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Too Faced Amazing Face SPF 15 Powder Foundation in Vanilla Creme – A Review

A while back I purchased the Too Faced Amazing Face SPF 15 Powder Foundation in Vanilla Creme from Apothica. Even though I always wear SPF 30 moisturizer on my face and neck every day, I never mind using another product with SPF to help protect my skin. That made me decide to try this foundation. Be aware, I think Apothica sells an older version of the product that’s SPF 15, which is why I included a picture of my box. Too Faced’s site now has an SPF 20 version available.


The Website Claims:
Skin Balancing: Contains the innovative Regu-Seb which helps to control and reduce oil production leaving skin looking fresh and foundation just applied.
Bamboo Silk: This nutrient-rich ingredient revives and renews skin tone to promote a balanced texture while imparting a comfortable feeling finish.

The Ingredients are:
Talc, Silica, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Price:
$32 for .32 oz

Does it live up to its claims?
Yes. I think it’s a fairly nice foundation. I think the packaging is really cute. It’s got a mirror and sponge underneath the foundation, though I don’t use that for application. I apply this with a duofiber brush. It works fine with my slightly oily t-zone. It’s got a nice texture, which I’m guessing is due to the bamboo silk. The color works pretty well with my skintone, though it’s a tad darker than I like. My skintone usually works best with pale neutral or pale neutral leaning warm foundations, as I’ve got creamy undertones with a bit of beige, a touch of peach and a dash of yellow. I have a slight pink overtone, and inexperienced makeup artists often try to match me to pink toned foundation, which looks awful.

Vanilla Creme powder foundation on top of Too Faced Primed & Poreless Face Primer.

Vanilla Creme powder foundation on top of Vanilla Creme liquid foundation and Fyrinnae’s Velvet-Gel Silica primer.

Vanilla Creme Powder foundation on t-zone and under eyes.

Would I purchase again?
Probably. This is the first pressed foundation I’ve found in a long time that actually works fairly well with my skintone. It’s more expensive than I’m used to paying for my foundation, but it’s nice to have the convenience of pressed for tossing in my purse and taking with me.

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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18 Comments

  • I am always curious to read your foudation reviews as we are both so fair skinned! I lean more towards cool-toned, but am finding that neutral foundations work best for me too! 🙂

  • Would you say that the foundation is full or med coverage?
    Do you feel it is a setting powder or more of a coverage and setting powder? 🙂
    I think it looks awesome on your skin.
    I have a lot of Redness under my skin and always have a hard time finding something that helps cover and tone it down.
    I am a NW15 with Mac and using that right now…I thiink it is a little dark but it is ok with the summer.

    I always enjoy your reviews! Thank you

    • I think you can build this up to full coverage, but I tend to use it sparingly. It’s meant to be used either sheerly, like I use it, or as full, which is nice.

  • Why the heck does it have to be $36? It looks like maybe it would work for me but $36 is too much to spend on something that might look awful.

    • Do you have a Sephora or Ulta near you? If so, swatch it there? Get them to do your face for you and see how you like it?

  • I don’t think we get either this or the liquid amazing face foundation over here! We just have the magic wand foundation which comes in less shades and doesn’t have the lovely packaging! This looks like it matches your skin pretty well, I couldnt tell it was too dark for you.

    • Yeah I forgot to include a picture of me in direct sunlight with it. If I apply it all over, it’s a tad dark. If I apply it with a duofiber brush and mostly concentrate on my t-zone, it seems to be ok.

  • I hate when MUAs confuse overtones and undertones. I have soooo many Asian friends who wear warm foundation though their undertones are clearly cool because of this very mistake. xP

    I was thinking of trying this, but there aren’t many shades and I don’t tend to trust foundations with a small selection of shades.

    • I’d say if you can swatch it at Ulta or Sephora, go for it. The foundations either seem to lean neutral or warm from what I can tell.

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