Maybelline • Dream Matte Pressed Powder • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried this just because.....Did not work for me. My skin is fairly normal to combination and this might work better for oily skin. It just looked ashy on me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
To start off, my t-zone is an oil slick. After setting up my TM in the morning.. give it an hour and that's where I start blotting. Sheet after sheet after sheet. It's costing me too much money just on blotting papers. Loose powder (Laura Mercier) doesn't do anything for me. though it leaves me a good finish but only for mere minutes. I recently tried this Maybelline product to test the raves I'm hearing; I was actually kind of in doubt bec I always thought quality is almost reflected on prices and this one is dirt cheap.
And I was not disappointed! I'm currently on the Ivory (light 2-3) shade and it's perfect on my skin tone! It doesn't leave a white/gray cast on me and I must say that this will definitely be a staple on my kit. Say from 20 blotting sheets a day.. now down to 3 :) and each is never soaked. I just can't describe how much I'm amazed with this one. It hasn't cause break outs yet but I'll definitely update once it does (I hope it never will) =) Uber HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. WILL REPURCHASE OVER AND OVER!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this product. I finished three of these. I have combination skin and get's oily around the T-zone areas. This was like my holy grail during summer, whenever my makeup washed off, I could just reapply this and it's flawless. The coverage is pretty good and the sponge that comes with it is very good.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Let me say first that I am one of the laziest people I know. I leave homework to the last minute, apply the least amount of makeup possible to look presentable, and I never, EVER leave feedback on anything.
But this? This I just had to comment on. I had to. It's really that amazing.
Not only does it not sink into my pores or cake, it doesn't turn orange either. It's finely milled and looks absolutely natural, like I was born with really good skin or something. However, if you need heavy coverage, you won't find it in this. It provides a natural, sheerness that lets your skin shin through. My Skin But Better.
And to make things even better? I got it for $10.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I tend to lose interest in products fairly quickly and move on to other things that are new and exciting, but recently I've been trying to go BACK to things I haven't used for a while instead of buying more new things I don't need, to save some cash. This is such a great pressed powder. I'd recently been using Coty's Airspun (which I love) but unwittingly ran out of BCP and started having Universe's Worst Breakout (the story of my life).. Airspun didn't help cover as much as I was hoping so one morning I randomly reached for this. I'm so glad I did and I'm in love with this product again! This is perfect for days when my skin isn't looking too hot. It's got just enough coverage and is very fine so it covers blemishes and acne scars but also makes your skin look generally smoother. I don't find that it helps keep my skin matte any longer than other powders, but I mainly use it to set my makeup and even out my complexion anyway. Which is not to say it's not great for touch-ups during the day, it is! I don't like the packaging but who can complain with such a high quality, low price product?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
i love this powder!!!! its the best i have dry skin so its hard to wear powder without it caking. This not only dosent cake but it looks so natural. i can wear it alone with just concealer or on top of my foundation to set it. No matter what it looks natural
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I. Love. This. Powder.
It is an AMAZING blotting powder. When I put a little bit on my forehead when it's shiny, its like magic. It COMPLETELY erases the oil.
If you're looking for COVERAGE, this is NOT for you, but if you just want a fabulous blotting powder, this IS for YOU.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this product! It has replaced my NARS pressed power forever! I used to be a fall face of makeup girl, everyday of the week. One morning I woke up and decided I didn't want to spend that much time in the bathroom. In comes this product. It controls the shine on my face, without being heavy, pairing this with the dream mousse concealer and my face looks flawless! It provides just the right amount of coverage, not to mention the price cannot be beat! I highly suggest this product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
An amazing powder that goes on lightly in applied correctly. Leaves a soft, matte, airbrushed finish on top of the skin. The powder puff isn't too great, but it's decent for touch-ups on the go, if needed. I would rather use a big, fluffy powder prush to lightly dust it on top.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
A little while ago, i found the older packaging version at my local big lots for only a few dollars. I decided to cave in and buy two since it was so hyped up. I think its a great powder but nothing i have to have.. Here is my thoughts..
~~~~~~~~~~~ PRICE & AVAILABILITY ~~~~~~~~~~~
The Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder can be found in most drugstores like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid as well as mass discount stores like Walmart, Kmart & Target.The Maybelline Dream Products have changed & new products been released and other discontinued sadly but this powder has stayed on the shelves. The Dream Matte powder price will vary slightly depending on where you purchase as well as your location but generally priced around $5-6. If it works for you, the price isnt too bad but ive found a powder thats way cheaper that works better for me but overall, good price.
~~~~~ SHADE & FORMULA & PERFORMANCE ~~~~~
The Maybelline Dream Matte Powders come in various shades. Not a vast amount but a few. They were numbered according to their cooresponding shades in the foundations. I always buy the lightest or translucent shades in powders so i went with Light-0 which is more on the neutral coloring but works w/ my super pale cool skin. The powder is pressed well with little filler making it soft and easy to apply & blend. Whats nice is that it absorbs excess oils on your face as well as oils from your foundations. This is a MATTE powder. I like more natural or satin finishes which is hard to find in a drugstore powder but i do like this for the summer months when i know its hot outside & my makeup may melt off. This can also be used to blot or touch up throughout the day. Its pigmented enough to smooth out any uneveness in your skin but not super opaque that it covers blemishes or flaws. Its great for a setting or blotting powder. Some people swear by it. I think its pretty great. I love using it after foundation to set it so that it wont melt or oxidize. I also like to use it to buff out over pigmented blushes or bronzers. Also makes a great brow highlight since its matte & natural. If you find a shade that works with your skin, great. With most maybelline face products, i find they run dark and more on the neutral to warm side but the lightest shade can work on my cool skin. I dont have oily skin, more on the normal to dry in winter and this does help any oils from breaking through and it doesnt cling to any dry spots either. Now with too much, it will accentuate dry spots so I dont reapply since i dont need to. This wears a while at least 6 hrs or more so it does a great job.
~~~~~~~~~~~~ PACKAGING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Maybelline Dream Matte Powder comes in a circular compact thats beige/tan in color. The logo & product name is located on the see through window on top of compact. The back has a sticker with shade name/ingredients etc on back. Inside, the compact bottom swivels out to a mirror & also included is a flat sponge. Its convenient if you need on the go touch ups. The packaging is on the tad too bulky but nothing super bulky. Id rather get more powder but some may like this setup. Its def unique and compact. The pan size is decent. The size of my palm. It took me quite some time to even hit pan even with daily use. It must mean i like it alot since i do like to switch up makeup so i keep going back to this. The packaging is great for slipping in your bag for touch ups throughout the day. I use a powder or kabuki brush to put on a dusting of powder but the sponge could def work. & also the mirror does come in handy.
Overall, this is a pretty good powder. Ive since found my LA Colors pressed powder that i feel in love with but thats bc i dont have oily skin. I think this powder is def worth a try. Would i repurchase? yes IF THEY QUIT TESTING ON ANIMALS :( why maybelline? when i first got into makeup, i didnt realize the animal testing procedures like i do know so im more educated & will repurchase. Id suggests those who feel the same way to do the same. But i think this is a good powder overall!