Too Faced’s Air-Buffed BB Cream Complete Coverage Makeup is a Solid Plan

I love BB Creams. Especially in the winter. Since Too Faced is one of my favorite brands, I was excited to try the BB Cream. When I found it at Ulta, I was genuinely excited. I’m not talking about their previous BB Cream that came in a tube and was lovely, if the color worked for you. I’m talking about this:

Too Faced’s Air-Buffed BB Cream Complete Coverage Makeup. This full coverage makeup offers the same benefits as most BB Creams:
  • Perfects
  • Mattifies
  • Primes
  • Moisturizes
  • Protects with SPF 20
The packaging is interesting. A small buki brush is attached to the lid of the pan. Yup. PAN. It’s not in a tube. I don’t recall there being a law that BB Creams couldn’t be a solid “cream”, but I’ve never seen one before.

This BB Cream boasts full coverage that is buildable. I tried the lightest shade, Snow Glow. It’s very, very fair. The next shade, Vanilla Glow, was just slightly too deep for me if I really wanted full coverage, or so I thought. I ended up switching to Vanilla Glow and really like the coverage much better. Check out my foundation half & half below.

 (It's way too early for me to look human here.)

This BB Cream provided nice coverage, after I had spent some time building it up. If the thought of something being full coverage bothers you, don’t let it! This starts out light and builds to a natural finish. Because this BB Cream has so much “slip" thanks to silicones, I did feel the need to set it with a powder afterwards. I got several hours of wear, but it had definitely faded by the end of the day.

(wearing Too Faced Air Buffed BB Cream)

I’m not sure this is my favorite of the new crop of BB Creams, but if you want more coverage and not another tinted moisturizer, this is a solid option. I'm told that it is also a great choice for people with oilier skin. My skin is dry, but if you have oily skin and shy away from BB Creams, check this one out.

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  1. MAC also has their BB cream in 2 forms- tube & compact.

  2. I don't really follow MAC. I used to love them and honestly, the service at the counters where I live is now so dreadful, I don't bother. Have you tried them? Did you like them?

    1. I actually did pick up the tube of MAC BB cream- but the artist suggested one shade darker than my usual shade, and I ended up just wearing it once or twice & then giving it to a friend who loves it. Now I stick w/NARS tinted moisturizer (not a BB cream, but BB cream-adjacent, I suppose).

      I went back & tried the compact version of MAC, this time in the lighter shade, and I really liked it- I might pick it up!

  3. I've used both the new Too Faced Air-Buffed, and the MAC BB in the compact, and I have to say they are two totally different animals! The MAC balm feels and looks kind of slick, then slides off my face! I don't think they're alike at all, if that helps with reference.

  4. These look really interesting, but it is disappointing that all the shades except for this one have a yellow base. I am pink toned but not terribly fair. Maybe in the future they will roll out more shades.

  5. This looks like it might actually be a good option for my skin type. I've tried a solid BB ream before (the ne one, it's rubbish btw). Love that it has light shades as I often struggle to get a shade match with BB creams! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. My skin will be oilier in the summer so I'll check it out then. I have been wondering about this.

  7. Hi Kelly,
    I was very intrigued by this post and by the obvious results in the pic you posted. So I picked this up on an Ulta run and so far, it's a great product. I too have dry skin and the slip on this is working for me. But I have a question for you: did you use the included brush or something else? I've been trying to build the coverage and am not doing so great. Did you really push and buff the product in or use a more light handed application method? In your pic, the side with the cream looks so great and I want to be able to get to that level of coverage without having to glue the entire jar to my face! Any tips or suggestions would be most appreciated.

    1. The brush it comes with is lovely, but it's so small. I prefer the Urban Decay foundation brush or any more densely packed buki-like brush. If you wanted even more coverage, nothing is stopping you from applying it with a sponge. I haven't really tried that, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Especially if lighting buffed the "top" to set everything nicely.

    2. I will try a bigger brush. Don't have the UD one but I do have the one from Tarte. Thanks for the feedback


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