Sooooooo.... I'm well aware that I've talked about this foundation many many times and you guys are probably sick of hearing about it XD but I thought I'd come back and do an update anyway.
Here are all my Instagram related thoughts
First impression: TooFaced Cocoa Powder Foundation is pretty nice 😄 it gives sheer to light coverage-- The first thing I noticed was that the coverage is lot less than my Lancôme and Paul & Joe powder foundations. Don't think I can ever build it up to medium coverage though. The finish is soft matte... With a soft focusing effect 👌seems to have decent oil control but not sure... Cuz I wasn't oily at all today... But that might be because I was using the Clinique smart custom repair serum and that's new to me lol. Shade Golden Light works perfectly for my NC20-25 skin. Personally love the milk chocolate smell 😍 but I can see why some ppl would find the chocolate smell a bit "artificial" #toofaced #cocoapowderfoundation #foundation #makeup #beautyblogger #review #firstimpression #goldenlight #nc20 #nc25
Final verdict of the TooFaced cocoa powder foundation: I classify it as decent lol! More of a novelty product. It's nice but it doesn't adhere to the skincare as well throughout the day (will start to look slightly powdery when I get oily. I prefer my lancome and Paul & Joe powder foundations. Also the coverage is really light and not buildable. Good when I'm going for a natural look or when I want to use it to set my liquid foundations
Okay, so that's where I left off. I pretty much didn't use this foundation for a good 4 or 5 months?! Was trying to focus on finishing my Paul & Joe powder foundation and haven't really been setting my liquid foundations, so I kind of had no use for it lol. But one day I saw it and told myself not to be wasteful lol and for the last several weeks I've been using it. I'm not sure if it's because I moved to Cali, aka dry climate, but it has been performing quite okay on me these days!
My shade is Golden Light. Had to put a piece of paper towel underneath so the color would show up more true to color
I never really get it whenever I hear ppl say how the TooFaced Chocolate eye shadow palette/Cocoa powder foundation feel very buttery... -_-? They both feel very chalky to me. Finely milled, yes, but buttery? No. But worry not my friends the powder doesn't apply chalky lol! I think as long as you use the right tool, you should be fine. Don't know about the eye shadows, but I feel like they probably won't do very well if you try to apply them with fingers. I used to want that eye shadow palette so badly but ever since swatching the shadows in person I got over it lol.
Texture is definitely on the dry and chalky side.
Don't use this picture as a guide/reference... obviously I blended the powder out with my fingers, which never works hahaha.
Took the paper towel away so you guys can kind of see it with different lighting, haha.
So this is my powder foundation routine-- after skincare, sunscreen, I would use a "highlighter" on my forehead, nose bridge, around the mouth and chin.
Some days I omit this step and just do the highlight after the powder foundation. Of course, that'd be my "fancy" routine... sometimes I just omit highlighting altogether, who cares LOL.
Lol uh.... excuse my super puffy eyes/face. Literally just woke up -_-
Most of the time I don't drag the highlight all the way to the tip of my nose... was just experimenting that day lol. Then I just pat the highlighter in gently with my fingers till the edges are smooth.
Finish of this powder is matte, and slightly blurry effect.
Usually after I'm done with my full face of makeup, I'd set it with a facial mist (no particular brand... just whatever I have on hand. Feel like it doesn't really matter). I usually only use a mist if I'm wearing powder foundation, I found that this extra step really helps powders wear a lot longer and nicer.
I actually forgot if I took these pics before or after misting my face down... uhhh my bad LOL.
Haha ma face makes the compact look so dainty in comparison.
After about 6.5 hours
Lol I changed my lip color that day, just for the heck of it.
Not bad at all right?!
Cool beans. This foundation agrees with the California climate. Haha
The mascara/primer currently on my rotation: Fasio Smart Curl mascara (you can see the packaging here), and the Integrate mascara primer
... it was a pure mistake that I bought the mascara in brown =_= meant to get the black one. But I've got to say... this is a good brown mascara! The brown is deep enough, and not too red! (Unlike the brown Innisfree Skinny Macrocara... that one gets a thumbs down from me. The brown is too light and I can't tell apart my lashes from my eyeliner. AND the brown was really red. No like!)
The combo. I'm digging the Fasion mascara! Actually quite thickening on the lashes. The wand is very fat (lol) and curved. The bristles are somewhere between comb/bristles. Very separating. Me like ^_^ Wish I got it in black.
And I think I've talked about it before... the Integrate mascara primer is good. It's not mind blowing but it does the job. Obviously liked it enough to repurchase, especially it's quite cheap and cheerful (I think it's actually almost half the price of the Majolica Majorca primers?! Not sure maybe it's not that cheap, but definitely on the affordable end of drugstore makeup).