Maybelline • Dream Matte Mousse • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||48%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I was hesitant to try this foundation, being of the opinion that other than Full and Soft mascara, Maybelline products are crappy. After reading the reviews here, however, I'm glad I gave this new foundation a try. I bought this in Light 1/Porcelain Ivory. I could use a lighter color, but I'm assuming this is the lightest one. It still works OK, though. It gives me a little more color than normal, but I suppose that's not a bad thing. The foundation holds up pretty well while I'm at work, though I do have to blot or swipe on some powder by mid-day. It does NOT stand up to this gosh-awful Texas heat, but I'd probably have to use spackle on my face for that to happen. I like the texture--like a really thick mousse; it blends easily. Really, my only concern is that I think this foundation may be breaking me out. Today, my face is getting small, rough bumps in different areas. I'm going to keep wearing this for a few days and if I get more bumps, it'll have to go.
UPDATE: This is breaking me out :( That sucks, too, because I do really like this foundation. I think if it were oil free (and had sunscreen!), it'd be perfect for me. Unfortunately, I'm positive it *not* being oil free is the problem. Sigh...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This would be a downright *perfect* foundation - it covers VERY well (almost to the point of not needing concealer), has a great texture, has a nice, solid glass container, and keeps oil breakthrough at bay for quite a long time throughout the day - BUT - I feel like this foundation sits on my face all day and never sinks into my skin. I feel like it just never SETS completely and like if I touched my face, the foundation would move with it...if that makes any sense.
Having said that, I want to emphasize that this is a really good, medium to heavy coverage foundation. It's not as "light" or "moussey" as you think - it's actually quite dense.
I like this foundation quite a bit. It also has a nice scent and isn't chemical-scented - it has a very faint floral scent, which I appreciate.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I wanted to wait a little while before I wrote my review of this to make sure I loved it as much as I did when I first tried it. Well.....I still love it!! This is THE MOST unique fx I've ever used & I've tried my share (that's an understatement!) the feel is unbeleiveable & the coverage is beautiful. I have slightly (constantly) red cheeks & some old breakouts marks & this totally covers them right up. The oil control is pretty good, but I have *really* oily skin so blotting a few times a day is a must. I do find it weird that it's not oil free & not indicated anywhere that it's non-comediogenic (sp??) but it hasn't made me breakout at all & I'm pretty darn sensitive. Go figure. I know this stuff is selling out like crazy so I've already bought a lighter color to wear in the fall/winter, I'll take no chances! Go try this stuff now!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
When I first opened this I thought I would hate this stuff. Little did I know that it would become one of my favorite foundations! It really makes my skin look excellent! It goes on very smooth and natural. I live in a very humid climate and have oily skin and this stuff didn't budge at all! One thing I recommend is buying a foundation brush to use with since this is in jar form. Overall this is definitely a great product. I was suprised since Maybelline has been one big dissapointment lately.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this on a whim at Target, and I can't believe how great it works. Definite holy grail for me. Excellent coverage and still looks natural. Super matte- love it! I love the smoothness, too. Will definitely repurchase.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Overall great product. Reminds me of Erno Lazlo's Absolut Finish mousse. But 1/10 the price. I got mine at Target for 6.99 for 18g. Seems a little pricey, but I use very, very little of this. First off, let me say I am an NC20/stila b/LM blush ivory. Light 4/Nude actually works for me, though maybe light 2 would be better. I was scared when I opened the jar, it seemed too dark and orange, but I use so little, it really works and once blended into my skin, left a soft, flawless, slightly powdery finish. I find the best way to apply is to use a foundation brush (MAC 190). I simply tap the brush flat on the product and that's enough to cover one area of my face (ie one cheek, nose, chin, forehead). Do moisturize beforehand. Not for those with super dry skin, and maybe also not for those with very yellow undertones, even nude 4, one of the most yellow based ones, is still more orange than yellow. Works for me, but I have some pink undertones also. Lasts all day on me, unless I'm extremely hot, but do need powder on my nose about midday.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It's novel, sure. It is that great fluffy cream to powder texture, not greasy. BUT it's all pinky peach! NO color good for this NC30 girl. Plus it can look kinda ashy unless you are a pale person. AND it kinda separates after a little while on your oilier spots. Then you can look kinda ashy AND streaky. Oh, big pore girls should also stay away. It's probably perfect for a certain type of skin, but really not for me at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This product is great for the summer! It keeps my shiny acne-prone skin matte all day, even in heat and humidity. The only complaint I have is that it was hard to find a shade to match my tan/olive complexion (I finally settled on Pure Beige). Other than that I love the texture and coverage it provides.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Sorry to be negative but the colors of this foundation SUCKS! I didn't notice not one yellow based shade. If your complexion is neutral or peach then you will probably be in luck. However, if you are a really yellow-olive based like me everything will look either peachy or orange. Honey Beige was the right depth, but the undertones were all wrong. Oh well! For reference I am Mac C40 studiofix/GA LSF 6.5/ Stila 50 watts. HHH
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I guess I'm in the minority because I didn't like anything about this foundation other than the fact that it does seem to stay on. First, the lightest color choice is still too dark for my very pale skin. Second, it goes on dry dry dry...and that's after I'd applied a moisturizer (CG's tinted one). It really did emphasize any flakies I had, and I didn't even think I had any. I didn't really notice much smoothing out of texture or color. I'm 37 with combo -- but clear -- skin that gets really oily in the T-zone. I live in NW Florida where it's hot and very humid much of the year, so for me the final straw was the lack of sunscreen. I just found Revlon's Mattifying foundation (discontinued!) and I like it much better for application, color selection, level of coverage, and suncreen.