Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation
Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating FoundationDream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating FoundationDream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation


86 reviews

34% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aluminum Hydroxide, May Contain ( /-): Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Foundationbid extremely personal and I believe you skin type as well as the climate you live in greatly impacts what foundation you should choose. I have dry skin and live in a dry desert climate and this foundation works great at long as I moisturize before.

Cons: The texture is gel like and seems to have a LOT of silicones, so I would advise NOT to use a primer as it definitely has enough silicone primer base built in. Also, this oxidizes a good 1-2 shades, so plan accordingly. I wouldn’t use this with oily skin. I can see it just melting off. If you live in a humid region, I would also skip this foundation.

Pros: Once I gave this another chance and picked a lighter shade along with no primer and just a light moisturizer, I truly love it. It has become simple and low maintence and last 8 hours (not 12 though). I can set it with a light powder or not. Zero breakouts. I can get this on amazon for less than $8. Packaging is good as it is a squeeze tube. As the formulation is thicker and not runny, a tube works great. I have applied with fingers, brush, and beauty blender and they have all worked great as the product is thick enough to “sit” on top of applicators and not sink in (less waste).

Age: Unknown

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Grey

One of the worst foundations I have ever used. Although it has a lovely mousse-like texture, it's nevertheless difficult to blend. It accentuates pores, and oddly enough, seems to accentuate them more if applied over a primer or a physical sunblock. It also accentuates even the tiniest bit of dryness.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Deleting my old review and writing up a whole new one because I've had an entirely new experience with this product in the recent months, which has altered my opinion of it.

I like it well enough for very casual outings (grocery-shopping, eating lunch with family, etc) - things that only require a few hours of wear. But this product does tend to get a little bit "textured" for me towards the end of the day so I try not to wear it for all-day events. Everyone's skin is different though - this may perform better for you than it did for me in terms of long wear.

The coverage is medium, and the "soft-matte" written on the packaging is accurate - it's not dewy, but not too matte either. The texture sort of has a gel feeling to it; it's very smooth and blends out decently, and feels quite nice applied on moderately dry skin. After this is where my experience started to change, however. In the last few months my skin has become very severely dry due to my eczema, the harsh Australian winter and other factors, and I found that this foundation feels much more drying on my extremely dry skin now than it did a few months ago when my skin was only moderately dry (i.e. nowadays it feels like the product gradually sucks the moisture out of my skin if I wear it for too long). Despite being labeled as "hydrating" I couldn't feel any of the hydrating properties anymore. I ended up giving this foundation to my mother because I was just too dry to use it anymore, so this product is definitely not for all skin types. I'd say moderately dry skin would still be able to take this foundation just fine; but I'd recommend that people like myself who have extremely dry skin should probably stay away from this and look for a more hydrating alternative.

I think that $23 AUD is a little pricey for this product, but I did manage to snag this when it was 40% off so $13 isn't too bad, especially since my mother will still get a lot of uses out of this (she's worn it once and so far it seems to agree with her skin - her skin is normal type, not too oily or dry). Either way, though, I'm not repurchasing this. I'm sticking with my Too Faced Born This Way foundation and other foundations that are more hydrating.

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on 8/27/2017 3:36:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Nice and easy to apply but that's about it. Seeps into pores, even with a primer. Looks textured. Oxidizes. Won't buy again.

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on 8/10/2017 4:57:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I was actually shocked to see that this foundation received such bad reviews because it works like a dream for me. I like the texture and it gives me fairly good coverage without looking cakey. It also feels really lightweight. The only thing is that the foundation transfers pretty easily but nothing a little setting spray can't fix!

on 8/1/2017 3:45:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

My 12 year old selected this for about $7 at a local CVS - and I hope it does not break her out. The shade (#60) seemed to be blendable and match her MMM skin tone well.

Cheap and seems acceptable for a kid to use.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This foundation was a total no for me. I bought it about 5 months ago and I always spot it and think I'll give it another try and every single time I remember why I never use it! The foundation is very strange in texture as it's thick and mousse-y, which I find 9 times out of 10 makes your foundation look incredibly cakey when on the skin and yep, one layer and you look ridiculously cakey. With or without primer, with or without concealer, with or without powder... this is cakey foundation central. The worst thing with this is that the foundation moves about and separates on my face in the course of probably 2 hours (if I haven't washed it off due to the oxidisation by that point). My skin is normal/slightly oily but with relatively few blemishes/things to cover except for slight redness and pores. This exaggerates pores, separates all over my nose almost instantly and is one of those foundations where if you try to blend it more, it dissipates. Don't bother trying to layer it unless you want to look a further cakey mess. The thing that frustrates me most is that nowadays, it's not that hard to sell a decent priced good drugstore foundation that's matte and medium coverage and doesn't go orange! I thought we were past that?! This foundation fails at that and almost feels lazy... people deserve and expect better! I wouldn't recommend this to anyone - dry skin, any dry patches will show, oily skin, this will move and disappear insanely quickly and normal skin may have a shot with it, if you can put up with cakey-ness and looking orange. Far better foundations out there which are cheaper, as for some reason, this foundation was relatively price-y for the drugstore. Wouldn't recommend to anyone, if it works for you I'm glad but it's a no from me

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I completely misjudged this foundation at first. I avoided it because of how badly it oxidized, but now that I'm a little more tan this summer I decided to give it a try. This foundation makes my combination skin look fabulous. It has a mostly matte finish but didn't hold up against my oily t-zone, no surprise to me, but there are no obvious signs of breakdown. I typically apply foundation with a beauty blender but this one was easily spread with my fingers. I am so pleased with the texture and the finish, it really feels like I am not wearing foundation at all. I would go a shade or two lighter if you grab it. I love the squeeze tube and I found that I didn't need a lot to do my entire face. I can't believe I have had this foundation sitting in my vanity for the last year and only fell in love with it now.

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on 6/10/2017 11:34:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this foundation for a few months now, and I really like it so far.

- Looks very natural once you don't pack it on too much. Once blended properly, it looks pretty much like real, radiant, healthy skin that has a nice glow.
- Good coverage. I would say medium to full.
- Shade matches me very well. I have shade 75 Natural Beige, and it fits me almost perfectly. I always love when I find a shade that matches me so accurately.
- Doesn't feel heavy. When I first saw the consistency (it's like a thick mousse), I thought it was going to feel really heavy and cakey on my skin, but it didn't. I don't use much of the product, and I blend it out a lot, and in the end it feels pretty light.
- Comes in a tube. I like this because you can just squeeze the product out and you have more control over how much comes out, as opposed to a bottle with no pump.
- Lasts long. Although you do have to blot away some of the shine (see below) throughout the day, the foundation wears pretty well, for me anyway. I tend to wear makeup only when I'm out, so typically I have it for a maximum of 6-7 hours (if so much), and this foundation stays on well.

- Is not completely matte. It does get a little shiny after a while, so what I tend to do is set it with the Maybelline Fit Me powder, and then just blot every so often during the day. So it's not matte, but it's not dewy either. I can sum it up just like how I said above: it just has a healthy, natural finish to it. Those of you who want a really matte finish may not like this so much.
- Breaks up around the nose a little. I don't really make a big deal out of this, because most foundations do that. But for those of you who have a pet peeve about foundation breaking up around your nose, you may not like it that much.

Overall I give this foundation a thumbs up, and I could definitely see myself repurchasing when my current tube finishes.

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on 6/14/2017 3:01:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product is really dry, and it emphasizes your pores. I bought it and when I tried it on, I could see my pores big and clear.

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