Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Essence Soft Mousse Touch


I picked up the Essence Soft Touch Mousse make-up in my June Haul with a few other foundations, and I felt it was time to let you all know what I thought! Essence make-up is extremely cheap, this foundation being about $5.50


I got this in the lightest colour available which was 04 Matt Ivory. I'm not sure if there are any lighter colours available, but this one was fine for my skin, so it was not a problem at all. 


As you can see it goes on in typical mousse fashion, and is very soft and light. I love mousse foundation, it's a lighter alternative to regular liquid foundation but holds better coverage than BB cream!


Smoothed in.



Take a closer look; which side of my face looks better?



As you can see it doesn't give 100% coverage (this is not using any concealer) but it does give a lovely matte finish.
As you can see it does make a considerable difference and definitely takes away an excess oil on my skin and creates a smoother finish. It doesn't cover absolutely everything, which leaves a more natural look.

Overall, I'm in love with this foundation! It's a great alternative to regular foundation and is something I can wear when I'm not feeling too dressy.

A pharmacist once told me that mousse make-up is only good for those with perfect skin already. I wouldn't say that's completely correct, but she's pretty close to the truth. I would never have been able to wear this kind of foundation before using the Kracie Moistage 3 Step System which has really cleared up my skin! (I sound like I'm advertising for them haha!)

Like I said, this doesn't cover everything. So if you have a lot of blemishes you need covering, I wouldn't recommend this. But if you've got average skin with just a few little bits you need to hide, then this is probably a nice foundation for you!

This has become one of my favourite foundations, something I use most days when I don't need to go anywhere! It definitely means I can leave the perfecting foundation for those special events, to make me look extra gorgeous!

I will be doing a Face of the Day shortly to show you the final results!
Have you tried this Essence product? Or any other Essence products that have pleasantly surprised you?


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  1. I got my mum to buy me essence cosmetics today while we're in target... saw this mousse foundation on special but didn't pick one up as I've got soo many foundations to use up... After seeing your review and pictures... DAMNIT WOMAN! I want one now!!! Time to take mum shopping again lol

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    1. Hahaha! I've been trying to do that to my boyfriend! "It doesn't count if you buy it for me!" Haha he disagrees :( lol
      Hopefully she buys it for you ;) hehe
      xx

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  2. I've never really tried a mousse foundation. Not quite sure how it'd look on my oily skin! I've also never tried anything from Essence!! xo

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    1. Oh you should definitely try some stuff from Essence, they have some winners!
      Mousse foundation is such a hit and miss! It's weird :)
      xx

      Delete
  3. Thank you for the comment you left on my blog! :)
    I've never tried anything from this makeup brand before!
    Great post!

    Natasha Carly x
    http://prettylittlelives.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. My pleasure! :) And thank you!
      You should definitely give them a go, most of their products are a pleasant surprise! :)
      xx

      Delete
  4. I love this foundation :) The colour I have "02 matt sand" doesn't really match but when I tried the tester for your colour "04 matt ivory", it matched! I was like o.o
    I love the finish of this foundation and it has pretty decent coverage <3

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    1. Haha their numbering is definitely off then! It does give good coverage for the price :) hehe
      xx

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Essence Soft Mousse Touch


I picked up the Essence Soft Touch Mousse make-up in my June Haul with a few other foundations, and I felt it was time to let you all know what I thought! Essence make-up is extremely cheap, this foundation being about $5.50


I got this in the lightest colour available which was 04 Matt Ivory. I'm not sure if there are any lighter colours available, but this one was fine for my skin, so it was not a problem at all. 


As you can see it goes on in typical mousse fashion, and is very soft and light. I love mousse foundation, it's a lighter alternative to regular liquid foundation but holds better coverage than BB cream!


Smoothed in.



Take a closer look; which side of my face looks better?



As you can see it doesn't give 100% coverage (this is not using any concealer) but it does give a lovely matte finish.
As you can see it does make a considerable difference and definitely takes away an excess oil on my skin and creates a smoother finish. It doesn't cover absolutely everything, which leaves a more natural look.

Overall, I'm in love with this foundation! It's a great alternative to regular foundation and is something I can wear when I'm not feeling too dressy.

A pharmacist once told me that mousse make-up is only good for those with perfect skin already. I wouldn't say that's completely correct, but she's pretty close to the truth. I would never have been able to wear this kind of foundation before using the Kracie Moistage 3 Step System which has really cleared up my skin! (I sound like I'm advertising for them haha!)

Like I said, this doesn't cover everything. So if you have a lot of blemishes you need covering, I wouldn't recommend this. But if you've got average skin with just a few little bits you need to hide, then this is probably a nice foundation for you!

This has become one of my favourite foundations, something I use most days when I don't need to go anywhere! It definitely means I can leave the perfecting foundation for those special events, to make me look extra gorgeous!

I will be doing a Face of the Day shortly to show you the final results!
Have you tried this Essence product? Or any other Essence products that have pleasantly surprised you?


8 comments:

  1. I got my mum to buy me essence cosmetics today while we're in target... saw this mousse foundation on special but didn't pick one up as I've got soo many foundations to use up... After seeing your review and pictures... DAMNIT WOMAN! I want one now!!! Time to take mum shopping again lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha! I've been trying to do that to my boyfriend! "It doesn't count if you buy it for me!" Haha he disagrees :( lol
      Hopefully she buys it for you ;) hehe
      xx

      Delete
  2. I've never really tried a mousse foundation. Not quite sure how it'd look on my oily skin! I've also never tried anything from Essence!! xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh you should definitely try some stuff from Essence, they have some winners!
      Mousse foundation is such a hit and miss! It's weird :)
      xx

      Delete
  3. Thank you for the comment you left on my blog! :)
    I've never tried anything from this makeup brand before!
    Great post!

    Natasha Carly x
    http://prettylittlelives.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My pleasure! :) And thank you!
      You should definitely give them a go, most of their products are a pleasant surprise! :)
      xx

      Delete
  4. I love this foundation :) The colour I have "02 matt sand" doesn't really match but when I tried the tester for your colour "04 matt ivory", it matched! I was like o.o
    I love the finish of this foundation and it has pretty decent coverage <3

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Haha their numbering is definitely off then! It does give good coverage for the price :) hehe
      xx

      Delete

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