Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Review: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

I had been wanting to try a new foundation for a while now since my Sephora mineral one finished. I wanted a foundation that I could use every day, because I didn't want to use up my Bare Escentuals Mineral foundation too quickly! It's not available in Pakistan, so I'm a little stingy with it as I love it so much!!

The reason I was drawn to this foundation is because it's not entirely liquid nor is it powder. I love the no-make up, make-up look and that is what I was hoping to achieve with it.The Maybelline mousse foundation has a whipped consistency, which is great because despite its creamy texture it has a silky powder-y finish.

I had read a lot of mixed reviews on it, which had me a little worried that I wouldn't like it and let me tell you, I love it. I tried it on when my skin was super oily (just to test it out), it applied like a dream and gave my skin a flawless matte finish. It blends easily and gives an air brushed finish. Its so light weight that I don't even feel as if I'm wearing any foundation. Which was exactly what I wanted.

I also noticed that it evens out my skin tone and covers everything that it's supposed to-without the help of a concealer. It has light to medium coverage, but for those with problematic skin, this foundation is build- able for those wanting an even better coverage. One of my favourite things about this foundation is that it allows your skin to shine through. It doesn't feel or look as if you have a layer of product or a mask on your face, it really looks very natural. One of my cousins uses this foundation and for the longest time I used to think she had the most flawless complexion, and then I found out she uses the Maybelline dream mousse foundation. I'd be standing next to her and honestly I used to think she had nothing on her face!

Since it has a creamy/mousse-y consistency its easy to dab a little on the fingers and apply on the face.I apply the foundation with my hands, because I find its easier to blend in and it gets the job done. However, you can use a foundation brush to blend it in. I have oily skin so it works great for me, but I also have dry patches around my nose and I found that it doesn't collect in those parts. I'm not sure if this is ideal for those with really dry skin though, but if you use a just a little bit of primer or moisturiser before applying this foundation, I doubt it'll look cakey or cause any flakiness. Sometimes what I do is, I mix just a little bit of The Body Shop radiant highlighter with it and it gives the most prettiest dewy finish!!!! (you can use any liquid highlighter)

foundation blended in
This foundation is long lasting, and it fades naturally through the day. It comes in a cute little jar which is very portable and you pop it in your bag for touch ups. I'm hoping to go on a holiday soon, and I'll be taking the Maybelline dream mousse foundation with me, because I won't have to worry about it taking too much space or spilling in my make-up bag. For a drug store brand this product is excellent. I highly recommend it, especially for those who are just getting in to make-up.

Price: RS1400 (around $8)



  1. You r rite SANA! This foundation is amazing,i used it when i was having severe acne and wanted something light on my face,i didnt broke me out,didnt irritated my skin and made my spot less noticeable...I also love their blushes:)

  2. It really is a good foundation! I love their mousse blush as well, the colours are amazing and they last forever<3 :)

  3. Thanks for the review.. i might try it :)