Why didn't I listen to MUA? You guys are always right!! I never use powder and I recently came to the conclusion that a face powder would be nice for setting my foundation. I read the reviews for several different drugstore powders and decided (even after reading the negatives about this one) that I would give it a go. WHY?! It's cheap, the packaging is nice, I think I was suckered in by the words "Dream Wonder." It sounded nice! It felt very silky upon application and covered well but minutes later I was orange! :( No can do. I will be returning this for a different powder.
To start off, the packaging is TERRIBLE!!!! I hate it hate it hate it. I hate having to flip for the mirror, close for the product, flip for the mirror etc. etc.
but the product inside is pretty good, I use it alone over concealer or over my foundation.
it seems to run darker than it looks in the packaging. I was worried about it being to light (by packaging) but used it and its about a shade too dark.
I would buy again...even if I hate the packaging.
I use the maybelline dream matte mousse everyday as my foundation, and for a pressed powder i was using Mac studio fix, but it started getting low and I wasn't looking forward to spending $25 on powder. So, liking most maybelline products i decided to give this a try. Both foundation and powder are in porcelain ivory, which is the palest drugstore foundation i have been able to find that matches my skin tone. This product works just as well if not better than my Mac. It does everything it claims.
Typical Maybelline -_- removing a great product from the shelves, but I'm not surprised. I stopped using the original Dream Matte Powder about a year ago, because I knew maybelline would ditch it, & I would be stuck with finding another HG powder. My HG powder is by NARS, I love it dearly- & it's quite similar to the dream matte (even found a seller with a great price for refills) ...... But I was curious about this new Dream Wonder stuff. I knew Dream Matte was done when I saw it hadn't been restocked in months, & the few left where on sale for pennies. I do wish I had grabbed a few of the 'light 4-5' shade, but oh well. I chose the shade porcelain ivory, & it's orange :/ the texture of this powder is lovely, very soft- but I have to mix it with my NARS powder to get the colour looking good- not worth the trouble. Stop doing this Maybelline- keep great products on the shelves & get rid of the crappy ones you somehow keep on the shelves for years.
Horrible. Dream Matte was my HG drugstore powder; it was super soft and didn't make my makeup look cakey but controlled my oil. When I saw the set-up for Dream Wonder, I didn't know yet that it was a replacement for Dream Matte. The name, display and claims reeled me in and I bought it.
The texture is very nice and silky (read: siliconey) and the finish was nice when applied. I thought I'd gotten a good powder. However, when I left the bathroom and came back a little while later (really not that much time had past, maybe 15 minutes at most) I was not happy. It had oxidized something terrible and I now looked orange. I know I didn't get the wrong color, because it matched well when first applied.
I don't care how silky smooth a powder is, it should not oxidize like that. Maybelline made an ignorant mistake discontinuing Dream Matte-- especially for this letdown.
I see there is much hate for this product on here. But I love it--a lot.
I have been trying many powder foundations lately, trying to find a replacement for my beloved Maybelline PureStay powder foundation, which sadly was discontinued. It has been hit or miss, that's for sure. I have put a lot of money into the search.
Actually, the hatred for this is what made me so curious to try it. I thought "Can it really be THAT bad?" I am glad I let my curiosity get the better of me this time.
I am using this over a light application of the Maybelline Fit Me foundation stick. (Can't think of the exact name right now.) I put that on, blend, and then put this powder on over it with an ELF Studio powder brush (the flat topped one). I tried the sponge that it comes with, but I like the results much better with that brush. I just love the look I get with this. It really leaves a flawless look, nearly poreless. It holds up remarkably well through the day. It's not shiny, not matte. Just right. I use the 120 shade in the foundation, and the 20 shade in this. I have fair to light skin with neutral to very slightly yellow undertones. I do not have trouble with this being too dark or oxidizing. It is controlling my fairly oily tzone quite well. I do not need to touch up during the day. I do a little blotting at about 3 or 4 in the afternoon, if I get to it.
