Maybelline • Dream Matte Mousse • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||48%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am in my first week of using this product and i am really impressed!! When this first came out i tried a tester on the back of my hand and thought the texture was awful and i didnt buy it. However i was recently on the lookout for a foundation and saw it had ok reviews. Im so glad i bought it!
I have oily acne scarred skin that needs a really good coverage. My problem with foundations is that half way thoough the day i look like an oil slick and need to blot and powder. Not in this case!
I use an oil free primer and then use this mousse with my foundation brush. I then use concealer and set with powder. Thats all i need and im covered all day!
I would recommend this product. Well done Maybelline :) x
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
As for many other reviewers, this was one my first foundations. I did not have any major skin issues in my teens and early 20s, so I was using just concealer and powder.
My skin was absolutely not dry at the time - more combination to oily, but this made me look super dry and flaky... The colour was ok, application easy, but the finish horrible. Dry flakes all over my skin.
I would recommend it only to people on budget with oily skin, who use scrub every other day... Otherwise it cannot work.
There are plenty other and much better products in this price category.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
My first foundation ever also. It is so terrible that i have still have the first unit i bought... it was 6 years ago, and i still can't finish it. I never tried to put it on my whole face because it just covered nothing and made me look even whiter than i am already. The texture is great, it is funny, but it is totally inefficient. I use it now as a concealer but i mix it with a liquid one. Very cheap in both ways.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This was my first ever foundation, my mum bought it for me when I turned 13 because I started breaking out really badly... At first I thought it was amazing! Once I started running out I went to the shop and bought a new one straight away! I didnt realise how bad I looked! The foundation matched my skin but it looked really really light in the sunlight! Also on photos I looked like a ghost even though my friends are pretty pale too!
+ Good packaging
+ The little jar/container lasts a pretty long time
- Very dry, showed up my dry blemishes
- Looks bad on photos and in daylight
- Light/Medium Coverage
- Lasts <6hours!
- Made me break out
I wouldnt recommend this to people with dry skin! I have oily and it looked really dry!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my current drugstore foundation. It might not be the best, but I still like it. And the product lasts for quite a long time, but I only like to use the tiniest amount to even out my skin tone (which, it is great at doing).
I have quite oily skin, so it's understandable that it doesn't keep my skin completely matte, but it does a pretty decent job still.
I wouldn't recommend this for someone with dry skin, because it's matte and because it tends to cling on to any flaky skin. I would recommend it though, for anyone with maybe a combination skin, that is quite smooth, and is just looking for a foundation to even out their skin tone.
I've heard a lot of people asking and complaining about the application of the foundation. I personally like to apply it with a brush, but like I said before, I only use the tiniest amount. Hope this helps.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
As a foundation, this isn't a good product. When I put it on my cheeks, it looks OK. When I put it on my forehead, it looks so much lighter! I've used it as a concealer to hide scarring on my face, but it does look cakey with more product. I've been using this for hiding accidental love bites. Other than that, I wouldn't buy this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Price: well, being a drugstore foundation, it is affordable.
Packaging: It's a bit heavy and easily breakable since the body is glass.
I have acne prone oily skin and this made me break out like nothing else. It made my friend break out like crazy too. Made my face super itchy and broke me out with cystic pimples that I had never had before.
I'd have loved this product if it did not break me out. It spread nice on my skin and I liked how it looked. But seriously, if you're acne prone don't buy this. I knew a girl who used this product and did not break out or anything so I guess it depends on your skin type but ughhhh I would never touch this again. EVER.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love the matte effect this foundation gives at first and that's about it.
When I was younger, this foundation was perfect as it would stay on through the school day and have a nice finish. However nowadays, it will only last for about an hour (EVEN with a setting powder) until it seems to wear off and my skin becomes shiny, and the thing is my skin isn't even naturally that oily at all. So not so suitable in the humid climate of the country I live in.
