I really like this foundation.It wasn't 'moisturizing' like it's supposed to be, but it didn't make my skin drier and I felt my skin could still 'breathe' thru it.
The packaging is ok, nice compact size. They could've added a mirror though. Everyone here seems to hate the sponge that came with the foundation but I actually liked it.
Overall, a really nice foundation. Will definitely repurchase.
I'm N15 and use shade 04 Light Porcelain.
OMG: It's finally happened, Maybelline have produced a UK foundation shade that is actually light enough for me to wear*
Double OMG: It is perfect for drier skinned MU addicts.
DREAM CREAMY FOUNDATION is just sublime. It's so light and silky to apply, so blending is easy. Once blended, the results are a smooth satin finish, with medium coverage (it can provide fuller coverage with layering).
I've found it to be transfer resistant, another plus. I've worn with a primer, without one, with powder and alone; It is long lasting and gives a natural, un-cakey look any way I wear it.
Finally; This hasn't oxidized on me. I've tried several other Maybelline foundations and loved them at first, but there always came a point when I'd catch my reflection and be horrified by the Jersey Shore reject looking back at me.
Like other reviewers have noted; You don't get a lot of product, but you don't need to thickly gloop it on, so it'll last 2/3 months with almost daily use, so I'm not complaining.
I think the packing is very hygienic. The sponge is in the flip-top half (sometimes I use it, sometimes not. It depends on how much cover I want), while the actual foundation is in the screw-lid half.
* The colours all apply lighter then they look in the container.
I love Maybelline products, but finding a colour match is a nightmare for me. I'm an NC30-35, yellow undertoned. Most of Maybelline's foundations run very pink or orange *dream matte mousse ahem*. I was able to find a near-perfect colour match with Dream Creamy foundation though! I use the shade 'nude' which is rather yellow toned and matches my skin pretty well. The shade nude in the dream matte mousse foundation was too pink/peach for me, but this one is good.
I had seen the advert for Dream Creamy foundation, with it promising flawless and smooth skin, like a baby, and although sceptical, I purchased it. I have normal-combo skin so I figured it would be okay for me. I've read several reviews saying this made people oily....I've honestly never had that problem. I don't even set this with powder and I don't get oily.
So, as with the Dream Matte Mousse, the Dream Creamy foundation comes in a glass container. This one is more flat, and a lot wider. It also has a flip lid on the other side, which holds the free sponge, shaped like a rounded triangle. This lid screws off to access the foundation which is cleanly held inside. I personally don't like the packaging - they wasted space adding the little compact section where you can hold the sponge. It just adds bulk. (BTW, I don't even use the sponge)
This foundation feels nice on my skin. I only need to take three wipes from the pot with my fingers, and I can do my whole face. It covers my skin well - natural coverage, but still provides coverage. You can build up on any blemishes you may have too - this is a very buildable foundation. If I want slightly heavier coverage, I just put a few more wipes on my face. It doesn't cake or streak. Blends super easily too.
The foundation itself is very lightweight, I can't tell I can anything on because it just feels like my skin, not a mask. Several reviewers have said this leaves them dewy...I don't get a dewy look. I just get a normal satin finish. It lasts on me all day and doesn't sweat off. I don't usually wear makeup to work, but I wanted to try the lasting power of this. So I got up at 4AM, applied this, went to work until 7PM, and it was still on. Bare in mind that I'm a nurse...so I'm constantly on my feet and rushing around. Even still, my foundation was still intact!
It doesn't have that orangey tinge that you get with most foundations, and doesn't oxidize throughout the day. I tried several of the tester shades for this...sand is very pink toned, and the other shades above that were peachy or peachy pink toned. I also own the darkest shade which is Sun Beige....I wear it when I've got fake-tan on. It's still a good match, just a bit more peach undertoned. So although it does come in a variety of colorus, they are mainly fairly pale shades. So I would definately say it is more for people who have that milky sort of complexion. If you have major spots, then maybe this isn't the best foundation, but if you only have minimal blemishes like me, this would be perfect.
I haven't had any breakouts or irritation since using this - and I have very sensitive breakout prone skin.
At the price it is - £7.99 - it's a bit expensive, especially considering that there's not much product provided either. But I think it's worth it :)
i use to love this product i used it for 2 yrs then i decided to switch. it does work good if you feel like carrying it around in your purse and keep reapplying it all day i was getting sick of it. i have very oily skin and yet to find the prefect foundation and i dont like powers or minieral make up at all makes me very shiny and oily too. i wouldnt buy it again bc i just like to switch a lot.
