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I bought this foundation in London Fair, which I believe is the lightest shade. As I'm pale, it's hard to find a good foundation that doesn't look too orange or yellow, and I'm afraid to say that the Too Faced Magic Wand foundation wasn't right for my skin colour, even though I used the lightest one. It looked fine on most of my face, but made my cheeks look too dark, and a bit yellow. Also, I found that it was quite oily feeling and didn't sink into my skin as much as other foundations have, and was mostly gone after a few hours. I prefered to use my own foundation brush than the one it comes with, but it's just personal preference I guess.
Having said all of this, it gave good coverage, even under my eyes. The smell was great, too, a lot better than most foundations.
Although it wasn't right for me, I'm sure it would work well for people that don't have pale skin. I also think it would be better suited for people with dry skin. I hope this helped :)
In my quest for the next new and exciting beauty product i came across the too faced magic wand foundation, which seemed perfect for me as i spend ages getting ready in the morning and i needed a quicker soultion to my foundation fiasco! I love it! I tried it straight away and it leaves your skin feeling refreshed, flawless, covered.... but not like you've been 'tangoed'! It gives you the right amount of foundation in one pump, or should i say flick of the magic wand. The neat brush is perfect for evenly distributing, mattifying and covering, every spot, line, bag and blackhead!
It is so easy to use all you have to do to get model perfect coverage is to,
1. Push the button on the bottom of the foundation wand, which despenses the right amount of foundation.
2. Apply by 'dotting' all over the main areas of your face, consentrating on your t-zone area, as this is the area on your face where it gets more oily and greasy.
3. Blend in the foundation with the brush, for your finger tips to get that natural bearly there look.
4. You can then finish off with a light dusting of translucent loose/pressed powder, just to mattify, seal in and set the foundation, so it a lot lasts longer.
Overall this product is every womans beauty must have! It is very quick and easy to use, with minimal effort. It leaves your skin soft, flawless, well covered and radient. It comes in a variety of shades, from very fair skin tones to more tanned and darker skin tones, so you will always find a shade to suit you, they include, New york light and London fair, for porcelain skin tones, to St Barths bronze and Caribbean cocoa, for those bronzed skin tones!
It is quite expensive but in my opinion it is well worth the money!
Thank you for reading my review! :D
I tend to find a foundation I really like but only stick to it for about a year before I find myself browsing for a new one, all in the name of change. Now foundations are something that I tend to spend a little bit more on, mainly because I think a decent foundation means you're halfway to getting perfect make up. If you start off with a poor foundation then your make up is never going to look good, or so I've always found. I've tried a number of foundations in the past that have either left me looking a little orange or simply not provided enough coverage at all. So last year I found myself investing in yet another new foundation that would hopefully mean I never had to change my foundation again! This one came from the American brand Too Faced and was purchased in Boots.
The Too Faced brand was introduced back in 1998 in America and was actually the creation of two men bizarrely enough. Their initial aim was to introduce a colourful and a quality range of cosmetics into the beauty world that would make women feel that little bit extra special. Since the introduction of the brand it's quickly become recognised in America as being fun, quirky and trendy. If I had to compare it to another brand already out there I'd say it's most similar to the Benefit brand of make up. The products target the same areas, the prices are very similar but it's the unique names that are the real similarity. You'll find the "Mood Swing" lipgloss, the "Caribbean in a Compact" bronzer and the "Absolutely Invisible" pressed powder. Their advertising slogan "Why be pretty when you can be gorgeous?" seems to have become a hit among women worldwide!
So what is the Two Faced Magic Wand Foundation? Well the Too Faced website advertises this product with the following blurb... "Abracadabra! With a wave of our Magic Wand Illuminating Foundation skin is luminous flawless and miraculously seems to turn back the clock. Designed for the high maintenance 'it girl' with a long list of must haves this gorgeous convenient foundation performs like a pro with less than zero effort. Now tell me you don't believe in magic!" Understand?!
