The Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer is now available in more shades (I think there are around 20 shades now) and I’ve been gifted one to try out.
The trouble with choosing your shade from a PR email is that quite often you’re taking a blind guess. I chose the shade Cloud as I have the same shade in the Peach Perfect Foundation. Now I know this is not the perfect shade for me, but I’m kind of committed now and I can make it work. Also, I like my concealers to be brightening so going for a super pale shade often works out well for me.
I had tried the Born This Way Foundation many moons ago and I liked it but it was a bit too much for me. I normally run as far away as I can from any product that is full coverage as I prefer a more natural base. However, life is kicking my arse at the moment and I look half dead, so I am finding I need a bit more coverage to cover up the ever present dark circles under my eyes.
The thing that I really like about the Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer is that it is a clever little multi-tasker.
I do have the normal Born This Way Concealer and whilst I do like it and use it, it’s not one that I get excited about. I tried not to let my previous experiences with the Born This Way range influence my experience with this concealer and I’ve been using it every day since it arrived.
The oil-free, non-comedogenic formula provides full and buildable coverage and when I first put it on I was a bit worried. It really is full coverage, but it does blend out perfectly and I was surprised with how weightless it felt. Usually products like this cake on me within minutes but I didn’t have any problem with caking at all. It is crease-free, gives up to 12 hours wear (although I once kept it on for about 16 hours and it still looked flawless), and is nice and hydrating.
For me, my main problem at the moment is definitely dark circles and there are a few little blemishes appearing.
I’m extremely stressed at the moment and my skin always takes a turn for the worse when I am stressed. The concealer has easily disguised the circles and covered up my blemishes. I was concerned that seeing as I had chosen such a light shade that there would be flashback in photos but there’s none at all.
You can also use it highlight (choose a shade 2-3 times lighter), or to contour (choose a cooler toned shade 3 times darker). I have tried the highlighting and it does work and helps to brighten the face nicely. Personally, I prefer to use it to conceal and retouch as I’m not the biggest fan of contouring.
The applicator is a diamond-shaped doe foot applicator which is quite chunky compared to other concealers I own.
It allows you to achieve precise application, with the flat surface giving wider coverage, the thinner edges giving more precise coverage and the tip being perfect for spot work. I will say that it does feel like too big of an applicator, but it’s not the worst thing in the world.
I’ll definitely try pick up a shade a but closer to my skin tone, and at £24.00 it’s fairly reasonably priced. It’s also taught me that I don’t need to be totally terrified of full coverage products.