Heavy tinted foundations used to be the only solution to even the skin tone and give you good coverage for your skin. Luckily, now we can use nice, light-textured products that smooth out our skin and leave it flawless! The newest to the make-up market, mousse foundations (also known as whipped foundations) are products that have a light texture and easy application. These innovative liquids are easier to blend and are perfect for all skin types. They are similar to CC Creams, BB Creams, and Cushion Foundations.
To create the light and smooth mousse texture, manufacturers use the latest technology of mixing air into the foundation. And when shopping for it, you have many brands to choose from. Some products deliver enhanced moisturizing benefits; others are oil-free or can promote skin firming. Lightweight formulas of mousse foundations ensure healthy glow and easy application.
But with so many options, how can you choose the best for your needs? Understandably, finding a perfect mousse foundation is a beauty-mare for many girls. We all are on the hunt for a product that can give us a perfect coverage and the most natural finish through both artificial and natural light. There are so many things to consider!
To help you out, we prepared these 10 awesome mousse foundations that are definitely worth your attention.
Have you already tried any of these? Which one is your favorite?
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST MOUSSE FOUNDATION
- We let you know what kind of dispenser or jar the foundation comes in.
- Most of the foundations on this list don't have SPF, we let you know which ones do.
- How much product do you get? We found out for you.
# of Colors
- We fill you on on how many colors the mousse is available in
THE BEST MOUSSE FOUNDATION
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This mousse foundation covers all skin imperfections while letting your pores breathe and ensuring nice, translucent finish. When you apply this, it minimizes the pores and gives a super natural look.
Unlike heavier foundations that are super cakey, this one smoothes and covers everything, and ensures flawless look. We think that this is what people mean when they say "Porcelain Doll" finish. It has remarkable coverage with the most light-weight texture you can imagine. It has the feel of a luxury primer with the coverage of a heavy foundation.
Flawless Finish Mousse Makeup doesn't settle into wrinkles or pores, and you don't even need to set it with a powder (unless you have a very oily skin). After application, it evaporates into a powder finish. And if you need occasional touch-ups, the package allows for convenient transportation.
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You can never go wrong with La Roche! Once again, they don't disappoint and present a product designed to take care of sensitive and dry skin. This foundation doesn't emphasize fine lines and pores, and it does well for over 8 hours without fading.
This foundation comes in a bottle with a clear cap that helps protect the formula from air, light, and bacteria. The lightweight texture of the product allows for an easy blend and smooth finish. It also provides sun protection, contains shea butter and vitamin E.
Blending with a brush or fingertips is easy, and it doesn't cause any breakage. The only drawback is the scent which is quite strong and lasts for quite a while: you can still smell it even after two hours after the application! But it's a great choice for everyone who doesn't mind the light floral scent.
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This Revlon mousse foundation is perfect for the indoors, outdoors, cameras and artificial light. It quickly blends into your skin so that others won't even realize you have this foundation on your face. It is fragrance and oil-free, and once you put it on, it will stay for at least 6 hours. The nozzle is convenient too, as you can take as much (or as little) product as you need.
The creaminess of this foundation is amazing! You can apply it with a brush or even use your fingerprints - it will blend flawlessly with your skin.
The pros: Whipped and bouncy texture; Full coverage (it can cover red acne and scars); Matches with your skin tone year-round; Natural and satin-like finish; Luxurious packaging
The cons: Can feel a bit heavy on super oily skin;The glass jar isn't perfect for travel;Doesn't go well with heavy-duty moisturizers.
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This mousse foundation uses the newest technology that allows it to adapt to your skin color while you are applying it. It comes in light, medium and dark and it's more than enough for almost any skin tone!Shade Mousse Makeup foundation looks grayish first, but there are little capsules that burst and begin to adapt to your shade when you apply it. You can apply it to your arm, face, or even a napkin and the foundation comes exactly the same!
The texture feels really nice. It blends out smooth and matte satin finish that can conceal red spots and darkness. It also creates a good canvas for blush and other makeup.
The pros: Soft matte finish; Perfect for all skin types; Blends evenly and quickly; Provides nice coverage and lasts all day.
The cons: Because of the packaging (it comes in a jar), it's better to use a brush or a sponge for the hygienic application.
Cover Girl - 310 Whipped Creme
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This mousse foundation is thicker than any other mousse foundations we have tried before. And we love it! It doesn't leave your face feel dry or cakey. It doesn't feel heavy and looks natural. This foundation is easy to apply with fingers or a brush, but it goes best with a sponge. It blends easily and looks nice on the skin. It can look a bit yellow when you apply it but it turns out great.
It feels lovely and goes on petal soft, we also like the almond smell. And it doesn't oxidize to any other color after many hours of wear! It provides a satin finish which is good if you want to achieve the most natural look.
Clean Whipped Creme Foundation feels like a quality primer and medium coverage foundation in one jar. Besides, you can easily find a perfect tone for your skin with the shade range offered.
