Why am I getting all sorts of Urban Decay vibes from Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Full Coverage Foundation SPF 50? Urban Decay has used “Urban Defense” in a lot of their products and when I saw Maybelline’s new Dream Urban Cover Full Coverage Foundation I was like, “Ooo how very UD of them!”
I’m pretty impressed with the SPF level in this new full-coverage foundation however, I’m always on the fence with my foundation or moisturizer contains SPF. I prefer applying my own to be honest as I’m never really sure I’m applying enough when it is built into a formula. I mean, how much foundation do I need to apply for accurate coverage? I don’t apply a lot of foundation! Just a smidge down the sides of my nose and blended out. There’s no way I’ll get SPF 50 from that amount! So, yup, I sure do appreciate the high level but I likely won’t get the protection I need from it.
That being said this sounds intriguing but I always feel like full-coverage works best in the Fall or Winter and not so much in the Summer when most people tend to go more natural and lighter with coverage. They do promise a natural finish and I don’t doubt it as lately even the most pigmented foundations really do have a soft, demi-matte finish that look very natural! I’m curious to see if Maybelline’s new formula lives up to their lightweight, breathable finish promises!
Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Full Coverage Foundation SPF 50 is available in 17 shades and $12.99.
Get it at Ulta.