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This is the only foundation i wear and the only one i will ever wear. I have combination skin which means i can't wear liquid foundation if i do i will break out greatly, it shows my pores and just doesn't do anything for my skin i look better without make up rarther than using liquid which is a shame because so many girls look great with it on. I also wear contacts from time to time and sometimes put my foundation on before i put them in and with this foundation i don't have to worry about foundation getting stuck in my eye.
About the foundation:
It comes in a little almost clear tub with a screw on lid which comes on and off easy. You get 25ml in each tub. There's about 8 different shades so you have atleast two shades for each skin tone so you can opt for a glam look for the night or a natural look for the day. The reason mousse is always better as well is there's no spills. you can leave it on the bed and you don't have to worry if someone knocks it because it's tightly sealed in. If worn everyday it should easily last you about two months.
It's £8.00 but, you can get deals on it like, buy one get one free you can sometimes get a half price foundation brush with it.
I have fair skin but, i can tan quite easily so i usually use natural biege and medium biege. and they see me through all the seasons.
Before and after Applying the foundaton:
The easiest way to apply it is to dot average size amounts around your face and then blend them all together
You will end up with a gorgeous flawless face. It hides every spot, blemish and pore. It never looks greasy and it lasts all day or all night. Always Moisturise before using it but, leave about 20 minutes after Moisturising your skin otherwise it may reverse the effect and make the make up melt off. It dries quickly literally in about a minute.
Why I would recommend this product
After it's dried you can apply the rest of your make up without worrying about it coming off or mixing in with your blusher, bronzer or highlighter. It doesn't give you spots so you don't have to worry if you forget to remove your make up once in a while. It's a timeless product which works without too much effort on your part. It just lasts and lasts it's small enough to keep in your bag and you don't need to wear alot of make up to make the best of the foundation or yourself. the only compliant i have is that it goes out of stock very fast so it's not always easy to get.
I normally use maybelline dream matte mousse but when I ran out I got this from avon as part of the 2 for £10 deal.
You get quite a heavy frosted glass jar with a black lid. It's quite small which means I can take it around with me for touchups. I have the shade natural beige which is a perfect match for me which can be hard when you're ordering out of a catalogue.
Opening it up, you can see a mousse type substance but it's quite dense. To use, I just use my fingertips to take a bit out, and smooth onto my skin. A tiny amount is enough to cover my whole face meaning this lasts longer than my dream matte mousse and also you get 25ml which is more than maybelline give you.
It takes me 2 minutes to apply to my face and neck and i'm not left with horrible tide marks. My skin feels soft and smooth and the foundation is so light I cannot even feel it. I have combination skin and it doesn't dry out my skin or make my forehead any more oily. I don't need to use concealer when I use this, only on my under-eye dark circles and i'm left with natural looking skin that looks much better than it actually is. I use a powder over this and I find that it lasts most of the day, but I can apply again as it doesn't take long or just use more powder. I was worried that it may look dull on my skin as some matte foundations can do that but this didn't.
The only downside is that when I bought this it said 'last chance to buy'. My mum is an avon rep. so hopefully I will get the chance to buy this again with other discontinued items.
Foundation has seemed to have come so far over the last few years. Maybe I just hadn't discovered make-up that much in my teens but everyone seemed to own a liquid foundation by companies such as rimmel and Maybelline. Every time we got our make-up bags out you could guarantee and liquid foundation. I'm not complaining liquid foundations are still my chosen favourite since they provide a good coverage and are super blend able. They can also moisturise dry skin depending on the brand. Over the last few years I have been noticing a change in foundations available on the market. Firstly we have the mineral foundations and then the mousse varieties.
Today I will be reviewing the Avon soft matte mousse foundation. I actually came to try this foundation by sheer luck. My friend had ordered this from the Avon brochure and when she received it, it turned out to be too light a shade for her to use. I told her that she should return the mousse for a different colour but she didn't want the hassle and asked if I wanted it before it got binned. I offered her the money but she wouldn't take it.
The mousse foundation comes in a 25ml frosted glass pot that has a shiny black lid. Packaging is a black shiny box. Although the packaging is simple it looks classy and expensive. The shade I received was shell and although if ordering myself I would have went a shade darker than this and opted for the natural beige. I still decided to give it a go.
