Maybelline • Dream Smooth Mousse • Crème
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this stuff, its one of my top favorite drugstore foundations.
I am a huge fan of the MAC studio tech foundation, but I realized I could not wear MAC studio tech every single day because its expensive, about $30 not including tax. So it hurt me to use it every day when I was just going grocery shopping or doing low-key daily life activities.
I wanted to find a drugstore alternative that I could wear just hanging out with friends or going shopping ect. that was much more affordable, and that I could toss in my bag and not get upset if it got lost or stolen ect.
Maybelline dream smooth mousse is awesome. It makes my dry skin flawless just like the MAC Studio tech does. The studio tech is a cream to powder foundation, whereas the dream smooth mousse is a cream to cream. Dream smooth mousse is also a lighter coverage than the mac. So they do have their differences, but i think the dream smooth mousse can be built up. It coats my skin like an egg and really does leave it looking soft, smooth, and perfect. I find it to be very hydrating for my dry skin, and leaves a dewy/satin finish, so if you have oily skin you might not like this. I'd say the only downside is that it is not very long-lasting - but its cheap enough and delivers so I really do not mind. I've been using it for a couple months and haven't gotten any breakouts either! If anything i'd say its made my skin less dry.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
I really like this stuff. I haven't been using it for very long but once I got the hang of applying it, it's great. The color selection isn't great, I bought the lightest shade and it's a bit on the dark side. The application was tricky. At first I tried a brush, then a sponge, then a wet sponge... and it was still like a mask. Horrible. Then, I started dotting it all around my face with my fingers and then blended it in with a flat top kabuki. Perfect. I have very dry skin and applying this lightly didn't accentuate dry patches and gave me a dewy finish. This is NOT a long wearing foundation. I get a few hours, maybe more if I set it with powder, or layer a little more on but I don't like to set this with powder, seeing as how that defeats the purpose of having a dewy light finish.
The packaging is stupid. It's a little weird because it's one of the few Maybelline products in a pot that's PLASTIC. Usually it's glass but that's really not a big deal. The lid does a good job of keeping the product from drying out but the top of it is huge and very bulky for no reason. The tiny sponge the top houses doesn't merit the giant compartment. I wish this was packaged like the color tattoo, only larger. It doesn't have a mirror and the sponge is useless. (If you're one to use the sponge applicators, that's fine but keep in mind that after a couple of uses it's full of all kinds of nasties). I wash my brush after every use... I wouldn't put the sponge on my face a 2nd time.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
So I've purchased this item at least 3 times. I was totally in love with it until I found a better foundation. The reason I switched was because this one made my pores look even bigger. Otherwise it was easy to apply, it blends like a dream, but it doesn't last too long. I recommend that you use a primer underneath this foundation. Im still debating whether to repurchase this or not. One con is the smell, it's so gross.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I was looking for an alternative to MAC Studio Tech and saw several reviews comparing Dream Smooth Mousse to it. The idea is similar in that both are creme foundations, but Dream Smooth Mousse is more liquidy and doesn't cover nearly as well. The finishes are different. Dream Smooth Mousse is more dewy while Studio Tech is more matte. Those are not major deal breakers for me, but Maybelline suggests Dream Smooth Mousse for those with normal to dry skin, and they do it for a reason, as I unfortunately found out. I have normal to oily skin. Right now, my skin is a bit drier than usual, so I didn't think it would matter, but I wore this for one day, and I had my first truly bad breakout in years. My forehead, nose, and cheeks are covered in blemishes. I guess it might work out for others, but if you have ever had acne or oily skin in your life, I'd recommend against it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this foundation but I didn't love it at first like any product I had to work with it and even though I have oily skin it did make some places on my face dried out looking but all I have to do now is just use a little bit more moisturizer in those places and it fixes it I did use the sponge that came with it to apply it but of course had to throw it away after a few uses but I did buy some that were sorta like it from ulta and they work just fine so overall I would repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Inexpensive, good coverage, and it is great for my dry skin. Perfect for the wintertime when your skin gets dryer than usual.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I really like this product! It's discontinued now in Queensland I'm pretty sure, as every store that sells Maybelline products have gotten rid of them now...
But the 240 Natural Beige is perfect for me colour-wise.
The product isn't that great for full coverage, you have to keep re-applying which is a bit annoying. But so far I can't find any other cream foundations with similar texture that isn't too light and liquidy.
Pretty disappointed that it's discontinued now... But it was great while it lasted!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Oh, Maybelline Dream Smooth, you sucky oxidizing BITCH, you!
Color match was good (matched it to FIT Me foundation, different review). Put it on using fingers, brush, damp sponge. Dried fairly quickly...
Left somewhat spotty, patchy coverage at first that was remedied by blending blending blending and then some powder...for a while. Skin looked airbrushed, flawless, magazine coverage. Woot! Nice look! Finally!!!
Went to the movies, saw "Silent Hill 2" with the hubby (please don't waste your money...it was awful)...then nipped into bathroom afterward for a peek and OH MY GOD....
Oompa Loompa Orange(tm). I always thought that was an exaggeration when MUA ladies used that term but Jesus Christ, I looked like I came straight from Willy Wonka's factory!
And here I am in town, with no quick fix other than baby wipes in my purse...which I used posthaste to wipe off the I-ate-carrots-babypoop color off my face...a quick dusting of powder and I went from Jersey Shore back to moderately human again. And OH was I pissed off!!!
Pros: great color match...at first...easy application, nice finish (after some work), relatively cheap price, hefty classy packaging (I'm reaching here)
Cons: aforementioned oxidization (don't think I need to continue my already hyperbolic point), takes an hour of blending and lots of powder, odd smell (that fades)...but that SOB oxidization makes me give it five thumbs down.
We can travel to the moon but we can't make a drugstore foundation that stays put and doesn't turn unnatural shades of autumn.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Looks cakey even on oily skin. Terrible. Had to throw it away. Dont buy it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this product, it's one of my must haves for my daily makeup routine. I suggest buying a spot concealer to put on before applying this one. It's great if you have an uneven skin tone or even a little redness or irritation. Like i said, it's a MUST HAVE.