Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

3.3

1184 reviews

52% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients for MAYBELLINE DREAM LIQUID MOUSSE FOUNDATION: Water (Aqua), Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG 9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG 10 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, PEG 9, Aluminum Hydroxide, May Contain ( /-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides)

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on 2/16/2017 3:16:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

ORIGINAL REVIEW:
I bought this after reading Paula's glowing review of it in her book, "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me" because her reviews are usually pretty spot on. I have very annoying skin that gets super oily in the summer, and becomes more combination in the colder months, so I thought this might be a good winter foundation. Meh, well I liked it at first, meaning when I first put it on. Initially it has a nice, semi matte finish. Unfortunately it seemed to make me look somewhat orange (i may have just bought the wrong color though) and the worst part was how GREASY it made my skin after just an hour or so (the semi-matte finish is very short lived, at least on oily skin.) I would recommend it for normal to dry skin, I guess... the only problem being that it does highlight dry patches so moisturize/exfoliate first. I don't think I'll buy it again unless my complexion gets super super dry later this winter and then I'll need a lighter color.

UPDATE:
So I decided to try this foundation again in the colder months since it's an inexpensive foundation that can easily be found at the drugstore. I bought it in the lightest shade (Porcelain Ivory) which was a perfect match for my fair fall/winter complexion and the finish was great. However, when I looked in the mirror after a couple of hours it had oxidized to an unflattering shade of pinkish orange. WHY do so many foundations oxidize? In addition, it made my combination skin - that gets somewhat dry in the winter, especially when I'm using anti-acne products, which I have been - extra greasy. Defiantly needs a mattifier underneath. I think it may be causing acne, also. Found a perfect match with MUFE HD (the new one) in shade 115/R230 (Ivory). It's a lot more money but worth it. Perfect color and formula for my combo winter skin. I know that makeup has mixed reviews also, so it really is to each it's own when it comes to foundation - you have to try a lot of shades and brands before you find one that fits; there's really no way around it. The bottom line: there are better foundations out there to spend your money on, even if you have to spend a little more I believe it's worth it. This is your face we're talking about, after all. Changing my review from 3 to 2 stars.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I loved this when I first put it on. It has great coverage and matched my fair skin perfectly without oxidizing too much. But after a few hours, it started settling into my pores and fine lines. I have really youthful skin, but this foundation made me look very aged. It also completely came off my nose by lunch and any attempt to touch it up just removed more product. The hunt for my HG foundation continues....


on 1/18/2017 4:27:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I read about this Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse foundation on Paula's Choice Beautypedia as being one of the "Best of the Best" in liquid foundations, so I HAD to try it, because I love Paula and usually her take on products is so accurate. Not this time. At least not for me. It has a nice pump dispenser that broke within a few weeks of purchasing it, and the formula and blendability of this makeup is good, but where it falls short is on the shade selection. I am NW20, and I always turn to Findation website to choose my foundation shade choice. Those of you who haven't tried Findation need to see this site at once! It is great at helping you choose your foundation shade for any particular brand and formula. So Findation showed that I should use Classic Ivory in this particular makeup. The Classic Ivory went VERY orange on me, just could NOT get it to blend in to look natural. I liked the foundation's feel and the way it blended out, but it lost me on shade choices. If you are lucky enough to be able to find a shade match, this might just be your HG foundation. Fortunately I have found mine, in Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily skin.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I feel like compared to other drug store brands (rimmel, cover girl) in this price range, I use less product and it feels much less oily and cake-y. The coverage is ok, and you can build it up if you need more. I have used MAC foundations (NC20-25), and I don't feel like the product difference is enough to justify the cost. Regarding the color issue, I usually buy 2 bottles in similar color (Nude light 4, Nude beige light 3.5) and mix it in a pan to get the color I want depending on how tan I am. One bottle would last 3-4 months wearing it during the work week.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is your average drugstore foundation. The only reason why I bought this foundation is due to my curiosity with the dream line of Maybelline.


Shade: I am NC 20 and matched myself quite well with Nude (light 4) and although the shade runs quite yellow. It still has a smidgen of pink in it so it could run quite dark but the shade up or down was either too pink or too dark for me.

Blendability: The product is quite blendable. I have only used the beauty blender with this product and it blends no issues.

Coverage: The coverage is light - medium. It's good in covering my facial redness and evening out my skin. One pump and you'll get a low medium right away.


Overall, it's an OK foundation. If you are looking for an average foundation that's good for everyday, I think this could work for you.

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on 11/19/2016 6:25:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I just purchased this a few days ago, and have to say that I like it a lot. As of late I have been pretty happy with Boots No7 lift and luminous, and Sonia Kashuk's tinted moisturizer, but was wanting a little more coverage on certain days. I read great reviews on the Maybelline Mousse, and "Paulas Choice" gave it 5 stars and she is VERY picky. This foundation contains no parrabans, which is an added plus. I'm 47, always on the hunt for a foundation that's not too matte and not too dewy, sounds easy, but it's not. I have combination skin, oily mostly, but recently with age am experiencing dryness on my cheeks, nothing a little almond oil can't help. Its hard at my age to find a foundation that isn't drying, doesn't cake, doesn't settle into fine lines, and isn't toooo full coverage that it looks like you are wearing a mask. This foundation has pleasantly surprised me. Its a pump bottle, not too runny, not too thick, wears well with one layer but is buildable, works best with a damp Beauty Blender, and sets beautifully with a light dusting of setting powder and a spray of rosewater, has at least a 6-8 hour window until I needed to use a blotting sheet, and total wear time was a good 10 hours+..its a winner and a great price.

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on 11/5/2016 10:47:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

Ach, yet another marketing trap I walked into, believing the hype. This makeup is passable but nothing spectacular by any means. Typical drug store makeup.


on 11/5/2016 10:27:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I really do like this foundation, let me break it down for you.
My skin: dark spots, visible pores but not huge, getting fine lines, all around combo
This doesn't disguise my pores but doesn't fill them in either. I find that it glides over the fine forehead lines. I Spackle it over problem areas before I go in with regular application with a damp sponge. Just for extra coverage. It has a dewy finish, its lightweight, not caky. And it looks like my own skin. I hate looking like I'm wearing two inches of foundation like I'm performing in a Vegas show. It doesn't last all day. It does start to feel and look oily after a while also. This is a pretty good foundation for the price

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


on 10/16/2016 6:57:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Very Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Luv luv this. Really is airbrushed.
Have tried lots and lots foundations over the years this is the best.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


on 10/5/2016 5:41:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is a really nice foundation, very smooth application and nothing cakey about it. It also gives a nice glow. My only problem was that I bought the color shade natural which turned out too dark or orangey. I don't know if that was the oxidization or the actual shade color. Anyway if I ever have the opportunity to buy this again at a lighter shade I definitely would.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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