I bought this one in Sand and it was a bit chalky on my NC30 skin color. This powder does go on really smoothly and looks natural when you use a kabuki brush. To be honest, I don't like the extremely matte effect of this powder since if you put alot it will look very unnaturally matte. Perhaps I like the more dewy look than completely matte. The staying powder is ok but it does oxidize a bit by 2-3 hrs later which made my skin darker by a shade. I find that it accentuate my fine line on my forehead abit, not that obvious from far away, but enought to bug me. There are no ingredient list at all when I tried to look it up but I gave Maybelline a call a few weeks ago to provide me with an ingredient list. So here it is, for those who would like to know what's in it.
DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL
METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE
DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER
[+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR
CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE
CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492 / IRON OXIDES
CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
I did suspect that this product contain Bismuth oxychloride and I was not wrong. At least the amount is minimal and I still haven't had any reactions to it yet. I might give this a try in Beige perhaps, but for now I don't think I would repurchase, since I do believe there must be a better powder out there.
so i got this product in the lightest shade on sale for 6.99 cnd (for some reason it was the only colour that was on sale) and im reletavly pleased with it
- nice, light-medium coverage (i use as a setting powder)
- good for touchups throught the day unlike my MAC MSNF
- i love the packaging!!!! it comes with a mirror (again unlike MSFN) and a puff that is okay for touch ups although you have to be carefull to blend well
- price isnt bad if its on sale
- doesnt cake
- good blot powder
- bad colour selection; i got the lightest shadee which is a bit to light for me and the next shade was incredibally pink which i try to subract from my skin
- it seems to stick to all of the little hairs on my face which i really dont like..
im not sure if this has been breaking me out.. ive been getting some really bad acne recently and even in places i dont really break out so im trying to decide if its this or my studio scuplt consealer.. ive been useing the consealer since the end of decemer so im pritty sure its this :S
ive stopped useing this :( my skin has cleared up considerably so im guessing it was this... what a shame..
I finally caved in a purchased this product after all of the rave reviews it's been recieving. Dream Matte is a perfect setting and shine control powder. There isn't much of a shade selection if you have a darker skintone (I'm an NC42), but I found that Honey works perfect for me. Obviously, this isn't going to give me any coverage, but it does keep my skin from getting excessively oily. It also does an excellent job of keeping my liquid foundation in place. Great drugstore powder.
This product is honestly comparable to MAC's minearlized skin finish powder. It's oil free, and it lasts all day. It gives me a great full coverage and p[perfect if you don't want to put on a liquid foundation.
This is my favorite pressed powder ever, especially for a drugstore powder. I have three main problems with my skin. 1) It is extremely breakout-prone, 2) Oily T-Zone, 3) Super pale. This abides with all three issues.
I actually like the packaging a lot, mostly because of skin problem no. 1. I stock up on puffs, because I can't use one for more than a week or so. Even then, I don't like a puff that's building up oil to be sitting on top of my powder, letting the powder soak up grime. Plus, even with the puff sitting on the mirror, it seems to keep from getting dusty faster than other compacts with the mirrors in the same compartment as the powder.
-One last note, I've dropped this thing a million times, and the worst damage I've done was a tiny flake that came off the top of the powder. Awesome.
This powder is the best one I have used in decades. My previous favorite compact powder was by Laura Mercier in translucent. For a drugstore brand it’s pretty awesome. Maybelline finally got it right with this one. I use the shade Fair Light 0-1. It doesn’t turn orange or settle into my fine lines. It gives really good oil control without drying out the area around my mouth. Its matte but not fake looking. Its so much cheaper than the LM powder. I really shouldn’t be spending over $30 buck for a face powder. Its outrageous. I paid $4.50 for the Maybelline one.
The down side….Of course my shade has been DISCONTINUED. I ended up buying it on EBAY. The packaging is really stupid. Once you use it you’ll know what I mean. Who designed that?? Swivel out mirror, take out powder puff, close mirror, open powder, swipe powder, close that then swivel out the mirror?? Put on powder but then oops you need more powder so swivel mirror close then do the whole damn thing over again. Totally annoying and just not convenient at all. I would have put up with all that hassle if they had kept making my shade.
I purchased this powder in Cream Light (4-5) and it's a perfect match to my complexion (reference MAC NC15, Maybelline Classic Ivory, Rimmel 100, Revlon Buff). I picked this up based on all the reviews and wasn't disappointed. A nice high quality powder for d/s price. Leaves a matte finish to my t-zone without caking or oxidizing and seems to keep the oilies at bay longer then other powders. Very impressed and I can see this being a staple in my m/u bag.
Awesome powder! Glides on smooth without looking chalky or heavy. Excellent shine control. Great color selection. The swivel mirror is kind of irritating but the price makes up for it. Overall, would definitely recommend!!!
i reviewed this on another maybelline dream matte powder item and theres more reviews over there if you want to check it out. just copying and pasting it here as well!
i love this powder. i carry this with a retractable kabuki and its perfect for on the go. if you already own a compact mirror, forget about the one built in this one. the mirror/powder puff is pretty bad because of its small size. i kept the mirror and tossed the puff away because i use a kabuki and i lost my compact mirror a while ago.
i watched a review on youtube and a lady slid the compact's hinge to the point where it secures and snapped the mirror off. that way the powder's packaging is half its size which is fantastic. so if you own a mirror already and have no use for the bottom half of the compact..you can youtube what this lady did. genius
the powder is sheer so dont expect any color. i loved how there isnt much color so when you apply it on, it feels so natural (like you have nothing on) and it just mattifys your skin so perfectly. it never ever cakes HAHA i even TRIED to see if it would cake. i loaded this on my face five times to see what would happen and my face still remained flawless (but layering it is really unnecessary since the result looks just the same after two layers). it doesnt settle into dry skin and accentuates flakes. it cancels the redness slightly so sometimes i just skip my whole face routine and just wear this powder on the go. i reapply this once or twice a day which isn't troublesome. i will definitely repurchase this!
edit: I am NC30 and wear beige medium
I bought this is in Cream Light (4-5) and I am crazy about it! I keep several powders in my makeup case but I keep this one in my purse. The Rimmel Stay Matte powder is great too but it's too difficult to carry around. The Dream Matte powder just erases shine and leaves my forehead and nose looking great. I agree with a recent post about making sure not to overapply as it can look chalky but other than that, I love it!