Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Review: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation



According to Maybelline:

"100% VELVET-MATTE PERFECTION
AIR-SOFT FEEL
Ideal for Normal to Oily Skin

"Why You'll Love It

  • Revolutionary air-soft mousse provides perfecting coverage for 100% velvet-matte perfection
  • Ideal for normal to oily skin
  • Fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores, safe for sensitive skin

For Best Results
Apply smoothly and evenly to your face and blend with your fingertips.

Awards
#1 foundation in the world"

This foundation is available in 16 shades.


FINDING YOUR SHADE:

So first off, picking out your shade is not easy.

Why?
- The container is short.
- The lid is NOT accurate to the color in the bottle.
- You can't see in the side of the container very well.
- The glass on the bottom is SUPER thick and there's a huge label on the bottom.

So, that's why I have two.  :-P


APPLICATION:

The application is not very flexible.  From the container, you can basically ONLY use your fingers.  I tried my Sigma F60 foundation brush, and the product just gets super crumbly - as you can probably see in the right hand container pictured above.

Applying the foundation with my fingers isn't a huge deal for me, but it may be for you.  I'm not sure what your preference is, so that's why I mention it!  :)






I use the darker foundation (the right hand side) for my looks on my blog.  You can't tell in pictures that the color is off for me.  For reference, that dark color is Nude - Light 4.  The left hand color, the one I wear during the day, is Classica Ivory - Light 2.


COVERAGE:

I absolutely love the coverage of this foundation.  When I started using the darker foundation for blog tutorials, I knew I had to get this to wear in my regular daily life because the look was so nice.

Like I've mentioned 100 times in my blog, I have a really bad complexion.  Coverage is definitely very important to me.  This foundation, because it's a mousse, feels very light when applied.  You really do get a velvet-matte texture to your skin.

For me personally, if I don't set this with powder RIGHT AWAY, it creases quickly.  But once it has a powder over top, it's great.  :)

I would DEFINITELY NOT recommend this for a person with dry skin.   When I have a little dry spot on my skin, this foundation really accentuates it. 


STAYING POWER:

I don't find this to be particularly long lasting, but I don't find that with most foundations.  The staying power is average for me.  My skin has a tendency to get really oily during the day so I don't blame the product for this. 


FINAL THOUGHTS:

- It's hard to find your shade
- The application is finicky
- The coverage is amazing
- The staying power is average

I guess I'll give this a 4/5.  I'd do a 3.5/5, but the coverage is enough to bump it up.  :-P



Let me know what you think!

7 comments:

Jo Woods said...

Great review hun, I liked the texture of this and it looked flawless when I first applied, but I found it tended to cake up after being on for a few hours. I do love maybelline though xxx

CRYS said...

HI,I ALSO USE THIS AND I APLY IT WITH A LITTLE SPONGE.
I REALLY LIKE IT BUT I GUESS MY SKIN IS LIKE YOURS,GETS OILY DURING THE DAY.BUT YEAHH FOR ME IS ALSO A GREAT PRODUCT...OHH AND I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE SHADES...PUAFFF...

Superficial Sydney said...

Love all your reviews. I am not a fan of mousse foundations AT ALL! they just tend to melt off my skin.

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Hollie said...

I read so much about this foundie, now I'm really going to buy them. Awesome review!

Penelope said...

What a great review! thanks for commenting on my post. am your latest follower x

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Beauty on a College budget said...

I've been thinking of buying this product since I'm looking for a replacement for my covergirl trublend whipped foundation since I can't find it anywhere! It makes me really sad but from your reviews it looks like this could work for me. Thanks!

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