The first time I ever came across mousse makeup was Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse Anti-Shine Foundation in Watsons a few years ago. What really intrigued me was the texture, which felt soft, light and airy just like well, any sort of mousse dessert. Apart from Maybelline, drugstore brands like Essence and NYC also released their own versions of mousse foundations.
Fast forward to 2018, mousse makeup has definitely made a comeback, what with brands such as Shiseido and Urban Decay releasing products with such textures. But instead of just foundations, these brands are creating different makeup products with such textures, which is what makes mousse makeup an ultimate must-have now. Thanks to its weightless, airy texture, it tends to be more lightweight and blends like a dream on skin. And with the advancements in technology, some even blend out to a matte finish, making it ideal for those with oilier skin types. On the next page, the two mousse products we are loving.
Shiseido’s Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush ($48) is a blush that I have been using on rotation. It is formulated with an Air Fusion Technology to blend effortlessly. The mousse-like texture turns into an ultra-thin, weightless powder with a soft matte finish that reportedly lasts for eight hours upon application. You can choose to use a brush, beauty blender or even your own fingers to blend out the product (I personally love using a brush).
The Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse ($33) is an innovative lip product that provides high-impact colour with a velvety soft matte finish that feels featherlight on your puckers thanks to its mousse texture. It is also super pigmented (you really only need one swipe of it), hydrating and blendable. What else we love about it: it’s slim and sleek packaging, which comes with an applicator (but I personally love using it with my fingers).
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