So naturally, I whipped this baby out to use her up! I have previously tried the BB Mousse during the wintertime, but my skin during the cooler months is so incredibly dry, my skin can only handle using tinted moisturizers or extremely 'wet' face products. So here is what the product looks like:
The second picture is blended a bit. It feels creamy and almost seems 'wet' looking.
In the third picture, once you spread it more evenly, the product transforms into a nice powdery, matte finish.
Here is my breakdown for you all:Texture: The texture claims to be a mousse product, but this to me was more of a cream type product with a mousse -ish texture. As you can see with the picture above, the product can easily stand up with ease. When I think of mousse, I think of like a spray can type product (like the revlon mousse foundation) It's quite hard to the touch (compared to mousses), so I would recommend either using the sponge provided or using a spatula. Its a very nice, soft, almost dry/powdery texture when applied. It glides on easily, almost like it's a primer.
Coverage: I would definitely say this is light - medium coverage. It is definitely buildable, but I say that with hesitation because in order to build some coverage, it does take a lot of finagling around and practice to get the product the way you would like it (although it is definitely possible!)
Application: This took a bit of me playing around to get it right. I am very used to just "throwing" on bb cream or foundation on my face, using my hands, in a hurry because at the end of the day, I dont really need foundation, and use it just because sometimes my forehead is way darker than the rest of my face.
I used my fingers, which was fine, but then when I looked close up, I had little patches of product all throughout my face (I looked a fool). It did a bit of clinging to some dry patches so I was like EW! haha! I just had to use my finger to lightly pat the product and it was fine though. Below is a picture of the product smoothed out with my fingers.
Color: This comes in two shades: Light Beige and Natural Beige. I have Light Beige (#1) and it is probably around an NC20ish as it is a bit light on my skin, but matches okay right now, but I think in the warmer days I may need to use Natural Beige (although I am unsure of the color match for it).
Smell: I LOVE the smell of this. it smells sweet and yummy. Maybe in my mind because there is a picture of a strawberry on it, I think it smells that way, but to me it kinda smells like strawberries and cream! haha
Lasting Ability: Alone, it definitely does a great job of lasting throughout the day. BUT. with makeup, it REALLY lasts throughout the day. Remember how I said it had this sort of silky feel like a primer? Well it definitely delivered as one too!
Extra goodies: Says on the box "Pore Cover" aka it'll minimize the appearance of pores. Um yes please! HAHA My pores are gross around my nose area and on occasion, around my nose the pores get kinda larger.. but yes! It does help with covering up my pores - when I looked in the mirror, my nose was noticeably nicer. I was like 'woot woot' - haha! I love when products make imperfections look better!
Conclusion: This is a really nice product. I would say this is suitable for those of you that want light-medium matte coverage. If you have dry, normal, or combo skin, this would work great for the warmer weather, and if you have normal, combo or oily skin this would work for the cooler weather. It is also suitable for those of you who have nasty pores that need some fake covering (like me lol).
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FTC: I am a p&c blogger, therefore i received this product for free, but do not get compensated in any way.. and as always, I always share my honest opinions.