Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation ($10.99) is a new hydrating matte foundation. Wait, what? Hydrating and matte? Is that even possible? That’s exactly what Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation is though! This is a new hydrating matte finish foundation that promises to keep skin moist yet still manages to provide a smooth, matte finish.
Dry skin is a pain to deal with but oily skin can can be both rewarding and equally as troublesome as dry skin sometimes. Controlling oil and shine and curbing dryness and keeping skin moist is incredibly difficult sometimes. When skin is dry we tend to want to add as much moisture as possible but we risk creating unnecessary shine. With oily skin our first instinct is to to control shine and we’re reaching for powders to mattify but there is such a thing as over mattifying which in turns leads to dullness, tightness, and even flakiness that’s because you may be curing shine but you’re also not providing enough moisture to skin. The question is how does one get the perfect balance?
That’s where Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation comes into play. Soft, matte, and hydrating enough for drier types without sucking moisture from skin yet gentle, matte, and lightly hydrating for oily skin to curb shine yet still provide a bit of moisture that won’t make you more oily or greasy. So yes, hydrating matte is totally a thing and Maybelline harnessed the power of it and put it into a foundation that both dry and oily skin users can enjoy.
Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation is possibly my new favorite foundation of the moment and I have a funny feeling you’ll feel the same way. Available in a range of 12 shades this soft, velvety cream foundation glides on skin like a second skin and looks incredibly fresh and flawless sans the dull, flat finish we associate with most matte foundations.
There’s so many things to rave here I’m not sure where to start.
This is a soft, velvety mousse texture with a creamy whipped consistency that blends flawlessly and smoothly into skin leaving behind even, soft perfected coverage. I tried it in the shade 75, Natural Beige and the color was near perfect because out of the tube it is a bit dark but once applied it lightens up considerably. This has a very cool feel on skin with a lightly moisturizing finish that does in fact provide a matte but never flat or dull finish on skin. I was worried it would adhere to drier, flakier areas on my face but it did not. What it did do was provide smooth, flawless coverage that was easy to build, easy to wear, and incredibly lightweight. It wore for me a solid seven hours without fading and without setting with powder. It just looked so beautifully natural on my skin and brightened up my entire complexion.
If you have larger pores or finer lines this will blur their appearance very easily and provide you with a smooth, working canvas for other makeup. It has the second-skin coverage I love so much but it is so weightless and light that it never cakes up or looks made up nor does it catch on my drier areas! It’s just smooth and beautiful no matter how much I apply. It’s just pure, airbrushed joy!
Maybelline also introduced a Dream Blender Foundation Blending Sponge with this which I have a review of scheduled for later tonight. This makes application really easy but honestly, this applies perfectly with fingers just as well as any brush or sponge.
I’m trying not to over think the idea of a hydrating matte foundation because that has to be some sort oxymoron right? But none the less that’s exactly what Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation provides! A matte yet lightly moisturizing foundation that can be enjoyed by both oily and drier skin types a like for a flawless, airbrushed finish.
Great job Maybelline, great job!
Available now at drugstores or drugstore.com.