For Ohio winters, a good makeup foundation is a must to smooth dry, cold weather skin. Avon Line Softening Mousse Foundation is intended to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, give the appearance of smooth skin texture, and even out skin tone. This product delivers on most of these claims.
Avon Line Softening Mousse Foundation is a whipped foundation, meaning it is a non-liquid foundation that must be applied by smoothing it over the skin. Because it is whipped, it provides excellent coverage, since it does not absorb as readily into the skin as some liquid foundations. If, like me, you are cursed with an uneven skin tone, this coverage works well to give a more even, smoother appearance to skin.
Since Avon Line Softening Mousse Foundation does offer great coverage, it also lives up to its claim to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike some liquid foundations which seem to highlight rather than diminish lines, the thicker texture of this foundation hides wrinkles.
The very thing that makes this foundation great, its whipped texture, can also be its greatest drawback. Liquid foundations tend to smooth over and cover dry skin, even offering some moisturizing qualities to dry areas of the face. Avon Line Softening Mousse Foundation does not smooth over dry skin. It actually makes it much more prominent by defining every little flake. Moisturizing prior to application is a must with this foundation.
Another drawback to the whipped texture is that it takes some practice to learn to apply it evenly over the face, and with a light touch. The heavier coverage that Avon Line Softening Mousse Foundation provides requires less foundation than a more traditional liquid foundation. It took me some practice to learn to apply the product evenly over my whole face and to avoid that "theater makeup" look that can occur.
Overall, if you are concerned with covering wrinkles and increasing the even appearance of your skin tone, this is a great foundation for you.