Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse Foundation comes in sixteen shades. According to Maybelline’s website, this foundation “provides an air soft, perfect match coverage with a weightless feel.” Maybelline tells customers that they will love the way this foundation looks and feels on their skin. This reviewer feels that those claims are less than accurate.
The packaging is cute. The foundation is in a glass jar with a screw top lid. The lid is emblazoned with the name of the foundation, as well as the shade. The packaging is attractive, but not overdone. Also, the foundation was reasonably priced. It was $7.99 at a local grocery store. So, you’re not breaking the bank when you buy it. Sadly, though, these were the best attributes to the foundation.
When opened, it did look like whipped mousse. When this reviewer touched it however, it did not feel airy at all. It felt oily. It was oily on the fingertips and oily when applied to the face. After a thorough hand washing, there were still traces of foundation and oil, which colored everything this reviewer touched. No woman should have to wash her hands twice after applying a foundation. Because of the oily texture, people who are prone to acne may want to avoid this foundation altogether.
The coverage is also not all its cracked up to be. Maybelline’s website states that the “:color pigments offer superior coverage”. This reviewer found that this statement was not entirely accurate. The foundation did offer some coverage, but it was not “superior”. This foundation may not be the right choice for you if you have dark, under eye, circles, acne, or acne scarring. It does help with uneven skin tone and redness. The coverage of this foundation should be considered “average”. To cover above average flaws, you may want to consider a concealer with this foundation.
Lastly, you can expect this foundation to rub off during the day. It will come off on clothes, fabrics, napkins, etc. The foundation does not claim to have all day or long-last coverage. It is still not beautiful when you are wearing your foundation on you, and on your favorite shirt. Ideally, there is only one place your foundation should ever be, and that’s on your face.
Sadly, this product is less dreamy than it presents itself. Yes, the packaging is nice, and yes the price is right. It is good for covering mild or average facial flaws. The oily feel, the level of transference to other surfaces, and the fact that this foundation falls short of perfect coverage leave this reviewer with only one conclusion. This product should stay in your dreams, on the shelf, and out of your makeup bag. You can do much better with similarly-priced drugstore products, and you will more than likely have a much greater level of satisfaction.