Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse (£7.70) has a whipped formula, which is purported to provide an air-soft, weightless, perfect matte finish coverage. It contains silicone polymers to prevent caking. It is recommended to apply a small amount on the centre of the face first and then blend thoroughly and build in layers if required. I purchased the colour Caramel, which clearly isn't a match for me but I wanted to use it for contouring instead as I had seen a YouTuber do this. To be quite honest I wouldn't recommend it at all. I am not a fan of the whipped texture, I found the formula difficult to blend; it looked patchy and unattractive in person and it looked thick even when I used the tiniest amount.
I have combination/oily skin and the texture did not feel right for me at all. If you have dry skin anywhere do not use this foundation. I would only recommend it if you have extremely oily skin and even then I wouldn't suggest continued use as after using it more than two or three times consecutively it made my skin feel so dry and my makeup looked awful. I haven't touched it since I purchased it a few months ago. It's not worth it at all, for foundation or contouring. My cheeks are quite dry so I think that it why I found it so hard to blend. I use it with my fingers, so can't comment on how it applies with a brush or a beauty blender. You might get a better finish depending on the tool you use but the packaging leads me to believe fingers are best despite hygiene issues. It's such a shame because I really like the packaging, so good for travel and just to toss in your bag for work, and there are a good range of shades too but it didn't work for me at all. It is definitely matte and has a high coverage but again this consistency was so difficult to blend and didn't look nice at all.
- Matte foundation
- Good for really oily skin
- Does keep oil at bay
- High coverage
- 15 shades available
- Nice packaging, compact, ideal for travel
- Easy application, just dip your finger in (or a spatula) and apply to the face
- Extremely hard to blend
- Looked patchy and unattractive in appearance
- Doesn't photograph well on the skin
- Thick, odd consistency which feels heavy on the face
- Dries the skin out
- Not suitable for anyone dry to combination
- Looks heavy on the skin
Thank you for reading this review, if you have tried this foundation and it worked for you let me know in the comments. I would love to know if there is a better way to use it and to hear your personal experiences with this product. I really wanted to like it as it sounds ideal for my needs, I do adore a matte finish, but alas this gets a resounding no from me. I am eager to try the Dream Velvet foundation, so let me know if you have tried that. I think I will stick with powder contouring for now. Hope you are all well, I am currently in Barcelona and will reply to all comments when I return so please do share your thoughts below and don't forget to follow via Bloglovin'. Take care.
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