a small tub so I can reuse in the shower. This tub was bought of eBay in a pack and is great for storing your own DIY products!
And there you go! I hope this scrub works as well for you as it does for me. I'd recommend this scrub for normal to oily skin. It may be a bit drying on already dry skin, if you do have dry skin and want to use this product perhaps add a bit more honey and moisturise your skin after using.
I tend to use this product once a week and scrub only on the areas I need clearing - usually around my nose and cheeks. This homemade and completely natural product makes your skin feel clean and fresh and makes your pores a lot less noticeable. This is great because it barely costs you anything and is guaranteed to be cruelty free.
I hope this helps you if you are have trouble with those irritating pores. Thank you so much for reading, leave a comment if you'd like to see more DIY blog posts and I'll see you very soon!