The mousse looks very nice in the pot and gives a welcoming change to the basic liquid foundations. Upon touch the mousse is indeed mousse like and feels very soft and light. I dabbed a few spots on my cheeks, nose and forehead and began to rub this in circular motions. I was amazed at how smooth the mousse was and how light it felt when rubbing into the skin it was as if it was melting into the skin by the touch of my fingers.
When applied the mousse had actually matched with my natural skin tone and didn't actually appear to be as light as I had first imagined. My skin felt gorgeous and stroke- ably soft I was really impressed. One of the things I must mention is I do like to have a pretty good coverage with my foundations and unfortunately this appeared to only give light coverage so I could still see a few flaws. When applied with concealer and powder the finish was definitely matte and I did really like the fresher faced me.
As the day went by I noticed that above my eyebrows looked very dry and very unattractive. Thinking i might be having an off day I tried this foundation again a good few more times and the same happened. I do tend to suffer from combination skin and where my skin is normally oily (around the nose and chin) the foundation had worked wonders but unfortunately it made my dry skin worse.
I am a little bit disappointed that I can't use this foundation as I did quite like it but after speaking to my cousin who is an Avon rep she advised me that it didn't work for her dry skin either. I have literally tried using a moisturiser just before applying the foundation but my skin still appears too dry at the moment. I will keep this till summer and give it another go when my skin is more hydrated.
Overall this does appear to be a very nice foundation but if you have dry skin then it probably isn't for you. The foundation costs £8.00 which is a tiny bit more expensive than other brands but you do often get good offers on this.
I first saw this in Avon about 6 months ago. There was a lot of Mousse Foundations coming out at the time in the shops and ads on the tv, so this is Avon's take on it.
This comes in a 25ml jar and normally costs £8. There is always some kind of offer on in Avon and I think I paid £5 for it.
The jar is came in is alright. The glass is slightly frosted, but you can still see the Foundation through the jar. The lid is a screw on black lid with the Avon writing written into the plastic. The shade is on a little sticker on the bottom. This came in a black cardboard box. Small enough and I think it looked quite expensive. Perhaps no need for the box, but then again it can be recycled. It is a glossy black box with the writing in white.
This comes in 6 different shades so caters for quite a few skin tones. I would normally use a Nude or Ivory, as I have really pale skin, but sometimes I find Ivory is pale enough, but just that bit Pink. You can see the colouring on the page in the book, but that's not often that easy to tell what one will suit you most. Although Avon's colouring seems to be the same through all their Foundations, if you use an Ivory in another brand, then it may not be the same colour.
This was easy enough to apply. The opening to the Jar is pretty wide. I just stuck a finger in to apply this, but you could use a Make up Sponge. I would say that a wedge would be better than a round flat sponge just to get into this at the right angle.
This is meant to go on as a Mousse but sort of dry as a powder therefore keeping any nasty oily bits at bay. i was worried about this as I have pretty oily skin, but my Cheeks are combination, so I thought this would make them pretty dried out looking. It wasn't too bad though. It really worked on my oily forehead, as I didn't see a sheen all day, and it seemed to keep it Matt looking and quite fresh.
This didn't seem heavy either. It went on light and didn't feel as if I was clogging my face up. I get spots so easily, and although I don't wear Foundation that much or really any Make Up apart from Mascara, then this was a good product for me.
If you have greasy oily skin I woudl recommend, but if you have deep lines around your eyes or on your forehead then you would probably find that this draws people's attention to the area a bit more and makes your dry skin apear even more dry.
Avon Soft Matte Mousse Foundation is the best foundation I've ever used.
To start off, I'll explain my skin type ; I have quite pale skin. It has yellowey undertones. I have dark bits under my eyes that never seem to go away (they seem to be an inherited thing, I've had them since I was really young) and I have quite greasy skin with dry patches.
This foundation comes in a clear glass pot with a black lid (or did when I bought it and used it, a few years ago).
I bought the shade 'Ivory' as I always go with the lightest possible shade I can find.
When you open the pot there is a mass of creamy, flesh coloured mousse. It looks a bit like butterscotch pudding.
To apply, I used my fingers and dipped them into the container. The mousse was so soft to the touch, and felt just as soft and smooth as I applied it to my face.
