Maybelline • Dream Matte Mousse • Foundations

rated 3.1(3258 reviews)

Average Rating.3.1
Would buy this product again.48%

rated 2 of 5 melcat42 on 10/15/2004 2:51:00 PM more reviews by melcat42

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green    

After reading the reviews for Dream Matte I decided to give it a try. Unfortunately it is not the foundation for me much to my disappointment. For the first hour or two the makeup looks great but it really doesn't seem to have oil control or good staying power, which I need since I work all day. I have an oily t-zone and normal skin elsewhere and Dream Matte just didn't stay matte for me (and I powder afterwards)...Plus a couple of days later I get a couple of huge pimples and that rarely ever happens to me. I bought shade light#2 and it was a good color match (looks darker in the jar but blends into your skin color well.) First time I tried to blend it in with my fingers and it looked terrible... the texture is just to ... I don't know... almost slick and grease like... to use your fingers, as it tended to look very streaky and define pores... very bad. Next method I tried, I learned from another reviewer, and that was to take a large face powder brush and dip it in the jar and then brush it into your skin with a light to medium pressure in a circle like motion. This gave my skin a very soft and pretty finish without the foundation settling into my pores and all I had to do was dot a little bit more under my eyes to cover circles. I also tried w/ a makeup sponge and that just gave a little bit heavier coverage compared to the brush method. I recommend the brush method as that gave the nicest finish. I think this would be a good foundation for someone that doesn't have super sensitive skin or oily skin. I wish it had better staying power and oil control because it does leave a nice finish... for a couple of hours at least. I won't be buying again.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* tulipswallow on 10/14/2004 3:14:00 PM more reviews by tulipswallow

Age: 44-55   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

I'm a sucker for the whipped foundations, so when this came out, I had to give it a try. With a coupon, and on sale, I got this for a very reasonable $5.00. I love the feel of this -- very light, easy to apply, and super matte. I chose Nude and it seems to be an excellent match for my skin tone. The mousse itself is very silky and glides on your skin with ease. I have to agree with so many of the other reviewers here -- a little goes a long way. I simply touch the product with two fingers, and whatever they pick up is plenty to cover my whole face. It goes on slightly damp, but almost instantly dries to a powder finish, and makeup glides on over this easily and beautifully. My one and only complaint with this is the lack of coverage. This is a great foundation for someone in their 20s who just has a bit of tiny flaws, and wants more even skin. This will do nothing for discoloration, enlarger pores, or fine lines.My suggestion to someone who would like to try a foundation of this type (whipped, mousse to powder) but needs a bit more coverage is to try Mojave Magic's Airwhip Foundation. Very similar in feel, but a better overall foundation, in my opinion. I will most likely repurchase this, though -- on sale or with coupon, you just can't beat the price.

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rated 4 of 5 sburton on 10/14/2004 1:59:00 PM more reviews by sburton

Age: 44-55   Skin: Dry   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green    

OK, I have baught a million foudations in my lifetime from 1.00 to over 50.00 and somehow cant seem to find the right one but this comes close. I am 45 years old with very dry skin and freckles. This goes on great and stays most of the day. I covers the redness on my chin and my skin had a velvety texture. I use heavy moisterizers to the foundation does not dry my skin or cause flakiness. I bought mine in natural cream and when i opened it, boy was it orange and when i started to put it on my face boy was it orange and then all of the sudden the colore was perfect and looks great, the orange went immediately away. I have been using this for over a month and still love it. I will buy this again.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* GlamDiva on 10/13/2004 8:13:00 PM more reviews by GlamDiva

Age: 44-55   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Other, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

I tried 2 shades but neither worked well on me. I have yet to find my optimal color in the Matte Mousse line. The texture and coverage are really great uses as an under-eye concealer, even if you didn't use it as a foundation.

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rated 4 of 5 ucantgetridame on 10/13/2004 6:53:00 PM more reviews by ucantgetridame

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

This foundation gave me PERFECT coverage and a FLAWLESS face. People tell me how natural it looks when the find out I have it on. But the only problem is that if you touch your face it gets on your fingers and if you touch your papger it leaves a big mess. And if you go in to hug someone or your changeing your shirt the makeup gets all over your/their clothes! If your carefull about not touching your face or anything like that go head and buy it its perfect! I only paid 3 bucks for it cause i had a coupon and it was on sale but its normally 9 bucks so im probably not gonna buy it again. I'll stick to liquid makeup--it stays on better.

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rated 5 of 5 ygrmyster on 10/13/2004 12:41:00 PM more reviews by ygrmyster

Age: 36-43   Skin: Oily   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I've always been a bit of a snob when it comes to drugstore makeup, but this just might be one of my HG foundations. I really like this stuff! My only complaint is the colors. They are a bit orangey, and finding a color match was difficult for me. I tried my best to match my shade by looking at the bottom of the jar, but when you open it up the color appears much more orangey. I bought three different shades before I found one that suited me (Pure Beige). I thought it was too dark for me at first, but the next lightest color (Sand Beige) is too "orange" for my skin. I'm a MAC C3, Chanel Beige, BB Sand. I make sure to blend it well with a sponge, especially around my jawline, and I haven't noticed any Oompa Loompa orangey spots. I even took a mirror outside to check in the sunlight and it looks just fine on me. Other than my color frustration, this foundation glides on my skin and gives a flawess look. I haven't noticed any breakouts yet, but if I do I'll update. I don't recommend this for dry skin, but if you're oily like me or combo you might want to give this one a try.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* luckygirl322 on 10/13/2004 5:11:00 AM more reviews by luckygirl322

Age: 36-43   Skin: Oily   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I really like this foundation. Its not a HG, but it is a good choice, especially from an inexpensive cosmetic company. The mousse texture is unlike any I've tried before. In fact, I had trouble deciding how much to use for my first few applications. It is soft and easily blendable, and keeps my oily skin matte for a long time. I have had two small breakouts since using this product, and if I keep breaking out, I will re-evalute my review. Definitely worth a try if you're curious, especially since you can usually find it on sale. EDIT: I had to change my rating on this product. The transfer of this foundation was just unacceptable. If it happened to brush against your collar ever so lightly, you'd have a makeup stain. I have a makeup smudge on my favorite peacoat. Grrr...this could be a great product, but it needs reformulation.

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rated 2 of 5 malaya82 on 10/10/2004 8:45:00 PM more reviews by malaya82

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I'm glad I held off on writing this review. When I first started using it, it was great. I was afraid I'd gotten a shade that was too dark but it blended perfectly with my skin and actually didn't turn me orange like many of the other reviewers said. The problem is, it DID make me break out. After a week of using it, I realized three pimples had popped up and I normally never get pimples. The way the product feels is really nice and I wish I could get it again, but I'm not going to keep using a product that makes me break out after five days.

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rated 4 of 5 KJ31 on 10/9/2004 7:38:00 PM more reviews by KJ31

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone   Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

I gave Dream Matte foundation four lippies. I bought the caramel shade. This foundation covered my blemishes and it gave me a "clean" look. Didn't need powder...I just dabbed some on my nose for good measure. I have used dream matte twice. I chose two settings: a casual workshop and my job The foundation was good to go at the workshop! No shine! At the end of my workday the next day I was a little shiny, but I could live with it. All I needed was to use a tissue or a blot paper (sic). I took away one lippie due to the clumsy packaging! I'll keep you guys posted:>)

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rated 1 of 5 CoverModel on 10/9/2004 5:34:00 PM more reviews by CoverModel

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

Dries my skin and it isn't long lasting.

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