Musings of a Muse

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Apr 8, 2009

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation, I wants it. Promises of a perfectly flawless face is never lost on a Muse!

Ok, so Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation doesn't have a super rating on MUA which makes me wonder if I need to bother my time with it. But I can't help but want it for some reason. I'm unsure why this holds so much appeal! Maybe it's the commercial? The promise of instantly flawless skin? The really cute looking bottle?

Actually....I kinda think it's the bottle. The packaging kinda looks sweet doesn't it!?

I rarely bat a lash at splurging $30-$40 USD on counter foundation but present me with a ten buck bottle of drugstore foundation and suddenly you have to pry that money from my cold dead hand. It's a tough choice wondering if I should spend $10 on a bottle of foundation that probably sucks. But I admit the temptation still holds true.

After researching Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation I located the European release which is entitled Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid. Now we all know, or I hope we know, that European drugstore quality in brands such as Maybelline is considerably better than the US release. Now the debate is do I need to track down a bottle of Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid or should I just travel on over to my local CVS and indulge in a bottle of possibly sucky Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation.

The choices a Muse has to make are sometimes difficult! Maybe I should just get both and compare.

What's your good word on Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse?

Are you in Europe? Tried the Satin version?

Tell the Muse!



Blogger jackieg02 said...

I've tried it. Its ok. Nothing amazing and I don't get flawless skin. It doesn't keep my skin looking matte all day, which is what I look for in my foundation.

April 8, 2009 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Can you tell me why the european drugstore brands are better, even when it's the same company and same product?

I'd love to see you try both and compare them both.

April 8, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Elle, Okay? said...

I picked up this foundation yesterday... and it's quite nice for a DS foundation! It didn't oxidize much at all, and the lightest shade was neutral enough for my pink skin to where I didn't look washed out! I only wore it for a few hours, so I didn't get to see if my skin really freaked out or not.

The pump style of the bottle is really nice (I hate digging out foundation with a q-tip!) and it even has a little cap to put over the pump to keep it in place!

Why not give it a go?

April 8, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Dao said...

The mousse version in a jar was not that bad from what I heard, wonder if this liquid one is any better. I find Maybelline foundations to be irritating and are too pink for me as well.

April 8, 2009 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jackie

just ok eh? oh well. lemming killed lol! ;-D

April 8, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd

I honestly can't say why that is. Could be ingredients that are not allowed into our makeup items, could be production of a product, could be the consumer audience in Europe is more picky and choosy about cosmetics being up to par, could be just about anything that makes these brands much better when purchased abroad :D

Nivea is a good example of a product that's terribly crummy stateside but great in Europe!

gonna try to find both :-D

April 8, 2009 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi elle!

Sounds good!!!!!! :-D I have a tad bit of pink in my skin too and generally like foundation with it in it as beige isn't as good for me!

I kinda wanna try even though I am getting a few nays :-D and an MUA rating of 3.6!

April 8, 2009 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dao!

I heard the same :-D I'm just glad it's liquid and in a pump, hate sticking my hands in a pot!

April 8, 2009 at 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I got a sample of this to try. I thought it was about a 6.6-7ish out of 10 for a ds foundation. I didn't leave it on long enough to really see how the wear would be, but the color I tried perfectly matched my skintone and looked pretty natural. I may pick it up if my tan fades and I need an in-between shade. HTH!

April 8, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Ok, I just didn't know if I was missing something or not.

Btw, I definitely like the pump design. I've gotten used to that design from my moisturizer and I find it quite convenient.

April 8, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous!

sounds good! I think I seriously need to give it a whirl :-D

it looks awesome!

April 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

Np :-D

Absolutely I love the pump too!

April 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Beauty Bitch said...

Re: the differing quality between markets for products of the same brand name, I think that companies have different suppliers and brands to meet different customer needs. I discovered that Maybelline in Asia is COMPLETELY different from Maybelline in the UK for example. The line-up and shades are different and there are products I'd never seen in the UK. I can tell that some of these products are tailored for the Asian market, such as fibre mascaras and gel eyeliners .

April 8, 2009 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Crissy K said...

Hey muse! I know what you mean. I hate trying DS brands because there are never any testers and they always end up not being true to the color pictured. And like you said there is always the possibility that you will trash it. Who wants to throw away money? Actually I was surprised today that one of the staff at Walgreens let me tester out a foundation. But that rarely happens she was just really nice. Anyway, I found the foundation a little on the oily side, it did dry but it took a while. The coverage was light to medium. I wouldn't recommend it for oily or break out skin because of the high level of dimethicone in there. eek. The texture was good, felt light weight and silky (like that smashbox photofinish feel) Hopes that helps :)

April 9, 2009 at 12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll skimp on most cosmetics, i.e. mascara, eyeliner, etc - but no way in hell am I going back to cheap foundations - after I splurged once on Shiseido, that was it for me. As a teen, I used to use a CoverGirl foundation and when I recall the oil slick I used to get on my face from it, it sends shivers down my spine. I have tried the mousse version of this in the little pot and IMO, it was just plain old gross. Really greasy, didn't blend well, felt like smearing whippy cake frosting all over your face. Plus, is it just me or do all DS foundations turn orange?!

April 9, 2009 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey bora!

Yup Maybelline is way diff in Asia and L'Oreal too! Whoa huge differences there!

Good answer! DD should find this helpful ;)

April 9, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi crissy!

I know...I always end up ditching about 95% of what I buy in a ds b/c I couldn't test or swatch :(

Whoa that's way rare! I've never had anyone really help me at walgreens never mind allow me a tester that's super nice!

It helps a ton thanks hun ;-D I'm looking forward to trying it. Thankfully no oily skin here so I'm good as I'm dry as the Sahara yak!

April 9, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous!

Hells to the yes they do turn orange or are wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too beige! :( I honestly can't stand 99% of the ones I've tried. I actually kinda sorta dig the whipped CG one but it's in no way counter quality :P

April 9, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

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