This blends so easily and perfectly into your skin, transforming your sin tone to a lovely, clear, porcelain-peachy goodness! It looked natural rather than like I'd painted myself with some acrylics! And it lasts most of the day, all day if you set it with some powder.
This doesn't dry out your skin or mess it up at all, in my opinion.
I can't remember why I stopped using this, and I have a feeling I need to track it down again.
I first brought this foundation when I received an Avon brochure through the letter box. Inside with the main Avon brochure was a sale booklet, I love to get a bargain so I had a look. It was on offer for £2 so I ordered 2 as the price would most likely be higher the next time I receive the brochure.
The foundation comes in a glass pot I think its about a 25ml pot it has a black lid that looks similar to the other matte foundation branded ones you can get. Its avalible in 8 different shades and having received another brochure a few days ago I noticed that the price is now £8.
So about the foundation it is quite light and smooth it goes on really well that looks natural. It leaves no streaks and moisturises the skin. When wearing this it makes my skin look lovely and flawless.
Its gives a great cover it lasts through the day. When it comes to foundation I only use the matte type as I like the texture that it has. This product really is a good buy I know its a little bit more expensive than the branded ones but I do think you get more in the Avon matte.
Overall really good buy and I would recommend.
I got this for christmas from my other half. Basically I filled out the order form and he paid... i even wrapped it myself when it came! lovely! Anyway back on topic I instantly fell in love with it. I have used the same powder foundation since I was at school! (I'm now 24) I had never wanted to use liquid foundation as I saw bad results on other people - shiny, highlighted lumps and bumps and that awful tide mark around their chin! SO when I heard about the matte mousse I thought I would give it a try. (If it didn't agree with me at least I could send it back) But its great.
The brochure suggests using a foundation brush to apply it (which you need to buy separately) but so far Ive been using my fingers to blend it in and that suits me just fine. It is a light mousse and applies easily and dries 'matte' quickly but without drying out your face. It blends nicely and gives a smooth, matte, flawless finish which feels light and makes you look fresh.
Of course you need to find the shade that suits you and I often use a bronzer on my cheeks and t zone afterwards to stop my face from looking too 'flat' colour-wise (But i would do that with any foundation)
I have swore by this foundation for quite a while now. Normally I had been using a liquid foundation but decided to try something different as I could never get the coverage and tone that I wanted with a liquid.
I decided to give the Avon Soft Matte Mouse a go in the ivory shade and was pleasantly surprised. It is nice and light and is easily rubbed in, you don't feel like you are dragging your skin to get it on, which I found with quite a lot of the liquid foundations. It covers any blemishes really well and seems to even out your skin tone without leaving any orange lines around your neck and you don't need to put a lot on.
I usually finish mine off with the Avon press powder and some of the Arabian Glow bronzing pearls and it goes quite well. I find it tends to wear off by late afternoon but who still looks like a godess when they've been sitting at a desk staring at a computer screen for 8 hours?
I also noticed if you touch your face a lot it tends to come of on your hands and can leave your fingers feeling a bit grubby but that could possibly because I wear the powder over the top.
I would definately recommend it to anyone who likes to keep there make-up looking light and fresh without to much mess when putting it on. At around £8, I think its quite a good buy and it's sometimes on special offer.
I don't get on very well with Avon foundations but last time we got a book I ordered a Soft Matte Mousse foundation because I'd never seen it before and fancied trying it while it was on special offer. I got the Nude shade and that's perfect for my quite pale skin and blonde hair, it's nowhere near as dark as it looks in the book so it's trial and error which shade you order because I bet most of the shades are different.
I was pleased with how light it is and the loved the soft texture of the mousse, it felt light on my fingertips and smoothed nicely onto my skin. It blends very well and I was easily able to get a smooth and patch free coverage, even when applying it to my neck I thought the Nude was just right because you couldn't tell where my foundation ended and my skin started.
It's very matte but has got a bit of a dewy look for a bit when it's first applied. It lasts good and if you put it on in the morning you'll find it will easily last until the late afternoon. Because it's such a light texture it's impossible to put a second coat over the first and you really have to take it all off and start again otherwise it will look caked on and proper overdone.