The Too Faced Magic Wand Foundation comes in what could easily be described as a magic wand shaped plastic case. The case is about seven inches in height and has a black lid at one end with a black button at the other end. The middle three inches of the wand are clear and allow you to see the actual foundation contained inside the wand. When you remove the black lid from the end of the wand you'll find a black brush which is about one inch in height and about the same in width.
To operate the wand remove the lid and press several times on the button on the opposite end of the wand. This will dispense the foundation into the brush bristles meaning you can then apply it to your face as you would with a foundation brush. If you're using the wand for the first time you'll have to press the button about a dozen times to ensure the foundation starts to flow through. After that the foundation will flow much more easily meaning you won't need to press as many times.
I find that I need to press the button about four or five times and then apply a little of the released foundation to each of my cheeks and then my forehead too. After I've done that I return to each of my cheeks and start to blend the foundation in with the applicator brush head using even strokes to ensure all of my face is covered. If you find you run out of foundation simply press the button again to release some more. It normally takes about a minute to thoroughly blend in the foundation.
The instructions on the actual website suggest that you begin foundation application where skin needs the most correction which is typically the T Zone so around your forehead and down your nose area. They suggest you apply a sheer layer first and then gradually build up the layers where extra coverage is needed. They also suggest that you blend the foundation around the eye area before you apply an under eye concealer as this will apparently cover up dark circles all the more.
Once I've finished blending I find that the foundation soaks into my skin in about a minute leaving no traces whatsoever on my face. As for the effect well the coverage does seem to be fairly even in that there are no parts of my face that look like they haven't got any foundation on but the coverage is quite light and mild which is ideal for some people. By this I mean that the dark circles under my eyes are still evident and any areas of redness or anything like that still seem quite noticeable.
So what about the benefits or the so called magical properties of this product? Well apparently it contains several magical ingredients including sea water which is rich in vitamin E and delivers continuous moisture to the skin, cucumber to provide luminosity to the skin and camellia leaf extract to protect and prevent skin damage caused by the environment and UVA and UVB. Lastly it is said to have a cashmere finishing property which means your skin texture will be smooth and soft.
The Too Faced Magic Wand is available in seven different shades to suit most skin tones; these include ones such as New York Light, Hollywood Medium and Miami Tan. The name gives some indication to the colour of that particular foundation but for more information it's best to view the colour chart on the Too Faced website for an exact guide. Each wand contains 17ml which compared to my Clinique bottle is just over half the amount you get with Clinique, for a very similar price!
~ The foundation brush is attached to the actual wand meaning that you don't need to carry around a separate applicator or brush which saves both mess and space.
~ The foundation is really easy to apply and it soaks into the skin really quickly, giving quite a light coverage to the skin which doesn't clump up in any areas.
~ It's made with an oil free formula meaning my skin never feels or looks greasy when I'm using this foundation, it's a great base to apply other make up on top of.
~ The brush bristles feel quite coarse against my skin and as the brush is only about an inch long I tend to bang my face with the top of the wand which hurts!
~ Although the foundation is said to have sea water which is rich in vitamin E my skin seems to dry out when I use this foundation, after a couple of days my skin is flaking off!
~ You only get 17ml of foundation for around £20 (according to Debenhams it's £19.60 while Look Fantastic advertises it at £20) compared to 30ml of Clinique for a similar price.
I wouldn't purchase this foundation again purely because I think it's a lot of money for how much you actually get and I don't think the results are as the brand seems to suggest. I will finish using my wand although I've found that I have to alternate it every couple of days with my Clinique foundation purely so it doesn't dry out my skin too much. If you've got very greasy skin it might be an ideal one to try as there's no oil in it but I wouldn't recommend it for those with dry skin. If I was going to be too faced I'd say this is a great product, but as I'm feeling remarkably honest tonight I'll tell you the truth - it's not great, in fact it's only just average.
Thanks for reading.