essence has released a new range of products for women of colour. I mentioned in a previous post about their new #LoveYourShade range. I recently reviewed their mattifying compact powder (which you can read, here). Today I will be focusing on a rather interesting product, their soft touch mousse make-up. if you are interested in a natural foundation look then keep on reading.
essence released two new shades to their soft touch mousse range. These colours are similar to their compact powders. They released matt porcelain, matt caramel. and matt mahogany.
I have the shade matt mahogany which is the deepest brown shade of the three. It is in the number 60.
essence describes this product as being a “soft touch mousse makeup is a super delicate mousse texture that gives your face a smooth natural-looking matte complexion while allowing your skin to breathe freely.”
The first time I opened the jar I instantly wanted to dip my finger in and have a taste of the chocolatey looking mousse. It looked so light and airy and full of chocolate goodness. Then I snapped back to reality and realised it's actual makeup.
I used my finger to apply the mousse. I was not quite sure how to go about applying it so I simply dotted it around my face and blended it with my stippling brush. I tried using the Hi-density airbrush beauty buffer by SwiitchCo but that did not work well at all. Once the mousse was blended into my skin, my face had a natural coverage to it. It was able to cover up all of my dark spots yet still maintain a light natural feeling on my face. I did not have any trouble with it transferring and I was also able to maintain the same coverage throughout the day. I was able to build up the coverage in certain areas that I wanted to contour and was quite pleased with the application and end results.
The essence soft touch mousse comes in a glass jar so a lot of caution is required when storing it and handling it. Fortunately, I have not dropped mine as yet so I am not sure how strong the glass is. This is definitely a foundation I will be using as my new everyday foundation because it is not heavy on my face but still provides amazing coverage,
essence Soft Touch Mousse foundation retails for an affordable R69.95 and can be purchased from your nearest Dis-Chem and Clicks stores nationwide.