Thursday, December 23, 2010
Souffle On Your Face?
Those of you who love drugstore makeup have probably heard of L'oreal's new foundation called the Magic Smooth Souffle which comes in a heavy plastic jar with a hot pink cap. My local Rite Aid had a display of these new foundations and there was a place in the middle of the display which housed a bunch of tiny samples. At first I thought they were coupons but they were little rectangular samples which let you try out the consistency of the foundation. I would prefer drugstores just give you small pots of all the different shades so you can find your best shade like what Maybelline did with their Dream Smooth Mousse, but obviously that's just too much to ask....
So I took a sample home and upon peeling back the plastic, I was dismayed that the color inside was quite dark. There are 12 available shades although I have no idea what shade was actually inside the sample.
I dabbed some of the foundation onto the back of my hand and it was obviously too dark for my skintone. The mousse was light and fluffy, a very interesting and nice texture actually. I smoothed out the foundation with my finger in circular motions and it glided over my skin really nicely, transforming from a mousse to a powder. The most amazing part was that as I was applying this, the color became less strikingly dark and it actually blended into my skin pretty well! I guess it's safe to assume the shades will work well even if it does not seem like a perfect match in the tub. The finish was smooth and matte and the coverage seemed to be decent. I really think I will like applying this to my face given the interesting texture and finish. The next time I'm in the market for a foundation, I might just pick one of these up to try but that probably won't be for awhile and L'oreal is one of the more steeply priced drugstore brands.
Have you guys tried this foundation? Are you a fan of mousse foundations? :) Would love to hear what you guys think about this!