I am planning to try this over just moisturizer and see how it looks on it's own.
Right now, I am loving this a lot. If you are on the fence, give it a try. I sure am glad I did.
My skin is about NC 30-35 and usually something like Natural Beige, Warm Beige will suit me. I picked up #60 Natural Beige, and was amazed at how creamy & smooth this powder is (which we all know its only silicone, and not a moisturizing property). I couldn't help spread it and feeling it with my fingers on the back of my hand thinking what an amazing powder !!!
That's where the honeymoon ends, the colour, on my face is orangy-brown & patchy looking, despite of its smoothness, it does not spread evenly, and the colour is way way too dark.
I got #40 Nude instead, still it is too dark, so I tried for the third time, and got #20 Classic Ivory, this is still a bit too dark for my winter skin (plus it oxidize in front of your eyes within a minute) but can be useful in summer.
If you are lighter than NC 30, you may not find a shade suitable for you.
Price at Walmart for $10.50; Shoppers' $14.50.
OMG, why in the world does Maybelline always have to discontinue products that we love, why, just WHY! I loved the other powder, used it for so long, it always gave my face that little extra coverage without making me look all caked up and it gave me that beautiful finish that we all love. This powder on the other hand is that WORST! I picked up the lightest shade which is the Porcelain Ivory and in no way does it look anything like the lightest shade (Cream) that I used from the other powder...... this one made me look dull and grey.... awful..... and not only that but it gave me this ugly sheen to my face and I never see a sheen on my skin because my skin is normal/dry. When you dip your brush into the powder you get those dusties all over which tells me that we are going to waste lots of product. So mad. I paid around $8 for it in Target. If Maybelline learns one thing from this let them learn to stop discontinuing products that we all love, they are famous for this. Do not waste your money on this one and especially if you have oily skin because this powder will give you a sheen to your skin and not a good sheen. Awful!
I bought this when it was just released, thinking it was just another addition to their Dream line only to find out this replaced the Dream Matte powder (what were they thinking?!).
Anyways, I don't entirely hate this powder but theres not much to rave about either. I like that it helps blur out my large pores. It gives off a nice smooth finish and does not look cakey if you use a light hand or a really fluffy brush (first time around, I did have issues with cakey-ness). It is not completely matte, I find it has somewhat satin finish and while it looks nice, I have very oily skin and it will just accentuate it faster which leads me to say this does not control oil well. I had to blot more often than I usually do. My major let down was the color. I got shade 60 sandy beige and I'm between a NC25-30. This applied a smidge darker when applied but would actually match me well during the summer. If it wasn't already off in color, it also oxidized and I looked like I just had came home from a bar because it gave me massive asian glow. My skin was a weird peachy-pink tone and it clashed with my yellow undertones.
Overall, loved the finish but hated the color/oxidation and almost zero oil-control.
Went all over the internet looking at reviews of this. Some raved, some raged. There was no in between. The number one thing I read from people who hated this is that the lightest shade offered of this powder is way too dark. I bought the lightest shade I could find in the hopes that maybe I would rave rather than rage.
The feel of this formula is pretty nice and having not used the Dream Matte formula, I cannot compare it. It's airy and creamy at the same time, I admit Maybelline's new formula is quite good in that it goes on smooth and really does stay without feeling overly heavy. The way I tested this stuff out was to use alone with concealer only.
Having said all of that, it gets two lippies for the following reason: The lightest shade is too dark by at least two shades, which is really frustrating for a new product. Had it been my fault for purchasing a powder that was took dark, then I could rate this a four or five based on formula and performance and go back and get the next lightest shade. I cannot do that in this situation because the shades provided in this line are not in a wide enough range for everyone. That's a problem in my opinion when you're trying to appeal to all women.
I can use this is a very subtle contouring powder for now while it's winter...what I'm hoping is that it will suit me as an all over powder in the summer months when my skin is darker either by sun or by instant tanner.
In the meantime, I do wish very much that this company would deliver more shades in this powder that meets the skin tones of all women.