29 June 2013

Product Review: Face of Australia Expert Finish Mousse Foundation

Having combination skin, with some pigmentation and scarring, it can be difficult to find a foundation that gives sufficient coverage, yet stays put all day. When I was asked to trial the *Face of Australia Expert Finish Mousse Foundation by the lovely and talented makeup artist, Tammerly from Spoilt by Pink Diva, I naturally happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;  

What They Say:
"Innovative lightweight formula gives you a 'barely there' feel whilst delivering medium coverage and a tone-perfecting matte finish. The mousse glides on smoothly and blends easily with buildable, long lasting coverage that covers imperfections for a professional, flawless finish."

RRP: $12.95 (15ml) – Available from Priceline, BigW, Kmart.

What I Say:
I have to admit that I have had some bad experiences with mousse foundations, finding that I could not get an even coverage, as well as the mousse often 'balled' up on my skin. So consequently I had given up on mousse foundations. Until I tried the Face of Australia Expert Finish Mousse Foundation.

The Face of Australia Expert Finish Mousse Foundation has an air-light texture, and is very easy to apply and blends evenly over the skin, giving you a medium coverage, easily covering imperfections and smaller blemishes, and yet it still has a nice 'barely there'  powder-like finish and feel. It is also buildable if you have areas where you want slightly more coverage.

The Expert Finish Mousse Foundation has a good staying power, although I still need to touch up by the afternoon, but that is very common on my combination skin, and even more with the hot and humid weather we’ve had recently. But using a primer first, and also a powder on top to set it, it lasts even longer before touch-ups are required. And throughout the day, the foundation on the skin looks fresh and evenly, and doesn’t change colour unlike other foundations.
Generally I do prefer to apply my foundation with a brush, but found that it was just easier to do with my fingers.
It has a slight chemical scent, which is however so faint that it doesn’t bother me, and besides it quickly disappears when absorbed into the skin. 

The Expert Finish Mousse Foundation comes in a jar, which is easy to use. But I must admit that would have preferred if it had come in a tube instead, being a little more hygienic than sticking your fingers into the jar. Also, having to dig out the foundation with your fingers, does mean that I tend to get foundation under my nails which is not the nicest feeling, as an alternative it would have been nice if it had come with a small spatula.

Due to the mousse formula of the Expert Finish Mousse Foundation, I found that I had to use more of the foundation mousse to completely cover my face than I had expected, in fact, I felt that I needed to use more than I normally would with my normal liquid foundation, and consequently I do not expect the 15ml jar to last as long as my normal bottles of foundations. This also means that although the Expert Finish Mousse Foundation is only $12.95, it is not an as bargain products as it may first appear.
*This product was kindly provided for trial by Spoilt by Pink Diva, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever used a mousse foundation? And do you use any products from Face of Australia?


  1. This looks like a great product! I was just wondering how did you apply it? Also, I am a new follower and I have only recently started this blog and I would appreciate it so much if you checked out my blog! xx

    1. I like using a foundation brush, but with this one I found that using my fingers is a lot easier!


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