Musings of a Muse

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Aug 24, 2009

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation Review

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation gets a bad wrap on most reviews the Muse has read but I'll tell you a secret...shhh...I kinda dig it!

Jump ahead for my review.

When the Muse is feeling all lazy and isn't up for a whole face of makeup she uses a dab of Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation and calls it a day.

Before I tell you why I like it let me get the bad stuff out of the way. One, it's likely going to settle into fine lines or large pores if you sport either. Two, it's not going to mattify your skin, yes the name says matte, but I experienced no oil control when using it.

I hear so many reviews of how people look made up with this on and how it has a cakey finish and honestly I've experienced none of this. A simple dab will do you well so yes if you proceed to slather this on as you would a normal foundation chances are you will be made up. However, a simple dab or two and you'll be golden. This is the kinda foundation I dig for the days I'm being lazy. It's an ideal foundation for anyone who doesn't need nor desire a ton of coverage. It doesn't wear incredibly long but it's great for running errands with or heading out for a quick bite, it evens out skin tone and creates a good canvas for a simple blush or cheek stain. It's my minimal makeup product of choice.

The formula is a thick, whipped mousse that blends quite nicely onto my skin. I don't have fine lines nor do I have large pores so it absorbs easily, mess-free, without settling on my face like a mask. It feels incredibly silky and almost silicon-like. It's pretty pigmented and evens out my tone well erasing dullness and creating a good canvas for makeup. I tend to wear very minimal makeup when I use it as I don't think it'll hold well with a whole load of makeup but for use with a bit of cheek stain or powder blush it's perfection.

I'm not keen on the packaging as I'm a germ-a-phobe so dipping my fingers into a pot to apply isn't my ideal idea of good packaging. I tend to use a disposable sponge with each use that way I can get a dab on a new sponge without handling the product and creating a breeding playground for bacteria. After use I simply toss the sponge.

A find one or two dabs can do my entire face and I'm left looking quite flawless and ready for blush. As I mentioned above it doesn't wear incredibly long and feels like it melts off after about 2-3 hours of use but for the days I'm just running to the grocery or something unimportant it's great as I'm not keen on going out completely nude without a face on.

Overall, Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation isn't going to change your coverage life but it's a great one for minimal makeup days. If you have good skin and don't require a ton of coverage minus large pores or fine lines this should be a great little find for natural coverage.

Call me crazy but I tend to lean towards the likey side of this foundation.

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Anonymous robyn said...

ah ha the foundation of every girl at my school from first year till when ever she grows out of the "use-half-a-tub-in-the-wrong-colour-reaply-every-hour" phase or until she finds a more suitably orange foundation usually accompianed with spider lashes gadz

my first foundation ever having oily skin, large pores and a heavy interest in makeup it (luckily) took only till i was about 12 1/2 to find a different one

as long as muse uses the right colour and its not an inch thick she is forgiven xx

August 24, 2009 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL robyn!

whoa bad experience with this eh!?

oh hells no not an inch thick :-D hehe and yes the colors are either too orange or too beige yakssss

August 25, 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Anonymous allyssa said...

yea the colors are odd! It took me awhile to figure out that "light 1" it actually paler and less yellow than "light 0"! Go figure!
And yes I totally use this stuff when I'm lazy or don't feel like using my expensive Bobbi Brown. And I use it a lot more in the winter when I'm not worried about it melting off. But I love the texture and ease of application! And I apply mine with a sponge too, unless I'm REALLY in a hurry!

August 26, 2009 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there allyssa!

ya...kinda orange but with a light hand I'm good. Even the lightest shade is muddy beige :P drugstores need to know we aren't orange lol!

oh yes you are so right it does melt right off strange for something that is mattifying..doh what's the point right?!

August 26, 2009 at 4:16 PM  

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