Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ulta Extreme Wear Mousse Foundation

The First foundation I'm going to review is the Ulta brand mousse foundation.

I have to say that I was really hoping that this product was a huge thumbs up for me! I love the feel of the "mousiness" texture. The soft, fluffy feel has always been appealing to me. However, I've never tried a product like this before. When the new L'Oreal mousse came out I really wanted to try it but the price tag of $15.99 was a total turn off to me. (I'm not sure why I've never thought to purchase the Maybelline Mousse's?? hmmm… interesting lol)

Alas, while walking around Ulta I realized they were having a buy 2 Ulta brand products, get 2 Ulta Brand product free!! So I picked this up, along with some Ulta nail polish and makeup brushes (which I LOVE)
But I'm sad to say that it isn't on my list of favorite foundation to wear.
I applied this with my F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush (Sigma Click to see brush), and it went on beautifully initially. My face looked very matte and flawless… for about 30 minutes! Even with my Smashbox photo finish face primer!! Grrr….

I tend to have oily/combination skin and this product totally brought out the shine on my face. It literally only lasted on my face for roughly 30 minutes. The oils on my face just ate right through this stuff! Also I realized that up close, this settled in every fine line on my face. Even swatching this on my hand I can see it in every nook and cranny on my hand.

I am not every happy with this product at all! But I'm not willing to give up on it just yet. I'm going to try it again with different primers and during the summer months… I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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