I recently ran out of my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($42) and my budget is a little tight this month, so I thought I would try a lower cost product that I could pick up on an errand to Target. After reading a few reviews and spending way too much time in the cosmetic aisle, I decided to try Maybelline's Dream Liquid Mousse which I will refer to as MDLM ($8).
MDLM is a water based, liquid foundation that creates an opaque matte finish or "airbrushed" look on the the skin. This is different from what I am used to wearing because the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer has less coverage and leaves a more dewy finish. After wearing MDLM for a few days, I found that I am very pleased with the matte finish that MDLM creates. It does not look unnatural at all. I have very fair skin and I often find it difficult to locate foundations/tinted moisturizers that match my skin tone well, but this was not the case with MDLM. I was very pleased with MDLM's color selections and I ultimately opted for porcelain ivory which is an exact match!
I only have two complaints about this product:
1.) It does not contain sunscreen, so I need to add another step to my morning regimen.
2.) It does not have a cap, so it makes it difficult to travel with it.
All in all, I think this is a great product that provides a lot of bang for your buck. I highly recommend it! Now, all I need is a recommendation for a good sunscreen. Do you happen to have one?