OK. I am a makeup snob, I always understood that you spent money on certain items and saved on others, and the spending is on the foundation/base/TM right?
I never look at chemist/drug store brands, the lowest I have ever spent on a base is £20. And maybe that is my downfall, I have many bases in my stash, from Stila to Becca, to Philosophy (new one), to Laura Mercier, MAC gets an honourable mention as do various brands of mineral makeup.
I only tried this because it was recommended in an article by a beauty editor where she had tried this and people commented on how great her skin looked.
So off I trot to spend £5.99 on a base - full of trepidation, but at least if it is a mistake it is a cheap one.
But this is really good, it is light and creamy and feels moisturising on my skin. The palest shade is a good match for my pale skin and you know what - my skin looks great.
For my I have always had a fear of foundation because I don't want my skin to look like a mask, to me foundation is to even out skin tone and anything requiring more coverage needs a concealer. So I tend to stick to TM or a high SPF only and a concealer. But I do not have perfect skin - yes I don't have spots but I have open pores, blackheads, red cheeks and dark circles/teabag staining and being nearly 44yrs I just look tired a lot of the time - it's an age thing.
This has coped with all the above and more, it sits happily over a good SPF, does not break up and covers everytbing up without looking like a mask.
It applies well with fingers but brushes give it flawlessness - at last a use for my Sonia Kashuk flat top brush which everyone raves about.
Sorry for the long review, but this has been a complete revelation for me.
Made My Skin Feel Smooth
Good At Covering Under-Eye Circles
Doesnt Cover Spots Very Well
Runs Out Quickly
Will Purchase Again
Overall I hated this foundation
Having tried many different foundations over the past few years I think I'm going to have to go back to my wonderful (but slightly pricey!) mac one. I (being a teenager) have quite oily skin on my t-zone and do suffer from breakouts. But because I have eczema, i have very sensitive skin which is prone to reactions and is VERY dry and red, especially on the cheeks
on the plus side, the colour matched me perfectly, but there were many negatives
This foundation, although fairly cheap did nothing for me. I found the coverage way too sheer, i may as well not have worn any foundation as you could see my spots just the same. It became greasy and shiny on my oily parts so i had to keep applying mattifying powder every 10mins and worst of all it cracked terribly in my dry patches, emphasizing the redness and dryness. When I took it off, my face felt incredibly dry, as if the foundation had sucked all the moisture out of it and I think I must have reacted to it- my cheeks were very red
I shall definaltley not be re-purchasing and would not recommend this foundation especially for people with sensitive skin like me.
I bought this so I didn't have to use my MAC foundation all the time seeing as it's a bit pricey! I really don't like this at all. I get quite oily on my forehead/bridge of my nose because of my glasses and this makes me look quite shiny. I also seem to be getting quite a few spots on my chin (I normally only get them at that time of month) and all I can think of is that the foundation is causing it. It does make your skin feel quite smooth, yes, but it doesn't last and after a while starts rubbing off really easily. Also, my dermatitis is really irritated by this. Not good! Oh, and the packaging is really fiddly. Definitely would not buy again! This is the second Maybelline foundation I've hated so I think I might move onto another brand.
Great foundation. I have dry/combination skin and it looks really nice on. It gives a dewy type finish and it is really nice and creamy. The colour is good for me - I use 04 light porcelain and I am Mac NW 15.
It doesn't quite last all day but because its in a nice compact it really easy to do touch ups.
It gives a light to medium coverage. You can use it sheer or use more and it doesnt look cakey.
I would recommend this foundation for dry combination skin, and would purchase again.
This is an amazing foundation for normal to dry skin that needs medium+ coverage (this smooths out my pores and blotchiness very nicely but I doubt it would cover acne, scars, freckles, etc.) It is definetly moisturising and leaves a nice "soft", natural appearance, and is not excessively dewey, shiny or luminous.
I normally wear Mac Studio Sculpt in NW15. Dream creamy in Sand was a perfect match for me. Compared to Studio Sculpt, Dream creamy has slightly less coverage, which I prefer, and also leaves a smoother, more natural finish, whereas Studio Sculpt can look a little chalky after blending.
I am stoked to find a drugstore brand I love. I'll stick to it. The only problem is its only available in the UK at the moment so having it shipped out to New Zealand will cancel out most of the savings.
Also, the sponge is ridiculously cheap, and takes up space. They should have made it a really slim compact with no sponge. Use your fingers.