I was taking a leisurely detour through the cosmetic
section in Walgreens earlier this year, when I ran across all the new products that have been released in these first months of 2017. A couple of brands caught my attention, Black Radiance being one of them. I became a fan of Black Radiance products last year, and everything I’ve purchased so far has been a hit, so I couldn’t resist picking up a couple more things to add to my arsenal.
The first new product I tried this year was the Color Perfect HD Mousse Foundation. Seeing this product on the shelf was walk down memory lane. The first foundation I bought when I began to wear makeup was Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. Man, I thought that stuff was the coolest thing since sliced bread! Looking back, it really wasn’t that bad; the main reason I stopped wearing it was shade match issues. But anyway, I was also intrigued by the Black Radiance foundation because you just don’t run across mousse or whipped formula foundations very often, especially not in the drugstore. As a matter of fact, one of the things that made Dream Matte Mousse so cool, is that it was one of the only mousse foundations on the market at the time.
- Value – I picked up the Color Perfect HD Mousse Foundation for $8.49 at Walgreens. It comes in a nice 1.06 oz. glass jar, which is really nice. One ounce doesn’t seem like a lot of product but it’s pretty deep.
- Color – I bought this foundation in the shade Toffee. It was hard to gauge in the store, and when I opened it I got really nervous…it read darker and cooler than I thought would work. However, once blended, it seemed to work pretty well, and it swatched close to my favorite foundation (Makeup Forever Water Blend in Y505). It also did not oxidize too much. This foundation comes in six shades suited toward people of color. As I mentioned above, Maybelline has one of the most notable mousse foundations on the drugstore market, but out of the 12 shades, there might be eight for those with fair skin and four that might work for brown skin (2 for darker tones). The six shades offered by Black Radiance seem to fill in that gap.
- Texture – It has a true souffle` texture straight out of the jar. Once applied, it is cream-to-powder. But you have to get it on first, which leads me to…
- The Application – This is the thing I dislike most about this foundation. I tried it three times, using four different methods, and I don’t think I ever did get even coverage.
- The Good – This foundation is weightless, and the finish is pretty nice.
- The Bad – It sticks to dry patches on your face, and the coverage isn’t full, as the product claims.
- The Uuuugggly! – What good is a foundation that looks nice on you, if you can’t get it on in the first place!
Rating: Nothing To Write Home About
Black Radiance Color Perfect HD Mousse Foundation left much to be desired. While it isn’t the worst foundation I’ve ever worn, I’m not compelled to buy it again.
Have you tried Black Radiance Color Perfect HD Mousse Foundation? Do you use mousse foundation on a regular basis? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the Comments!