Too Faced’s Born This Way Concealer is a cult favourite among many influencers and YouTubers, and it’s one that has grabbed my attention on and off throughout the years since it’s initial release, although I’ve never tried it until now, and it was only because I saw it in TK Maxx for €4.99 that I decided to finally try it. This concealer is normally around €24 euros and I wasn’t willing to spend on it when I wouldn’t know if I would like it, or if it woul work for me, so when I saw it in TK Maxx for €4.99, I wasn’t long about putting it into my basket! 😂
I love the packaging and the applicator. The packaging is just a clear, sturdy plastic tube with the Too Faced name/logo embossed on the gold rim and again the initials ‘TF’ embossed on the top of the black lid.
The packaging is quite sturdy, lightweight and compact, which is great especially for throwing in your handbag for touching up throughout the day or for travelling. The concealer has a nicely shaped doefoot applicator which is the perfect size for underneath your eyes.
It’s a nice size that applies just the right amount of product, not too much or too little and I didn’t need to constantly dip it into the tube to get more product, I only needed to dip it into the tube to get product for underneath each eye, but other than that I didn’t. That said, if you like to apply a lot of concealer, you may need to do this, but it wasn’t an issue for me.
I have the shade Light-Medium and while it looks too dark when swatched heavily, however once blended out its quite a nice shade for me. It’s about ½ a shade or slightly less too dark for me, but as I apply my concealer before my foundation this isn’t an issue for me. It does oxidise very slightly, but nothing major. Now if you apply your concealer over your foundation that may be an issue for you, particularly under your eyes.
Although I prefer applying my concealer under my foundation, I did try this one over my foundation a few times, and I really disliked it. It removed foundation from under my eyes as well as on, and around my nose. It looked so awful that I had to take everything off and start from scratch. It made my under-eye area look patchy, dry and heavy. Almost as if I’d applied several layers of concealer/foundation. It was awful. It is far nicer under foundation.
The concealer itself is a nice creamy consistency and blends out easily and seamlessly. It does creases and accentuate fine lines. It doesn’t look heavy, cakey etc. if applied under foundation, but over foundation, it does.
I don’t know if it’s because of how dry my skin is that’s causing that to happen as I have tried this with different primers, foundations, and even on its own over my eye cream with no other makeup products underneath or around it, and it still oxidised and still caked up. I’ve tried various powders, and even no powders, and I still had those issues with it.
I use Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector, Catrice Liquid Camouflage, Catrice One Drop Weightless, MAC Pro Longwear, Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser (brightener & neutraliser), NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer and Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer and I have absolutely no issues with them oxidising, looking dry, heavy or cakey.
I dislike the scent of it, although it does dissipate a few minutes after application so it’s not a lingering scent. It’s a coconut scent that I personally find to be quite strong though you may not notice or mind it.
Overall, it’s an okay concealer. I’m not really a fan of it and I wouldn’t repurhase it. There are other concealers that I much prefer and this just doesn’t really cut it for me to be honest, so I’d give it a miss.
Thank you for reading, until next time, take care xx