This or That?: Neutrogena Hydra Boost vs Too Faced Born This Way

Hey there, Beauties!! Today I’m going to compare two foundations I’ve been testing lately and let you know which one I think is worth your coins. 


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The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint, $14.99, is the first makeup product I’ve ever tried from the brand because I typically never see anything in regards to face products that will match my skin tone. so, when I saw the Hydro Boost actually had a deep enough shade for me (Chestnut, the deepest shade), I scooped it up. Now, although I found a shade that works for me, I must say that the shade range as a whole is pretty crappy, as there are only 10 shades in the range. It claims to moisturize and plump the skin for 24 hours, not settle into your fine lines and provide a natural finish.

I must say that I ended up enjoying this foundation a lot more than I anticipated. When I saw that it’s supposed to have a ‘natural’ finish, I thought this would be like a BB cream with light coverage. It actually gives more of a medium coverage and can be built up to a high medium coverage. I found that, although it’s a hydrating formula, it doesn’t make me look greasy or too dewy. It takes a minute to dry down, but you can still set it with a powder if that’s what you’re into. My concealer went over it nicely and everything lasted throughout my twelve hour day without looking crazy.

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I just posted the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, $39, yesterday as the foundation I’m planning to test this week, but I already know how I feel about it. This isn’t the first time I’ve used it, but when I wore it previously my skin was more combo-oily instead of normal-to-dry like it is now. This foundation claims to provide medium-to-full coverage and hydrate the skin. It comes in 24 shades, which is decent but not the most wide shade range I’ve ever seen. So many people rave about this foundation. That’s not what I’m gonna do here today.

This foundation just doesn’t work well with my skin at all. I wore it yesterday with my usual primers and powders and, you guys, it aged me terribly. I usually apply my foundation around 6am when I’m getting ready for work. By around 1pm, my skin looked terrible. It had settled into all of my fine lines around my mouth and clung to my dryness on my nose terribly. It was just all bad. I’ve only had one other foundation look that bad on me, and that was the Tarte stick foundation. You know your foundation looks bad when your teenage son says your skin is looking crusty.

So, if I had to recommend one of these foundations to you guys, it’s definitely the Neutrogena Hydro Boost. It’s going to give you a decent amount of coverage, last all day on the skin without looking cakey, and is much more affordable than the Too Faced BTW.

Let me know in the comments if you guys love either of these foundations.

Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo

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