Maybelline • Dream Smooth Mousse • Crème
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I actually really enjoy this foundation! I have NEVER found a foundation--be it high end or drug store--that can compete with this foundation. I apply it with a 187 and then set it with a MAC MSFN using a flat top kabuki brush. It looks like my skin but better. It lasts all day! I didn't even have to blot throughout the day! I have never been able to say that before! I am in FL and it is over 100 degrees here. Maybe it is the combination of the products but I will never pay 40+ for NARS Sheer Glow again when this product acts the way I wish that foundation did.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was very curious about this product but being very pale opted to buy from the UK as opposed to US because they have two colors that actually work for pale skin. I bought the two lightest shades online and am very impressed with this product- its wonderful for very dry or mature skin. Pity we can't get colors that work for pale skin in the US version of this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really like this foundation. Glides on so smoothly. Doesnt settle into fine lines or wrinkles. Color selection is ok, product does work well on all skin types including oily. Wears for about 6 hours then kinda disappears. Airbrushed look if applied with flattop dense brush. Light to med coverage but buildable. Looks quite natural, is breathable too. Packaging is horrible. No mirror, sponge applicator in seperate compartment. Only 1/2 ounce of product so not alot for the $10 all over, i will probably repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Oh my goodness I'm in LOVE! I'm an NC30 to NC35 and I use the shades Creamy Natural and Natural Beige depending on how dark my skin is. It looks and feels great on my dry skin and lasts all day in the Vegas heat (105 right now). I think I've finally found my HG full-coverage foundation. If applied sparingly, this will give medium coverage that can be built up to be full coverage. I don't know how oilier skinned girls will do with this foundation but for my dry skin, this is a godsend. I also have enormous pores that this foundation completely eliminates giving me a FLAWLESS complexion that looks like it's been photoshopped. Really. I mean it. My skin looks like I just came from a Maybelline poster. For $10 (or cheaper on a BOGO sale), I never knew my skin could look this good :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a really great light feeling foundation that has a lot of coverage and easy application, anyone should try it at a drugstore with a good return policy. I just wish the reduced the packaging because it's so bulky and I don't even use the top part.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this product! It gives a really nice smooth, natural finish and my color is dead on for my skin tone. I use the sponge to smooth the product on and then even out with a foundation brush. The packaging isn't my favorite, but it isn't that bad. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a light to medium coverage foundation that gives you a healthy glow. My new HG foundation!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I really enjoy the creamy smooth texture of this product. It looks incredibly natural on the skin and doesn't feel heavy. I found it odd that the product is called "Mousse" because the consistency of the foundation is not mousse like at all. More of a cream to powder.
I had a hard time getting a good color match because you can't see the product at all through the packaging. Also, I would have preferred the packaging to have a flip up lid with mirror over a twist of jar of product. I find it hard to use on the go because the packaging is cumbersome to use. When used with a dense flat top kabuki brush, or synthetic duo fiber brush the finish of this product is flawless, airbrushed perfection. I like this product because it is very buildable. I find I enjoy wearing it with light to medium coverage, but I've heard some people are able to build it up to a full coverage product.
You get 14 grams of product for between $7-$10. Some have pointed out this is less than one fluid ounce, but if you compare to other cream to powder foundations such as Mac Studio Tech (29.50 for 10 grams) the Cream Smooth Mousse is much better value ($10 for 14 grams).
I have combination oily skin and was surprised that the product didn't "over moisturize" or make my face noticeably oily. I rated this product a 4 overall because it is not long wearing. Perhaps this is because I have oily skin, but I found the product to virtually evaporate by end of day. For me this product only lasted about 6-7 hours. Still okay for a product without long wearing claims, but I really depend on my foundation to last at least 9 hours.
