Using This Foam Foundation Might Be the Secret to Picture-Perfect Skin

Foundation can be tricky. While discovering the right shade is hard enough in itself, blending the formula smoothly along the contours of your face is another issue entirely. And while having the right tools in your makeup kit can certainly make that easier, sometimes a good foundation application lies solely in the formula you use.

Sure, liquid, cream and powder foundations can certainly get the job done, but we’ve discovered a foam foundation (yes, foam), that gives a light-as-air feeling while still providing the coverage needed to even out the skin tone and camouflage imperfections.

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Beauty blogger Linda Sanchez (@makeupbysanchez) recently posted a video to her Instagram account in which she uses Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Mousse Makeup ($35), and we can’t help but be impressed with the results. The light formula looks like a tiny puff of a cloud when pumped onto the makeup brush, and resembles the look of a foam cleanser when applied to the skin. However, once it’s blended, Sanchez’s skin looks as flawless as ever.

While this isn't a new product (it was actually launched a few years ago), it's definitely worth trying. Having a “translucent finish” that’s great for “makeup minimalists,” Elizabeth Arden's mousse makeup offers 12 shades of this unusual foundation. Even though the coverage errs more toward sheer rather than opaque, it’s still a great option for women in their 40s and above. The airy texture won’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles, so skin will look fresh and youthful after application.