Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse


668 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$


Water, Dimethicone, Cyclopentsiloxane, isotridecyl, isononanoate, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Polymethylsilses Quioxane, Candelilla Cera Wax, Peg-9 Polydimethylxiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Stearoyl, Glutamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopherol, Propeylene Glycol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopherol, Propylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Royal Jelly, Royal Jelly Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract/Matricaria Flower Extract.

on 12/31/2013 4:41:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

I really love this foundation. Even though I tend to have an oily t-zone, it's worse to use a drying foundation on oily skin because it will cause it to produce more oil later on as a reverse effect to make up for the moisture loss. Anyways, this foundation is perfect because it feels like you're using a rich cream on your face rather than paint like some other full coverage foundations. I like that I can even use it as a concealer which is what I do on most days if I don't feel like caking on a whole layer of makeup on my face. BecAuse this matches me so well, (I use 240 natural beige) I can use it to conceal just under my eyes or any other little blemishes if I need to and after blending with a face kabuki brush, you can't even tell im wearing it! Aside for some bit of shine, because it is moisturizing, but if you don't like the shine you can always powder it and it looks wonderful. As for lasting power, When topped with a powder over it, lasts a good solid 8 hours most of the time. And with touch ups, it will look nice all day and it easy to add layers to without it looking cakey or blotchy. What I love about it is that you can build up to really full coverage without it looking like too much. Overall, i really enjoy that clean fresh faced look that this cream foundation gives and I've been repurchasing this for along time now probably for 2 years! I use revlon color stay liquid foundation some days which I think lasts longer, but for me is a little too thick and paint-like to use everyday. I dilute it down with moisturizer when I use it but I don't have to do that with the maybelline cream dream mousse.

on 12/20/2013 6:51:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Other

Bought this in two shades, creamy natural and natural beige. I achieved a good match with both colors.
My skin is dry, very dry and I didn't know how the cream would apply, quite heavy I found. I ended up stippling it on with good results, but it was a matte finish on me with light/medium coverage.
A few hours later I looked in the mirror and my T-zone which only acts up in the warmer months, was a slick, shiny mess! Next day I powdered and didn't like the finish but waited and the same thing happened.
I don't know what kind of skin type would like this but it isn't mine.

on 12/14/2013 3:50:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I hate to say this but this is possibly one of the best foundations I have found recently for winter. I have normal skin in summer and dry in winter. I ahve a very hard time finding a foundation that is balanced.
I tried this because I was recommended to try a cream one because of my dry skin and how I am getting older. This stuff went on almost full coverage and is very natural looking. The color was a perfect match. I got Classic Ivory and am NW20 in MAC. I have not noticed any oxidation what-so-ever, but rarely have ever had trouble with that in any foundation.
It looks very smooth and feels very lightweight. I have roseacea and it covered it well. I am seriously very impressed with Maybelline lately. I used to hate the brand.
There is a trick to this foundation I found. Dab the sponge on the product, do not push. Dab it on the skin in spots all over and then press it in all over. If you swipe or drag it around it will look cakey and uneven. It sets after about 3 minutes and doesn't move.
I used primer underneath as well and found that works best. I set it with light powder with a light hand.
I am curious now about the other cream foundations as I really like this product. The packing sucks big time on this. The screw lid under the sponge flip lid is annoying. I wish this had a compact design with a mirror, but in all I am so pleased with the actual product I won't complain.

on 12/13/2013 11:11:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is not for me! I have a friend who wears it and it looks beautiful. On me however, it looks good for a couple hours, turns orange and then slides off my skin in patches. Needless to say, it's not a good look. :-) For reference, my skin is oily and acne prone. Good luck!

on 12/13/2013 10:51:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Have been repurchasing this over and over again! I'm in the shade 240 Natural Beige which is perfect for my olive skin. I have applied this with a flattop brush or sponge and both look great. Very moisturizing and feels wet when first applying but that goes away. Only problem is I have to re-powder my nose and chin throughout the day because of how creamy and emollient this foundation is, and it transfers on things badly for me. I hugged someone the other day and I left a tan blob on their white coat! Embarrassing

on 11/26/2013 9:35:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This isn't a foundation I would wear going out. But, it is really good for those days when you just need a little coverage. What I love them most about this product is that it has really easy acsess to the actual product and you dont have to worry about it spilling all over the place. However, I don't like how I can't warm it up on my hand which I feel helps application. I also like how this is a grab and go formula its really easy to fit in your purse or makeup bag without it taking up a bunch of room. All in all this product has fair coverage it's basically a concealer for when you are having a good skin day. Hope this helps someone decie on whether or not to buy this product.

