September 7, 2018

Too Faced Dew You Full-Coverage Fresh Glow Foundation Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.
1 stars out of 5

Too Faced Tutti Fruitt Dew You Full-Coverage Fresh Glow Foundation ($36) is a new long-wearing gel-cream foundation that launched with the Too Faced Tutti Frutti Collection with a dewy finish and a watermelon candy fragrance.

Yeah, you read that last part correctly. This stuff smells just like a watermelon Jolly Rancher and I love it! I know, I know the entire sensitive makeup world just cringed in agony. I’m not sensitive to fragrance so this was right up my alley. I thought the scent was delightful! It’s sweet and very true to the hard candy scent of a sweet, slightly tart Watermelon Jolly Rancher.

Sadly, the smell was about the only thing I was impressed with!

Too Faced Dew You Full-Coverage Fresh Glow Foundation is part of the Tutti Frutti Collection which is exclusive to the Too Faced site and Ulta. Sephora also has an exclusive collection and foundation with Too Faced which is the Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation. Both foundations share the same price of $36 but the sizes are a smidge different with Dew You Full-Coverage Fresh Glow Foundation being 1.35 oz and Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation being 1.6 oz. The finishes are also different with one being dewy and the other matte and also the scents are different one having a peach fragrance and the other having a watermelon one. Sadly, I can’t share more details about how they two compare consistency wise nor the wear since I haven’t yet tried the Peach Comfort Matte Foundation. Both lines have 20 shades each but I did hear that the shades are a little off and not exact matches but again, I can’t confirm this.

I will say of the two that the Dew You Full-Coverage Fresh Glow Foundation is obviously the better finish for me as I do have drier skin (although, lately my skin has been considerably more slick with the Summer humidity).

The foundation arrives in a tube that has an attached pump. I picked two shades one was Natural Beige and the other was Warm beige and both shades were too warm for me. My skin is a bit darker than it normally is so I thought I’d go warmer but it was a rather bad idea to do so as both these shades are quite dark for me. Natural Beige sounds like my perfect shade with it being a light medium neutral but it actually looks very tan and muddy on my skin. When choosing a shade do be careful and match sure you’re swatching each color and comparing them to see which best suits you.

I thought the formula was delightful! It’s a thicker creamy with a hydrating feel but nothing too slick nor oily. It feels very moisturizing but I never felt it had a dewy finish in the least which is fine as I don’t really like dewy foundations. The set was hydrating but not dewy or shiny on my skin in the least. I think the texture was great and it felt great going on. The problem is it has a very odd separation issue. It pumps out as a thicker cream but as you blend it the formula seems to somehow break up and separate. It’s not an oil versus cream separation but it’s just that the foundation seems to spread out in different directions during the blending process which results in patchier blending. Once I blended the foundation just felt like it was laying on top of my skin and it almost felt like it was sliding off. I mean when I took a call when wearing this my iPhone was smeared with a bunch of foundation. It transferred like a bitch. Ok, so yeah, sure we all get makeup on our phone but this seemed an abnormally larger amount. Thankfully it didn’t cling to drier areas but the fact it looked so streaky on my skin was even worst. I would say the wear was pretty short do to all this because as I reached 10:30AM I felt like I wasn’t wearing foundation at all and I had applied it at around 7AM after my workout and shower. It did promise some sort of glow but again, I didn’t really notice any glow and I felt like the shade looked too muddy on my skin which resulted in a duller appearance.

Natural Beige and Warm Beige

I mentioned the fragrance above and I will say again, I loved it. However, it is strong enough that you’ll smell it during application and for a little while after. Just keep that in mind if you’re sensitive.

No doubt Too Faced Dew You Full-Coverage Fresh Glow Foundation has a great texture. The creamy gel feels amazing, it smells nice, and at first it seems like it sinks right into skin but after I started blending things got really messy, really quick. The application, blend, and wear time left a lot to be desired sadly and disappointed me a good deal. I’m sure at some point this will be offered as some sort of Hot Buy or 21 Days of Beauty Deal so, if you’re wanting to try it I recommend waiting until then!

Tried it?

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Where to buy

Ulta

Too Faced Dew You Full-Coverage Fresh Glow Foundation is $36, 1.35 oz in size, and available in 20 shade selections. This is a watermelon scented cream gel foundation that promises a dewy finish that promises to hydrate and add a healthy glow to skin! The texture is quite beautiful however, I struggled with the blending process. At first it feels like it absorbs nicely into the skin but the more I blended the more the foundation seemed to separate on my skin which resulted in a patchy, streaky finish that transferred very easily. This also resulted in the foundation feeling like it was sliding off my skin and not wearing very long at all!

Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Mica, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract/ Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract/Citrullus Lanatus Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract/ Cucumis Melo Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract/Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, BHT, Palmitic Acid, Dextrin Palmitate, Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lysine, Lecithin, Octyldodecanol, Phytantriol, Boron Nitride, Xanthan Gum, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Pros

  • Smells amazing!
  • Packaging is very user friendly.
  • Creamy gel texture is lovely!

Cons

  • Separation issues
  • Streaky, patchy finish.
  • Scent is strong which will result in issues for sensitive users.
  • Shorter wear.

Who

Drier skin might love this but beware during the blending process as it takes a good deal of tender, loving, care to get it looking smooth and setting powder is a must as it transfers very easily and wears quite short!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Danielle Cormany

    Wow those shades are dark.. Compared to most shades that carry those names. I love the peach foundation (I am SUPER oily). I was hoping this would be fabulous for my dry sisters. But probably not with that vulnerability amd wear time. 🙁

  • Christina

    I agree, I thought the texture was nice, but it didn’t look very good on my skin, nor could I find a match. Also, funny that you like the scent; that’s what I disliked about it. HAHA! Like candy…which is what it’s supposed to smell like, I know!

    • Isabella Muse

      OMG glad I’m not alone here! the colors seemed odd as hell to me! Ha! guilty! I liked it! It smells great to me but it was pretty strong even as I blended I smelled watermelon! ;-D

  • Courtney

    I was in Ulta this past weekend checking out the 21 days of beauty stuff. I perused over to the Too Faced section and came across this display. I have normal, kinda oily skin and I approached this product with apprehension as its marketed as dewy , and I personally don’t need anymore dew to my skin . However, the packaging , newness drew me in and I pumped a pump or so onto my fingers and blended this onto my face . I must say, I was impressed by the finished appearance and I really loved applying with the fingers but I know that is not everyone’s cup of tea. I will also say I was impressed with the coverage, but my one hesitation was “is this going to make me an oily mess later, will it separate on the skin later ……” anyway, hours later at home, and even after a nap , I must say I was impressed ! No separation, no extreme oil. My skin still looked evened out without looking like I had foundation all over it .. anyway, needless to say , I want this! Usually I steer clear of dewy foundations, but I must say , I was impressed by this stuff ! Anyway, just my 2 cents 🙂 thanks for letting me share .

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks for sharing Courtney! I’m glad it worked out for you!!! I wish I had experienced as good a finish as you did! sounds like it worked out great for you!!!!!!!