Maybelline • Dream Matte Mousse • Foundations

rated 3.0(3181 reviews)

Average Rating.3.0
Would buy this product again.48%

rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* edie4711 on 8/28/2004 2:59:00 PM more reviews by edie4711

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

*sigh* I am taking this foundation by the wrist and marching it straight back to the Walgreen's.
Positives: I do like the little jar--so cute! The texture is lovely, and the finish is indeed matte, as promised.
Negatives: For starters, the color. It's too orange. It sits on my skin and looks like foundation. Another reviewer mentioned the '80s. Yup, that's the first thought I had, too. Maybe it's just the shade I got, but still--ick.
The other thing I don't like about it is that after a few minutes, it settles into my pores in these lighter dots, so it makes my pores more visible, not less. And I only used the tiniest amount, as recommended by other reviewers.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* honeystix on 8/28/2004 9:32:00 AM more reviews by honeystix

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Cool   Hair: Blond, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

This foundation has the most amazing texture. You need to avoid over-applying. It is a bit "solid" once it goes on your skin, so you need to apply just a tiny bit and smooth it in well, and it works best in the T-zone, not on the cheeks. The colors look darker in the jar than on the skin (I've tried two shades). This is a great full coverage makeup.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Crispyhexagon on 8/27/2004 10:58:00 PM more reviews by Crispyhexagon

Age: 30-35   Skin: Normal   Hair: Red   Eyes: Blue    

I went in search of my beloved Almay Amazing Lasting foundation and it was nowhere to be seen so I figured I'd give this a go and I guess I fall into the group that likes it,, the texture is def. not like anything else I've ever used , and it does look orange in the pot,, I have the lightest 1 but it goes on fine and blends almost instantly , you really don't have to use much,, I think perhaps one mistake with this could easily be putting too much on. Now it doesn't last quite as long as my amazing lasting but it does last better than alot of other drugstore foundations I've tried and the color is better , I like it :)

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* AimeeO on 8/27/2004 7:11:00 PM more reviews by AimeeO

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

This stuff is utter crap. The shades are beyond awful. I bought the lightest shade (PPP here), and it was peach. Noone's skin is peach. The texture is actually kind of dry, and it just sat on top of my skin. Made me look unnatural and pancake-faced. Have not seen shades this bad since the eighties.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* KatieLynn on 8/27/2004 2:43:00 PM more reviews by KatieLynn

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

This has the distinction of being among the worst foundations I have ever used. As a MAC NC20 and someone who uses the lightest shade available in most lines, I went for their Light1 shade. Even so, it was still too dark, though not as orange as Light2. I love the consistency; truly just like mousse, it was fun to poke my finger in. Buuut...

I applied it in the morning (7:45ish) and by noon time, it was a m-e-s-s. Splotchy, cakey, flakey, you name it! All I wanted to do was wash my face. It had settled into lines and pores I never knew I had. This foundation will draw attention to every flaw on your face, so unless you have near perfect skin I do not think this is the foundation for you. (FWIW, I have normal skin)

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rated 4 of 5 violetsun on 8/26/2004 11:44:00 AM more reviews by violetsun

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I've always loved those cream to powder foundations for complete coverage but they were a bit drying for me especially since I've started using Renova and my skin can get a bit flaky. This stuff gives you a finish sort of like those but it glides on so smoothly. A little goes a looong way and it doesn't dry instantly making it very blendable. This will be my 1st choice for days when my skin is breaking out and I need a good base. The best part is that you can layer it on thicker where you need it and smooth it out thin where you don't. There are no other foundations (availible in a drugstore) that do that. None.

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rated 5 of 5 harleyandhank on 8/25/2004 12:59:00 PM more reviews by harleyandhank

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green    

I wanted someting to replace Revlon Colorstay Natural foundation. I use colorstay in summer because of the sunblock and that it sticks to my face. Now that I am indoors more I wanted something that wasn't so hard to wash off at night. This works great on my skin. I like a matte foundation on my skin because I have more combo/oily and I want it to stay put. This feels lighter than what I was using and it washes off very easily. I look so much better because it dosen't look as dull. I think it is the easiest makeup I have ever applied. I would like sunscreen in it but not if it changes the texture of the formula. Dream matte mousse is definately the best drugstore foundation ever.

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rated 2 of 5 margaux93 on 8/25/2004 11:40:00 AM more reviews by margaux93

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination   Hair: Other   Eyes: Hazel    

I was so sad after I tried using this foundation for a few days. First off, I really like the little glass jar it comes in. It looks cute in my cabinet. And the texture is great, it hid all the redness in my complexion and didn't make me turn orange. However, I did look more made up than usual - but I liked how it looked. I'm so pale and its difficult to find anything that either a) hides the ruddiness on my cheeks or b) looks good on my skin.

I was so excited to have found something great that I didn't notice the first blemish on my cheek which lead to another and then to another get the drift. I woke up a few days later with a major breakout. I'm talking big, deep blemishes that are really difficult to get rid of. My fault really, I never checked to see whether or not the product was oil free and non-comedonegenic (which it isn't). The thing I don't get is why you would need oil in a matte foundation? *shrug. Looks like I'm back on the search for something else. I do hope I can find something like this in the future though that I will be able to use. :(

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rated 4 of 5 mischa251 on 8/25/2004 9:41:00 AM more reviews by mischa251

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I saw the ad on tv for this, then went to the computer to look at the reviews on this MB and I ran out to purchase. First, CVS only had the really dark colors, they sold out of every thing else, so I took that as a good sign and went to Target, where they were almost sold out as well.

I couldn't make up my mind which color to buy, so I bought three. (on sale at 5.99) Two of them were more red toned, and one yellow toned, which is more like my skin tone. (forget the names)

Got home from work, washed my face and put this on...and it's a dream! It is so light and fluffy, and you don't need a whole lot which amazed me. But the coverage is awesome! Hit all my red marks/scars and gave my skin a semi-matte finish, which I never thought I would like, but I do!

It does feel a little heavy on my skin, but that's probably because I got carried away with it at first and put too much on.

This rocks! Go out and buy! I just hope they won't discontinue this one!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* carinnemj on 8/24/2004 10:49:00 PM more reviews by carinnemj

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

Okay, I'm admittedly a bit of a foundation snob, but this is an amazing product, even compared with all my high-end stuff! Wonderful and unusual Cool Whip texture, though it's easy to use more than you need -- experiment with amounts and blending to figure out how little you really have to use, and you'll extend the life of this little glass jar (which holds .64 oz of product). I'm amazed at how well it covers even serious blotchiness and blemishes, and the matte finish lasts all day!
Oh, and a word to the sale-savvy: Check stores for discounts and displays for coupons -- I got mine for $3.00 at CVS, which was such a good deal I went back and stocked up...sorry to any Natural Ivory girls in the DC area, 'cause I bought them all! :)

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