My first reaction to this product was that it provided good coverage of my acne scars and made my face less shiny. I would have kept using it, except it made me breakout in areas I have never broken out in before in my 36 years!!! The skin along my jawline and chin became infecsted with whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic acne! I researched the product ingredients and discovered that Jojaba oil is not recommended for acne prone skin. Why it is an ingredient in an oily skin makeup, I can only guess. I am really disappointed, as I have had no previous bad experiences with Maybelline products. In fact, the foundation I was using before I tried the mousse was the regular Maybelline Dream foundation.
Update: Oxy Naturals Acne Treatment with tee-tree oil cleared up the acne! Nothing else came close...
This is the BEST foundation I've ever bought!
Using mousse has been a great switch from liquid since it literally feels so light weight! I HIGHLY recommend this product!
-The product comes in many shade varieties which always have samples so just test out the color before buying.
-The product has variable coverage depending on how you layer it.
-Does not make my skin oily
-Gives amazing coverage which fades only after hours (just a light retouch will do). (I do not wear primer, but wearing it will help this last all day).
- It's hard to get some of the product on your finger without getting it under your nails, but if you apply the product with a brush then this will not be an issue.
- A reason why the product stays so long is that it sits on skin rather than dissolving, so if you put your face against clothing material, it will add some of the color.
-Make sure to wash hands with soap after applying since the product will spread onto anything you touch.
I have been using Bare Minerals for over a year now and while I love it, I hate spending that much on my makeup - especially those times when I'm out of foundation, mineral veil and bronzer/blush! I picked up Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse this weekend hoping to find a cheaper alternative to my makeup routine. I will say that this went on beautifully and gave great coverage. However, by 10AM (I get ready for work at 5:30A) I was covered in oil - more so than with my regular foundation. I have an oily t-zone so usually only have to deal with my forehead but with this stuff on even my nose & chin were glowing! I also noticed that the makeup caked up on my forehead in any lines and in between my eyebrows. I've never had that problem before with anything I've tried. continued >>
so im verry iffy about this product i have a love hate relationship with with product i do not like this product alone it doesn now hold up well and on the skin alone it shows everyflaw with that said i use a small amount of this ontop of my foundation because it is light and it looks so much smoother it honestly makes me feel alot more confident with my face its so easy to use for touchups and not messy i love that about it. ive used this off and on since it came out but im about to go buy my 5th one of it so i gusse it is a must in my daily routin now! :) this is great for on the go mom's or someone who wants a fast foundation routin! like i said the coverage is decent and the lasting of it is alright
FORMULATION: A mousse product, best suited for people with normal to oily skin. Very mattifying.
PROS: Leaves skin completely matte, blends out well, buildable medium coverage.
CONS: Only has .64 ounces of product, whereas most liquid foundations have 1 oz. Dries out ever-so-slightly towards the end of its lifespan, causing it to get a bit crumbly - this is best remedied by dampening your brush or applicator.
This is the best foundation I have ever used. It keeps my oily skin looking wonderful all day. Due to my pesky acne scars liquid foundation is always a bust....This mousse works like a dream and covers any blemish. I never feel more confident than when i have this on. I use a flathead brush to apply it and a few dips go along way. I like that I do not have to use very much. The matte finish gives me a airbrushed look.
As a side comment, this line by maybelline really does cover a wide range of shades, the color I wear is caramel and I always look warm and bright rather than washed out like most foundations make me look. I would recommend applying a little translucent powder throughout the day if you have oily skin.
Let me tell you, there is a large variety of colour selection, however.. I feel like no matter what, this product ALWAYS oxidizes on me and turns an orangey colour. Upon first application, it looks FLAWLESS. Love the way it looks and how easy it is to apply (i usually just use my fingers). It is super quick and has a pretty good coverage. However, I would never recommend building this foundation up because it gets cakey VERY easily, especially on dry patches. I also notice that my tzone gets quite oily, and the product "slips" around my nose area. I would repurchase, just need to make sure I have a really good mattifying powder to set with!!
If you can find a shade that matches your skin tone, you will love this foundation! It has great coverage and feels very light weight! I apply it with a buffer brush and it blends very easily into the skin. Has a matte finish like the product advertises.. No sparkle or shimmer of any kind. I will continue to repurchase this!
Worst product I've ever tried. I'm not sure if I got a weird defective one but it had the consistency of like dry mud. It's impossible to apply without weird dry pieces rolling off your face, it was like trying to apply clay to my skin. Most awful product ever and I threw it out right away. Terrible.
Made me orange, it makes you look very patchy, oily feeling as soon as you put it on and it made me break out really bad. I will never buy this again