Oh god , I LOVE this powder. It's light , it's fresh & MATTE ! Haha . Anyways , this is a really good drugstore powder that does its job and really does keeps you matte. I got this in the shade beige & I love how it is affordable and nice & will probably last a while .The product didn't break me out so thats a go (: I use this with Revlon Colorstay foundation for oily/combination skin & it looks so pretty . If you have skin that is in tip top shape then you can use this alone too providing a flawless look . It's easy to wash off and it's really handy too especially with the sliding mirror (: give this a try you'll adore it !
I can't say enough great things about this powder. It gives a flawless, non-cakey look and controls oil throughout the day. I've used it as a setting powder and as a touch up after blotting mid-day. On occasion, when I'm feeling really lazy, I use it right on top of my oily face without bothering to blot first. It never gets cakey. Reasonable price, and easily accessible at any drugstore.
I do agree the compact is kind of stupid, but I never use the puff anyway. Just throw it out. Otherwise you end up storing the used puff on top of the mirror and covering it with powder. I use this with a kabuki brush and love it.
The colour's great... I got the lightest shade and it matched my skin perfectly with its more greyish undertones! Also looked natural and never cakey!! Stays matte. Since most powders are too yellow on me, I keep buying this one for 10$, which is cheap and saves some money to buy MORE makeup ;) This is my favourite makeup product. Ever.
Ever since going off BC, my skin has turned into an oil slick. I mean an OIL SLICK, ugh. It's really sucked going from having normal to dry skin, to really oily skin. A few weeks ago, I decided I needed to find a good mattifying powder to use after blotting, otherwise I was just oily a couple hours later. I've previously used MAC Blot Powder, and while it was really good, I'm almost positive it clogged my pores (I'm also ridiculously acne-prone, lovely!). I've seen lots and lots of reviews for the Maybelline Dream Matte p/p, so I decided to take a chance when I found it on sale and had a coupon. I gotta say, I really like this stuff! I loved it so much that I started using it to set my makeup, as well as for touch-ups, and it really helps keep me matte much longer. I now only need to touch-up once a day, and sometimes not even that (if combined with a long-wearing, oil-controlling foundation). If you're oily, this is definitely worth a shot! I'm glad I took a chance, and I would definitely purchase this again as long as it keeps working so well for me.
Packaging's pretty neat, but don't quite fancy the idea of having the powder puff being laid flat down on the mirror. Very sheer coverage, works best as a setting powder & no matter how much you apply, you'll never be able to "overdo" it. Really fantastic as a touch-up powder.
My very 1st Maybelline product and it has already impressed me this much (:
i like this, i really do, and it is really good for a drugstore powder, it's currently my everyday powder because it gives just a tiny bit of coverage with an AMAZING finish, HOWEVER, compared to the mac blot powder, this doesn't seem as good.
the blot powder can keep me matte all day long, and i also use it under my eyes to keep my eyeliner from smudging. it works amazingly. the dream matte can keep me matte for a bit more than 4 hours, so yes i will keep using it, but i'd rather save up my money for the blot powder. i have extremely oily skin though, so if you have dry skin, or normal skin, or just slightly oily skin (combination included), i highly suggest you try it!
the mac one i use for special occasions, when i really want that nice finish, and want my concealer to stay (i use concealer + powder on a daily basis, so u can c how a good powder would be pretty important for me)
EDIT: recently tried the palladio rice powder, which has a slightly less satiny and more matte finish than this one but it keeps me matte for about the same as the blot powder! its dirt cheap too, to boost. so if ur a bit too oily for this powder, dont need the convenience of a pressed powder, and don't want to waste money on the mac blot, go check out the palladio rice powder!
I actually have mixed feelings about this product. My dermatologist told me that pressed powders clog your pores more than liquid foundation ever could and is even more difficult to get out (something that I've noticed after using this).
I love that it can be used during travels and everything so it's convenient for those busy days but not something I would recommend for every day use. I'm starting to notice my pores getting larger and my blackheads becoming more abundant. Something I have NEVER had a problem with before I started using this pressed powder.
This is probably one of the best pressed powders I've come across. I do like the matte look, but it's difficult to achieve in a humid climate without everything caking up and/or melting off your face. This does the job very satisfactorily. It sets foundation nicely, evens out coverage, and doesn't look too thick or powdery. It does still tend to look cakey and gets creases by the end of the day, but freshening it up every now and then prevents that. Overall, it looks very nice and works even in a humid climate. The packaging is awful, as they insist on including a useless applicator in a weird shelf-like compartment under the powder. It's large and clunky, and likes to open up in my purse.
IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN GO TO THE DRUGSTORE RIGHT NOW AND PURCHASE THIS! I have tried everything. Powder foundations, setting sprays, mattifying primers, you name it, I've tried it (including a Milk of Magnesia face mask... yuck). Once I've had my makeup on for more that four hours it usually is still in place, but entirely in liquid form, no matter what the substance started as. I picked this up because of MissGlamorazzi on youtube seemed to like it a lot. I'm not the biggest fan of her's but she does have very oily skin so if she was so devoted to it, I figured it was worth the $7 shot. I am so glad I found this product. It keeps my makeup on all day and I don't look like an oil slick. I am not lying when I say this is the very first product I've found to accomplish that.
When you first apply the powder, don't be discouraged. I use an elf kabuki brush and always find it looks a little heavy at first. Once you wear it for a bit it seems to adjust to the oils in your face without letting them get out of control. It doesn't look matte (which looks fake, let's be honest) but it just lets your skin look naturally and a little luminescent rather than oily. I do have to re-apply after about 6 hours or so, but I can live with that. My T-Zone is Deepwater Horizon status so 6 hours for me is a miracle.
I LOVE this product. I have repurchased it 5+ times already. It has light to medium coverage and does an excellent job controlling my oily skin for most of the day. All I do is apply this and a bit of concealer on my acne/scars and I am set.