October 4, 2010

Avon Healthy Makeup Mousse Foundation Review, Swatches, Photos

I have an odd obsession with mousse foundations, one of my favs is from Bourjois Paris.

One of the reasons I love mousse so much is because it gives my skin such a beautiful finish however in most cases a formula such as this is more of a mattifying one and not so fab for drier skin like my own.

Avon Healthy Makeup Mousse Foundation is part of the new Avon Healthy Makeup champagne is supposedly helps to keep moisture locked in.

Does it work?


A lightweight foundation for light to medium coverage with a plus whipped formula that gives a matte finish that looks natural and feels weightless!

If you’re looking for a good quality budget whipped foundation, look no further as this delivers. This is $9.99 and a pretty decent quality in terms of formula, ease of application, and coverage.

This has a super silky formula that feels almost silicone-like in texture but not an uncomfortable, itchy feeling that comes with that silicone formula. You can easily blend with finger tips, a brush, or a sponge applicator so application is pretty much a breeze with any method you embrace.

I think I like the formula so much because of the airbrushed appearance it gives my skin. It blurs minor imperfections and dullness while leaving behind a soft, silky canvas for your other makeup.

Lucky enough it feels virtually lightweight and doesn’t flake on my drier skin. Coverage isn’t necessarily matte in my opinion but not hydrating either, it’s a cross between the two.

If you’re majorly oily and expect a matte canvas for makeup you might feel a tad disappointed as I didn’t think this delivered that mattifying of a finish as other foundations I’ve tried in this style formula. In some cases I experience a little oiliness around the sides of my nose after two hours of wear time however this might not be the foundation itself, could be just my skin considering the foundation oxidizes fairly quickly and I’d be lucky if it held out as long as two hours on my skin.

Product comes in a glass jar which some may be a bit squeamish about since many aren’t keen on dipping into product which is understandable due to bacteria and germs.

  • Anyone who already has good skin and is looking for a more flawless appearance.
  • Anyone likes whipped mousse-like foundations.
  • Anyone seeking lighter, weightless coverage!

  • Anyone seeking to mattify skin (this does an ok job leaving behind a matte finish but probably won’t fair well with extremely oily skin).
  • Anyone seeking a long wearing foundation formula (like most foundations of it’s kinda this oxidizes fairly quickly).

Avon Healthy Makeup Mousse has some positive features in the budget foundation world but it probably won’t fair well if you have extra oily skin or are in need of coverage to conceal acne scarring, acne problems, etc…this wouldn’t be a great choice however if your skin is without problems this can easily blur minor imperfections and create a nice airbrushed finish, however I do wish it wore longer. My skin swallows it up within an hour or two and it fades rather quickly. This was probably best suited to a Summer release as the light formula feels amazing and blends oh so easily leaving behind light coverage and perfect skin.

Not perfect but decent enough if you don’t mind the short wear time, with a longer wear time I’d give it a stronger recommendation.

Available from Avon.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Sonia

    Avon foundations tend to oxidize fast:( Thanks for reviewing this, I was really wondering about this foundation as the description in the book seemed promising. But I wasn’t sure if it would be good cause of the continuous disappointment. I actually JUST told my Avon lady I wouldn’t be purchasing anymore of their products cause of the continuous poor quality. *tear* Did you try the liquid for of this?

    • the Muse

      my pleasure sonia. In general foundations do on me. 🙁 hard to get them to last but thank god for bbs ;-D I haven’t but about to test shortly! have you!?

      • Sonia

        Hi Muse! I haven’t tried it yet! I am currently using Avon’s Cashmere finish though, have you tried that one?:)

        • the Muse

          I think I did sonia. I tried cashmere something a little bit ago ;-D which I liked!

  • Brooke

    So maybe I missed it, but did Sephora stop carrying Bourjois? I wanted to check out the mousse foundation you mentioned and Bourjois isn’t on their page anymore 🙁

    • the Muse

      a long time ago Brooke 🙂 They haven’t carried the line for over a year or so now hun. ASOS has the mousse foundation.

  • Taryn

    Crumbs. I’ve wanted to try a mousse foundation, but Dream Matte doesn’t have a color match for me and this wouldn’t keep me oil-free. Oh well…

    PS, Muse, can you tell me the name of that candle place again? I can’t remember!

    • the Muse

      taryn worth a shot at this price babe ;-D could prove awesome.

      Alternative Breeding ;-D

      I miss u ;-D been swamped forgive me?

  • Pooja

    I just got this foundation yesterday with my order,Like it,but it’s more better to be used if you just need to wear it for short time,more like a tinted moisturizer? I also got the outspoken perfume sadly it doesn’t even last 2 hours on my skin & normally avon perfumes do last longer,

  • Phyrra

    I’m slightly oily on my chin, forehead and cheeks. Would this work with a primer, do you think? I’m curious about the texture. Airbrushed = good :>