Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder is a new Spring 2014 product that will be a permanent product added to the Maybelline Collection. This powder is supposed to give a second skin finish with a creamy texture and a smooth flawless finish that feels like a powderless powder.
Let’s take a look.
Available in 16 shades Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder ($8.99) comes in a double compartment compact which features the powder on top and a sponge and generously sized mirror on the bottom.
But it isn’t….! It’s all powder once you swatch it. I picked up the shade Classic Ivory which is a bit too light for me so I have plans to return for the next shade. I find most powders aren’t friendly on my drier skin but I make do with a few. It’s rare I use face powder as I’m not oily and I don’t set with it but on occasion there’s a call for it in my beauty world and I wouldn’t say to skip out on this as it is a fairly good powder at a great price especially if it goes on sale.
The powder is soft, silky, and very smooth with a semi-matte finish and a four hour or so wear time. The consistency is very cool to the touch and almost has a certain creaminess to it. It blends flawlessly without sticking to drier areas which means it’ll likely do well with larger pores as well. The pores around on my nose are completely invisible once I applied. Coverage is sheer so it is a companion piece to a foundation of your choice and not necessarily meant to be worn alone unless you’re looking for something that evens out skin tone, brightens, but doesn’t necessarily conceal issues a more pigmented foundation would. I’m unsure about shine and mattifying abilities as my skin is dry as the deepest corner of the desert at the moment.
The key selling point of Dream Wonder Powder is the fact that it has that your skin but better benefit. The finely milled texture does in fact have a second skin finish so it’ll perfect already great skin and make it look incredible without the silly need for optic pigment blurring rubbish that every powder and foundation seems to use lately. Where as matte and semi powders can be dry and a bit cakey this has a super smooth, even finish without being patchy or cakey.
Packaging doesn’t claim to be a powder foundation but Maybelline says it will provide medium coverage. This is where things get tricky because in my experience the best wear is one bare skin and I’m fine with the sheerer coverage it provides. However, I felt it looked a bit overdone when paired up with BB Cream or foundation. This means if you rely on heavier coverage you’re going to be disappointed that this isn’t pigmented enough to wear all its own.
On an off note I wonder if this will be replacing Dream Matte Powder. If so this is an excellent replacement as the formula is far nicer.
Overall, Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder provides a your skin but better finish. If you already have great skin this makes a beautiful way to get sheerer coverage that evens out skin tone, brightens, and looks all kinds of natural with a makeup-free finish. However, those seeking heavier coverage may find it disappointing. All in all Dream Wonder Powder actually feels and acts very high end so it is worth trying out for yourself.