20 July 2014

Review: SHE HD Mousse Foundation

So today I thought I'd do a foundation review for you lovely ladies. This is specifically targeted for my fellow aussie beauty lovers since this product is from an Australian brand called SHE. If you're interested in knowing more about the brand or this mousse foundation I picked up, keep reading :)

According to their website, 
"SHE Cosmetics was launched in 1996 with a humble range of 8 Aromatherapy Lipsticks created from a unique blend of Essential Oils & Botanicals. It has since blossomed to offer a complete holistic natural beauty concept with Colour Cosmetics, Sunless Tanning, as well as a Skin & Body Care range."

I had never really paid much attention to this brand when I've been to Priceline looking around. I've honestly heard nothing about it on instagram or through other beauty blogs I read. That doesn't mean that much to me though, as sometimes products that are very hyped don't end up working for me, and others I hear nothing about are my best beauty discoveries!

About a month ago, I was wanting to try a new foundation (My massive collection is never enough) and I was looking through the SHE stand and was intrigued by this little foundation. I was also drawn to the brand because SHE products are not tested on animals and natural/organic ingredients are used whenever possible to keep product formulation pure and natural. I've typically never been a fan of mousse foundations, I'm looking at you Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse (this just did NOT work for me and I found it very cakey and did not apply evenly or stay on). But since trying and really enjoying Rimmell Stay Matte as well as Revlon Colorstay Whipped, I was open to trying another mousse based foundation.


This foundation is in a teeny tiny bottle, so you may feel like you are getting ripped off for paying $19.95 AUD, however trust me, a little goes a LONG way (we will get into that when we talk about the formula). SHE tends to have pretty basic but attractive packaging. The foundation is in a sleek black tube with a twist off cap and hot pink and white lettering.


The SHE HD Mousse Foundation contains photochromic pigments which are meant to create a soft focus effect. This is why it's called an HD foundation, because it photographs well. The formula is also very smooth and silky, covers over fine lines and pores really well. The formula is oil-free and claims to have medium coverage, however I found it was definitely medium-full coverage. I didn't feel I needed a concealer with this foundation at all. The formula also contains UVA/UVB SPF 15, which makes it a great all rounder for everyday use.

Wearing SHE HD foundation (1 layer)

Wearing SHE HD foundation & Bourjois Healthy Mix Powder

I found that this mousse did a great job at applying evenly and smoothly to create a very soft finish on the skin. It dries to a matte, powder-like finish but I didn't find it drying at all. I also applied a powder over top and found it did not look cakey, however I just did a light dusting. If you went to powder-crazy, it would probably start to look too heavy on the skin.

Shade Range

One of the only real cons of this foundation is the shade range is seriously lacking! They only offer three shades, and I found they leaned more warm, and also more towards medium-dark skin tones. You fair skinned ladies might not be able to find a shade that suits you.

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Price & Availability

You can buy this from SHE's website directly or you can go to your local Priceline where the brand is sold and sometimes goes on sale! This foundation is $19.95 for 30ml.


If you're after a new medium-full coverage foundation that feels lightweight and smooth on the skin, and is under $20, this is a good option! I'm really impressed with this brand so far, and I will probably be trying more products from the range.

Wearing SHE foundation, Bourjois Healthy Mix Powder, & Chi Chi Matte Liquid Lipstick in Crazy in Love
Eye Makeup - Too Faced Boudoir Palette & Make Up Store Multi Lash Mascara
Cheeks - Mac Warm Soul Mineralize Blush

Have you ever tried products from the brand SHE? What did you think?
Do you like mousse foundations?


  1. It looks nice but quite pricey :/ anyhoos I have nominated you for the leibster award!! Check my blog out for the questions and rule. Much love xxx

    1. Hey lovely! Thanks for the nomination. I have already completed a Leibster Award nomination earlier this year but thank-you for thinking of me! Glad you like the review. Unfortunately makeup is crazy expensive here in Australia. On average, a drugstore foundation is about $25 so this actually isn't that expensive for Australian gals. I know it seems crazy though! xx

  2. The price point of most beauty products here in Australia is crazy isn't it! You're right, the $20 price point isn't too bad over here. I haven't seen this brand around actually but I do like the sound of medium-full coverage with lightweight formula!