Also, unless you opt for a darker shade of the spectrum, which for winter I do not want, the shades tend to be very pink toned. I have tried much better mousse based foundations like L'oreal's range, so I will no longer be purchasing this foundation.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my HG foundation<333333 since I was 12 this is AMAZIIIING I love how it goes on soo matte and it oxidizes to my skin <3 it smooths out my skin evenly I love it(: I must say a little goes a long way since its soo matte itll look funny but some finishing spray will do wonders(: I use this when im having a bad skin day or wheb I know im gna be running around doing be errands :/ I highly recommend this33 im NW18 skintone with really pink unsertones and I usually use Natural Ivory light3, I really like it. I used to have the concealor but they discontinued it): I keep replacing this foundation every time I run out so far im on #12? Hehe. This is BOMB<333
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Okay,this past month i had finally found a skin care routine that worked for me and it's been clearing up my skin so well. Then I saw this at walmart,and I was curious so i got it. I wore it for two days in a row,first day went well and I really liked it and thought it was really light and had good coverage. I washed it off that night and all was fine. Then the second day I wore it,i washed it off and saw 2 huge zits on my forehead,and red pimples on my cheeks and chin. It was so bad I felt like crying. I hate tossing a product once I get it,so i'll only be using this under my eyes to cover dark circles. But once i'm out i will NEVER purchase this again. Dislike.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was like my first foundation, it is easy to use for those who are just starting with makeup and a lot easier to apply than liquid foundation. It's okay and I like it, apperantly, cause I'm on my fouth pot on this stuff now. When you first apply it, it get's very "cakey" and it looks bad like you used too much makeup.. but I use a tree tre toner spray over it which gets rid of that look and honestly you're left with a flawless look! About the coverage, it covers well but a concealer is needed if you have spots that you want to cover. During the day, I must say it fades away a bit. Also during the day it doesn't keep me matte but makes my forehead all shiny. I have oily skin with mild acne problems. I don't know if this foundation that is contributing to my bad skin problem.. however I'm looking for that foundation that gives me a full coverage and will keep me matte all day. Overall it is an okay foundation :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
One of my favorite foundations. I love wearing this in the summer because it's light and mattifying. It evens out my skin without looking like I'm wearing foundation. I prefer this over tinted moisturizers because it keeps the shine away better.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
This product is overhyped and not a good makeup product. It may be fun for young girls starting out with makeup to use, but for real makeup users, this is total crap. The texture is mousse like but creates a cakey, uneven base. It lasts only 1-3 hours and fades away terribly. The coverage is crappy but you can't really tell because its hard to apply the strange mousse. Fingers isn't good at blending it and it doesnt pick up well with a brush. The only thing i liked about it was the packaging but overall, this foundation is just a rip off to make money by making it seem cool.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I mainly use this as an under eye concealer now. This is a great foundation if it doesn't make you break out. Unfortunately, this has caused some major breakouts on me when I wore it as a foundation, so I rarely use it as such. Hides blemishes well--You can achieve full coverage with this along with a very matte finish. One con is that the makeup transfers quite easily on clothing--I've stained many people's shirts wearing this and hugging!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
FYI: I am a Latina woman with very fair olive skin, combination type (dry forehead, oily nose & chin, normal cheeks) in early maturity (minor facial lines, redness). Shade refs: LM Creme Silk in Cream Ivory, Bobbi Brown in Warm Ivory, Revlon Colorstay in Buff
FYI (2): Maybelline tests its products on live animals. For this reason, I have ceased purchasing their products. This review refers to product use prior to my awareness of their animal testing status.
I used Dream Matte in Classic Ivory, decent skin match. I applied the product with a standard (paddle type) foundation brush. Light strokes and very careful blending leave an elegant, smooth matte finish and medium coverage with a dry, lightweight feeling on my skin. Can be used to conceal dark circles, but work quickly. Sets very well. Nice "canvas" on which to apply other makeup. If you get a good match, this is a very nice choice for photography.
It lasted pretty well but this isn't an ultra-matte makeup. If you're oily, you'll eventually need to blot, but you'll get better wear from this foundation than most, especially if you apply over a mattifying primer and top with powder. Drier skins will need a moisturizer or moisturizing type primer.
Jar packaging should be updated to prevent waste and make for more sanitary use. Use a q-tip or small plastic spatula, or other tool to scoop out the foundation. Don't dip your brush or use fingers since this will transfer bacteria to the jar.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
OH dear, I remember when this first came out and everyone was talking about it. I didn't really know any other foundations so I used this. Now.... from all the foundations I've ever tried, this has definitely been the worst. It's like smearing semi-dry clay all over your face, it oxydised, looked all blotchy and dried out my combo skin like nothing else ever did. Can't get any worse than this, really.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I LOVE THIS! I have my perfect match :) (I think it's true love) Covers almost all redness and has build-able coverage. I wear it every day apply with a stippling brush and it only takes two minutes! I was wary at first when buying it as I had heard it dries out skin but I'm on my second tub and it hasn't yet! would definitely recommend this if you have combination/oily skin xoxo gossip squirrel
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
My first reaction to this product was that it provided good coverage of my acne scars and made my face less shiny. I would have kept using it, except it made me breakout in areas I have never broken out in before in my 36 years!!! The skin along my jawline and chin became infecsted with whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic acne! I researched the product ingredients and discovered that Jojaba oil is not recommended for acne prone skin. Why it is an ingredient in an oily skin makeup, I can only guess. I am really disappointed, as I have had no previous bad experiences with Maybelline products. In fact, the foundation I was using before I tried the mousse was the regular Maybelline Dream foundation.
Update: Oxy Naturals Acne Treatment with tee-tree oil cleared up the acne! Nothing else came close...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is the BEST foundation I've ever bought!
Using mousse has been a great switch from liquid since it literally feels so light weight! I HIGHLY recommend this product!
-The product comes in many shade varieties which always have samples so just test out the color before buying.
-The product has variable coverage depending on how you layer it.
-Does not make my skin oily
-Gives amazing coverage which fades only after hours (just a light retouch will do). (I do not wear primer, but wearing it will help this last all day).
- It's hard to get some of the product on your finger without getting it under your nails, but if you apply the product with a brush then this will not be an issue.
- A reason why the product stays so long is that it sits on skin rather than dissolving, so if you put your face against clothing material, it will add some of the color.
-Make sure to wash hands with soap after applying since the product will spread onto anything you touch.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have been using Bare Minerals for over a year now and while I love it, I hate spending that much on my makeup - especially those times when I'm out of foundation, mineral veil and bronzer/blush! I picked up Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse this weekend hoping to find a cheaper alternative to my makeup routine. I will say that this went on beautifully and gave great coverage. However, by 10AM (I get ready for work at 5:30A) I was covered in oil - more so than with my regular foundation. I have an oily t-zone so usually only have to deal with my forehead but with this stuff on even my nose & chin were glowing! I also noticed that the makeup caked up on my forehead in any lines and in between my eyebrows. I've never had that problem before with anything I've tried.