Much to my utter delight Mayeblline Dream Smooth Mousse is available for purchase in US drugstores. When I originally told you about this foundation it was only available within Europe and I thought maybe we’d have to wait as far as Fall to see it here but yay! It’s been released and is available now at your local drugstores (and on sale in most cases Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off all Maybelline).
Jump ahead to hear the good word.
A retake on Maybelline Dream Mousse Foundation in compact form with a whipped formula that provides a super soft, matte finish with a weightless feel!
Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse comes housed in a new compact design. Where as before you had to dip your hands into a pot of Maybelline Dream Mousse Foundation, you now have the option of purchasing Dream Smooth in compact format. The foundation is housed in a screw top compact with a flip top that reveals a mirror and sponge. The top unscrews and reveals the foundation beneath.
Now knowing the original whipped formula, I somehow assumed that this would sport an airy, whipped like texture but that’s really not the case at all. This formula is more of a traditional cream foundation but with a creamier formula. If you have dry skin, chances are you’ll love how creamy and hydrating this feels on the skin. The formula glides on effortlessly, blends out flawlessly, and creates a nice smooth surface for makeup. The included sponge works great to apply or you can apply with a foundation brush.
I didn’t feel the finish was completely matte but more dewy to the touch. It wears comfortably on my face and feels quite weightless.
Although the formula is weightless you can easily over do it and end up with a mask-like look and feel. So do be aware when blending. A little goes a long way as the product is very pigmented so build up slowly…I’ve made the mistake of layering it on WAY to thickly.
Color selections are the worst since many contain a fair bit of beige. Beige in my foundation tends to make my skin look old, tired, and dull. I tried Classic Ivory and even this was crazy beige (it’s the 2nd lightest shade).
The cream formula is quite gorgeous as it’s a cross between a cream and whipped up mousse (leans more towards cream) however it proceeds to oxidize fairly quickly on my skin even after proper prepping and priming.
I’m not a big expert on large pores but I can imagine this could cause general woe with larger pores since the formula is rich and even though it claims a matte finish, I felt it was more dewy to the touch so it might cause more of an greasy feel for those with oily skin.
- Anyone with dry skin.
- Women who like cream foundation!
- Anyone who’s looking for an inexpensive dupe to Urban Decay’s Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation.
- Anyone looking for foundation that can be worn lighter and built up to full coverage.
- Oily skin types or those with larger pores (because of reasons described above).
- Anyone seeking a matte finish (Just didn’t feel like this was fully matte, perhaps semi-matte).
- Anyone who has a problem with foundations that oxidize easily.
- Anyone who isn’t BEIGE (Jebus when will the drugstores get the shade selection right on foundations?)
I could deal with many of the bad things I said about this before but the fact that I can’t find a single flattering shades is unforgivable. I’m not beige Maybelline! The overall feel of the product is very nice and I liked working with it but I just wish it didn’t make my skin look so dull and tired, the shades are just wrong for me sadly.
Not really bad but not really good either.
Indecisive about this one!
Probably worth a shot if you’re dead curious. You can always return it, if you hate it.
One anyone’s wish list?
Anyone try already?
What did you think?
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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