"Every girl looks pretty without makeup. But with the RIGHT makeup - she can be 'pretty' powerful," and I couldn't agree more. Contrary to the popular belief, makeup is not just a facade to cover imperfections on the skin but instead, an art which lets you transform them into something beautiful and unique. It brings out the best of your features while making you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. And this 'right' makeup usually begins with the most pivotal beauty product of your day - a foundation. It sets a sheer base for your everyday look and gives you a glowing, even-toned complexion.
Although foundations are mostly found in the form of a liquid, cream, powder or stick, a recent innovation has left makeup-enthusiasts, spellbound. Admit it or not, almost all foundations end up making your skin feel heavy and sticky after a certain period of time. So, imagine using a foundation that not only gives you perfect coverage but also feels as light as a feather on your skin. And THAT is exactly what a Mousse Foundation can do for you!
Also known as a 'whipped foundation', this magical, mousse-y creation is infused with an air-based formula which results in an extremely smooth, lightweight and fluffy texture. Containing micro air bubbles and naturally-absorbent particles, it blends effortlessly with your skin whilst giving it a super-matte finish. It leaves your skin feeling fresh throughout the day without requiring touch-ups. Although a mousse foundation works wonders on all skin types, it's most suitable for those with oily skin. It makes their skin feel weightless and non-greasy because of it's air-like texture and also prevents clogging of pores caused due to excess oil in their skin.
Doesn't this foundation sound like a perfect makeup-product? So, if you're willing to get your hands on these mousse-like beauties soon, check out our list of the 10 most sought-after mousse foundations in India. And we bet you won't go back to your regular kind for a long time!
Staying true to its name, this mousse foundation really does work like a 'dream' product for all those with a normal to oily skin texture. It comes in a cute little round tub and is available in a range of 12 diverse shades starting from Ivory, a pale beige colour suitable for those with a fair complexion and ending with Cocoa, a warm brown for those with a darker skin tone. Formulated with an air-whipped formula and mattifying powders, its coloured pigments provide excellent coverage for all your blemishes and skin imperfections, feels weightless on your skin and keeps away the greasiness of oil like magic!
Pros - It gives you a velvety-airbrushed finish, does not clog pores, is suitable for all Indian skin tones and covers up the redness of acne on your skin.
Cons - It's a bit small in size and quantity and might be expensive for some.
Price: Rs. 1,814. Buy here.
Say hello to flawless skin! This lightweight, mousse foundation comes in attractive packaging and a total of 6 unique shades. With the presence of silicon, it blends effortlessly on the skin like a velvety butter and stays put for up to 8 to 9 hours without looking cakey. It also includes SPF 8 which further provides protection from sun damage and does not require the use of primer or sunscreen before its application, hence, making it an ideal choice for everyday use.
Pros - It gives a long-lasting coverage without any touch-ups, blends beautifully on the skin, gives an ultra-matte finish and is affordable and travel-friendly.
Cons - It only gives a sheer to medium coverage and lacks a pump dispenser for easy application.
Price: Rs. 673. Buy here.
Now, anyone can be 'picture-perfect' ready with this amazing product! Known for its commendable coverage and an airbrush finish, this bubbly, air-infused foam mousse blends seamlessly onto the skin and minimises the appearance of an uneven skin tone for a smooth, dewy look. The presence of photochromatic pigments reflects light on your skin, thereby making it look bright and fresh for up to 7 hours inside as well as out in the sun. Also, it doesn't even require a primer to prevent your makeup from getting smudged. All you need is this little magic bottle and you're good to go!
Pros - It comes with a pump which makes it easy to use, works well for oily/combination skin, does not feel cakey and is travel-friendly.
Cons - It has a strong fragrance, which may not suit everyone, its shade selection is a bit limited and is not very budget-friendly.
Price: Rs 2,839. Buy here.
This creamy foundation unveils our ideal skin tone by transforming from a bubbly, frothy mousse into a matte, feather-like powder that glides like a dream and blends easily into our skin. It lasts upto 5 to 6 hours and does not look cakey nor too shiny in the presence of the sun. It conceals all skin imperfections and lightens those under-eye circles without making the skin feel greasy. Overall, it gives us a flawless, dewy finish and does not require the use of a primer or a setting spray for the makeup to stay intact.
Pros - It has eight shades to choose from, is travel-friendly and gives medium to full coverage.
Cons - It's not very budget friendly for the amount of quantity delivered inside the tub.
Price: Rs 800. Buy here.
This silky-smooth mousse works like a miracle and covers up even the tiniest, most significant patches of dark spots, unevenness, blemishes and redness of post-acne spots on your skin. It also leaves your skin feeling fresh as a daisy and provides a lovely, matte finish that lasts up to 10 hours. It works extremely well for those with oily skin as it tends to minimize the pores, soak up the greasiness and prevents your skin from looking cakey. It even moisturises your skin, leaving it soft and of course, luminously bright!
Pros - It gives a natural coverage, comes in dozens of shades and has SPF 15 which protects your skin from the sun's UV exposure.
Cons - It has a strong smell.
Price: Rs 679. Buy here.