For $10 (or less) I definitely think this is worth a try for anyone with dry, normal or combination skin. I would definitely re- purchase this product over a more expensive foundation like the Urban Decay Cream to Powder foundation that is $34 for only 8grams!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is what is goes by in the US, in the UK it goes by Dream Creamy. I am an NC20-25 shade and I got the color in Ivory 150. This is waaaaaayyyy better than dream matte mousse. This goes on very well and blending is super easy. The color matches me very well. It doesn't feel like I'm wearing any foundation but evens out my skin and makes it look dewy and luminous. The foundation I don't think claims that and it's not a sparkly foundation, I just think the formulation allows for your skin to look that way because its a cream. Cons about this product is that 1) its kind of pricey as far as drug store prices go but you can catch BOGO 1/2 sales, 2) the packaging makes it look like you're getting more than you actually are, 3) there's no mirror in the compact, so ifyou want to take this on the go you really can't. Aside from these issues, I still really like this foundation and normally I don't like foundation at all unless its a mineral foundation. I would recommend and repurchase in the future. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This foundation is really nice-if you use the right brush. I use a 187 and it works pretty well, I want to get a 188 so that it's a little more dense and I can get around my eyes and nose better. This foundation will leave you a little dewy but if you set your tzone it looks really good. I love how creamy it is and I think it will last you a long time because you don't need a lot of it. I took off one lippie because of the limited color choices.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have been long searching for a HG foundation. I have tried all HE brands and still was not 100% happy.
Finish/coverage: satin .. if I do not set with powder it looks dewey, It has buildable coverage from a sheerish to a solid medium coverage. When I apply this makeup.. I forget I am wearing anything.. until I look in the mirror and get compliments on my flawless skin. (my skin lately has been freaking out due to dermatitis lately),
consistensy/application: I apply with a super large concealor or duo fiber brush. I use the stippling method. When you look at the product in the container it is a thick cream however it becomes a beautiful liquid which melts right into your skin. This foundation lasted me all day (12 hours) with out primer or setting powder, normally makeup slides off my face. My skin has been changing to oily tzone with dry every where else.
My suggestion is it is worth the $9 and CVS has a $2 coupon so $7 to try. I am hoping I continue to love it like I do. Will update if anything changes
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is being raved about right now with YT Gurus. I personally think it feels horrible and it sits on my skin. It will not settle and it just emphasizes the few flaws that I have. It's gross and transfer worse than any foundation I've ever tried. I would NEVER repurchase and this is going back to CVS. Oh and ridiculous packaging for the amount of product you actually get, which in itself is ridiculous.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
For those of you who are looking for dupes to high end cream compact products like MAC's dc'd Moistureblend, Chanels Teint Innocence, etc., definitely check this out. I personally think it's way better than Moistureblend and a friend says its better than her Chanel.
First off, people best suited for this foundation are very dry skin and or mature skin types. Mostly, I state dry as older skins don't always have the stereotypical "dryness".
With that said, I think this would also work for combo-oily and "maybe" oily. Why I say maybe is if you like an airbrushed finish and also aren't a fan of full on matte finishes, you probably have already tried finishes like this and know how to work with them (ie: favorite matte primers and setting powder).
For me with dry skin, I don't even have to set it, but I do on occasion with my Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder just in the T-Zone.
Brushes that I find work best? Most! I've tried Sephora #55, ELF Flat Powder, Mac 190, and my favorite is using stippling brushes for some reason. All don't deviate much in terms of how it applies as this foundation blends effortlessly! Without any streaks, I might add.
Coverage wise, it's light to medium, but pretty much an illusion of close to full. I say this because the foundation permits such a blurring (airbrushed) effect on the face, that the coverage is more than a tinted moisturizer, but just as light feeling on my face as one.
One downfall; it doesn't contain SPF, so you'll need to apply one prior if exposing yourself to the sun. However, on the flip side of this, it'd photograph well.
Overall, as a predominantly high end foundation user who likes a dewy hydrated face and decent coverage, this is a fantastic buy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I stumbled upon this by mistake... but I figured it would be a good dupe for benefit's some kinda gorgeous. I'm an NC40 and I picked up Honey Beige... there's also testers which is a magnificent idea so that's how I was able to figure out my shade.
Well the product is great thus far! It was a great color match, and it seems to set pretty quickly. The product is a cream to powder, and I haven't noticed any oxidation or oiliness [I have combo skin].
So far it's a great product that has really surpassed my expectations.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm really impressed with it because it feels good on your skin and looks good. It sets on your skin and doesn't just sit on top of it. I feel the Dream liquid foundation does that, so I have barely used it. This has been out in the UK under the name "Dream Creamy Mousse". This continues to provide moisture for my skin throughout the day, and I have almost used an entire compact. I find that using a brush instead of the sponge is easier for me. I also end up using less product. The coverage is so nice. It's light weight, but it covers as a medium foundation that's buildable.
