At this point in your relationship with makeup, you probably have a handle on the different types of foundations: liquid, powder, stick, serum and then foundation hybrids like tinted moisturizer and CC Cream. As we encroach upon warmer months and more frequent no no-makeup-makeup routines, another not-so-common foundation type we have on our radar is the mousse formula. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, or you just prefer a lightweight formula to quietly even out your skin tone, a mousse foundation is worth testing.

What makes mousse foundation different from other formulas is its lightweight, whipped texture. It generally dries down to a matte finish and is very easy to apply. For best (and fast!) results, apply mousse foundations with your hands, adding a second layer if you want more coverage. As is the case with all foundations, there’s a formula designed for every skin type. Ahead, find the perfect mousse formula to complement yours.

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