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This says foundation but it can also work as a concealer! We love the fact that you can use Stay Matte Foundation for your entire face or to cover certain spots.
If you have acne, dark spots or scars, you can easily make your face look healthy and flawless by applying this foundation. The packaging is nice; you just need to squeeze the tube a bit to get the product.
The pros: Controls oils, keeps your skin shine-free; Doesn't oxidize; Stays in place for at least 6 hours; Doesn't feel heavy or cakey; Doesn't change color throughout the day.
The cons: Due to the heavy texture, can emphasize dry patches if you don't apply moisturizer.
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For everyone who wants to get flawless looking skin without spending too much time on doing makeup, SHANY introduces Tinted Moisturizer that can hydrate the skin, even the skin tone and even protect your face from UV rays. It also protects your skin from aging and prevents the appearance of fine lines at the young age.
This foundation contains vitamins A, B5, C, and E that decrease redness, help fight acne and provide natural sun protection. And with the Propylene Glycol as one of the elements, SHANY Tinted Moisturizer makes sure your skin is moisturized and soft throughout the day.The creamy formula gives satin finish and has more pigment than other tinted moisturizers. It can conceal redness, dark circles, and zits. The company is also a member of PETA which means their products are cruelty-free.
The Milani Mousse Foundation has a great formula with a light-weight mineral-base that can even skin tone, fill in pores, and make your face look flawless. This is suitable for all skin types (except for very dry skin due to its heavy texture that can highlight dry patches) and you only need a small amount of this to cover your entire face. Rich in vitamins A and E, this foundation is loved by many!
True to its claims, this mousse foundation can combat redness, dark spots and other imperfections with its water-resistant formula. You can also use it as a concealer and cover certain spots on your face. A no-drip can dispenses as much as you need to achieve a natural look. It also lasts for up to 10 hours!
The pros: Can fill in pores; Doesn't require a primer or a powder; Can conceal pimples and other issues.
The cons: Can be too heavy on dry skin.
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Maybelline, the giant in the beauty world, introduces a foundation that is liked for medium coverage and light texture. It has been verified by dermatologists, so people with allergy issues and sensitive skin should definitely check this out! The pump bottle feels luxurious and is easy to use.
The formula works best on normal and oily skin. This is a foundation that doesn't cake, doesn't settle into wrinkles and pores, isn't drying, and doesn't look like a mask.
The texture is not too thick or too runny; you can wear it in one layer or build up more layers for better coverage. Arguably, Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation works best with a Beauty Blender, but it also sets beautifully if you apply it with a brush and then settle with a powder. And the total wear time is 10 hours!
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True to its promises, this mousse foundation can provide the perfect finish with moderate coverage and unique technology that make tired skin look younger by filling in fine lines and wrinkles, and softening them. It contains optically diffusing minerals that control oils and ensure flawless looking skin.
Its lightweight formula allows for the natural finish, even tone and radiant glow. Perfect for all skin tones, it eliminates the appearance of pores. Mineral Photo Touch Foundation Makeup fills in the pores for refreshing and plumping skin. It also contains vitamins A, C, and E that help protect your skin from damage and can even regenerate and hydrate it.
The pros: Paraben-free formula; Invisible to the naked eye; Controls oils; Covers imperfections such as redness and dark spots; Creates picture finish while looking natural.
What To Consider When Choosing The Best Mousse Foundation?
When choosing the best mousse foundation, it's important to consider its base type as some bases work better on certain skin types. Let's start with powder based foundations.
- Powder Based Foundations
Powder based foundations are perfect for oily and normal skin types thanks to the talcum powder that reduces oil production in skin. They are not the best choice for dry and sensitive skin and can highlight dry patches and other imperfections.
- Oil Based Foundations
On a contrary, oil based foundations are great for dry and sensitive skin; they can provide moisture and keep the skin soft throughout the day.
- Water Based Foundations
These foundations have a creamy texture for the most natural look. They work best on oily skin and can provide healthy glow without being too shiny.
- Mineral Based Foundations
These foundations are perfect for sensitive skin as they contain fewer ingredients than other foundations and don't cause allergic reactions.
- Silicone Based Foundations
These foundations blend smoothly and have nice, natural finish. They last longer than other foundations but can cause skin breakdown when used often.
The Best Way To Swatch Mousse Foundations
How many of you struggle to find the best foundation shade for your skin tone? It's so easy to get this wrong! Luckily, there is a simple technique that will help you pick the perfect shade. First, look at your veins on your arm. If you have blue veins, you have a pink undertone. If you have olive-colored veins, you have warm undertone.
Then go to the store and swatch several colors of a foundation to find which one disappears. Wait for 20-30 minutes and see how they work. Did they get darker/lighter? What about the texture, does it feel nice? If yes, you have found the perfect foundation tone!
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