A couple weeks ago, this foundation made it's way into my collection. It's from Claudia Louch and it's their new mousse foundation which retails for £52.50* (I have the shade N4).
The Mousse Foundation is 94% natural, hypoallergenic, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic (doesn’t block pores) and free from fragrances and harsh chemicals including parabens, methylisothiazolinone (MIT or MI) and SLS, making it suitable for use on all skin types and many skin conditions.
It comes in a squeezy bottle, very similar to the Illamasqua foundation, I don't miss having a pump, this works well too.
I have really mixed feelings about this foundation. Part of me absolutely adores it, and the first time I used it, I was ready to give it holy grail status, yep, I liked it THAT much. But the next few times I've used it, it hasn't sat quite right on my skin. I think the first time I used it I didn't have any dry patches on my skin, but have since. I've primed my skin with moisturiser each time first, but when you have a look at the pics below, you'll see that it does cling to dry patches.
How it clings to dry skin (this was on my cheek)
I also noticed that when I added a setting powder, it make it look more patchy around those dry areas, really highlighting my pores - perhaps that was the powder more than the foundation and perhaps I was using too much powder?
It has light to medium coverage, which I didn't find buildable, but as long as you're not aiming for fuller coverage you shouldn't need to build it. If you have normal skin, I really think you'll love this, it almost blurred my skin and made me look younger. When it sat on my skin as it should, it looked stunning. It lasted all day and never felt like it was coming off, and I pretty much couldn't feel it on my skin, it's so light weight.
It really is a gorgeous foundation, one of the best I've tried, but if you have any dry patches of skin, it won't work for you, so give it a miss, but if you have normal skin, or oily skin, I really think you'll love this. It is expensive, the most expensive I've tried, I'm not sure it's worth the £52.50, but just remember, after the first use I was ready to give it holy grail status, that must account for something?