February 1, 2016

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Makeup

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up ($4.99) is a lightweight, creamy mousse foundation that’s available in six shades selections with a whipped, fluffy consistency like a souffle!

These foundations are typically best suited to oily skin with visible pores as they do an excellent job mattifying skin and concealing pores. I’m drawn to them because I love their texture and I’m also trying to recreate the effect of Bourjois Paris Mineral Matte Foundation which I did so love with all my heart.

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up comes in a 0.56 oz little glass jar that will travel and store well. It’s small, it’s cute, yet it holds quite a bit of product for its inexpensive five buck price tag.

This formula is divine! It’s a fluffy whipped up consistency that glides across skin beautifully and pretty much hides any and all imperfections while brightening and creating a smooth, matte finish on skin. Sadly, I can’t use it at the moment! It might be best suited for me in the Summer when my skin is producing a bit more oily as it does tend to cling on drier areas. At first application the finish is very, very smooth but as the day progresses it seems to break down and starts clinging to the drier areas on my cheeks. So yeah, this one is for the oily skin users out there. Mine is being stored away until the warm weather hits! You do have to be really, really be careful during the application process as it tends to look like I have ten pounds of makeup on my face if I’m heavier handed with application. I recommend a soft, fluffy brush perhaps a fiber one that will blend and sheer out the product so it looks more natural. If you spend some extra time and attention on priming and you use the right brush to apply you can get a very, very good finish on dry skin. The coverage is very good as the foundation is quite pigmented so I’d say you can get medium coverage easily from this or sheer it out for a more natural look. It wears a solid seven hours on my drier skin before fading as I reach hour eight. As seen below Shade 1, Sand.

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up

Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up swatches

If you like fluffy, whipped up foundations you’re bound to love this one. But dry skin users beware as this has a very matte finish! Those with oily skin will likely love it or those in need of extra coverage will love how well this conceals and covers.

Essence is now available at Target so look for Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up at select Target stores or online at Target.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Carm

    How do you apply this type of foundation? I have oily skin but I’m scared of the texture , lol. I still can’t figure out cream compact foundation either. It always looks very oily or chalky on me (I’ve tried timebalm, VL water canvas and the Revlon one).

    • Isabella Muse

      I actually mentioned in the post application method Carm! Hope this helps!?