UPDATE: I have the Olay Simply Ageless and I'm having a hard time even seeing a difference between the two as far as packaging and qualities. Only the CG has SPF 22 as well as skincare ingredients. It has an Olay Regenerist swirl in it that mixes with the foundation. If you have mature skin, then the CG is best for you, but trying both is worth it in my opinion. Even young skin will benefit from the Cover Girl.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This product does have a more smoother consistency than the Dream Matte version. It's also easier to blend as well. However, it's il control properties aren't great. I didn't find it all that moisturizing either. And, it's coverage is light-medium at best.
I feel that shades that are offered in this foundation have more of a cool undertone to them than anything People have all different types of undertones. And, I feell that Maybelline often does not take such into account when coming out with foundation shades.
Overall, I feel that this foundation is only a step or two above the Dream Matte version. And,this is why, I decided to rate it a 2.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- thats it- i was saving my dior capture totale I kept hearing about this on youtube- so i got it and the girls were right! I stipple it on- so easy to work with- last all day--i had to wash it off- NOTHING like it out there its one a kind and have to say i like it as much as my dior ---- maybe more!?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Overall, I love Maybelline products. So when I saw this cream-foundation I had to try it!! The formula claims to be cream-whipped, but it was more in the creamy/pasty side and didn't feel light on my skin. I have been using it for over a week, and due to the hot weather, didn't work well, my face was oily and shiny after 30 mins. It probably works better on dry skin gals! I'll stick with dream matte mousse.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is my first review and I felt like I just had to review this product. I too, like the first reviewer, stumbled upon this by accident in Walgreens. It was near the back of the store on an endcap by the hair care section. I gave it a 2 on the price because I wouldn't say it's dirt cheap, but it was $9.79 which is pretty good for Walgreens prices since they tend to be more expensive. I gave it a 4 on packaging because I think it needs to come with a mirror, then it'll be perfect. It comes as a compact, with one side a plastic basin that you unscrew that contains the foundation, the other side you flip open to reveal a compartment that holds the sponge. Finally, a sponge....I hated how the dream matte mousse never came with a sponge. On to the foundation, it goes on very light feeling, I don't even feel like I have anything on. It did not settle into my huge pores and it made me look very smooth. You may want to lightly set it with a powder (not too much so as to not ruin that smooth natural look), but other than that staying power seems pretty good. Coverage seems light to medium, and it is buildable. It reminds me of Vincent Longo Water Canvas Foundation, and dream smooth mousse is definitely a great,cheaper alternative to that. Overall I love this and will definitely repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this in Buff from Ulta.com. To my surprise Buff actually matches my skintone pretty well. So far I like this product. Its lightweight and creamy. It has light but buildable coverage which is what I look for in the summer. Love this product so far.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I think I have finally found a foundation that suits my drying skin. I used to love the Cover Girl Advanced Radiance creme compact foundation, but hated the replacement, Simply Ageless. This foundation is much better than the original CG Advanced Radiance, better than Aquasmooth, and even better than the high-end foundations I've been trying lately.
I literally walked into this foundation by accident -- it's a new product and Walgreen's had put up one of those special displays at the end of an aisle. I rounded the corner and practically knocked it over -- kismet!
Anyway, it's cool and slightly creamy going on, very natural-looking, and It's slightly moisturizing without being gloppy or greasy or shiny, which is exactly what I was looking for -- something smooth and sheer and non-drying that wouldn't emphasize fine lines. It's sheerer than Aquasmooth, but can be built up if you want more coverage. "Smooth" is exactly the right qualifier -- my skin looks naturally smooth, even and, well, like skin!
Powder is optional -- a light touch down the T-zone, perhaps, and the CG Neutralizer concealer, which I still love, works very well with this -- blends in, covers and stays put without creating a new texture on the skin. .
Maybelline seems to be adding and replacing products like crazy right now. I hope this new formula stays around for a while. It's the perfect balance between Dream Matte Mousse and that slimey Dream Liquid Mousse. I also think it's a wonderful option for older skin, more so than anything in their Instant Age Rewind collection.