I had heard so many varied reviews on this product. Some said it was bad, others said it was the best they'd ever tried. So, I gave it a go.
Naturally, I have quite oily skin but manage to control it with regular cleanser and moisturiser. I scrubbed my face and moisturised, before putting on this Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Nude shade. I applied it everywhere in a thin layer as I usually have quite clear and fresh skin, so I don't wear makeup on a daily basis.
I was torn with the results. It left my face smooth and my complexion was glowing and even, but in some areas, it would go very dry and start to flake off. I don't have dry skin whatsoever and so this was a surprise. The texture and overall appearance was fantastic, I was initially drawn to the title of a mousse foundation. But it left me dissapointed.
Even with a thin layer, it started to flake off my face and leave some areas very dry. The price is quite cheap and the packaging was great, but the product was not! Do not buy!
I did not like this foundation at all I have normal to dry skin applying this foundation with a brush or fingers just left it looking extremely cakey and was not easy to blend at all. The range of colours and overall coverage of the foundation was good but it was not at all as good as expected.
Wow. I am very suprised of the genrually good reviews. I bought this foundation in porcelien ivory and at was far to dark for my medium fair skin. As this is their lightest color i find this unacceptable!
Price is okay
Horrible feeling on face
Doesnt cover spots
Sinks into fine lines
I love love love this foundation. The Consistancy is amazing! Makes my skin feel so soft and look flawless! I love all the products in the Dream Mousse line! The color is a tad too dark for my porcelion skin( Even though I got Porcelain Ivory! ) It blends in well though and you would never know it! I definitely recommend this product for people with ALL skin types. Its so moisturizing so Dry Skin people, this is amazing. It works with oily skin too! Way to go Maybelline! May be your BEST face product!
I have and will try every product to make my skin look and feel pretty... And this stuff is great!! Super coverage and so easy to apply.
started to like this and wrote quite a good review on it but i won't use it again now because i actually found out what awful chemicals are in it - don't use it!
This is the only foundation I didn't have a struggle with when it came to finding my shade. It matched me perfectly! And that was a shocker, because other foundations just normally caked up on my skin. I bought mine in Caramel 02. First of all, I would only recommend this to the oily skin ladies.. And about the complains about this highlighting dry spots, what I normally do is use a gentle scrub on my face prior to the application of this foundation. That helps provide a smooth canvas. I apply this over my Loreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream, and set with my translucent powder..and voila!! Beautiful skin at its best. I wouldn't call this my HG foundation, but until I find one that's better, I'll be sticking to my Maybelline.
This mousse texture of this foundation makes it very difficult to achieve anything less then medium to full coverage so for me it was not a pleasant feeling on my skin. It apply best with fingers but even if you are after a full coverage foundation I wouldn't recommend this one because it sticks to any dry areas and emphasises the size and shape of any blemishes. So the texture and actual feel of the foundation is not to my liking but on a particularly bad skin day I STUPIDLY founded myself turning to this little glass pot and my bad skin day got so much worse! After wearing it for the day I came home to wash my face and my skin had got so much worse since putting the product on. I wouldn't recommend this foundation to anyone and although it might make your skin look perfect for a day or two it is really not worth the after effects.
For the price and for what it does this is an average product. Nothing spectacular and nothing horrific either. If you have no other options and can only afford this, you can make it work. You will need a good moisturizer before and good cleanser after. You might need a nice primer tooo. Otherwise it will slide off your face if you have any oil whatsover. There are better products on the market. When I think of Maybelline, I think of practice make up. Meaning this is a great stocking stuffer for a 11 year old girl to practice with. It is cheap and can be thrown away. When she is older 16 she will need to graduate to better products on the maket that will help her skin and make her glow.
Easy to find anywhere even the grocery store
Basic colors are available and mixed you might be able to get this to work.
Goes on smoothly, no rough texture.
Does not last
Can create break outs (on my daughter it did)
Does not work with dry skin or overly oily skin
Oxidizes making an orange cast to the tone of color
Careful when applying to cover everything as it has a tendency to look patchy
If you have sensitive skin this is not the one for you.
Does not cover acne or problem areas
I love it , goes on the face smooth doesn't look like you even have foundation on ! It's light no clumps and it doesn't build up on your skin