These two powders are great powder foundation options for dry skin (in my experience), they just didn’t work out because I also have sensitive skin. If not for the reactions I had, I would have continued to use these products so I wanted to give them a mention.
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I do want to make it clear that these are not dupes or alternatives to one another. I do think they perform differently. I am only grouping them together because they both caused skin irritation and didn’t work out for me.
Also, while I do have dry skin, I don’t typically have any trouble using powder foundations. I do use a heavy oil-based moisturizer and my daily serum has both dimethicone and glycerin high on its ingredients list. So that likely contributes to being able to make them work.
Too Faced Born This Way Pressed Powder Foundation, $39.00 (20 shades)
I am disappointed that the Too Faced Born This Way Pressed Powder Foundation caused me to breakout because the formula is beautiful. I didn’t find it to look dry and I agree with the brand’s claim that it blurs imperfections. I was able to build this up to get a nice medium coverage without accentuating any texture. I do wish there was another shade in between this (butterscotch) and Warm Sand (which is one shade lighter), but that is a problem I’m used to having. I think if this hadn’t caused a breakout, I would have purchased Warm Sand to use instead.
When I initially looked at the shades to do this post, I thought that there were 24 shades and now there are only 20 available on the Too Faced website. I’m not sure if some of the shades have sold out because of the friends and family sale or if this product may be on the way to being discontinued. The shade selection seems to be pretty limited on the Sephora and Ulta websites as well. If you have any idea if it is being discontinued, let me know.
L’Oreal Age Perfect Creamy Powder Foundation, $11.99 (Target, 16 shades)
I did really like the L’Oreal Age Perfect Creamy Powder Foundation for a setting powder on the larger areas of the face. It did not work out for me in the under eye area; it looked dry and crepey. Unfortunately, I got eye redness and irritation from setting concealer with it the first time I used it. The next time I tested it all over the face as a setting powder, I had pimples the next day. Since this line was specifically created to cater to mature skin, I hope my under eye issue was the concealer I paired it with (MAC Studio Fix Conceal and Correct Palette) and not the formula.
If I didn’t experience breakouts or irritation, I likely would have preferred using the Too Faced Powder Foundation. I never had the chance to try the L’Oreal Creamy Powder Foundation out as a stand alone foundation. But, if you are looking for higher coverage, I would suggest looking into the Too Faced Born This Way Pressed Powder Foundation out of these two options.
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