Well, I didn’t think I could be any more disappointed than I was in the Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse foundation but I was wrong. This Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam foundation ($10.49) is terrible!
Basically it’s the same concept as the Revlon mousse, air infused foundation packaged in a metal can. You’ve really got to shake this can a good bit or you’ll get white foam out with little pigment. Once you shake your arm off, dispense a walnut sized dollop onto the back of your hand.
You’ll notice that this Maybelline Dream Airfoam comes out fluffier and lighter than the Revlon Mousse foundation does. However, once you touch it, this one deflates to just about nothing! And it’s so thin and watery!
I applied the Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam with a brush and only got about half of my face done with the recommended amount. I had to use about twice as much as they say. And before I can get it all on my face, it’s drying up on my hand. At this rate I’m not even sure how long a can would last me.
The coverage of this Dream Airfoam foundation is barely there at best. It’s so thin that you get very light coverage that doesn’t conceal many flaws. If you have perfect skin and want something to just even out your skin-tone, then this may be ok for you. But I’m 36 years old and I’ve got plenty of flaws that I want covered.
With what little coverage there is, the finish is nice and smooth. It doesn’t shimmer like the Revlon Mousse and feels nice and light on the skin. I’m able to get a full days wear out of the Maybelline Dream Airfoam but that’s with a powder foundation over top for extra coverage.
The Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam foundation may be a hit or miss depending on the person. I personally don’t like it because it doesn’t meet my needs. But some people might find it works ok with them as long as they like light coverage.
I don’t know about you but I could always use an extra boost of happiness! Now we supposedly can get one from the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick ($8.99). I’ll admit, I saw the pretty pink box with it’s promise of happiness and I bought it hook, line and sinker. I’m a sucker that way.
And once you open the package and look at the lipstick itself, you can’t help but smile. It’s so cute with two rings of pink color surrounding a tiny heart in the middle. I was kinda sad to even use it and mess up the design.
This “glow and mood boosting lipstick” comes in only two colors; I “heart” Rose and I “heart” Nude. I’m always attracted to pretty pinks so I bought the rose one. I thought it would be a deeper pink color but it’s actually a bright opaque pink. I will admit, the color does look happy on the lips.
According to the outer package, the glow comes from the lipstick’s luminous shine while the mood boosting comes from natural plant extracts shown to promote happiness. I get the glow part because this Happy Booster lipstick is very shiny on it’s own, without any gloss. But unfortunately, I don’t necessarily feel happier when wearing this.
my naked lips
I "heart" Rose
That doesn’t mean that I don’t like the Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Lipstick. I actually think it’s pretty nice. The lipstick is highly pigmented, goes on nice and smooth, and is very glossy. It also has a sweet violet fragrance to it.
The only minor problem I see with this lipstick is the tube itself. At first glance it looks pretty cool but you’ll soon realize that you have to make sure you wind down the lipstick the whole way before replacing the cap. And the cap has to be on a certain way because of the slanted top. Not a biggie to me but could be bothersome to others.
You’ll love this Happy Booster lipstick if you like bright pink opaque lipsticks. It may not physically make you happier but the color alone with brighten your spirits. It’s a perfect little gift for your favorite Valentine this year too!
I think this may be the very first time I’ve ever tried a fiber mascara. But after testing out this new Maybelline Illegal Length mascara($8.99), I’ll be sure to give more a try! Illegal Length contains 4mm fiber extension that grab onto your lashes to give them greater length.
You’ll find both regular and waterproof formulas in the colors very black and blackest black. The regular version also comes in a brownish black. I bought the regular formula in blackest black but will be picking up a waterproof version for summer.
You’ll notice that this mascara brush is very dense and compact. It brushes through my lashes nicely and doesn’t cause any clumping. If you look closely at the brush, you can even see the small fibers sticking out.
I’m really liking this Maybelline Illegal Lengths mascara. It gives my lashes a lot of extra length with just two coats. I don’t have any issues with flaking or smudging either. Loves it!
my naked eye
with two coats of Maybelline Illegal Length mascara
Buy it! It’s well worth purchasing for the price. Whenever I can get my hands on the waterproof one, I’ll be saving it for summer. I might even buy a back up too if there’s a buy one, get one 50% off sale going on!
Another new trend for Spring 2012 is mousse foundation. Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup ($12.99) comes in a metal can. You shake the can, like you would do with hair mousse, and dispense onto the back of your hand. But be sure to press down gently, it’s easy to get way too much product out. You only need a dollop of mousse foundation about the size of a quarter.
When the Revlon Mousse foundation comes out, you’ll immediately notice it start to get bubbles and pop. Once you begin to touch the mousse, it deflates into a puddle of thin foundation. You can then apply it with your fingertips or a brush.
At first you’ll notice that it doesn’t appear thick and creamy like normal liquid foundation, it’s a little on the runny side. And it applies to the skin as fairly light coverage but you could build it up a bit if needed. I did like how light this Revlon Mousse foundation felt on my face, it doesn’t feel heavy or cakey at all. And that’s where my “likes” end with this product.
Unfortunately I did not like the finish that it left on my skin. Revlon refers to it as “photochromatic pigments that bend and reflect light” but it appears as straight up glittery specks. They’re not quite noticeable indoors but in bright light or outdoor sun, they’re very noticeable.
As for the coverage, I wasn’t impressed with how little it actually covers. Since it’s so watery and thin, it doesn’t cover flaws or redness completely like most regular liquid foundations do. But worse than that, it actually settles into fine lines and pores while the glitter accentuates ever flaw. Not good!
Unless you have zero flaws and want sheer foundation coverage, stay away from the Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup. But by all means, if you want to look glittery then go ahead and give it a try. I was really excited about this product and really wanted to like it but unfortunately I will be returning mine for a refund.