For such a lightweight foundation it covers any blemishes on my skin and evens the tone up well. I get a few spots on my forehead and it calms the look of them down and covers any redness but when I had a cold recently it looked awful on my red chapped nose!
I think this foundation has got a very natural look and it doesn't look like I'm caked in make up, it's as good as the Maybelline mousse foundation I used to use and that's mad considering this one's made by Avon! It blends very easy as well so you can get a smoothly made up look all over your face.
Once I put it on I find I have to leave it for a minute or 2 to settle before applying my eye make up and lipstick over the top, this is the same as most foundations though so I don't care about that and would rather my foundation was completely dry before trying to put anything on it.
It costs about £8.00 for the normal price and that's a bit expensive I reckon when the Maybelline mousse foundation is only £5.00, it's quite often on special offer though so then is the time to stock up on this wicked foundation.
I love looking through the Avon brochure and I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to choosing products, I just want to try everything! The latest of their products I decided to try was this mousse foundation. It costs £8 and you can get it from an Avon rep or online from their website.
There's only 6 shades to choose from so not many people are really catered for if you want a perfect match and that is really what you want in a foundation otherwise it just looks silly. For fair skin tones you can choose from nude or ivory, medium tones can choose from cream or almond, and olive tones can choose from warmest beige or honey. Dark skin tones are not catered for at all. I have fair skin so I ordered both the nude and the ivory shades as with Avon you have 28 days to test the product and send it back if you don't like it, so I thought I'd try both and see which was a better match because it's hard to tell from looking at the catalogue.
Avon say that this is a lightweight whipped formula that blends beautifully, moisturises where needed and looks flawless yet natural. This sounded perfect for my combination skin which is oily in the t-zone but can get very dry in places.
It comes in a little 25ml glass pot with a blue lid. The foundation actually looks almost solid in the pot, but when you touch it with a finger it feels really soft and almost fluffy. You can apply this in the same way you would any other foundations with your fingers, a sponge or a brush. If you wanted to use a sponge it would have to be a small one to be able to fit in the pot, otherwise you'd have to apply with the fingers and just use the sponge to blend. I usually prefer to use a foundation brush.
It feels really nice when you put it on your skin, it's quite cool and feels really soft and light. It smoothes nicely over your skin but I find it quite difficult to blend with my fingers, it's much easier with a foundation brush, if I use my fingers it gives a really obviously there powdery look. Using a brush it does blend really easily but I do tend to have to spend a bit more time blending around my nose as for some reason you can always see the brush strokes in it there so I have to be careful to blend that out.
Once this is on and blended I really can't feel it on my skin at all, it's so light I can't tell it's there. It looks really natural and the only problem I can see with it is that it does make any dry flaky skin look more obvious but most foundations do so I don't see it as a major problem. The coverage is great and can be built up to cover even the most visible blemishes without looking cakey or obvious.
It lasts all day without feeling like it's clogging my pores, melting off or fading and it also keeps my combination skin looking matte and fresh. It doesn't bring me out in spots, but I don't feel it moisturises my skin like it claims to. It doesn't easily rub off onto clothes or if I touch my face which I do tend to do a lot, but it comes off real easy with just a cleanser or cleansing wipes.
I was really pleased with the performance of this foundation and it's real good value of money especially as you can often get it on offer and you hardly need to use any with each application. Despite all this I wouldn't buy it again simply because neither of the shades I tried suited my skin tone, one was too light and made me look really pale, the other was too dark and made me look really pink, so unfortunately it's not for me.
Avon has a selection of high quality products at low prices, so it was inevitably going to be a popular choice for a lot of women out there who don't have heaps of cash to spend on cosmetics.
The Avon mousse is a lightweight formula which blends delightfully, it is wonderful for those who have combination skin because it moisturises where needed and looks flawless yet natural
Initially I disliked this product when I first tried it, I even found out how to get a refund with Avon as I disliked the look it gave my skin, but then after figuring how to apply it, its probabley the best foundation I have used.
What I recommend as it's a very lightweight foundation is to if you have red-ish skin or spots to wear a green concealar you can buy this at boots the natural collection one is very cheap but it really does work.
