Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

Recently, I've been all about trying new foundations. I’ve been on the hunt for a long lasting foundation that keeps the oil away but still looks natural, it is probably the most important qualification in a foundation for me! For a couple of years, I've been using the Dream Matte Powder, but have never tried any other product from the line until now.

I bought this foundation at Target for $6.99, which I think is a really reasonable price for the amount in the pot. The glass packaging is really nice, but I'm not a fan of dipping dirty brushes into the same pot: I don't like spreading germs! I found it hard to choose my shade, Light Beige, since there are obviously no testers at drugstores (and I don’t like opening products). I picked the color based on my yellow undertone - I was very nervous I would choose the wrong color and end up with an orange mess. On Maybelline’s website, it says there are 12 shades, but at my Target, there definitely were not 12 options. It probably depends on where you buy this foundation for the full color selection. Luckily, the color ended up being a close - ish match.

I would only recommend this product to people with oily skin since it is very matte and drier than most foundations. Also, a good moisturizer and primer are a must. The "mousse" part of the foundation is that the consistency is very unique being a light, airy texture, but when blended, it is creamy. I tried to apply this with my fingers which does work, but not nearly as well as with a brush. I think a dense duo fiber brush like the one from Real Techniques, or a damp sponge would give the best finish. A little bit goes a very long way this foundation, as it spreads out thin covering a large area.

With only the foundation on, it still looks nice without powder or concealer
The finish is almost completely matte, and it gives medium coverage looking flawless. Whenever I wear this, I use a translucent setting powder instead of my usual powder foundation because it can get a little too heavy. I love the way it looks and feels after setting it. The BEST part is it lasts for a long time! It still looks fresh after eight hours, which is a dream when I use a primer and a setting spray.

All in all, only try this if you have combination/oily skin and with a primer!

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 
Color Selection: 2/5 
Cost: $

Thanks for reading!

Stephanie x

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