This little mousse comes in a pretty, pink packaging which is aesthetically appealing and has a nice 'whipped' consistency to it. It blends like a dream and feels so light on your skin that it almost makes you feel like you're devoid of any sort of foundation. It stays up to 5-6 hours and does not make your skin look oily, no matter how hot or humid the weather conditions are. It also contains SPF 20 which protects your skin from the harmful, UV rays and is super effective in concealing your dark spots, under-eye circles and fine lines. Overall, it gives you a natural, youthful glow!
Pros - It glides smoothly onto your skin, mattifies the face pretty well and provides great coverage using just a small amount.
Cons - It's available in only three shades and the tub packaging may lead to messy use.
Price: Rs 708. Buy here.
Elizabeth Arden's mousse is a high-end, luxury foundation which provides a gorgeous, translucent coverage to all skin imperfections whilst ensuring a natural radiance too. It perfects your complexion while looking super natural, up-close. Although it contains a powerful, pigmented formula, it's lightweight and non-oily texture prevents your skin from looking caked up and minimises the size of your pores. It leaves you with a dream-like radiance and a super-mattifying look which lasts for almost 12 hours!
Pros - It gives you an even-toned complexion without making your skin look greasy, contains a pump-like applicator which ensures its smooth application on your skin, is travel-friendly and pretty to look at.
Cons - It has an unpleasant smell, might require you to use a sunscreen/moisturiser as well to prevent your skin from drying and is not very budget friendly.
Price: Rs 2,511. Buy here.
Enriched with pro-vitamin B5, this mousse foundation seems to satisfy all your skin's cravings! Not only does it provide your skin with a commendable coverage, moisturisation and hydration but it's oil absorbing properties also leave your skin, feeling matte and fresh for nine hours. It has a creamy consistency which blends into the skin effortlessly and gives you a beautiful, subtle glow. It has also been proven to cover your blemishes, dark spots and pigmentation. Now, what more could you ask for?
Pros - It feels weightless on your skin, gives it a natural glow and helps your skin retain its moisture which a lot of foundations fail to do so.
Cons - You might require a setting powder on this base as it can sometimes, lead to small patches on your skin after 6 to 9 hours due to varying, climate conditions.
Price: Rs 1,917. Buy here.
This beautiful, mousse foundation is dermatologically tested and free of parabens to let your skin breathe and stay well-moisturised and healthy apart from looking glamorous. It's also made up of minerals which ensure a pearly-coverage to your blemishes, scars and pigmentation whilst giving your skin a natural glow. It lasts up to 10 hours and suits oily to combination skin types very well. Irrespective of the weather, it ensures that your skin remains hydrated, soft and fresh without any touch-ups.
Pros - It gives your skin a natural glow without making it look cakey, gives medium to full coverage and survives hot and humid climate conditions for a long period of time.
Cons - It might not seem like a good choice for those with dry skin and its availability in India might be an issue.
Price: Rs 830. Buy here.
This mousse foundation comes in five sensational shades, suitable for almost every Indian skin tone and skin type. Containing micro air-bubbles, it's mousse-y texture helps your skin feel as light as air while covering up all your scars. It gives your skin a fresh and dewy makeup-look without actually any sensation of makeup on it. It leaves you with a soft, powdery finish and a pretty glow!
Pros - It has a lightweight texture, gives you an even-toned complexion and is budget-friendly.
Cons - It might give patchy results if used in more quantities in a single use.
Price: Rs 225. Buy here.
The lightweight texture of a mousse foundation can spread much more evenly on the skin with the help of your fingers, rather than a sponge or a brush. All you need to do is take a small amount of mousse on your index finger, dab it on all the four target areas of your face - the nose, chin, cheekbones and forehead and start blending it in. It's advisable to spread the makeup gradually from the centre to an outward direction of your face for smooth and balanced coverage. Later, you can also apply some translucent or compact powder on this base to prevent your makeup from smudging off.
Apart from providing brilliant coverage and a super weightless feel to the skin, it also makes the texture of your skin feel velvety smooth and silky. It offers a matte finish without an unnecessary, greasy shine through the day. It works amazingly well for all skin types. If you have oily skin, it gives you a non-sticky look without clogging your pores and if your skin is dry, it provides softness and hydration.
Liquid foundations come in a very creamy consistency and need to be blended carefully to obtain the right coverage. Since they almost add another layer to your skin, they have the possibility of making your face look cakey and slightly different from the rest of your body's skin tone. So, choosing the right shade and exactly the right amount of liquid for your face can be a bit tricky. However, mousse foundations are comparatively much easier to handle and provide medium to full coverage despite using a small amount. They feel light on your skin and give a smooth, powdery finish. This is what makes the mousse foundation a much better choice for us than the liquid one, especially for a makeup newbie.
The best mousse foundation for dry skin is the NYC Smooth Skin Mousse Foundation as it not only moisturises and hydrates your dull and dry skin but also leaves you with a soft, powdery finish and a beautiful glow that shows.
The best mousse foundation for oily or acne prone skin would be Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse Foundation as it has been known to prevent clogging of pores and greasiness on the skin which might lead to the production of oil.
So, what are you waiting for? Try these now and let us know your reviews!
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