Too Faced Air Buffed BB Creme Review & Swatches
Too Faced Air Buffed BB Creme Complete Coverage Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen is possibly one of the more exciting foundation releases as of late. This quite reminded me of my much beloved Bourjois Paris Mineral Matte Foundation and if it was anything like that beloved product? Well, we’d have a little piece of awesome on our hands.
Too Faced Air Buffed BB Creme Complete Coverage Makeup promises to prime, perfect, moisturize, mattify, and protect with their all in one formula. This is the first potted BB Cream as well here in the US so that alone makes it an interesting product to haul.
Take a look!
Props to Too Faced for packaging as this has a nifty screw top that features a Teddy Bear Hair brush that snaps right into the top of the BB Cream. Not only is the brush handy for application but it acts as a handle of sorts to unscrew the foundation. Nifty right? The entire thing is a spot on dupe for Bourjois Paris’ Mineral Foundation right down to the brush. The brush has super soft bristles yet shorter ones so it is dense enough to buff product onto skin.
This is nearly 1oz of foundation so you’re getting a TON of bang for your buck here at $39.
They market it as an air brushed second skin finish that has a cream to powder formula for buildable coverage. They ALMOST get it right.
The problems for me were this is a tad TOO dense. The foundation isn’t creamy in the least and has a very, very dense surface. I found myself nearly bending the bristles back on the brush to pick up product. Once I did have my brush loaded up I felt like I had a hard time applying and blending the product onto my skin. It didn’t buff well nor did it blend correctly and I was left with patchy areas. The best technique for me was to brush it on and blend it out with my fingers. You really have to warm this up to get it to smooth on correctly and even than it was difficult to apply smoothly. It just blends really badly and worst still with my drier skin it adheres to flaky areas and really shouts out, “Hey, I have foundation on”. I paid extra attention to my prep work when applying this and even than I had issues with it applying correctly. At best coverage seems to run from sheer to medium when built but not completely full coverage.
I think for myself I expected a whipped consistency of some sort or a softer, creamier texture. I did take note that my first time with the product it was dense but after over a month the consistency of the product got even harder in the pot and even showed signs of cracking. I know it is a cream to powder formula but I was a little aghast how dry it was at first use and how dry it got after not using it for over a month.
Unfortunately, Too Faced Air Buffed BB Creme wasn’t exactly what I expected it to be. Too Faced should have went creamier with this and it would have probably had a solid winner on its hand. This dense texture is just difficult to use and it settles unnaturally on the skin so airbrushed looks more like HEY! I’m wearing foundation. No bueno.
Too Faced Air Buffed BB Creme is available now at Sephora and Sephora.com
If you tried it I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
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