on 11/24/2013 10:27:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I actually use this as a concealer. I have oily skin and it's very hard for me to find a cream concealer that doesn't have things that will clog my pores and as a woman of color it's also hard for me to find a concealer that will match my skin and won't make my look ashy. I bought this on clearance at CVS and decided to give it a go since you get a ton of product. IT IS AMAZING!

I am blessed to not have dark circles (yet) but like to still use concealer under my eyes to add contrast to my face and give me a more 'awake' look. This works great. It's creamy enough to blend easily, but not so thick that you feel your pores clogging. I love how this just blends so well into my skin.

Not sure about this as a foundation but as a concealer it is an A++!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 11/13/2013 2:58:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have the lightest shade in this foundation, and when I first used it, I realized that it was two shades darker than my skin! And it was the lightest shade! So I put it on to see if it would go on lighter, but lo and behold IT DID NOT. After I put this on, all I could think was how bad it was!

So this product sat lonely and forgotten in my bag for months upon months. However, after months of solitude, I pulled this out again, and I decided to use it, but this time, I applied it not as a foundation, but as a cream contour....

I used the given sponge, and applied to the hollows of my cheekbones, under my jaw, and up my hairline to my temples, then applied my correct shade of foundation over it, and it was magnificent!.

I cannot rave enough about the way in which I apply this foundation. I feel as if it wouldn't make a great all over foundation, because it oxidizes a bit, but as a cream contour product under foundation IT IS THE MOST GLORIOUS THING YOU WILL EVER EXPERIENCE. It looks SO natural, and just superb.

Have acne on your cheeks? NO PROBLEMO AMIGOS, this is foundation, so it provides extra coverage while making you appear slimmer.

Super broke, and want a cream bronzer product, but all you can find is high end which is super expensive? YOU'LL LOVE THIS. It's cheap, and readily available at any drugstore!

Super pale, and want a natural looking contour? AWESOME. You will worship the ground this foundation walks on, just like I do, because it is perfect for pale skintones, especially underneath a foundation in your shade.

This is part of my everyday makeup routine, because it is FABULOUS, and although I don't actually use it as a foundation, I would COMPLETELY recommend you go buy this baby RIGHT NOW!!!!

(Also, I uploaded a picture ;D )

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

on 11/12/2013 11:10:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Great quality! I have extra dry skin on my forehead and all foundations cling to it from Guirlein,MAC,estee lauder,Armani i am usually scared to try drugstore foundations this one has changed ny mind! I don't really like the packaging the sponge is USELESS so i don't like that but the Foundation is Hydrating (feels like a moisturizer goin' on) and smooth,provided full coverage,all day stay no smudging or budging! I LOVE the texture it is super creamy-moussey and light and does not feel cakey all all so its VERY lightweight the color selection is poor but the one i chose is PERFECT for my NC25 complexion its cheap,and it is high-end quality my face looked flawless the whole day. I will DEFIANTLY repurchase and pray it does not get discountinued! Pros: lightweight,never cakey,medium-full coverage,cheap,great quality,GREAT for dry skin,VERY hydrating,color is perfect for me,natural finish,not dewy,shiny CONS: poor color selection,NOT for OILY skin!

on 11/8/2013 5:06:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have had complicated skin. I'm Greek, so naturally I have had oily skin most of my life. A little bit ago, however, I was diagnosed with pulmonary emboli as a result of a bear fatal car accident. I was on blood thinners for a long long time which caused my skin tone to basically take a complete 180. I now have pretty dry skin and it took me a while to adjust my makeup routine. I have finally found the solution, Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse foundation. It goes on in a almost a dewy texture but then, I let it set and it is FLAWLESS. I kid you not. Buy this, buy it now and don't ever look back.

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