- Unique cream-whipped foundation provides 100% baby-smooth perfection
- Skin looks and feels hydrated for 14 hours – never rough or dry
- Ideal for normal to dry skin types
- Oil-free, fragrance-free, Dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores, safe for sensitive skin
Who Is It For?
Those who have normal or dry skin. If you have oily skin you can try the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation.
I am not known to switch up foundations often. Once I find a foundation that works for me I tend to stick with it. One of my favorite foundations from the drugstore is the Maybelline SuperStay foundation but I really wanted to try out a cream foundation from the drugstore so I settled on the Maybelline Dream Smooth Foundation.
Available in 10 shades, the Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation is not to be confused with the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. This foundation is described as “unique cream-whipped foundation combines perfectly moisturizing coverage with a lightweight formula. Blends seamlessly and feels fresh all day. Go beyond perfect skin, experience baby smooth perfection.”
This foundation comes in a screw top compact that has two different openings. The top comes with a sponge applicator and the bottom has a screw lid that holds the foundation. I have mixed feelings about the packaging. On one hand I like that it has two separate compartments, I like that the sponge applicator isn’t placed right on top of the foundation but at the same time I almost never use a sponge to apply my foundation so I feel like that compartment is really unnecessary. The packaging doesn’t include a mirror.
The shade selection is not the greatest but it’s not the worst either compared to other brands that only offer 5 shades. I was lucky enough too find my perfect match which is 240 Natural Beige which translates to a MAC NC30. This shade has a good amount of yellow undertones to it. One thing to consider is the shade does look a lot darker in the pan which made me a little nervous at first but surprisingly it applied a lot lighter and blended in nicely making it a perfect match to my skin tone.
Maybelline advertises this foundation as having a mousse like consistency which I think is very misleading simply because it doesn’t have a mousse consistency at all like the Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. This product should be considered a cream foundation which I happen to love. The thick formula glides on extremely smoothly and doesn’t feel dry. It’s extremely easy to blend out and feels lightweight. I don’t have many skin problems like acne or blemishes, my biggest skin issue is redness and this foundation did a great job covering up all the redness on my face. Although I can see why this foundation was created for dry skin beauties I don’t really see a difference between this foundation and a liquid foundation when it comes to hydration. I notice the same amount of hydration with liquid foundations. It’s definitely not as moisturizing as the MAC Cream Foundation but for the price I like it a lot. This foundation leaves a dewy finish to the skin which is not a huge deal to me but I do usually opt for matte foundations.
Maybelline claims this foundation lasts 14 hours and I can say it did not last that long on my skin. It lasted a good 6-7 hours on my skin and that’s after setting it with a powder, which I highly recommend setting this foundation since it does tend to transfer easily.I usually don’t need a foundation to last 14 hours anyways so it’s not a huge deal to me.
What I Like
- Created for dry skin
- Blends easily
- Feels lightweight
- Buildable coverage
- Easy to apply
- Creamy texture
- Oil- & fragrance-free
What I Don’t Like
- Pricier and comes with less product compared to the Dream Matte Mouse (what’s up with that)
- Limited shade selection
- Doesn’t dry out my skin but doesn’t add the amount of hydration that typical cream products do
- Transfers if it’s not set with a powder
- Sponge included is pretty much useless
- Doesn’t last 14 hours
- No SPF
WHERE TO BUY
$9.99 CAD / 14g
Walmart, Target, Shoppers Drug Mart, Well.ca