I've never tried mousse makeup before so I have zero expectations when I started using the Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup (P925). Apparently, mousse makeup is just an aerated version of liquid foundation. The air makes the foundation easier to spread and control, so you get to avoid streaks and uneven patches.
Okay, back to the PhotoReady mousse! This foundation is extremely watery once the foam settles down. I love the texture and natural-looking - dare I say "airbrushed" - finish. Let's see!
What I love about the product
- It's lightweight on skin. It doesn't feel greasy or oily at all so you get maximum comfort.
- Coverage is medium to heavy, so it covers up most of my blemishes in one layer! Even with the heavy coverage, it doesn't look cakey or makeup-y. It has a dewy finish.
- It's a dream to blend on skin using just fingers or your favorite tool. I suggest using a stippling brush though to get that true airbrushed effect.
- Photogenic, as with all Revlon PhotoReady foundies!
- Got a perfect shade match in Medium Beige.
- Long-lasting. I give it five to seven hours, depending on where you are.
- Fairly affordable at P925.
When worn. Used a bit of concealer (also from the Revlon PhotoReady line) then set everything with translucent powder
What I don't like about the product
- It has a strong chemical smell.
- The pump slash nozzle is a bit tricky to operate, plus it gets very messy once the foundation is out. Just be careful in pressing the pump.
- It doesn't control oil, but it doesn't add to the oiliness unlike some cream/liquid foundation. I'd say it's safe to use if you're oily, but as always, set it with a good powder.
- People complain about the shimmer but trust me, it's very minimal. There's no shimmer that's obvious, in fact that's the feature that contributes to the natural effect of this foundation.
The Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup is perfect for those who want a foundation for photo-heavy events. It looks fantastic in person because of the dewy-natural finish. It's beautiful on camera as well!
Of course, you can also use it for your everyday makeup. It's very light and non-greasy so you don't feel like there's a blanket of makeup on your face. Just set it with powder, and bring a compact to retouch.
Application tip: use a stippling brush to maximize the airbrushed effect!
Shade selection: I hear that this line is at least one shade darker than the original PhotoReady line. Make sure to buy one shade lighter than what you normally buy at Revlon.
It's nice. I'm not crazy about it, but I like the novel mousse texture and how beautiful it looks on skin. :)
Have you tried this foundie? How did it work out for you?