Before purchasing this product I rarely wore concealer as I rarely get spots. However, I do have a few red patches, so I use concealer when using this product as it's very lightweight. I Apply it to any sign of redness or discoloured patches on skin and then apply the foundation with my fingertips over the concealed parts and the rest of your skin. However, this is not as easy as it sounds as it's easy to apply unevenly, particularly around the eyes, mouth and nostrils, so make sure you check your work before doing the rest of your makeup.
It does give pretty impressive coverage after applying concealar of course, and my skin does look flawless when I wear it so much so I always managed to get a few compliments for my skin when I wear this from my lady friends. I have quiet oily skin and when I use this foundation my skin is no longer oily and looks very matte, unfortunately it does dry my skin out a little as my skin is very sensitive despite the claims the foundation is in fact moisturizing.
The product comes in :Ivory, Honey, Cream, Almond, warmest beige and nude.
Which is a good selection of shades as Avon provide for light, medium and dark skin tones so you're bound to find the right colour for your skin!
I recommend this product to those who have fairly good skin as the coverage isn't the best, and those who have dry or combination skin as it is a good moisturising foundation.
I had been boring my other half for months with throw-away comments of "I need new make-up" but never actually doing anything about it when an Avon catalogue came through the letterbox and landed on our mat as if sent from above.
My idea of Avon had always been of the heavily made up housewives with beehives and frills not un-similar to those seen in Edward Scissorhands so you can imagine my surprise when I opened the catalogue to find Salma Hayek sprawled across the pages promoting their wares.
Like everyone, I am a sucker for celebrity endorsement so I sat down with a coffee to give the magazine my full attention. When my Avon representative came back the following week (without a drop of make-up, no plastered on smile- or smile of any kind and I suspect hair which hadn't seen a brush let alone water and shampoo for the greater part of the week) I handed her back the catalogue with a full to capacity order form.
Stockists: Order online at www.avonshop.co.uk or through a local representative
***So what is so great about it?***
The air-whipped mousse foundation is quickly becoming the latest trend in cosmetic development and in order to not be left out, Avon has also developed their own.
As it promises, this is a beautifully lightweight foundation which glides on like silk. It could be very easy to find yourself on a Monday morning questioning if you have actually applied it as it feels more like you have stroked your face gently with a handful of feathers. Imagine being surrounded and nuzzled by one hundred of those cute, white fluffy cats that advertise toilet paper.
I was amazed that instead of seeing my foundation settle heavily in the lines and wrinkles under my eyes and around my mouth giving the impression of a heavy-duty cement filler, this mousse foundation seemed to simply brush them away as easily as you might brush away an annoying cobweb.
I have no idea where the wrinkles actually went - my guess is that each jar actually contains a handful of wrinkle busting fairies who instantly set to work removing and disposing of these unsightly scars of time, sending them floating away into the distance on soft fluffy cloud cushions.
Some greater power has blessed me with lovely jaundice yellow skin with patches of redness scattered generously across my complexion. As such, finding a foundation which compliments my skin tone(s)is always somewhat of a challenge. However, Avon Matte Mousse seems to not only compliment, but completely alter my colour without leaving unsightly lines under my chin. This blends so perfectly my skin turns from sallow to a peachy softness comparable to my son's beautiful 2 year old bum.
While being blessed with yellowness, I was also blessed with a wonderful mix of itchy dry patchy skin and oil-slick greasy skin. When you hear people talk of the "t-zone" they are referring to me. Avon's ability to develop a foundation which goes on evenly across my face has cemented its status of greatness for me. It has left me with an even complexion managing to conceal the unsightly flaky skin on my lower right cheek while also disguising the "wet look" I sport across my forehead.
I am frequently buying foundations costing between £12 and £21and have never found an all-round miracle formula like this little pot of heaven priced at just £7. You may be getting 10ml or so less than most foundations but, I find I use less of this than other concoctions.
The great thing about Avon is there is an abundance of free gift offers like free eyeliner with mascara or in this case a free colour beauty kit containing a head band, make up sponge and exfoliating mitt.
***And what wasn't so great?***
It comes in a small paint pot style container. Although I have only just scratched the surface, I would anticipate it being difficult to get to the bottom as time goes on.
Ivory, Nude, Almond, Cream, Warmest Beige and Golden Caramel.
25ml / Foundations / Lightweight whipped formula blends beautifully, moisturises where needed and looks flawless yet natural /